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John Cridland, director general of the CBI, says he does not back an immigration quota for the U.K.
Roland Rudd, chairman and founder of Finsbury, says that he believes in the free movement of workers in the European Union.
Richard Longdon, CEO of Aveva Group, says the business is getting better since the company issued a profit warning in September, but Brazil still remains a tough market.
Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, says the large number of independence movements across the European Union is the biggest threat to the region's stability.
Liza Ermolenko, emerging Europe economist at Capital Economics, says that Russian President Vladimir Putin has high popularity levels meaning he can put aside economic measures.
U.S. President Barack Obama said that 1,500 more troops will be deployed in Iraq to battle ISIS militants. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on whether this could signal "mission creep".
John Cridland, director general of the CBI, says cutting taxes is the best way to generate more tax revenues.
John Cridland, director general of the CBI, says he has doubts over Labour's market intervention policies which could "choke off" investment.
Independent economist Edward Hugh, says the non-binding independence referendum in Catalonia was "illegal" but shows the defiant mood in the Spanish region.
More than 80 percent of Catalans voted for independence on Sunday, in an informal and non-binding referendum that was not backed by central government.
David Cole, CFO of Swiss Re, says that the business remains strong despite a softening natural catastrophe market.
Abdallah Salem El-Badri, secretary general of OPEC, says he is worried that the low oil price will have a negative impact on investment in oil projects.
U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne says the 2.1 billion euros ($2.6 billion) requested by the European Union is "unacceptable".
The Catalonian government will push ahead with a symbolic independence referendum on Sunday, despite a court ruling against it. Josep Suarez, U.K. delegate for the government of Catalonia, says the vote will create the base for negotiations with the central government in Madrid.
Anders Runevad, CEO of Vestas, says he is optimistic on the European Union's renewable energy policy.
Gautam Batra, investment strategist at Signia Wealth, says recent hawkishness from the U.S. Federal Reserve could be the "fly in the ointment" for markets.
European shares opened slightly higher on Friday, buoyed by the European Central Bank, as investors looked ahead to U.S. jobs data.
Abdalla el-Badri, secretary general of OPEC, says the ISIS problem needs to solved quickly as it will affect production and investment appetite for oil.
Abdalla el-Badri, secretary general of OPEC, says consumers and producers are "panicking" over the falling oil price and need to "relax".
Bob Janjuah, co-head of cross-asset allocation strategy at Nomura, says that there is "discomfort" among investors with how the markets have traded in the past two to three weeks.
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.