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European shares opened broadly flat on Thursday, ahead of euro zone purchasing manager's index (PMI) data.
Aymeric Forest, multi-asset fund manager at Schroder, and David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, discuss the strength of the U.S. economy and what it means for Federal Reserve policy.
Ludovic Subran, chief economist and director for economic research at Euler Hermes, says European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's 300 billion euro investment plan is not ambitious enough.
Heinrich Hiesinger, CEO of ThyssenKrupp, says the company's turnaround plan was driven by cost cutting and efficiency savings.
David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, says the dollar is on a bull run as central banks around the world are looking to weaken their currencies as the greenback strengthens.
Manik Narain, head of EMEA FX and fixed income strategy at UBS, says there are "cracks" in Turkey's economy making it one of the worst emerging markets.
John Longworth, director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce, says exports have fallen sharply and government support is needed to boost them.
John Longworth, director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce, says businesses want skilled immigrant labor but "porous borders" are holding back wage inflation.
Madeleine Pickens, founder of Mustang Monument, has launched an "ecotourism" resort in the Nevada deserts to save the wild Mustang, where punters can pay in excess of $1,000 a night to camp.
Larry Jasinski, CEO of Rewalk Robotics, discusses how his company's product is being used to help paralyzed people walk.
Nick Hungerford, director and CEO of Nutmeg, says the European market is not a great environment to invest in with GDP growth faltering and too much reliance on ECB action.
European shares opened in negative territory on Wednesday, despite a positive lead set by their Asian and U.S. counterparts overnight.
József Simola, CFO of MOL Group, discusses the company's troubles in Croatia and its talks with the country's government.
Elke Koenig, President of BaFin, says there is enough lending supply from banks but a lack of demand from businesses.
William Perraudin, director of Risk Control Limited, discusses the confusion over securitization products and whether they are toxic assets.
CNBC's Nancy Hulgrave discusses whether the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline bill is over after it fails to win Senate approval.
Ian Wright, director of Morant Wright, and Bob Parker, senior investment, strategy and research advisor at Credit Suisse, say easy monetary policy from the Bank of Japan will boost equities in the world's third-largest economy.
Bob Parker, senior investment, strategy and research advisor at Credit Suisse, says the elevated yield seen on Spanish government debt can be sustained but investors should "be careful" in the second half of 2015.
József Simola, CFO of MOL Group, says the company has built up a strong balance sheet for acquisitions.
Elke Koenig, President of BaFin, says German banks need to have higher asset ratios to be more stable and serve the real economy.
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.