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Earnings will drive equity markets in 2015 despite higher volatility, according to Peter Sullivan, head of European equity strategy at HSBC.
European bonds are an attractive buy for investors, Francesco Filia, CEO and CIO of Fasanara Capital says.
Francesco Filia, CEO and CIO of Fasanara Capital, says the euro currency is "unsustainable" and will be "dismantled" in two or three years.
Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, says the rise in U.S. oil production is similar to the increase in North Sea oil in 1986, and America needs to learn lessons in cost cutting and efficiency.
Gerry Fowler, global head of equity and derivative strategy at BNP Paribas, says a strong U.S. dollar could suck liquidity out of emerging markets and impact American companies exposed to those countries.
Madhur Jha, senior global economist at Standard Chartered, says Chinese growth will slow down in 2015 as the country pushes towards a more "sustainable" GDP number.
Madhur Jha, senior global economist at Standard Chartered, says easing measures from the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank will offset tightening from the U.S. Federal Reserve which will help emerging market economies.
CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports on speculation that activist hedge fund Crystal Amber could be looking to take a big stake in U.K. supermarket Sainsbury's.
Syria has blamed Israel for an aerial attack on Damascus. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on the tension between the two nations and the ongoing Syrian civil war.
Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, says investors will be eyeing the European Central Bank's January meeting where inflation, flash PMI numbers and TLTRO take up will be in the spotlight.
Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, says uncertainty surrounding the U.K. general election in May and the political landscape could see the pound suffer "collateral damage".
U.S. President Barack Obama is set to announce his candidate for defense secretary. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.
Grzegorz Zawada, deputy CEO of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, says Polish stocks give a good dividend yield for investors in a low interest rate environment.
Ian Plenderleith, chairman of BH Macro, says it has been a tough period for hedge funds, but investment opportunities in Japan and the U.S. represent a bright spot.
Barry Dixon, head of research at Davy Research, says building materials company CRH is one of his top stock picks to take advantage of U.S. economic growth.
Patrick Belser, senior economist at the ILO, blames corporations sitting on cash and not passing money onto the workforce for a lack of wage growth.
Jürgen Stackmann, CEO of SEAT, says the car maker is seeing growth across Europe with the Germany and U.K. particularly strong, adding the brand has a "strong soul".
Poland is not know for its cider, "but that's about to change," Robert Ogór, CEO of Ambra S.A. says.
Charlie Morris, head of absolute return at HSBC Global Asset Management, says China is his top investment idea in 2015 amid poor growth prospects in Europe.
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.