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James West, healthcare analyst at Results Healthcare, says the pharmaceutical sector is "dynamic" and the flurry of deals is likely to continue.
Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, says U.S. President Barack Obama's trade talks with Japan could encourage more quantitative easing from the Bank of Japan, while New Zealand's interest rate hikes make long kiwi/yen attractive.
Jerry Braakman, chief investment officer at First American Trust, says Apple and Facebook reported "great" results and owning technology stocks is still attractive.
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick unpacks Facebook's earnings and asks whether the revenues justify the stocks valuations.
CNBC's Geoff Cutmore runs through Apple's earnings and discusses some of the risks the company faces.
Andy Green, advisor to the Manchester United Supporters Trust, says the Glazer family has to take "a lot of blame" for the "disaster" at the soccer club this season.
Bob Parker, senior advisor of investment, strategy and Research at Credit Suisse, says valuation of technology stocks is becoming "stretched" and there is a rotation into value stocks.
European shares opened mixed on Wednesday, although stocks on U.K.'s FTSE 100 could be muted following data released in China.
Samir Brikho, CEO of AMEC, says the geopolitical tension in Europe from the Ukraine crisis is "alarming" for energy security.
Uros Cufer, finance minister of Slovenia, says the country has "sufficient cash" in its accounts but bond spreads will go down further.
Uros Cufer, finance minister of Slovenia, says tough sanctions are "hurting" the European economy and a "softer touch" should be adopted by the European Union.
Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, says markets are underestimating the risk of Russian military action in eastern Ukraine.
Rod Ringrow, senior executive officer at State Street, says sovereign wealth funds are looking at long-term alternative investments.
Craig Veysey, head of fixed income at Sanlam Private Investments, says there will be no "great rotation" out of bonds, but more volatility will enter the market.
Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC, says China's economy is not "pulling out of a rut" and the People's Bank of China could provide more stimulus.
Peter Frank, global head of G10 and Asia FX strategy at BBVA, says weaker than expected inflation data from Australia has stopped the dollar's rally.
David Moyes has left Manchester United after less than a year at the helm following a disastrous season.
Francesco Curto, head of CROCI at Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management, says emerging markets have "significant problems" and are not an attractive investment.
Jane Goodland, senior investment consultant at Towers Watson, discusses how to make money from ethical investing.
Christian Gattiker-Ericsson, chief strategist and head of research at Julius Bär, says the multibillion-dollar deal between GSK and Novartis is "win win" for both companies.
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.