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Libor Voncina, CEO of Sunrise Communications, discusses why the company decided to float on the Swiss Stock Exchange and how investors reacted.
Panicos Demetriades, former Cyprus central bank chief and professor of financial economics at the University of Leicester, says Germany and Greece are playing a "game of chicken" over the latter's debt deal.
Abhishek Deshpande, oil and gas analyst at Natixis, says the oil rally has been confusing as the fundamentals of the market still remain weak.
Nick Carn, founder of Carn Macro Advisors, says quantitative easing by the European Central Bank needs to deliver economic growth and jobs or radical parties could take control of governments across the region.
Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel Lucent, says the company has turned around with a "robust" business.
CNBC takes a look at Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' whistlestop tour of Europe to drum up support for his country's debt plan.
Satyajit Das, author of "Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives", says getting rid of Greece's debt won't solve the country's economic problems.
Lars Rohde, governor of the Danish National Bank, says the central bank will do "whatever it takes" to defend the Danish krone's euro peg.
Michael Yoshikami, founder and CEO of Destination Wealth Management, says he expects a weak U.S. job number which will push back expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike and make American assets attractive.
Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, says stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data will push the euro lower against the dollar as the greenback strengthens.
Discussing Greek bailouts and Germany, Ruth Lea, economic adviser at Arbuthnot Banking Group, says that "something's got to give." But with Germany's Wolfgang Schäuble being a "tough cookie," Greece will have to come to a "massive compromise," she says.
Ahead of the Bank of England rate decision, Simon Wells, chief UK economist at HSBC explains that the oil price drop had a lot to do with the hawks in the BoE reversing their previous decision.
Twitter earnings: Scott Kessler, senior equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ says Twitter has done a great job with global expansion; however the question now is how can Twitter push its brand message and increase monetisation.
With the European Central Bank increasing its pressure on Greece, Patrick Spencer, MD US institutional equity sales at Baird, says that repayment is more important that quantitative easing right now.
Ludwik Sobolewski, CEO of the Bucharest Stock Exchange, discusses Romania's hopes of achieving an emerging market status by 2017.
Will the Danish central bank maintain its euro peg? Kamal Sharma, G10 foreign exchange strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, weighs in with his thoughts.
Nick Hayek Jr, CEO of Swatch Group, says the Swiss Franc is a "psychological problem" following the SNB's recent move.
European equities opened lower on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) put more pressure on Greece to come to an agreement with its lenders over the future of its bailout program.
BT said it had agreed to buy mobile operator EE and would raise £1 billion ($1.5 billion) through a placing of new shares.
Greece's proposals for a new debt deal have buoyed European market sentiment but analysts warned of "challenging" discussions ahead.
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.