European equities opened higher on Friday following the European Central Bank's (ECB) decision to introduce more aggressive easing measures.
Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, former board member of the ECB, says the central bank has achieved a great deal with its unusual monetary policies.
Willem Buiter, global chief economist at Citi, comments on the ECB's policy actions and says he is pleased it did not introduce tiered rates.
Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, former board member of the ECB, says it is too early to predict what the real effect of ECB QE will be on Europe's economy.
Irena Georgiadou, chairwoman of the Hellenic Bank, discusses reforms to the Cypriot economy and the impact of ECB policy.
Ben Pakenham, senior investment manager on the euro high yield team at Aberdeen Asset Management, says he is not surprised that markets rallied.
Willem Buiter, global chief economist at Citi, says central banks are operating with peashooters when it comes to stimulation demand and growth.
The European Central Bank will cut its main rates and expand its monthly stimulus package to 80 billion euros.
Andre Borschberg, founder, CEO and pilot of Solar Impulse, discusses the technology behind his solar-powered aircraft.
Manolo Falcó, EMEA head of corporate and investment banking for Citi, discusses investing in Europe and emerging markets and the impact of ECB policy.
Vernon Hill, chairman of Metro Bank, says he is pleased with the challenger bank's successful IPO and is optimistic about the company's growth.
John Hourican, CEO of the Bank of Cyprus, says there are enough real positives to believe the country's recovery is underway, despite ongoing issues.
Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus, compares his country with Greece and shares advice for Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras.
William De Vijlder, chief group economist at BNP Paribas, talks about holding gold as a carry trade if bond yields go down further.
Matt King, global head of credit products strategy at Citi, talks about how investors should play the energy and commodities sectors.
Matt King, global head of credit products strategy at Citi, details the potential impact of further easing by Mario Draghi and the ECB.
Harris Georgiades, finance minister of Cyprus, says it is the role of governments to reform a country's economy, but the ECB played a role.
William De Vijlder, chief group economist at BNP Paribas, discusses what Mario Draghi may do ahead of today's ECB meeting.
Mark Wilson, CEO of Aviva, says the insurance company has several options to deploy surplus capital.
CNBC's Karen Tso details the various options available to Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank.
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.
Steve Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program Squawk Box Europe and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.