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Dan Veru, chief investment officer at Palisade Capital Management, says small caps will continue to outperform the S&P 500 throughout the year.
Seth Kleinman, energy specialist at Citi, says Brent crude prices will rise to $60-70 per barrel over the next 9 months.
Giles Keating, global head of research, private banking and wealth management at Credit Suisse, says he sees a gentle upward trend in global equities.
Yacine Kanoun, managing director of PivotHunters says the DAX could reach 13,500 by the end of 2015, but will meet some challenges along the way.
Mike Jakeman, global analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, recaps last night's U.K. opposition leaders' debate, saying PM David Cameron lost very little from sitting this one out.
The Russian President has defended the recent sale of anti-air missiles to Iran in his annual phone call with citizens.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group CEO, Edouard Ettedgui, says there are benefits to being the last company to enter a region's luxury market.
Marcello Mastioni, VP and MD EMEA for HomeAway says an AirBnB IPO would open doors for the company.
SIBUR CEO, Dmitry Konov, tells CNBC that he believes the wave of state involvement in Russian M&A is over.
Tom Stevenson, investment director of Fidelity Worldwide, makes the case for investing in small caps given current market conditions.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group CEO Edouard Ettedgui comments on a recent credit card breach at its hotels, saying it's frightening how nimble hackers can be.
European equities opened mixed on Thursday as Greece's economic outlook deteriorates further.
Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel, says it may be time for drinks companies like Diageo to realign their business models to meet emerging trends in developing markets.
Dubai Airports CEO, Paul Griffiths, tells CNBC that the U.K. has been suffering from the indecision over whether to build a new runway at Gatwick or Heathrow airports.
Iberia CEO, Luis Gallegos, says the negotiating process with the workers union wasn't easy following disruptive strikes.
Simon Maughan, head of research at OTAS Technologies, says select European banks are offering attractive yields and dividends that set them apart from their continental peers.
Charisma Coach, Richard Reid, says campaigning politicians should be accentuating their natural strengths, but ensuring there's content behind the curtain.
Renato Nazzini, law professor at King's College London, says the European Commission's antitrust investigation into Google has the potential to significantly interference with how the internet giant does business.
Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, says a Greek default wouldn't happen overnight, but would be a "slow-death scenario."
Alcatel-Lucent CEO, Michel Combes, says he convinced Nokia to acquire the whole company rather than just its wireless business.
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.