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Deutsche Bank's co-CEOs Anshu Jain, says the company's 2015 targets are "highly achievable" as the "legacy issues" and restructuring are being settled.
William Duff Gordon, research director at Markit, says 2013 was a tough year for short sellers, but things could be different this year.
Christian Gattiker-Ericsson, chief strategist and head of research at Julius Baer, says the Polish market provides a good investing opportunity, despite worries over emerging markets.
European equities were higher in morning on Wednesday as global markets rebounded after a rate hike by the Turkish central bank and ahead of a policy announcement by the Federal Reserve.
Christian Clausen, CEO of Nordea, says he agrees with the Nordic regulators and believes it is important to hold a lot of capital in the current environment.
Reint Gropp, professor and Dekabank endowed chair of sustainable banking and finance at the House of Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt, says the ECB's asset quality review could reveal "secrets" in the German banking sector.
Pablo Goldberg, global head of emerging markets research at HSBC, says the emerging markets will solve their economic issues and will account for 80 percent of global growth.
CNBC's anchors debate the minimum wage hike for government contractors announced by U.S. President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address.
Chris Tinker, equity strategist and founder at Libra Investment Services, says the earnings season is the right environment to be proactive when investing.
Joe Jimenez, CEO of Novartis, confirms the company's 2014 outlook, saying sales growth will be in the mid-single digits in the "worst case scenario" that there is generic competition to its blood pressure pill Diovan "relatively soon".
David Dalton, Eastern Europe editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit, says protests in Ukraine are likely to continue until President Viktor Yanukovitch resigns.
Manik Narain, head of EMEA FX and fixed income strategy at UBS, discusses the currency trades amid the emerging market meltdown.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and his government on Tuesday.
Pierre Gattaz, president of MEDEF, says French President Francois Hollande understands the realities of French business and understands how to create jobs.
Kevin Corrigan, head of credit at Lombard Odier Investment Managers, says that although default risks are low on corporate debt, high-yield is seeing the lowest yields ever.
Carlo Bozotti, CEO of ST Microelectronics, says the company's improvement during the last few quarters was "very significant".
European equities opened higher on Tuesday, as markets eyed the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.
Sir Mike Rake, president of the CBI, says businesses want to stay in the European Union, but reform is needed to make the bloc more competitive.
Fulvio Conti, CEO of Enel, says the fragmented green targets presented a danger to the energy industry, but the decision on a single target is the right way forward.
Mark Haefele, global head of investment at UBS Wealth Management, says technology companies are likely to grow in 2014 as companies spend more on technology during the economic pick-up.
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.