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European shares opened lower on Tuesday, failing to move higher after global stocks pushed to all-time highs on Monday despite weak trading volumes.
Douglas McNeill, investment director at Charles Stanley, says that after a "fantastic run", the remainder of the year shouldn't be "quite as exciting" for European equities.
Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, says investors remain reluctant to increase their exposure to Russia until the risk is further reduced.
Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, discusses the console war between Microsoft and Sony and the U.K. game industry which has now returned to growth.
Simona Gambarini, associate director of research at ETF Securities, says investors are rotating from gold ETFs into more cyclical commodities as they are less concerned about global risks.
Kevin Gaynor, head of macro strategy at Nomura, discusses monetary policy in the U.S. and euro zone and says the ECB trade is more about rates than it is about the euro.
Richard Mallinson, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, says the talks between Iran and the P5+1 are likely to be extended and that oil supply should therefore stay at the same level for longer.
Thierry Wizman, global foreign exchange strategist at Macquarie, discusses the Canadian dollar and says the U.S. dollar is likely to rise against the Canadian dollar.
Tom Kloet, CEO of TMX Group, discusses Chinese companies listing in North America and says the TMX index focuses on attracting the mid-caps.
Kevin Carpenter, sports lawyer at Hill Dickinson, discusses the latest corruption allegations regarding Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid and the different options available to FIFA.
Edward Guinness, fund manager at Guinness Asset Management, says solar remains a "high-growth area" and discusses how to invest in the sector.
George Galliers, associate managing firector for automotive research at ISI Global Automotive Team, says that Tesla's growth opportunity is "enormous" as it has an advantage over its main competitors.
European shares started the week on a positive note, with the Dax topping the 10,000 point level, as upbeat Chinese data on Sunday boosted sentiment.
Francesco Filia, CEO and CIO of Fasanara Capital, says that the latest ECB action will bode well for equities and bonds in Europe -- especially Italian and Greek equities.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, admits the group's S-model car is "on the expensive side", but adds that owners will be able to mitigate the cost by not having to purchase petrol or gasoline.
Oliver Burrows, senior banking analyst at Rabobank, comments on the European banking sector and says their rankings are the same as they were in 2010.
Ben Williams, investment director at GAM, highlights that capital expenditures was one of the big drivers for the Japanese GDP upgrade.
Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, says the group is considering opening a R&D center in the U.K. and that it could also establish production there in the future.
Lee Hopley, chief economist at EEF, says that U.K. manufacturers have had a good year and that there is a "strong pick-up" in investment expectation.
News Corp suffered on the corporate front through the trial of former News of the World editors and reporters, CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports
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.