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Bernard Charlès, CEO of Dassault Systèmes, says France needs increased job flexibility and tax cuts to improve the business environment.

Bernard Charlès, CEO of Dassault Systèmes, says it is the "right time" for the Accelrys acquisition as the industry continues to need innovation.

European shares opened higher on Thursday after some strong earnings releases in the U.S. overnight including technology giant Apple.

Benny Loft, CFO of Novozymes, says the company had a strong first quarter and is growing across all industries.

Bracken Darrell, president and CEO of Logitech, says if Apple releases a keyboard cover for the iPad the market would "explode" which would help the company. Logitech currently makes tablet keyboard covers.

James West, healthcare analyst at Results Healthcare, says the pharmaceutical sector is "dynamic" and the flurry of deals is likely to continue.

Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, says U.S. President Barack Obama's trade talks with Japan could encourage more quantitative easing from the Bank of Japan, while New Zealand's interest rate hikes make long kiwi/yen attractive.

Jerry Braakman, chief investment officer at First American Trust, says Apple and Facebook reported "great" results and owning technology stocks is still attractive.

Facebook: Overvalued despite earnings?     Thu, 24 Apr '14 | 1:00 AM ET

CNBC's Steve Sedgwick unpacks Facebook's earnings and asks whether the revenues justify the stocks valuations.

CNBC's Geoff Cutmore runs through Apple's earnings and discusses some of the risks the company faces.

Should governments reform execs' pay?     Wed, 23 Apr '14 | 11:45 AM ET

Deborah Hargreaves, director of the High Pay Centre, says more reforms are needed to rein in executives' pay, as shareholders can't necessarily do it on their own.

Maxime Alimi, economist at AXA IM, says that France's chances of reaching its budget deficit target of 3 percent this year are "pretty slim", as many of the government's measures are "temporary".

European market closes lower     Wed, 23 Apr '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European shares closed lower on Wednesday as investors reacted to a slew of earnings news and data released in the euro zone, China and the U.S.

Steven Saywell, global head of foreign exchange strategy at BNP Paribas, says inflation remains the main driver for the euro and expects inflation to weaken further, pushing the ECB into action.

Hans Vestberg, CEO of Ericsson, says that the decline in revenue in the first quarter was very much expected and expects sales in the mobile infrastructure business to increase as the year progresses.

US stock markets to reach new highs?     Wed, 23 Apr '14 | 5:00 AM ET

MacNeil Curry, head of global technical strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, expects gains in the U.S. stock markets to continue and for the S&P 500 to reach new highs.

Obama tours Asia: What to expect     Wed, 23 Apr '14 | 5:00 AM ET

Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says the U.S. and Japan need to strengthen their economic relations and that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be the main issue of this visit.

David Tinsley, U.K. economist at BNP Paribas, discusses the minutes of the Bank of England's rate-setting meeting and says that, with unemployment falling, these get-togethers could get "more interesting" and "fractured."

China is in a 'rut': Pro     Wed, 23 Apr '14 | 4:10 AM ET

Fraser Howie, director at Newedge Singapore, says the PMI data reveals China is "in a bit of a rut" and that the government has a "horrible problem" as it can't bring out too much stimulus.

Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy at UBS, says earnings is currently driving moves in share prices and expects the developed world, led by the US, to lead growth this year.

Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, says markets are underestimating the risk of Russian military action in eastern Ukraine.

Andy Green, advisor to the Manchester United Supporters Trust, says the Glazer family has to take "a lot of blame" for the "disaster" at the soccer club this season.

Bob Parker, senior advisor of investment, strategy and Research at Credit Suisse, says valuation of technology stocks is becoming "stretched" and there is a rotation into value stocks.

Samir Brikho, CEO of AMEC, says the geopolitical tension in Europe from the Ukraine crisis is "alarming" for energy security.

European shares opened mixed on Wednesday, although stocks on U.K.'s FTSE 100 could be muted following data released in China.

Uros Cufer, finance minister of Slovenia, says the country has "sufficient cash" in its accounts but bond spreads will go down further.

Uros Cufer, finance minister of Slovenia, says tough sanctions are "hurting" the European economy and a "softer touch" should be adopted by the European Union.

Rod Ringrow, senior executive officer at State Street, says sovereign wealth funds are looking at long-term alternative investments.

No 'great rotation' out of bonds: Pro     Wed, 23 Apr '14 | 1:45 AM ET

Craig Veysey, head of fixed income at Sanlam Private Investments, says there will be no "great rotation" out of bonds, but more volatility will enter the market.

Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC, says China's economy is not "pulling out of a rut" and the People's Bank of China could provide more stimulus.

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