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Mike Ward, global director of content at SCRIP Intelligence, says pharmaceutical companies could look towards the technology sector for interesting mergers, acquisitions or partnerships.
The OPEC meeting has changed everything in the oil market as a new equilibrium of prices will be found, Miswin Mahesh, oil analyst at Barclays says.
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has placed the blame for the sustained weakness in his country's economy with previous administrations.
Steve Pollard, senior coffee specialist at Marex Spectron, discusses how the drought has affected coffee growing in Brazil and whether this will hit our morning cup of Joe.
France is accelerating its economic reforms, the country's economy minister Emmanuel Macron says, adding the credibility of the euro zone's second-largest economy has not been lost.
French economy minister Emmanuel Macron, says European economies need to reform to create the "political context" for European Central Bank stimulus to be effective.
Pfizer's bid to take over U.K. pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca would have probably "fallen apart", Pascal Soriot, the firm's CEO, told CNBC.
Low oil prices will give consumers more spare cash and be a positive for global growth, Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale says.
European lawmakers approved separating Google's search engine from its other commercial activities on Thursday.
Nigerian oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, says OPEC and non-OPEC members need to come together to reach an equilibrium on oil prices.
OPEC will cut oil production at its meeting on Vienna on Thursday, Johannes Benigni, founder and managing director at JBC Asia says, adding that if it delays a cut, the cartel will lose credibility.
Saker Nusseibeh, CEO of Hermes Investment Management , says 2015 will be the financial equivalent of "Waiting for Godot" as there is uncertainty surrounding central banks' moves.
European shares opened higher on Thursday as investors paused to consider U.S.economic data.
Michel Danechi, portfolio manager for the Strategic Emerging Europe fund at EI Sturdza, says that central and eastern Europe provides undervalued stocks for investors.
Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, says OPEC members are unlikely to cut oil production at this meeting, but this will push the price of the commodity lower.
James McCarthy, CEO of Poundland, says Christmas is "shaping up" well for the company.
A European economic turnaround story in 2015 makes stocks in the region an attractive buy, according to Ramin Nakisa, strategist in global asset allocation at UBS Investment Bank.
Black Friday discounts have "lost their luster" as sales are starting even earlier, Stacey Widlitz, founder of SW Retail Advisors says, adding that Target could be a good stock pick in the retail space.
The U.S. dollar will see an "aggressive" rally in 2015, Ipek Ozkardaskaya, FX analyst at Swissquote Bank, says with euro/dollar weakening.
Switzerland's gold referendum on how much of the precious metal the country's central bank should hold will be a "non-event", according to, Ipek Ozkardaskaya, FX analyst at Swissquote 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.
Stephen Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program Squawk Box Europe and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.