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Bob Janjuah, co-head of cross-asset allocation strategy at Nomura, says if the Swiss National Bank can end its euro peg, there is nothing stopping the Chinese central bank ending their yuan anchor.
Bob Janjuah, co-head of cross-asset allocation strategy at Nomura, says he expects Italian and Spanish 10-year bond yields to fall to 1 percent, adding that fixed income is "the place to be" rather than equities.
Nick Gartside, chief investment officer for fixed income at JPMorgan Asset Management, and Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAGlobal, discuss the likely movement of euro zone bonds as the European Central Bank is expected to announce quantitative easing.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAGlobal, says the Swiss National Bank will be comfortable with a euro/Swiss franc level of 1.10 euros and will intervene in the foreign exchange market to push the currency to that level.
Steve Hellmuth, executive vice president for operations and technology at the NBA, discusses the first NBA game to be broadcast in ultra-high definition 4K technology.
Jon Cox, head of European consumer equities at Kepler Cheuvreux, discusses the sectors that will be hard-hit by the Swiss National Bank's move to end the franc's euro peg.
Ben Gutteridge, head of fund research at Brewin Dolphin, and Bill Blain, strategist at Mint Partners, discuss the prospects for European Central Bank quantitative easing and the euro zone economy.
European equities opened lower on Thursday as the Swiss National Bank's (SNB) unexpected decision to remove its currency cap unleashes volatility within markets.
Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi, says he is bullish on European equities, but warns that investors should expect spikes in volatility through the year.
Ronak Gadhia, Africa equities analyst at Exotix, says Nigerian banks have great growth prospects and could be a good investment for people looking at the African market.
Bill Blain, strategist at Mint Partners, says the European Central Bank will announce some form of quantitative easing next week but will be scant on details, leading the market to a "buy the rumor, sell the fact moment".
Joni Teves, precious metals analyst at UBS, discusses what the end of the Swiss franc's euro peg means for the gold price.
Steffen Kampeter, deputy finance minister of Germany, says core inflation in the euro zone is rising, adding that he does not fear a deflationary spiral in the single currency bloc.
Steffen Kampeter, deputy finance minister of Germany, says the low oil price and weak euro will help boost the country's economy and could push the government to raise its growth forecast.
Steffen Kampeter, deputy finance minister of Germany, says 2015 will be a year of recovery for the euro zone, as long as countries carry out structural reforms.
Discussing the company's latest chip designed for wearables, Christian Morales, VP and general manager of Intel, says it will take some time before wearables become a major revenue stream for companies.
Adam Myers, European head of FX research at Crédit Agricole CIB, says some market participants were aware of the Swiss National Bank's move to end the Swiss franc's euro peg. Was it front running or just a bold call?
Alfred Bosch, Spanish member of parliament for the ERC party and Barcelona mayoral candidate, says Catalonia does not "fit" in Spain and the people should be able to vote for independence.
Quentin Baker, fixed income derivatives trader at Mako Financial Markets, discusses the best trade for bunds if the European Central Bank announces quantitative easing next week.
European equities opened higher on Thursday following a rebound in oil prices.
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.