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Kully Samra, U.K. managing director of Charles Schwab, 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.
Mario Greco, CEO of Generali, says Argentina has "structural issues" but can "come back" after it defaulted for the second time in 13 years.
Russia's MICEX Index rallied 2 percent in morning trade, despite news of the toughest sanctions against the country since the end of the Cold War.
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.
Gerard Ryan, CEO of IPF, says the company is not a payday lender and discusses how its lending operation works.
European shares opened slightly lower on Wednesday after the United States and European Union expanded sanctions against Russia.
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.
John Carter, CEO of Travis Perkins, says the fundamentals of the U.K. housing market are strong.
David Duffy, CEO of Allied Irish Banks, says the bank has a "strong" ability to lend and discusses how the TLTRO could help.
Nancy McKinstry, CEO of Wolters Kluwer, says the company will continue to restructure and push for European growth.
Who is ahead in the economic race? The CNBC Squawk Box Europe team look at the strengths and problems facing the economies of the U.K., U.S., and EU.
Nick Hirschey, professor at the London Business School, discusses possible problems at Barclays' dark pool.
Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, says Xi Jinping is not interested in political reform despite going on an anti-corruption drive.
Alex Depledge, co-founder of Hassle.com, discusses how her online cleaning service is aiming to expand globally.
Peter Hutton, energy analyst at RBC Capital Markets, says BP will feel the "heat" with further sanctions on Russia, but there will be little impact operationally.
Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy at UBS, says European companies will see an improving top line which will improve margins.
European shares opened higher on Tuesday, after a fairly directionless start to the trading week, with investors reacting to fresh sanctions against Russia and looking ahead to the Federal Reserve's monetary policy decision on Wednesday.
Sergio Ermotti, CEO of UBS, says the company will have to "respect" any sanctions imposed on Russia but the Swiss bank is "committed" to the country's clients.
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