CNBC asks the executives of several banks about how they are affected by market volatility from China.» Read More
Rupert Curtis, managing director of Curtis Banks, says he hopes for more sensible investments by people opting to drawdown their pensions.
Alexis Dawance, head of equities of MFM MIRANTE, says the price collapse of solar panels makes renewable projects much cheaper.
European equities opened lower Thursday as voting in the U.K. general election is under way.
Andrew Sheets, chief cross-asset strategist at Morgan Stanley, says it's not time for investors to pare back risks in bond markets.
Joerg Schneider, CFO of Munich Re, says insurance premiums are still falling, but he is seeing the first signs of stabilization.
Paul Gambles, co-founder of MBMG Group, says debt is spiralling out of control in China, with the market likely to experience a very big shake-out.
Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, says the company has seen a slowdown in the U.S., but expects sales to pick up in the second half of the year.
John Petter, CEO of BT's consumer division, says that U.K. austerity measures have helped to depress revenue growth.
Kasper Rorsted, CEO of Henkel, says he continues to see sluggish growth in Europe, and that a pick-up is wishful thinking.
Patrick Flynn, CFO of ING, says the bank has benefited from recent volatility which has prompted increased customer hedging.
An alliance of diverse political parties in one government might not be as bad for the business world as people think, experts say.
Paul Stephany, a fund manager at Newton, says that while Labour is less business friendly, a win by either of the two main parties won't be an "Armageddon scenario" for U.K. equities.
Eric Vanraes, fixed income portfolio manager at EI Sturdza Investment Funds, says he's convinced the long end of the U.S. treasury yield curve could perform in coming months.
European equities opened mixed Wednesday as investors reacted to a slew of earnings reports.
Lundin Petroleum CEO, Ashley Heppenstall, says he believes the oil price will recover.
J Sainsbury CFO, John Rogers, says disposable incomes and consumer confidence have increased, but this hasn't yet translated to the food retail sector.
Sage CEO, Stephen Kelly, tells CNBC that there is an anxiety among small businesses ahead of the U.K. election.
Tina Fordham, chief political analyst at Citi, says tactical voting has become so important in this U.K. election, that no pollster is willing to go on the record to discuss its impact.
CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports from the Euromoney conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as the U.S. launches a security summit on Iran.
John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, says none of the U.K. parties have successfully outlined plans to boost growth in Britain.
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.