Steve Allan, EMEA practice leader for M&A consulting at Towers Watson, says he expects a peak in acquisition deals next year and points out that some mergers do not work and can lose value.» Read More
Stephen Cohen, chief investment strategist at Blackrock, says there are signs that equities could rally before the end of 2015.
David Wilson, director of metals research and strategy at Citi, says there’s been a notable cut in global copper supplies.
Paul Gambles, managing partner at MBMG Group, says we’re in a 'seriously overpriced' asset market.
Paul Schelfhout, president of Finangeste, comments on how the Portugal election may pan out for investors.
Richard Harris, chief executive of Port Shelter Investment Management, says growth figures have not been revised in part because Chinese authorities don’t want to lose face.
Ben Lichtenstein, president of Tradersaudio.com, explains what signal an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve would send.
Beat Wittmann, partner at Porta Advisors, says Russia and Brazil have "rotten" governance and accuses some emerging markets of wasting resources.
Jose Maria Ricciardi, CEO of Haitong bank, says his company will invest and expand into New York, London and othe emerging markets.
European stocks opened higher Thursday, starting the new quarter on a high, inspired by a rally in Asia and Wall Street overnight.
Peter Sullivan, head of European equity strategy at HSBC, says that despite the historically high values of mergers and acquisitions, these only represent 6 percent of market cap.
Twitter is expected to promote interim CEO Jack Dorsey to the permanent position, but he will remain head of another company, Square. Beat Wittmann, parnter at Porta Advisors, says it will be difficult to run two companies at the same time.
Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at SignalPro, says the FTSE share index is weighed down by some sectors and stocks and it will be a challenge to stay above 6,000.
Christopher Granville, managing director of Russia/FSU Research at Trusted Sources, says Russian president Putin has played "a weak hand with aplomb", but can the country afford a campaign in Syria?
Christopher Granville, managing director of Russia/FSU Research at Trusted Sources, calls U.S.-led policies in Syria a "failure" and explains what Putin's goals are in the war-torn region.
Beat Wittmann, partner at Porta Advisors, says he is not worried about China structurally and that the situation is positive.
Michael Thompson, managing director for Global Markets Intelligence at S&P Capital IQ, says there is still scope to replace labour with capital through technological advances, especially in industries such as healthcare.
Alex Treves, head of Japanese equities at Fidelity, discusses the Tankan survey of Japanese manufacturers, which showed a dip in business confidence and raised expectations of further stimulus from the Bank of Japan.
Michael Thompson, managing director for Global Markets Intelligence at S&P Capital IQ, says structural problems in Japan and other markets still exist.
Colleen Graffy, chairman of the Society of English and American Lawyers, explains how the debate around the U.S. government budget will affect the country’s presidential elections.
Eleni Marouli, senior analyst at IHS Technology, says Axel Springer’s purchase Business Insider stake was in part a reaction to its failed bid for the Financial Times.
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.