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European shares are expected to open lower on Thursday with Chinese data and a decline in the oil price weighing on sentiment while the shooting of a soldier in Ottawa increased fears about terrorist attacks in the country.

Alexei Kudrin, former finance minister of Russia, says President Vladimir Putin needs to push structural reform.

Mats Granryd, CEO of Tele2, says data usage in Sweden is "sky rocketing" and the company is growing because of it.

Brady Dougan, CEO of Credit Suisse, one of the underwriters for the Alibaba IPO, said the flotation was a "landmark transaction".

Brady Dougan, CEO of Credit Suisse, says market volatility is difficult for some parts of the bank but benefiting others.

Peder Holk Nielsen, CEO of Novozymes, says the falling oil price is not having an effect on the company's bio energy business.

Tesco reported pre-tax profit fell by 91.9 percent to £112 million in the first half of 2014, as it confirmed that previously profits had been overstated by £263 million, more than the £250 million originally estimated.

Sandrine Dixson-Declève, director of the Prince of Wales EU Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change, a business leaders group, says tougher climate rules will help jobs and growth in the 28-nation bloc.

Bernard Charles, CEO of Dassault Systemes, says biotechnology and energy could be big growth drivers for the company in the future.

Eivind Kallevik, CFO of Norsk Hydro, says the U.S. and China continue to be strong for the company.

Alexei Kudrin, former finance minister of Russia, says "painful steps" are needed to "cure" the country's economy.

The European Parliament has approved the new European Commission. CNBC's Annette Weisbach looks at the challenges ahead for the lawmakers.

Alexander Afanasiev, CEO of Russia¿s MICEX, says there have not been strong foreign outflows from the stock market index so far this year, despite the intense volatility.

Best place to live as an expat     Wed, 22 Oct '14 | 11:45 AM ET

CNBC¿s Phil Han looks at a HSBC report examining why expats move overseas and what their preferred location is.

GSK has taken on too much: Fund manager     Wed, 22 Oct '14 | 11:30 AM ET

Howard Goldring, director at Delmore Asset Management, says GlaxoSmithKline may be trying to take on too much restructuring in too short a time-frame.

European shares close higher     Wed, 22 Oct '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European shares closed higher on Wednesday amid speculation over bond buying by the ECB and the results of an upcoming bank stress test.

Alexei Kudrin, the former finance minister of Russia, says if Brent crude were to slip to $80 the Russian economy would be "challenged"

Henry Dixon, fund manager at GLG, says he is very confident on the valuations of European banks - and in particular U.K. banks ¿ over the next 12-18 months.

Don't expect a Yahoo dividend: Analyst     Wed, 22 Oct '14 | 5:50 AM ET

Youssef Squali, global head of equity research in the internet and media group at Cantor Fitzgerald says Yahoo earnings were better than feared, but investors should not wait for a dividend.

Matthew Roden, executive director of biotechnology equity research at UBS argued biotech stock valuations are still attractively valued even after their run higher.

Atul Lele, CIO of Deltec International Group says he is more worried about short term market rates rather than the Federal funds rate.

My top stock picks: Fund manager     Wed, 22 Oct '14 | 4:55 AM ET

Alex Gunz, fund manager at Heptagon Capital tells CNBC why Universal Health Care and WH Smith are his top picks.

Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, says investors should still be long sterling against the euro.

Members of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee (MPC) voted 7-2 for keeping rates unchanged at 0.5 percent, according to official minutes, CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports.

Kristina Church, analyst at Barclays, says Peugeot will lose market share globally with a weak European macroeconomic situation weighing on the automaker.

Lothar Mentel, chief investment officer at Tatton Investment, says after the recent market volatility, investors are looking at fundamentals which will push markets higher.

Euripides Evriviades, Cypriot High Commissioner to the UK, says Turkey is "violating international law" in its gas dispute with Cyprus.

Richard Titherington, CIO of emerging market equities at JPMorgan Asset Management, and Stephane Deo, global head of asset allocation at UBS, say there are pockets of value in emerging market assets.

Stephane Deo, global head of asset allocation at UBS, says European banks have an "adequate" level of capital but not all banks will pass the stress tests.

Vernon Hill, chairman of Metro Bank, says the British banking system has been operated like a "cartel" and his bank is challenging that.

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