Geoffrey Yu, ultra-high net worth investment strategist for UBS, discusses foreign exchange and whether or not to buy emerging market currencies.» Read More
Herman Gref, CEO of Sberbank, says Russian banks will not make any profits this year, but should resume making profits next year.
Marie Diron, senior vice president of credit policy at Moody's, says there will be continued pressure on Russian banks' profitability.
Daniel Ives, managing director and senior analyst at FBR Capital Markets, says there is a "renaissance" of growth at Microsoft. He also comments on Google and Amazon's earnings, as well as Apple's success breaking into China.
Andrey Kostin, president and chairman at VTB Bank, says he does not expect new sanctions but the existing sanctions may be broadened.
Philippe Houchois, autos analyst at UBS, discusses the German car maker Daimler and whether its sales have been affected by the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
European markets opened slightly lower Thursday ahead of a monetary policy decision by the European Central Bank (ECB).
Jessica Ground, U.K. equities fund manager at Schroders, says investors need to pay attention to which commodities are being extraced by which mining companies if they want to turn a profit.
Ana Boata, European economist at Euler Hermes, thinks the U.K. leaving the European Union would lead to new tariffs on trade, leading to large export losses.
Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit, says no country in history has transitioned from an investment-led to consumption-led economy without encountering problems.
Peder Holk Nielsen, CEO of Novozymes, says manufacturers of biofuels are under pressure due to low oil prices, which is holding back growth.
Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit, criticises U.K. finance minister George Osborne's plan to pass a law requiring the U.K. government to achieve a budget surplus.
Ramon Fernandez, deputy CEO and CFO of Orange, says the company is facing tough challenges in Europe, but has achieved growth in Africa and the Middle East.
Arthur Lau, co-head of EM fixed income and head of Asia income at Pinebridge Investments, says investors should expect more volatility for the renminibi, but expects the currency to become a reserve currency due to the size of China's economy.
Angelo Meda, head of equities for BANOR SIM, says Italian shares in domestic companies are set to rebound as long as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's reforms deliver.
Mark Phelps, CIO of Global Concentrated Equities at Alliance Bernstein, says the investment environment is not helpful at the moment, but also explains what investors should look for to make money.
European equities opened roughly flat on Wednesday as investors look ahead to a meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday.
Filippo Alloatti, senior credit analyst at Hermes Investment Management, says it is too early to tell whether the Swiss bank will be able to grow after it raises 6 billion Swiss francs in new capital.
Nancy McKinstry, CEO of Wolters Kluwer, explains how profitable the move from print to digital services is and says emerging markets such as India and China are still print-centric.
Pau Morilla-Giner, partner & chief investment officer at London & Capital, says U.K. markets have room to rise, but U.S. companies will struggle to increase profit margins.
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.