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Lucie Greene, global editor at LS:N Global, says retailers need to be present on all digital channels as technological platforms are "integral" to the way consumers shop.
European stocks opened lower on Wednesday, as a weak handover from Wall Street underpinned losses in Asia.
Tom Wilson, director of Africa Practice, says that Nigeria's economy could grow faster than expected if corruption in Africa's largest economy is tackled.
Christian Hyldahl, CIO of Nordea Investment Management, says that with markets "buoyant", investors need to diversify their portfolios to increase returns.
Nigeria's finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, dismisses claims that the Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is losing support saying he is in a "strong position".
John Taylor, professor of economics at Stanford University, says that it is time for the U.S. Federal Reserve to hike interest rates but a sudden move could "shake markets".
Stewart Richardson, partner at RMG Wealth Management, says equity markets are overvalued and were due the pullback seen across the board.
Maria Pinelli, global strategic growth markets leader at EY, said Europe is leading the way in terms of the amount of capital raised for the first half of 2014.
Michael Browne, fund manager at Martin Currie, says investors are "scared" to take risks, even in the current strong equity environment.
Nigeria's finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says there is a "real problem" with corruption in Africa's largest economy, but the issue is "sensationalized" by the media.
CNBC's Catherine Boyle discusses the implications of the phone hacking trial on the U.K. government and Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
Nigeria's finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says Nigeria's economy does not just rely on oil and is becoming more diversified.
Peter De Proft, director general of the European Fund and Asset Management Association, says there is a more positive sentiment among fund managers in 2014 with increasing inflows.
European shares opened slightly higher, with a negative lead from Wall Street and a lack of data giving little direction for investors.
Gautam Batra, investment strategist at Signia Wealth, and Louis Gargour, CIO of LNG Capital, discuss why investing in companies carrying out mergers and acquisitions could boost returns.
Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel, says Europe has "structural issues" in its energy industry that can be resolved by creating a single market.
Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel, says a young population in Latin America is driving energy demand in the region.
Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel, says regulators in Europe are always late to adapt to new technologies but "deserve a break".
Kevin Gibson, CIO of Eastspring Investments, discusses the benefits of bottom up investing and the opportunities in the Japanese stock market.
Gavin Rankin, EMEA head of managed investments at Citi Private Bank, says the risk aversion shown by investors is a response to a "traumatic" financial crisis.
Geoff Cutmore is co-anchor for CNBC’s flagship programme 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.
Stephen Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program Squawk Box Europe and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.