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Ben Broadbent, member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee, says he expects U.K. GDP forecasts for the second half of 2013 to be revised up.
Paul Kavanagh, senior market strategist at Killik & Co., discusses Tesco following the supermarket chain's results, and says the it is doing "most of the positive things quite well", including its online offering.
Kurt Bock, chairman of BASF, comments on alternative energy and says that the group still has room to grow in core European countries.
European stocks closed lower Tuesday, with the basic resource sector pressured down due to concerns about China.
Wearable tech and 4G are the main focus at the World Mobile Congress says Paul Jacobs, Qualcomm CEO, adding that emerging markets remain a key area for tech producers.
CNBC's Louisa Bojesen and Tom Mackenzie discuss wearable tech and apps from the Mobile World Congress.
Sureyya Ciliv, CEO of Turkcell, says mobile internet's increasing global penetration will allow easier access to knowledge.
European stocks closed higher on Monday, boosted by a strong demand for Spanish shares after the country was upgraded by Moody's Investors Service.
Cosimo Pacciani, London banker and school friend of Italy's prime minister, Matteo Renzi, discusses Renzi's leadership style and the targets he has set to reform the country's politics and economy.
Michael Arougheti, CEO of Ares Capital, discusses the growing European non-bank lending market and says that non-bank lenders have "become the banks of today."
HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang tells CNBC that 2014 will be a great year for the group due to "uncompromising technology" and its "very good" communication strategy.
Pierre Louette, Orange deputy CEO and group secretary general, says that the European telecommunications market is highly fragmented, and discusses regulation.
Veronica Voronina, founder of The Anonymous, discusses the growing demand for concierges from wealthy entrepreneurs in Russia and Brazil.
Gareth McCartney of UBS says the uptick in public listings in Europe will continue, boosted by the quality of assets coming to market, and the breadth of sectors and regions.
European stocks closed higher on Friday, with France's CAC 40 posting a five-and-half-year high.
Kerry Craig of JP Morgan Asset Management is sanguine about Friday's weak U.K. retail sales numbers, but the rebound in consumer spending needs to spread to the corporate sector.
Commerzbank's Simon Quijano-Evans says the instability in Ukraine stems from competing needs to secure future energy supplies.
The suspension of the Nigerian central bank governor means criticism by the central bank of government policy will no longer be tolerated, says Manji Cheto of Teneo Intelligence. However, it does not necessarily mean the central bank will lose its ability to act independently of government.
Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO of Suez Environment, says he wants to step-up investment in countries like Italy rather than in northern Europe, "where all the investment has been done before".
Miranda Carr, head of China research at NSBO, says China could need more economic stimulus in the second quarter of 2014, following further disappointing data.