Greece's Deputy Development Minister Notis Mitarachi, says now is the right time to reduce austerity measures as the Greek economy is on a better footing.» Read More
Dmitry Osipov, CEO of Uralkali, says the negativity surrounding Russian companies in the heat of the Ukraine crisis has not impacted Uralkali.
Gerry Adams, leader of the opposition Sinn Fein party in Ireland, says he was concerned about the timing of his arrest in connection with the murder of Jean McConville.
Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, says the euro will remain range bound until the next European Central Bank meeting.
Ireland's Taoiseach Enda Kenny, says the country's recovery through austerity measures has come at a "cost" for Irish people.
Pedro Norton, CEO of Impresa, says Portugal's economy is in a "much healthier position" after exiting the bailout.
Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, says the country is on a path to growth as it prepares to exit its bailout.
Ireland's Taoiseach Enda Kenny, says the country has regained credibility with investors as bond yields have dropped dramatically.
Giles Keating, global head of private banking and wealth management research at Credit Suisse, says the new government has to deliver growth to see the Sensex head higher.
European shares opened flat after Thursday's selling, with anxiety over slow growth, low inflation and hefty valuations leading investors to shun riskier assets.
Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, says the people understood the steps the country took during its bailout program.
Azad Zangana, European economist at Schroders, says deflationary pressure is going to build in peripheral European countries, but Germany will see inflation rise.
European shares opened lower on Thursday as investors continue to shun riskier assets and move into so-called "safe havens" like fixed income.
Michael Browne, fund manager at Martin Currie, says Europe is finally seeing earnings momentum but warns it is being ignored by equity investors.
Jeremy Gleeson, fund manager at AXA Framlington, says if Apple purchases Beats it will be a "change of direction" for the company.
Marius Haas, president of Dell Enterprise, says the company is "constantly on the lookout" for acquisitions as he discusses life after privatization.
Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, says Russian companies are still welcome on the London Stock Exchange despite geopolitical tensions in the country.
Steve Holliday, CEO of National Grid, says the U.K. is "well placed" in the European energy market amid talk of reform in the sector across the continent.
Julian Roberts, CEO of Old Mutual, says changes in annuity rules in the U.K. will benefit the company.
George Bory, head of credit strategy at Wells Fargo Securities, says the "animal spirits" are alive in the corporate bond market.
John Vail, chief global strategist at Nikko Asset Management, says Japan showed strong first quarter growth, but GDP in the following quarter could be negative.
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.