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European Central Bank President, Mario Draghi, says he could change the "size, pace and composition" of asset purchases if current policy is not effective.
Philippe Legrain, former economic advisor to the President of the European Commission, says the European Central Bank's bank stress tests failed to draw a line under the region's banking issues.
Philippe Legrain, former economic advisor to the President of the European Commission, says if the euro zone falls into deflation it could be stuck there, a scenario that would be "catastrophic".
Simon Emeny, CEO of Fuller, Smith and Turner, says an end to Britain's "beer tie" rule is unlikely to lead to cheaper beer.
Giles Keating, global head of research at Credit Suisse's private banking and wealth management division, says Mario Draghi showed both hawkish and dovish characteristics in his latest speech.
Jason Gammel, equities analyst at Jefferies, says if OPEC doesn't cut production, the oil price would fall further.
Anna Zadornova, economist at UBS, says the central bank is taking steps to stabilizing the ruble which will be good news for Russian stocks.
NBC's Ali Arouzi reports on the frantic effort by Iran and the so-called P5+1 group to reach an agreement over Tehran's nuclear program.
CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi explains what the win for UKIP in the Rochester by-election means for Britain's general election in 2015.
Mark Reckless, who defected from the Conservatives to UKIP, became the anti-EU party's second elected member of parliament on Thursday. He promised to give voters their country back.
Gershon Distenfeld, director of high yield debt at AllianceBernstein, discusses where he thinks the best opportunity is in the high yield space, but warns that a lack of liquidity in the sector keep him up at night.
European shares opened broadly flat on Thursday, ahead of euro zone purchasing manager's index (PMI) data.
Aymeric Forest, multi-asset fund manager at Schroder, and David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, discuss the strength of the U.S. economy and what it means for Federal Reserve policy.
Ludovic Subran, chief economist and director for economic research at Euler Hermes, says European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's 300 billion euro investment plan is not ambitious enough.
Heinrich Hiesinger, CEO of ThyssenKrupp, says the company's turnaround plan was driven by cost cutting and efficiency savings.
David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, says the dollar is on a bull run as central banks around the world are looking to weaken their currencies as the greenback strengthens.
Manik Narain, head of EMEA FX and fixed income strategy at UBS, says there are "cracks" in Turkey's economy making it one of the worst emerging markets.
John Longworth, director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce, says exports have fallen sharply and government support is needed to boost them.
John Longworth, director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce, says businesses want skilled immigrant labor but "porous borders" are holding back wage inflation.
Madeleine Pickens, founder of Mustang Monument, has launched an "ecotourism" resort in the Nevada deserts to save the wild Mustang, where punters can pay in excess of $1,000 a night to camp.
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.