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Lars Machenil, CFO of BNP Paribas, says the support from clients has given the bank "confidence" that it can continue operating.

European and U.K. stocks opened mixed on Thursday, with another blast of quarterly earnings from big-name companies in gear. and after news that Argentina has entered its second default in 13 years.

Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel Lucent, says he expects to "win" in the tough telecoms market.

Ivan Menezes, CEO of Diageo, says despite weakness in China, the drinks company will continue to focus on the emerging markets.

Rolf Buch, CEO of Deutsche Annington, says the German housing market is in a "sweet spot".

Jacques van den Broek, CEO of Randstad, says the company is seeing "early signs" of recovery in Europe.

Mario Greco, CEO of Generali, says the company's rise in second quarter operating profit shows it is doing the "right things".

Olivier Mallet, CFO of Vallourec, says the steel pipe maker is facing "headwinds" in Brazil but defends the company's exposure to the emerging markets.

Kully Samra, U.K. managing director of Charles Stanley, says the strong U.S. second quarter GDP shows the strength of the underlying economy and cannot be blamed on "cheap money".

Lars Machenil, CFO of BNP Paribas, says he "regrets" what happened when the bank was fined $8.95 billion for breaking U.S. sanctions.

Are you suffering from 'infobesity'?     Wed, 30 Jul '14 | 11:45 AM ET

Dave Coplin, chief envisioning officer at Microsoft U.K., argues that many people should be more careful about how they use technology.

Manji Cheto, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, discusses the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Western Africa, the risk of contagion to other countries and the economic impact.

Adewale Tinubu, group chief executive at Oando, comments on the group's deal to acquire ConocoPhillips's Nigeria upstream business and what it means for the group.

Rebecca Healey, senior analyst at Tabb Group, discusses the importance of dark pools and says the focus should be on providing greater clarity.

Carlos Tavares, PSA Peugeot CEO, says the group's turnaround plan is showing its first good result but adds that he remains cautious on Europe.

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

European shares closed lower on Wednesday, as investors reacted to fresh sanctions against Russia and corporate earnings, while looking ahead to a monetary policy decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Katie Koch, head of global portfolio solutions international at Goldman Sachs, says the Fed is likely to start hiking rates in the second half of 2015.

Nicholas Watson, Latin America analyst at Teneo Intelligence, says an Argentine default is the most likely scenario, but that and eleventh-hour deal could still be reached.

Richard Gelfond, IMAX CEO, discusses the growth of the movie consumption in Asia - and China in particular - and says international revenues now surpass U.S revenues.

Where next for Herbalife?     Wed, 30 Jul '14 | 5:10 AM ET

John Hempton, CIO at Bronte Capital Management, discusses Herbalife - in which he holds stock - and says its shares are currently valued at a "substantial market discount".

Euro dampened Bayer's profits: CEO     Wed, 30 Jul '14 | 5:10 AM ET

Marijn Dekkers, CEO of Bayer, says that operationally, the group had a "very good quarter", but that profits were dampened by the strength of the euro.

Suez Environnement CEO on results     Wed, 30 Jul '14 | 4:45 AM ET

Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO of Suez Environnement, says the group had "solid results" in the first half of the year, and discusses the results of both its water and waste businesses.

Harald Wilhelm, Airbus Group CFO, says the group has not had an "abnormal level of cancellations" and discusses how the on-going geopolitical events impact the group.

Lilit Gevorgyan, Russia analyst at IHS Global Insight, discusses how the economic sanctions against Russia will affect the country and says that on the military side, the impact will be very limited.

Yannick Naud, portfolio manager at Sturgeon Capital, says the latest EU sanctions against Russia are "very strong" and explains how they are likely to impact both Russia and European countries.

Tim Drayson, head of economics at Legal and General Investment Management, says second quarter GDP in the U.S. is going to rebound after a "lousy" first quarter.

We are not a payday lender: IPF CEO     Wed, 30 Jul '14 | 3:15 AM ET

Gerard Ryan, CEO of IPF, says the company is not a payday lender and discusses how its lending operation works.

Guy de Blonay, fund manager at Jupiter Asset Management, says Barclays' investment bank is "resilient" and litigation costs are masking the bank's good performance.

Ashok Shah, investment director at London and Capital, says weaker sterling will improve earnings and drive the FTSE 100 higher.

European shares opened slightly lower on Wednesday after the United States and European Union expanded sanctions against Russia.

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