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Stephen Furlong, transport analyst at Davy, says there is a good chance of the IAG and Aer Lingus deal going ahead.
European equities opened mixed Thursday as a seven-hour meeting between the Eurogroup finance ministers in Brussels failed to find a solution for Greece's soon-to-end bailout program.
Vincent Juvyns, head of global strategy at JP Morgan Asset Management, says European earnings at the start of the year have been "encouraging" and paint a good picture for the rest of 2015.
Martin Senn, CEO of Zurich Insurance Group, says the macroeconomic environment is putting pressure on insurance companies.
Maurice Lévy, chairman and CEO of Publicis, says he is confident an agreement will be reached to resolve the Russia and Ukraine conflict.
Maurice Levy, chairman and CEO of Publicis, says 2014 was a tough year and discusses his outlook for the year ahead.
Chris Dedicoat, EMEA and Russia president at Cisco, says the internet of the future will be five times bigger than it is now because of the number of connected devices.
Brady Dougan, CEO of Credit Suisse, says the company will take a hit from the Swiss National Bank's move to end the Swiss franc's euro peg, but will be able to mitigate this.
Mike Carter, CEO of BizEquity, discusses how his company allows small- and medium-sized businesses to get their firm valued at an affordable cost.
Tim Cosulich, CEO of Fratelli Cosulich, discusses how his business is faring amid the "uncertain" oil price.
European equities were flat at the open Wednesday ahead of the meeting of Eurogroup of finance ministers in Brussels to discuss a solution to Greece's soon-to-end bailout program.
Caroline Simmons, strategist at UBS Wealth Management CIO, says German stocks are attractive and will benefit most from the low oil price.
Russian finance minister Anton Siluanov, says the Russian economy is in "dire straits" and this will force the government to carry out much-needed reforms.
Christian Gattiker-Ericsson, chief strategist and head of research at Julius Bär, says the latest jobs number does not give the U.S. Federal Reserve enough impetus to raise interest rates.
Jean-François van Boxmeer, CEO of Heineken, says there are "good days ahead" for U.S. soccer and the company will continue to invest in sponsorship deals there.
Jean-François van Boxmeer, CEO of Heineken, says the tough economic situation in Russia won't put pressure on the company's results. He added that China is showing "dynamic growth".
Jean-François van Boxmeer, CEO of Heineken, says he is "cautious" on revenue growth in 2015 but the brewer will continue to grow its margins.
Jesper Koll, MD and head of Japanese equity research at JPMorgan Securities, says real wages in Japan are going to rise at their fastest pace in a generation - and this is a reason to buy Japanese stocks.
Steve Morgan, chairman of Redrow, says there is "modest and sustainable" inflation in U.K. real estate prices.
Feike Sijbesma, CEO of DSM, says it is looking into cost-cutting measures after the volatility seen in currencies such as the Swiss franc.
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.