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Erna Solberg, Norway's prime minister, explains that taxes have been cut in Norway to boost investment and private ownership and warns the U.K. against leaving the European Union.

Ignazio Visco, governor at the Bank of Italy, says the Italian recovery is weak but on track and that banks need to continue their efforts to increase provisions and capital ratios.

European market closes lower     Thu, 23 Jan '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European equities closed lower on Thursday following disappointing data from the U.S., with manufacturing growth slowing in January.

Arsene Wenger is "crucial" to Arsenal and Farhad Moshiri, senior shareholder at Arsenal, tells CNBC he hopes the manager will sign his renewal contract as soon as possible.

Alexei Mordashov, CEO at Severstal, expects a "significant" increase in steel demand in 2014 but says the problem for steel companies are the margins due to overcapacity.

Stress tests is 'critical event': Pro     Thu, 23 Jan '14 | 11:20 AM ET

Huw van Steenis, head of European financial services research at Morgan Stanley, says one of the "critical events" of 2014 will be the European banks' stress tests.

Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, says that expectations of growth in the U.S., Europe and Japan is "very good news" and that tapering should not impact emerging markets too much.

Oleg Deripaska, CEO at Rusal, explains that the aluminium sector needs supply-side "discipline" to recover.

Fabrizio Saccomanni, Italy's finance minister, says that Italy is now recovering and that measures have been taken to facilitate youth employment and lending to SMEs.

Farhad Moshiri, chairman at USM, says that lack of communication is keeping investors away from Russia.

Frans Van Houten, CEO at Royal Philips Electronics, says the healthcare market is "very exciting" and provides many opportunities, especially using the "internet of things."

Palaniappan Chidambaram, India's finance minister, says that he would rather go into the upcoming elections as "an underdog" than on a triumphant note.

Ignacio Galan, CEO at Iberdrola, says that what the European energy sector needs most is "stability" and warns the UK opposition party's proposal for price caps could cause an energy crisis.

Fredrik Reinfeldt, Sweden's prime minister, says job creation will be the main campaign issue and that Swedes want better welfare and living conditions.

Federico Ghizzoni, CEO at Unicredit, says that while Italy is recovering, it will do so at a slower pace than most European countries, and also discusses the Italian banking sector.

Ibrahim Adbul Aziz Al Assaf, Saudi Arabia's finance minister, says that Iranian oil will not "flood" the market and that agreeing on an increase will "take some time."

2014 to 2017 'excellent years' for oil?     Thu, 23 Jan '14 | 10:00 AM ET

Mohammed Al-Mady, CEO at SABIC, says that U.S. shale "is a challenge for us and we have to be in the challenge" and that he believes 2014 to 2017 will be "excellent years."

Mark Rutte, Dutch prime minister, tells CNBC that after a difficult year, the country is on track for growth for 2014 and its biggest issue is the housing market.

Mark Rutte, Dutch prime minister, says he is "cautiously optimistic" about the euro zone in 2014 and that the region should continue with its reform program.

Jean-Marc Etlin, CEO at Itau BBA Investment Bank, says that Brazil is transitioning from a consumer-led economy to an investment model and that he thinks M&A trends show investment is intact.

Jaime Caruana, general manager at the Bank for International Settlements, says that banks' capital is better than at pre-crisis levels and that there is a need to pay attention to credit growth in China.

Antonio Pires de Lima, Portugal's economy minister, says that he is confident the country will grow for the first time in three years in 2014 and that it will exit its bailout program in May as intended.

Stephen King, chief economist at HSBC, says low inflation is one of the biggest risks of 2014, especially in Europe and warns central banks not to get too complacent.

Jyrki Katainen, Finland's prime minister, discusses the opportunities Iran holds for Finland and how the country's economy is in the "middle of its transformation process."

The U.S. has been stuck in an "innovation rut" for decades argues Edmund Phelps, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Economics and says a change of attitude is needed.

Sir Ian Cheshire, CEO at Kingfisher, says he believes the UK will see wage increases of 2-3 percent this year, which will start to feed into the consumer economy.

Michael Noonan, Irish finance minister, says Ireland's ambition is to become a member of the "north European high credit rating group of countries" and that it is closely watching bond spreads.

Iran economy on par with EM: Rouhani     Thu, 23 Jan '14 | 4:16 AM ET

Iran has the potential to become one of the world's top ten economies within three decades, Iran's president Hassan Rouhani tells Davos.

'No one can live alone': Rouhani     Thu, 23 Jan '14 | 4:13 AM ET

Hassan Rouhani, Iran's president, takes centre stage at Davos to discuss the country's place in the world and says that his views on social, economic and political issues is one of "prudent moderation."

Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's prime minister, tells CNBC that the country is less dependent on Russia than Ukraine and is committed to deeper European integration.

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