Russia's MICEX Index rallied 2 percent in morning trade, despite news of the toughest sanctions against the country since the end of the Cold War.» Read More
Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, says the European banking sector has "more room to run" as European regulation is forcing banks to clean up.
Rahul Chadha, CIO of Mirae Asset Global Investments, says emerging markets cannot be lumped together and are behaving in a "heterogeneous" way.
Martin Adler, flight safety specialist at British Airline Pilots Association, says investigators must consider whether a "technical" issue was behind the diversion of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
Coast Sullenger, fund manager and founder at Gaia Capital, says soft commodity prices are rising again, driven by supply pressures and weather conditions.
Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, says the French public is "disillusioned" with President Francois Hollande's left, and the political right wing in the country.
Venetians have been voting on breaking away from Italy, albeit in a referendum not recognized by Rome or regional authorities, after Scotland and Spain's Catalunya region have been shouting for a referendum.
Lyn Graham-Taylor, fixed income strategist at Rabobank, says an attractive trade is to short the U.S. 10-year treasury and go long on German 10-year paper.
Antje Praefcke, forex analyst at Commerzbank, says the U.S. dollar will continue to rally after U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen signaled an interest rate hike could come earlier than expected.
Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, says Russia is hurting itself by continuing its aggressive behaviour, as a result of which it is facing more sanctions.
Ukraine is still reeling from the apparent loss of Crimea and trouble on its Eastern borders, but economic battles may ultimately be more important.
Reza Ali, founder, CEO and CIO of Prosiris Capital Management, discusses so-called "legacy assets" and the opportunity for investing in them.
Joseph Dayan, executive director at BCS Prime Brokerage, says that several European Union countries have different economic contracts with Russia, making a cohesive sanction plan difficult for the 28-nation bloc.
Norman Villamin, CIO for Europe at Coutts, says investors need to invest in equities in countries that can mitigate the policy effects from the U.S.
European stocks opened lower on Thursday amid concerns about the unwinding of ultra-easy monetary policy in the U.S.
CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi talks to several British members of parliament about their views on the U.K. budget.
Steve Allan, head of M&A practice for EMEA at Towers Watson, says companies are becoming more responsible with M&A deals.
Didier Saint Georges, member of the investment committee at Carmignac Gestion, says investors who are pulling money out of emerging markets are missing an "interesting and attractive" investment opportunity.
George O'Connor, senior analyst at Panmure Gordon, says new technology economies are taking over from older companies such as HP and Oracle.
Virginie Maisonneuve, deputy CIO at PIMCO, says equities can continue to rally as interest rates rise.
CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din speaks to Jeffrey Singer, the CEO of the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) about whether Dubai could become the financial center of the Middle East.
Cutmore anchors CNBC’s flagship "Squawk Box" in EMEA; the three-hour show bookends the opening of European equity markets.
Based in London, Tso co-anchors CNBC flagship show in EMEA, Squawk Box, a show that sets the news agenda every trading day.
Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program "Squawk Box" (Europe) and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.