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Daniel Schäfer, investment banking correspondent at the Financial Times, discusses which investment banks got it right when it came to predicting World Cup results.
Pedro Santana Lopes, former Portuguese Prime Minister, says Banco Espirito Santo has a "good solvency situation" but the family behind the lender has questions to answer.
Pedro Santana Lopes, former Portuguese Prime Minister, says the government will not pay for Banco Espirito Santo.
Otto Dichtl, managing director at Stifel Nicolaus, says there are "question marks" around the amount of capital Banco Espirito Santo has, but the lender is unlikely to default.
European shares opened higher on Friday, seeing a slight bounce back, after markets plunged in the previous session amid concerns over the condition of Portugal's banking sector.
Alan Higgins, U.K. chief investment officer at Coutts, and Giles Keating, head of research at Credit Suisse Private Banking & Wealth Management, discuss what stocks could see a World Cup pop.
Miodrag Kostic, CEO of MK Group, says it is important for Serbia to have good relations with its "neighbour" the European Union.
Barnaby Martin, credit strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says he is bullish on bonds as he expects the European Central Bank to engage in a quantitative easing program.
Edward Hugh, an independent economist, says the euro zone debt crisis has not returned but the issues in Portugal are a "warning shot" that it might be back soon.
John Hourican, CEO of the Bank of Cyprus, says the banking issues in Portugal are "unfortunate" as it has come at a time when banks are trying to restore confidence in the sector.
John Hourican, CEO of the Bank of Cyprus, says he hopes the lender is "not in the news" for failing the forthcoming asset quality review.
Giles Keating, head of research at Credit Suisse Private Banking & Wealth Management, says the sell-off related to the issues with Banco Espirito Santo are a buying opportunity for stocks.
Giovanni Sabatini, managing director of the Italian Banks Association, says Italian Banks are in "good shape" and have worked hard to prepare for the asset quality review.
Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister of Serbia, says that implementing any kind of reform in the Balkans can be "worse than hell", adding the country will not wait for EU aid before it implements changes to its economy.
Beat Siegenthaler, FX strategist at UBS Investment Bank, discusses the currency trading opportunities amid market jitters across the globe.
Miodrag Kostic, CEO of MK Group, says it was a "mistake" for Serbia to open its market "too fast", adding that the country is ready to join the European Union.
Marek Belka, governor of the National Bank of Poland, says a slowdown in the euro zone economy would have a knock-on effect on the country's economy.
Ellyn Karetnick, U.K. head of the international mobility practice at Mercer, discusses why Luanda, the capital of Angola, is the most expensive city in the world for expatriates.
European stocks opened flat on Thursday after traders were reassured that the U.S. Federal Reserve will move slowly to raise interest rates.
Bill O'Neill, CIO at UBS, and Philip Poole, head of research at Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management, discuss emerging market credit and whether it is a good investment.
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.