Andrew Charlesworth, fund manager at John Laing Infrastructure Fund, says government-funded infrastructure projects can end up being less efficient than those led by the private-sector.» Read More
Justin Clarke, managing director of Taste Festivals, says the economic recovery has helped the food festival business.
Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets, says euro volatility is increasing daily, making the currency hard to trade.
Miranda Xafa, CEO of EF Consulting, says that Greek leader Alexis Tsipras doesn't want to go down in history as the person who led Greece out of the Euro zone.
William Hobbs, head of investment strategy for UK and Europe at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, says the world is looking far more normal than we're led to believe.
European equities opened lower Friday as the standoff between Greece and its creditors worsens and one of its creditors, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), leaves talks.
Baroness Nicholson, the U.K. prime minister's trade envoy to Iraq and chair of the Iraq Brtain Business Council, says she's delighted that the U.S. has committed to sending more troops to Iraq.
Malek Bou-Diab, fund manager at Bellevue African Opportunities, says it's important to be selective about investment risk across Africa.
Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxobank, says a lack of solution for Greece is a sign of a country unwilling to reform.
CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on news that the US is set to build more military bases in Iraq.
Jakob Christensen, senior economist at Exotix, says negotiators want Greece out of the headlines and ultimately want a successful resolution.
Jessica Fioriti, retail analyst at Verdict Research, tells CNBC that brands must adapt to changing consumer sentiment around luxury goods.
Dennis Gartman, editor and publisher of the Gartman Letter, tells CNBC that money flowing out of China and emerging markets is heading to more stable regions like North America and Europe.
Charlie Awdry, Chinese equities fund manager at Henderson Global Investors, says he's seeing improvement within China's property market.
Andrew Sentence, former MPC external member and senior economic adviser at PWC, says UK plans to write budget surplus into law is mainly a symbolic move by the government.
Jonathan Portes, director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, comments on a historian Niall Ferguson's latest piece in the Spectator, criticizing Portes' work.
Sandy Chen, bank analyst at Cenkos Securities, says he's willing to look past a weak earnings outlook for RBS.
European equities opened lower Thursday as the standoff between Greece and its creditors shows no signs of ending.
Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS Wealth Management, says the spike in bond yields is over.
Jose Linares, head of global corporate bank EMEA at JP Morgan, says European firms' balance sheets are looking their best since 2008.
CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses U.S. plans to send 450 more troops to Iraq.
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.