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Bernard Sucher, board member at Aton, says Russia has a lot to be proud of but that its current path to carve its way out of further global integration is bad for business.
Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa, says that only a devaluation of the euro will increase Europe's real economy and explains why he hopes the ECB will start a quantitative easing program.
Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian presidential candidate, comments on relations with Russia and says Ukraine needs to be fully integrated in the EU and NATO.
Dmitry Kostygin, chaiman of Ulmart, describes the group's operations as the "next generation" of internet retailing and says Amazon will probably switch to Ulmart's model in the next couple years.
Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Alcoa, says the group's facilities in Russia are operating normally and explains that he's not at SPIEF because the political dimension of the crisis "trumps other interests."
Andrew Goodwin, vice president and general manager of metals at Platts, explains why major banks are selling their physical commodity assets and discusses iron ore and silver.
Nicla Di Palma, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, discusses Burberry and whether new CEO, Christopher Bailey was the right person to succeed Angela Ahrendts.
Crimea is still a part of Ukraine, says Mykhailo Dobkin, Ukrainian presidential candidate, adding that the issue will take some time to be resolved and will require a balanced approach.
Mike Amey, portfolio manager at PIMCO, and Ewen Cameon Watt, chief investment strategist at BlackRock Investment Institute, discuss asset allocations and volatility in the market.
European shares opened lower Wednesday continuing a period of uncertainty as investors focus on central bank policy and weak U.S. earnings.
Nils Anderson, CEO of Moller Maersk, says global trade is slightly better than expected, but adds that it's not the easiest business environment in which to increase turnover.
Michael Kelly, global head of asset allocation at Pine Bridge Investments, comments on the negotiations over a China-Russia gas deal, and says China seems to be growing more cautious about price.
Pietro Scott Jovane, CEO of RCS Media Group, discusses newspapers' digitization and how charging for content has been positive for its titles.
Mykhailo Dobkin, Ukrainian presidential candidate, says oligarchs continue to have some influence over Ukrainian politics and comments on fellow presidential candidate, Petro Poroshenko.
The Party of Regions campaigns for a unified Ukraine, Mykhailo Dobkin, Ukrainian presidential candidate, tells CNBC, saying that while it has backed the anti-Euromaidan protest, it did not get involved in violence.
Jon Jonsson, managing director at Neuberger Berman, discusses sovereign bonds and says that a lot of the markets are overbought at the moment.
Mykhailo Dobkin, Ukrainian presidential candidate, says Ukraine's next president will have to normalize relations with the U.S., the EU and Russia and adds that he supports the federalization of the country.
Derek Halpenny, European head of global currency research at Bank of Tokoy-Mitsubishi UFJ, says the Bank of Japan is doing the right thing by holding steady as data is still very volatile.
Christoph Schmidt, member of the German Council of Economic Experts, says many problems remain in the euro zone and that investors should not expect too much from the ECB.
Ian Goldin, author of "The Butterfly Defect", says global systems are more integrated but politics is fragmented signaling the potential for another financial crisis.
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.