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Andrew Horton, CEO of Beazley, says the lack of natural disasters in 2013 has helped the company.
Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, says investors would be "brave" to buy European banks as there may be more "skeletons in the closet" in terms of litigation.
Brady Dougan, CEO of Credit Suisse, says he is "encouraged" by the bank's progress in settling litigation issues, but there is still work to do.
Peter Long, CEO of TUI Travel, says the company has had a strong January as poor weather in the U.K. is pushing customers to go on holiday.
Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, says the U.K. government has a long way to go before it will see a budget in surplus.
Bernard Charlès, CEO of Dassault Systèmes, says the company is in a good position to expand further into fast growing markets such as India and China.
Thomas Harjes, senior European economist at Barclays, says the European Central Bank could cut the refinancing rate at its meeting today.
Thanos Papasavvas, fixed income and currencies strategist at Investec Asset Management, discusses the European economy and the actions taken by the European Central Bank.
Simon Dingemans, CFO of GSK, says the emerging markets are still contributing to the company's growth "across the board".
David Selinger, CEO and co-founder of RichRelevance, said consumers like targeted advertisements and it makes them return to a website for more.
Nick Hayek, CEO of Swatch Group, says the company has trumped the China slowdown and is continuing to grow in the mainland.
European equities opened lower on Wednesday despite gains on Wall Street and in Asian equity markets.
Jonathan Stubbs, European equity strategist at Citigroup, says earnings growth will drive European stocks this year.
Charles Robertson, global chief economist at Renaissance Capital, says China's growth will slow down over the long term and there will not be a hard landing.
Phil Tyson, rates strategist at ICAP, says further weak data out of the U.S. could "raise alarm bells" and see Treasury yields move lower.
Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management, says shadow banking is a "big issue" for China, but the government has the chance to stamp it out.
Mike Mack, CEO of Syngenta, says the company¿s earnings should not have been a surprise, given that the company warned in October that earnings would be lower than it had expected.
Phyllis Papadavid, senior global FX strategist at BNP Paribas CIB, discusses the prospects for the euro ahead of the European Central Bank rate decision.
CNBC's Tom Mackenzie is outside a picket line at a London Underground train station where workers are striking in protest to job cuts.
Syngenta, the world's largest maker of agricultural chemicals, reported full-year earnings below analysts' expectations.
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.