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Didier Duret, global chief investment officer at ABN Amro Private Banking, says that the Ukraine crisis has created buying opportunities for investors in European equities.
Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory Limited, says that the "dangerous and volatile" politics around the Ukraine crisis this week will hit Russia stocks.
Chris Brown, CEO of Kentz, says the company is well positioned to take advantage of developments in European liquefied natural gas.
Philippe Gijsels, chief strategist at BNP Paribas Fortis Group, says stimulus from the European Central Bank could be the "catalyst" that pushes European stocks higher.
Chris Walker, FX strategist at Barclays, and Jonathan Fenby, director of China research at Trusted Sources, discuss the political risks in Turkey and what this means for the country's currency.
Jonathan Fenby, director of China research at Trusted Sources, says France's National Front is winning working class voters who would have traditionally voted for left-wing parties.
Simon Maughan, head of research at OTAS Technologies, discusses whether stress tests on banks are more effective in Europe or the U.S.
Michael Bonte-Friedheim, co-founder and CEO of NextEnergy Capital, discusses the company's IPO and what he hopes to achieve.
Increased sanctions against Russia and its credit rating being put on negative watch, announced Thursday, were already making their impact felt Friday morning.
European markets opened flat after a busy week, as investors absorb concerns about the Federal Reserve, banks and heightened tensions between Russia and the West.
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.
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.