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Antonio Barroso, senior vice president at Teneo Intelligence, and Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, discuss whether there is more trouble ahead for Portugal's banking sector.
Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, says low demand in the global economy will hit U.S. growth and cause dollar weakness.
Nick Hungerford, CEO of Nutmeg, and David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, discuss why investors are underweight China despite the stock market rallying.
Nick Hungerford, CEO of Nutmeg, says if France's economy "falls down" it will hurt the euro zone the most.
Dennis Gartman, editor and publisher of The Gartman Letter, says the U.S. economy is strengthening "nicely" with the news jobs additions remaining above 200,000.
David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, says that the market has not yet priced in an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve.
Olivia Francis, founder and managing director of Hamilton & Hare, discusses the appeal of luxury underwear and the company's challenge to big competitors.
Matthew Beesley, head of global equities at Henderson Global Investors, says investors are looking for reform of Japan's corporate sector.
European shares opened lower on Friday with investors looking ahead to key jobs data due out from the United States.
Tim McCullough, technical strategist at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, says the yield on U.S. 10 year Treasurys could fall to lows of 1.80 percent.
Pierre Aubouin, CFO of Areva, says the nuclear industry is "not in crisis" and expects the install base to increase over the next year.
Duncan Farr, banks specialist at Macquarie Group, says it will be tough for Banco Espirito Santo to raise the required fresh capital it needs.
RBS warned that Scottish independence could have a "material adverse effect" on the company. Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, discusses the impact of a Scottish "yes" vote.
Frédéric Oudéa, CEO of Société Générale, says the company is "adapting" to the tense situation in Russia, but is confident about its long-term plan in the country.
Richie Boucher, CEO of Bank of Ireland, says valuations of assets in the Irish economy have not gone too far and a recovery in the country is underway.
Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, says the sell-off in European equities is a "healthy wobble".
Paul Geddes, CEO of Direct Line, says the company is "reviewing" the disposal of its Italian and German business.
Chief executives of Europe's top companies tell CNBC how sanctions on Russia are affecting their business.
Henri de Castries, CEO of AXA, says the company is prepared for further natural disasters after adverse weather in Germany caused a high number of payouts for the insurance company in the first half of 2014.
Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, says Chinese President Xi Jinping has been as "good as his word" by sticking to the anti-corruption drive, but could scale back if growth begins to slow.
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.