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European stocks opened higher on Wednesday, undeterred by the sell-off on Wall Street and reversing some losses from Tuesday's session.
Jurgis Oniunas, founding partner of Ascendant Capital Advisors, discusses merger and acquisition trends in Croatia.
Douglas McNeill, investment director at Charles Stanley, says the rise of the gulf carriers is the biggest threat to European airlines.
Ukraine's deputy minister of foreign affairs Danylo Lubkivsky, says the government is ready to "conduct open and transparent" dialogue with Russia.
Jan Randolph, director of sovereign risk at IHS, says Putin's strategy to create a "Eurasian dream" has been a "disaster".
Ukraine's deputy minister of foreign affairs Danylo Lubkivsky, says Russia wants to stop Ukraine moving closer to the EU for fear of losing control in the region.
William De Vijlder, vice president of BNP Paribas Investment Partners, says central banks are in a "bind" as they know that if they change their policy it will disrupt markets.
Croatia's Minister of Economy Ivan Vrdoljak says six years of recession had been hard and the government had "missed the first year of their mandate".
Mykola Golovko, global consumer electronics industry analyst at Euromonitor International, says smaller and more competitive smartphone makers are eating away at Samsung's market share.
Roberto Jaguaribe, ambassador of Brazil to the U.K., says the German soccer squad is intelligent and organized but has no flair.
Roberto Jaguaribe, ambassador of Brazil to the U.K., says economically, the World Cup was a success for Brazil, giving the country much-needed infrastructure.
Rob McCreery, founding partner at Libra Investment Services, says in the last year markets have never traded above fair value.
European shares opened higher open on Tuesday with a slew of data due out for the euro zone and as investors contemplate the beginning of corporate earnings season.
Ewen Cameron Watt, chief investment strategist at BlackRock Investment Institute, says that oil prices could be the catalyst for increased volatility in the markets.
Ryan Bransfield, analysts at Markit, and Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, discuss the headwinds facing certain sectors in relation to dividend payouts.
Charlie Muirhead, founder and CEO of Rightster, says the company has made recent acquisitions to scale up the business and is eying profitability in 2015.
CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi discusses the problems facing Marks and Spencer and the pressure on CEO Marc Bolland to turn the company around.
Petar Chobanov, finance minister of Bulgaria, says that the government bond issue last month is proof that international investors still have confidence after a recent bank run in the country.
Italian finance minister Pier Carlo Padoan, says he is "on the same line" as the German government and other EU finance chiefs about the need for structural reform.
Patrick Legland, global head of research at Societe Generale, says catalysts such as the banking union and further aggressive measures from the ECB will push stocks higher.
Cutmore anchors CNBC’s flagship "Squawk Box" in EMEA; the three-hour show bookends the opening of European equity markets.
Based in London, Tso co-anchors CNBC flagship show in EMEA, Squawk Box, a show that sets the news agenda every trading day.
Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program "Squawk Box" (Europe) and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.