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Dan Veru, executive vice-president and chief investment officer of Palisade Capital Management, says the share prices of domestically-focused U.S. companies are more likely to recover than multinationals.
Michael Fallon, U.K. defense secretary, says progress is being made in Iraq and ISIL is being pushed back.
Alistair Elliott, chairman of Knight Frank, says governments need to be involved to provide more social, affordable housing.
Ewen Cameron Watt, chief investment strategist at BlackRock Investment Institute, comments on the Rolls-Royce announcement that it will continue to transform its marine business.
Pawel Swidlicki, policy analyst for Open Europe, says 203 Conservative MPs in the U.K. have not decided whether or not to stay in the EU.
As Portugal's center-right governing coalition claims electoral victory, Stephan Morais, executive director of Caixa Capital, says Portuguese politics is ruled and constrained by Brussels.
A modest start to October for world stock markets suggest risk appetite may be resurfacing after a quarter marked by fear and risk aversion.
Portugal’s Secretary of State for the Economy Leonardo Mathias says he’s confident voters will support the government for another four years.
European equities opened higher on Friday as global investors look to the latest U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for September.
Stephen Cohen, chief investment strategist at Blackrock, says there are signs that equities could rally before the end of 2015.
David Wilson, director of metals research and strategy at Citi, says there’s been a notable cut in global copper supplies.
Paul Gambles, managing partner at MBMG Group, says we’re in a 'seriously overpriced' asset market.
Paul Schelfhout, president of Finangeste, comments on how the Portugal election may pan out for investors.
Richard Harris, chief executive of Port Shelter Investment Management, says growth figures have not been revised in part because Chinese authorities don’t want to lose face.
Ben Lichtenstein, president of Tradersaudio.com, explains what signal an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve would send.
Beat Wittmann, partner at Porta Advisors, says Russia and Brazil have "rotten" governance and accuses some emerging markets of wasting resources.
Jose Maria Ricciardi, CEO of Haitong bank, says his company will invest and expand into New York, London and othe emerging markets.
European stocks opened higher Thursday, starting the new quarter on a high, inspired by a rally in Asia and Wall Street overnight.
Peter Sullivan, head of European equity strategy at HSBC, says that despite the historically high values of mergers and acquisitions, these only represent 6 percent of market cap.
Twitter is expected to promote interim CEO Jack Dorsey to the permanent position, but he will remain head of another company, Square. Beat Wittmann, parnter at Porta Advisors, says it will be difficult to run two companies at the same time.
Geoff Cutmore is co-anchor for CNBC’s flagship programme 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.
Stephen Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program Squawk Box Europe and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.