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George Quinn, CFO of Swiss Re, says the cold freeze across the U.S. is "not a significant reinsurance event".
Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, says a referendum to split Ukraine could be the only way out of the on going crisis.
Abi Oladimeji, head of investment strategy at Thomas Miller Investment, says there is a real "danger" that the euro area will see deflation this year.
European stocks opened lower on Thursday with dismal data from China expected to curb investor sentiment.
Stewart Paterson, partner at Tiburon Partners, discusses the Chinese economy and how a slowdown in growth will hit Asian asset prices.
Kasper Rorsted, CEO of Henkel, says the company has not made any acquisitions because it is being patient and not making overpriced purchases.
Ross McInnes, CFO of Safran, says the company is benefiting from growth in the Asian market.
Bill Blain, strategist at Mint Partners, says some European countries with struggling economies are "handicapped" by the single currency.
Don Smith, rates strategist at ICAP, says that while it is unclear how hard the landing will be in China, the effect of a "hard landing" could hit global growth .
Ben Noteboom, CEO of Randstad, says there is modest wage inflation but it remains low across the world.
Jacob Frankel, chairman of JPMorgan Chase International, says the private sector must pick up the slack in the global economy and is key to sustaining economic growth.
Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, says the dollar is weakening against other major currencies such as the yen and euro.
Alexandre de Juniac, chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, says the company has faced "difficult business conditions" but the company is back in the black.
David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, says the so-called "Fragile Five" economies have adjusted and are improving.
Samer Halawi, CEO of Thuraya, discusses the growth of satellite communication and the company's innovation in that space.
Gavin Oldham, executive chairman of Share Centre, discusses growth in U.K. companies and their prospects.
European stocks opened lower on Wednesday with both the Bank of England and the U.S. Federal Reserve set to release minutes from their recent meetings later in the session.
Kevin Doran, senior fund manager at Brown Shipley, and David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, discuss the global economic outlook and the chance the U.S., U.K. and Japan could default on their debt.
Elaine Coverley, head of equity research at Brewin Dolphin, says companies are taking advantage of the uncertain regulation in the e-cigarette sector by advertising.
Patrick Jany, CFO of Clariant, says the company has been affected by currency headwinds and is increasing prices, particularly in the emerging markets, to offset the negative effects.
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.