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Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at Open Europe, says that the Ukrainian government remains in control despite fresh bouts of pro-Russian "rebellions."
Matthew Goodwin, associate professor of politics and international relations at the University of Nottingham, says British right-wing political party UKIP is connecting with "angry white old men".
Elaine Coverley, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, discusses the impact that plain packaging could have on cigarette sales for big tobacco companies.
European stocks started the week in negative territory as sentiment turned sharply lower on Wall Street Friday with the Nasdaq narrowly avoiding its worst one-day loss this year.
Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, says quantitative easing on government bonds by the European Central Bank will not help the real economy.
Willy Van Riet, CFO of Wienerberger, says the company is looking at "bolt-on" acquisitions to bolster the business in North America but is also focusing on organic growth.
Claus Raidl, president of the Austrian Central Bank, says Russia is still a good market for Austrian banks despite the political tensions over the past few months.
Andrew Holland, CEO of Ambit Investment Advisors, says "big bang" reform is needed in India from the next government to bring confidence back to the economy.
James Baulderstone, vice-president of Eastern Australia at Santos, says Australia has gas resources in the ground but companies need to innovate to take advantage of it.
Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, discusses the impact that the new stimulus package unveiled by the Chinese government will have on the country's economy.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IdeaGlobal, says the reality of the end of quantitative easing in the U.S. and the timing of the first rate hike will cause a repricing in Treasurys and a 10-20 percent correction in U.S. equities.
Former Italian finance minister Vittorio Grilli, says Italy is in need of an "intense" reform agenda under the energetic government of Matteo Renzi.
Andrew Lantham, vice-president of exploration research at Wood Mackenzie, discusses domestic gas exploration in Europe and whether it will be enough to offset its reliance on Russia.
Pip McCrostie, global vice-chair of Transaction Advisory Services at EY, says companies are placing emphasis on "quality" rather than "volume" when considering a merger and acquisition deal.
Jonathan Webb, head of FX strategy at Jefferies Bache, says the European Central Bank is heading for quantitative easing and that would weigh on euro/dollar.
UniCredit CEO Federico Ghizzoni, says that countries need to implement reforms and companies need to invest to help the European economy, but quantitative easing alone will not be enough.
Bryan Carter, SVP and portfolio manager at Acadian Asset Management, says frontier markets need to "scream to be heard" but are good investments for investors.
Lawrence Lundy, consultant at Frost and Sullivan, says Samsung will struggle to win over Apple users and is losing out to Chinese smartphone makers in the low-end market.
Bryn Jones, head of fixed income at Rathbones, discusses the effect an interest rate rise would have on high-yield investors.
European stocks started Friday in positive territory in anticipation of a strong read for U.S March jobs figures.
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.