Harris Georgiades, minister of finance for Cyprus, says the country is focused on maintaining its reform agenda.» Read More
Helge Lund, CEO of BG Group, says oil and gas companies are clearly part of the global climate change solution.
Pip McCrostie, global vice chair of transaction advisory services at EY, explains what’s driving interest in M&A deals across the globe.
Richard Kelly, head of global strategy at TD Securities, says quantitative easing has had less of an impact than central banks had hoped.
George O'Connor, technology analyst at Panmure Gordon, explains why Twitter will have trouble matching Facebook’s success.
Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, says that while he remains an unabashed bull on BRICS, there’s reason to be particularly positive on India.
Pawel Swidlicki, a research analyst at Open Europe, says the victory of Poland’s Euroskeptic party is a sign that young citizens are still pessimistic about their economic prospects.
Frans Van Houten, CEO of Philips, says that while he’s very pleased by the resilience of developed markets, it will take some time before emerging markets return to their historical growth rates.
Sberbank, the biggest bank in Russia, is facing down three so-called “black swan” events, according to its chief executive.
Antonio Barroso, senior analyst at Teneo, explains the political situation in Portugal and says a left-wing coalition government would be less radical than Syriza in Greece.
European stocks opened higher Friday after the European Central Bank (ECB) signaled on Thursday its willingness to extend its bond-buying program.
Tapan Datta, head of global asset allocation at Aon Hewitt, says the prospects for neither equities nor bonds look good, but a turnaround in cyclical stocks may not be far away.
Herman Gref, CEO of Sberbank, says the company will have to decrease its expenditure and that it is under attack from new businesses and regulations.
Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Access Bank, says the Nigerian government is introducing changes that will ensure long-term, sustainable grown in the economy.
Tom Elliott, international investment strategist at DeVere Group, says it is extremely difficult now to know how central banks will respond to data, after the ECB's Mario Draghi says he is prepared to cut interest rates and expand QE.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the U.K. comes to an end with a drink in Prime Minister David Cameron's local pub.
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.
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.