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Feike Sijbesma, Chairman and CEO of DSM, says the European economy is still plagued by several problems, despite the green shoots of a recovery.

Francisco González, CEO of BBVA, says betting against the euro is a big mistake as the single currency is "here to stay".

John Rice, vice chairman of GE and CEO of GE Global Growth and Operations, says manufacturing will continue to be important to the global economy.

Guy Ryder, director general of the ILO, says jobs are high on the agenda at Davos, and people are "really worried" about youth unemployment.

Speaking at Davos, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said Japan must become a place where women "shine".

Enda Kenny, Irish Prime Minister, says the European single market must realize its potential.

European equities opened lower on Thursday after manufacturing data from China fell to a six-month low.

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault Nissan, says the company will throw a lot of investment at self-driving cars as the automobile technology race heats up.

Dr. Ahmed Heikal, chairman and founder of Citadel Capital, says the country needs younger and more progressive politicians to get back on track.

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault Nissan, says it is "premature" to get excited about the Iranian market as sanctions are still in force, but Iran could present a large market for the future.

Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL, says the company has its own drones, after Amazon revealed it was testing drones to deliver packages last year.

Ken Hersh, CEO of NGP Energy Capital Management, says renewable energy will be a part of the future, but is currently too expensive compared with other sources of energy.

Jon Fredrik Baksaas, CEO of Telenor and GSMA Chair, says the European telecom sector will struggle to grow in 2014, but there is big potential across the industry.

HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former Saudi intelligence chief and former ambassador to the U.S., says Iran has shown "disrespect" in the past by ignoring UN rules, but President Hassan Rouhani's efforts to thaw relations with the West are "brave".

Samer Khoury, president of Consolidated Contractors Company, says stability is needed between Iran and the West in order to attract investors to the Middle East.

Martin Senn, CEO of Zurich, says political risks are high this year despite a more "upbeat" mood at Davos.

Marc Holtzman, chairman of Meridian Capital, says the reforms taking place in Myanmar are "real" and it is an attractive place for investors.

Joaquin Almunia, vice-president of the European Commission and Competition Commissioner, says the European Commission has settled with some banks regarding currency manipulation, but an investigation is still on-going.

EM ex-BRIC: Where are the opportunities?     Wed, 22 Jan '14 | 11:45 AM ET

Mustafa Adbel-Wadood, partner at Abraaj Group, specialises in emerging markets and says there are a lot of opportunities but that they are "very nuanced."

Christian Meissner, head of global corporate and investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says that U.S.-exposed banks are benefiting from the U.S.'s better underlying environment but that Europe remains a "long-term game."

Herman Gref, CEO at Sberbank, says there are a lot of concerns about the slowdown of the Russian economy but the country is a "gift to foreign investors."

CNBC's Bronmyn Nielsen recaps the Davos seminar on Africa and how the panel debated the future for the continent's current billion people and how to prepare for the next billion.

Roberto Quarta, chairman of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Europe, IMI and chairman elect at Smith & Nephew, says overregulation and macro-uncertainty kept companies from investing.

Alexei Ulyukayev, Russia's minister of economic development, expects growth to reach 2.5 percent in 2014 due to higher exports and increased investments.

Mike Mack, CEO at Syngenta, says the challenge for 2014 will be commodity prices as concerns over overcapacity triggered a correction in 2013 as well as Asia-Pacific.

We 'have to be on our guard': BAE CEO     Wed, 22 Jan '14 | 11:40 AM ET

Sir Roger Carr, chairman at BAE Systems, says that while the economy is "hugely better", people should still be on their guard.

Natarajan Chandrasekaran, CEO at Tata Consultancy Services, says that there are opportunities in every market thanks to the fast rate of change in the tech industry.

Can China maintain its soft-landing?     Wed, 22 Jan '14 | 10:50 AM ET

David Daokui Li, director of the Centre for China in the World Economy, explains that China needs a minimum growth rate of 7.5 percent to maintain its soft-landing.

Goodluck Jonathan, President of Nigeria, says that nations should work together to fight corruption.

Ahmed Galal, Egypt's finance minister, says the country faces macro-economic imbalances, sluggish economic growth and a "strong sense of injustice."

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