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Alan Schwartz, ex-Bear Stearns CEO and executive chairman at Guggenheim Partners, says moves to boost the U.S. housing market could fuel the next credit bubble.
Sergio Ermotti, CEO of UBS, says the ECB's stress tests were "credible and tough", adding that the banking sector still faces "a lot of headwinds".
Christos Megalou, CEO of Eurobank, says the lender has already taken the steps to cover the capital shortfall highlighted in the ECB's stress tests.
Seth Merrin, CEO of Liquidnet, discusses why the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect is attractive to investors.
Europe's stock markets opened higher across the board amid relief over the results of a key health check on the region's banks.
Panfilo Tarantelli, chairman and CEO of Tages Holding, says that the ECB's stress tests were deemed credible by the market and the amount of capital needed to recapitalize the failed banks is "very small", creating a "great outcome" for the central bank.
Elke Koenig, President of Bafin, says that consolidation in the banking sector could follow the stress tests.
Oleksandr Pysaruk, first deputy governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, says that economic growth in 2015 will be better than originally thought as tensions in the east of the country settle down.
Bhanu Baweja, global head of emerging market research at UBS, says Dilma Rousseff has a "tough" 4 years ahead of her after she was re-elected as president.
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, former European Central Bank executive board member and current chairman of Snam, says the stress tests were "tough enough" and it is not in the ECB's interest to be soft on banks in its new supervisory role.
Saad Hammad, CEO of Flybe, the airline that has launched pan-U.K. flights, tells CNBC that the service is "much-needed" to get business people to the country's capital efficiently.
Carlo Alberto Carnevale-Maffe, professor of strategic management at SDA Bocconi University, says Italian banks were held to a higher standard than other banks in the ECB's stress tests.
Sam Theodore, head of financial institutions at Scope Ratings, says that the stress tests on European banks were "credible" and showed the sector is not sick.
Andreas Dombret, member of the Deutsche Bundesbank's executive board, says German banks need to improve earnings and the work following the stress tests is just beginning.
Federico Ghizzoni, CEO of UniCredit, says that the bank is looking forward with "confidence" after the stress tests on the sector.
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi looks at which country had the most banks that failed the stress tests.
Harris Georgiades, Finance Minister of Cyprus, says the country's economy is "making the turn" and the banking sector is "stabilizing" following the ECB's stress tests.
Michael Gurka, founder of BruinHill Partners, says stocks have moved up too fast and the path is sustainable.
Tom Barr, CEO of Hailo, says the company wasn't pushed out of the U.S. but regulations and high marketing costs drove their decision to pull out of the market.
Michala Marcussen, global head of economics at Société Générale, discusses why the euro is not weak on a relative basis and won't have a big impact on helping the euro zone economy.
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.