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Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of multi-asset at ING Investment Management, says the European Central Bank has been "fudge-y" with its communication on quantitative easing, but hopes for further stimulus has been a tailwind for the euro zone economy.
Stelios Platis, managing director of MAP S.Platis, says Cyrpus' banking sector still has issues, although it has stabilized.
NBC's Jinah Kim reports on the winners and losers at the Golden Globes, where coming-of-age film Boyhood took the awards' top honor and stars paid tribute to the victims of the shooting at the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris.
Nikolaos Georgikopoulos, visiting research professor at NYU Stern School of Business, says the prospect of a Syriza win could cause instability in the already fragile Greek economy.
Harris Georgiades, Minister of Finance for Cyprus, says the hard-hit country's economy has stabilized and the non-performing loan issue has "reached its peak".
Harris Georgiades, minister of finance for Cyprus, says the country does not expect any problems from the upcoming Greek elections where radical-left party Syriza is expected to make big gains.
Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, says the long dollar trade will continue to "go further", with a U.S. interest rate rise likely to give the greenback 5 percent upside.
Paul Gambles, co-founder of MBMG Group, says there is a lot of risk in the stock market that could see equities correct 60 percent. He admits that this could be "some years away".
Chris Skinner, CEO of Balatro Ltd, says there is still a lot of stress on the European banking sector.
Kona Haque, head of research at ED&F Man, says there is growing demand for higher-protein commodities, but the supply side is lagging behind.
Europe shares are opened lower on Friday ahead of U.S. nonfarm payrolls data.
Virginie Maisonneuve, deputy CIO at PIMCO, says that given the low-growth environment in Europe, investors need to have bonds in their portfolios.
Ayham Kamel, Middle East analyst at Eurasia Group, says the terrorist attacks on the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo will "embolden a new wave of fighters".
Olivier Esnou, head of capital goods equity research at Exane BNP Paribas, says that companies like ABB and Siemens could take a significant hit if the oil price slide continues.
Andrew Lilico, director and principal at Europe Economics, says there is no need for common financial regulation across the European Union and that the U.K. has lost "significant control" over the rules to Brussels.
Daniel Hodson, honorary treasurer at Business for Britain, says there are a number of rules that the U.K. wouldn't have introduced if it wasn't part of the European Union.
French police are searching for two men suspected of carrying out the attack on the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports.
With France reeling from several shootings in 24 hours, terrorism experts warn that budget cuts in Europe might hurt counter-terrorism efforts.
Robin Bew, managing director of the Economist Intelligence Unit, says Germany will have to be flexible with Greece in allowing them debt relief.
Haras Rafiq, managing director at the Quilliam Foundation, says terrorist organizations are increasingly operating like corporate entities.
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.