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Nick Carn, founder of Carn Macro Advisors, says as the Chinese economy attempts to change its structure, there is a "layering of risks" when it comes to investing in the country.
Michael Wolf, CEO of Swedbank, says the capital requirements demanded by Swedish regulators are putting pressure on the company's return on equity. But Wolf is "adamant" that he will make Swedbank more cost-efficient.
Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, says the potential for war in Ukraine is "real". He also discusses other geopolitical risks facing the globe in 2014.
Emma Marcegaglia, president of BusinessEurope, says the European Union needs to make key reforms to help the bloc to become more competitive.
Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens, says emerging markets are still growing strong, though China's economic pick-up is taking longer than expected.
Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, says the emerging markets were "tarred with the same brush" but there are many countries doing very well.
Peter Sullivan, head of European equity strategy at HSBC, says earnings growth could see a 10 to 15 percent upswing as the global economy improves.
Björn Gulden, CEO of Puma, says Arsenal is a perfect fit for the company after the soccer club announced a new multi-million pound sponsorship deal with Puma.
Ivan Gazidis, CEO of Arsenal Football Club, says Thierry Henry has an "incredible emotional attachment" to the club and hints that the former Arsenal striker could be a contender to become manager when Arsène Wenger retires.
Peter Garnry, equity strategist at Saxo Bank, says Apple is a good stock to own as the company's underlying growth is likely to accelerate.
Conrad Saldanha, manager of the Emerging Markets Equities Fund at Neuberger Berman, says there are pockets of opportunities in the different emerging markets and they shouldn't be put in the same basket.
European equities opened lower on Monday as Asia extended the global market sell-off that weighed on the U.S. and emerging markets on Friday.
Gavin Rankin, head of managed investments at Citi Private Bank, says this year will see investors be more selective about the stocks they own.
Kasim Alfalahi, chief intellectual property officer at Ericsson, says that the resolution of the patent dispute between Samsung and Ericsson is good for the technology industry.
Peter Damesick, chief economist for EMEA at CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), says a positive growth outlook for the euro zone is driving the improving real estate sales.
Ericsson and Samsung Electronics Co have reached a deal to end all patent-related legal disputes.
Lawrence Ho, CEO of Melco Crown Entertainment and James Packer, Chairman of Crown Resorts, say they are under no pressure to rush the opening of the 'City of Dreams' resort in Manila.
Abhishek Deshpande, oil and gas analyst at Natixis, says Iranian oil will not be ready to come back to the market by the end of the year.
Nick Xanders, head of European equity strategy at BTIG, says the U.K.'s opposition Labour Party is trying to reinvent themselves with the 50 percent tax rate ahead of a general election in 2015.
Jean Medecin, investment committee member at Carmignac Gestion, says Europe is "out of the woods" but he is "far from complacent" on the growth story.
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.