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Bank of Finland governor Erkki Liikanen, says structural reforms are critical for euro zone countries if they want to take advantage of easy ECB monetary policy.
Chris Watling, CEO of Longview Economics, and Jim McCormick, head of asset allocation research at Barclays, discuss the prospects for gold with both suggesting prices could rise in the next couple of years.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he is confident that the country can win back Crimea from Russia through "democratic" means.
Stefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, says the EU is ready to accept Russia's "legitimate" national interest.
Tim Martin, chairman of JD Wetherspoon, says there is no reason an independent Scotland can't do well, citing Singapore and New Zealand as key leads to follow.
Tim Martin, chairman of JD Wetherspoon, says his push to make taxes on alcohol the same for supermarkets and pubs is being listened to by the U.K. government.
Bank of Finland governor Erkki Liikanen says asset backed security products needed to be clearer and simpler.
Mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko says there is "huge potential" in Ukraine and everyone is focusing on getting peace.
Victoria Cleland, chief cashier and director of banknotes at the Bank of England, says the central bank is taking bitcoin seriously but does not see it as a threat to cash.
Chris Watling, CEO of Longview Economics, says the economic recovery has been built on cheap money and when the Federal Reserve finishes tapering, this is going to create problems.
Bank of Finland governor Erkki Liikanen says the ECB must implement what it has announced and then see whether further action is needed.
Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko says Ukraine needs "military and technical aid".
Governor of Donetsk Serhiy Taruta says world leaders have not done enough to stop Russian aggression.
Independent economist Edward Hugh, discusses the implications of the Scottish independence referendum on Catalonia, the Spanish region also pushing for secession.
European shares opened higher Thursday after a positive handover from Asian and U.S. markets as investors continue to ponder Federal Reserve policy and an independence vote in Scotland.
Guy Foster, group head of research at Brewin Dolphin Wealth Management, says U.K. retail and housebuilding stocks are the way to play the U.K. economic recovery.
Nick Moore, commodities strategist at BlackRock, says investors should be long on copper due to shortages in China.
Bryan Roberts, retail insights director at Kantar Retail, says Morrisons' latest results are a "horror show" and its market share has bottomed out.
Bob Janjuah, co-head of cross-asset allocation strategy at Nomura, says the market is not positioned for a "yes" vote in the Scottish independence referendum.
Bob Janjuah, co-head of cross-asset allocation strategy at Nomura, says the ECB is likely to take further stimulus actions making peripheral bonds an attractive bet.
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.