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Miguel Azevedo, head of investment banking for Africa at Citigroup, says the growth prospects for Nigeria are "very positive" and that the country's economy is no longer oil-dependent.

European market closes lower     Wed, 25 Jun '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European closed down on Wednesday, amid concern over violence in Iraq and mixed data out of the U.S.

Poland: New elections unlikely     Wed, 25 Jun '14 | 11:15 AM ET

Peter Attard Montalto, emerging market economist at Nomura, discusses the political scandal in Poland, saying it has put the independence and credibility of the central back in question.

Pfizer to make new AstraZeneca bid?     Wed, 25 Jun '14 | 11:00 AM ET

Kokou Agbo-Bloua, head of equity and derivative strategy for Europe at BNP Paribas, says that Pfizer is likely to submit another bid to acquire AstraZeneca as a deal would still make "a lot of sense".

Pre-market open: What you need to know     Wed, 25 Jun '14 | 5:58 AM ET

Here's all you need to know about the U.S. markets ahead of the open, with CNBC's Sri Jegarajah.

Victor Anthony, managing director at Topeka Capital Markets, says Google is likely to make "a host of announcements" on Wednesday in a bid to expand its Android eco-system.

Adam Ereli, former U.S. ambassador to Bahrain, comments on the situation in Iraq and says that the country and its politics are "so broken" that a three-way split is likely.

Karen Kurek, member of the board of directors at the National Association of Manufacturing, says that while U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about profitability, they are concerned about government regulations.

Brad McMillan, CIO at Commonwealth Financial Network, says that taking out protection against a deeper correction is a "good idea at this point".

MBA & Company is an online marketplace that matches consultants to projects and ensures businesses find the right skills and talent says Daniel Callaghan, founder and CEO of MBA & Company.

Andrew Wood, former British ambassador to Russia and associate fellow for Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House, comments on Russia and the impact of the Ukraine crisis.

EM to become 'the place to be'?     Wed, 25 Jun '14 | 4:30 AM ET

Martin Gilbert, CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management and Philippa Malmgren, founder of DRPM Group, agree that some emerging market firms are "very investable" and discuss the challenges ahead.

Stewart Richardson, partner at RMG Wealth Management, says equity markets are overvalued and were due the pullback seen across the board.

Matthew Clements, deputy head of Europe and CIS Analysis at IHS Country Risk, says Russia doesn't want to be militarily involved in Ukraine to reduce the threat of sanctions and discusses the Ukrainian rebels.

Germany's Braas Monier goes public     Wed, 25 Jun '14 | 3:45 AM ET

Pepyn Dinandt, CEO of Braas Monier, says the company is seeing growth in several markets.

Bob Jeffrey, chairman and chief executive at JWT Worldwide, says clients want advertising that is "leading innovation".

Lucie Greene, global editor at LS:N Global, says retailers need to be present on all digital channels as technological platforms are "integral" to the way consumers shop.

Maria Pinelli, global strategic growth markets leader at EY, said Europe is leading the way in terms of the amount of capital raised for the first half of 2014.

'Huge amount' of money poured into art     Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 11:45 AM ET

Philip Hoffman, chief executive at The Fine Art Group, says that there will be a "huge amount" of money poured into the art market this week, with several auctions taking place.

US 'has to step up' in Iraq     Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 11:35 AM ET

Morris Reid, managing director at Mercury, comments on the latest developments in Iraq and says that ultimately the U.S will "step up and do the right thing."

Russian assets heading higher?     Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 11:30 AM ET

Tatiana Orlova, senior economist for Russia, CIS and Israel at RBS, says that President Vladimir Putin's comments on the ceasefire between Ukraine and rebel leaders are positive for all Russian assets.

Patrick Kron, CEO of Alstom, says that the cash from GE will be reinvested in the three joint ventures created by the deal, and that some will be returned to shareholders.

Fixed income: Favor EM over high yield     Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 11:15 AM ET

Joaquim Levy, CEO of Brodesco, says that emerging market fixed income is more attractive than U.S. high yield.

European stocks opened lower on Wednesday, as a weak handover from Wall Street underpinned losses in Asia.

Tom Wilson, director of Africa Practice, says that Nigeria's economy could grow faster than expected if corruption in Africa's largest economy is tackled.

Christian Hyldahl, CIO of Nordea Investment Management, says that with markets "buoyant", investors need to diversify their portfolios to increase returns.

Investors 'scared' to take risk: Pro     Wed, 25 Jun '14 | 1:30 AM ET

Michael Browne, fund manager at Martin Currie, says investors are "scared" to take risks, even in the current strong equity environment.

Oil is not Nigeria's future: Fin Min     Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 7:00 PM ET

Nigeria's finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says Nigeria's economy does not just rely on oil and is becoming more diversified.

Nigeria's finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, dismisses claims that the Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is losing support saying he is in a "strong position".

John Taylor, professor of economics at Stanford University, says that it is time for the U.S. Federal Reserve to hike interest rates but a sudden move could "shake markets".

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