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Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, said that the U.S. should have more respect for the EU after the secret service allegedly tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone.
Eugen Weinberg, head of commodities research at Commerzbank, discusses the role Saudi Arabia will have to play next year in the oil market.
Peder Holk Nielsen, CEO of Novozymes, says the growth rate in China has slowed and is one of the weaker markets for the company.
Pedro de Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital, is worried about a bubble in the fixed income asset class.
Eivind Kallevik, CFO at Norsk Hydro, says that dealing with the volatility in foreign exchange rates is "not easy".
Otto Dichtl, managing director of Stifel Nicolaus, and Kiran Kowshik, currency strategist at BNP Paribas, discuss bond yields ahead of U.K. GDP data being released.
Ali Agan, CEO of KCell, says that low smartphone and 3G penetration rates in Kazakhstan provide a good opportunity for the company to grow.
Brady Dougan, CEO of Credit Suisse, says that the European Central Bank's stress tests could bolster confidence in the banking sector across Europe.
Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy at UBS, says that the European Central Bank's stress tests are coming through with a 'lag' but are ultimately a good move.
European shares opened higher on Thursday with a slew of economic data and earnings reports boosting investor confidence.
Sandra Crowl, member of investment committee at Carmignac Gestion, says U.S. energy and financial companies provide attractive investments.
Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, says that the NSA spying scandal and government shutdown have brought "significant damage to brand America".
Brady Dougan, CEO of Credit Suisse, discusses the company's results after the drop in fixed income revenues disappointed.
Jens Larsen, chief European economist at RBC Capital Markets, discusses the bonus system for bankers and whether it is the right kind of incentive.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, says that structural flaws still remain in Europe and the move into European equities is a short-term trend.
Bernard Charles, CEO of Dassault Systemes, says that the slowdown in Asia will be temporary after the company's results showed performance in high growth countries was disappointing.
Luis Costa, EM strategist at Citi, discusses the foreign exchange trading market and said that many people are engaging in carry trades.
CNBC's Geoff Cutmore gives his best Anchorman impression as Ben and Jerry's launch an Anchorman-inspired ice-cream.
Carlo Bozotti, CEO of STMicroelectronics, says the company is focusing on the Chinese market with new products.
Christian Clausen, CEO of Nordea, welcomes the ECB's stress tests and says he hopes it will bring more "transparency" to the banking sector.
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.