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Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, former member of the ECB executive board, says low interest rates in the euro zone are "not ideal" and easy monetary policy has contributed to high share prices that are not based on fundamentals.
Thomas Dhainaut, asset manager at Sycomore asset management, says that BNP Paribas is a "solid bank" as its board approves a record $8.9 billion settlement with U.S. authorities.
Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, says Bank of England governor Mark Carney has no "intellectual backbone" following a change of heart over the timing of the U.K.'s first interest rate hike.
As the second quarter of 2014 comes to an end, CNBC's Geoff Cutmore and Steve Sedgwick run through the best performing equity markets and bonds, and look ahead to the next quarter.
Otilia Dhand, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says Bulgarians are "sensitive" to a bank run due to past experiences in the country amid the news that authorities have arrested five people on suspicion of plotting to destabilize the country through an attack on the banking system.
The Chinese corruption scandal at GlaxoSmithKline was complicated by the revelation that a sex tape involving the company's top boss in China was sent to senior executives not long before the government opened its investigation into the alleged bribery of doctors.
Michael Metcalfe, head of global macro strategy at State Street, says that concerns about China's economy have caused a drop in Asian investor sentiment.
Martin Beck, senior economic advisor at EY ITEM Club, says the U.K.'s exports to emerging markets such as India and China will continue to grow.
Rohan Sinclair Luvaglio, CEO of Bizzby, discusses how the app is tapping into the "now economy" by allowing users to order services such as cleaners to your door.
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, says he has "concerns" about the process used to select the European Commission president, but says he backs Jean-Claude Juncker.
Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb says the U.K. needs to "wake up and smell the coffee" on the benefits the EU brings Britain.
Keith Morgan, CEO of British Business Bank, discusses how the government-owned venture is aiming to help small- and medium-sized enterprises get access to finance.
Gilles Moec, chief European economist at Deutsche Bank, says questions over who becomes president of the European Commission will not create uncertainty in the region.
Didier Duret, chief investment officer at ABN Amro, says a slower than expected global economic recovery is buoying central bank "activism" which makes equities an attractive asset class to buy.
European markets opened flat-to-higher on Friday morning, as Asia traded cautiously.
David Herro, chief investment officer at Harris Associates, says European Financials have "extremely attractive" valuations".
Charles Beazley, former CEO of Nikko Asset Management, says Japanese Prime Minsiter Shinzo Abe needs corporates to work with his policies.
Peter Elam Håkanssom chairman of East Capital, says Russian stocks are trading at a discount despite there being quality companies in the country.
Michala Marcussen, global head of economics at Société Générale, discusses some of the "puzzles" in the markets at the moment.
Steve Fawkes, energy advisor at EnergyPro, says oil producing nations like Saudi Arabia are seeing a spike in domestic demand.
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.