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Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, says the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing program is to blame for a slowdown in the emerging markets as it has delayed the need for structural reforms.
Severin Schwan, CEO of Roche, says the company would consider a large acquisition if the "price is right" despite concerns over high valuations.
Richard Segal, eastern Europe and Africa credit strategist at Jefferies International, says the African economic growth story remains strong making debt in the region attractive.
Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says the troubled security situation in Nigeria does not affect monetary policy decisions.
Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at Open Europe, discusses whether the European Union will agree on tougher sanctions on Russia at a meeting on Thursday.
The U.K. is facing accusations of hypocrisy for attacking France for supplying Russia with a warship while sending its own military supplies.
Alexey Kulichenko, CFO of Severstal, says sanctions on Russia have not affected the company and are not "driving decisions".
Alexander Branis, chief investment advisor at Prosperity Capital, says he is not "nervous" about the effects of sanctions on the Russian stock market.
James Gautrey, global sector specialist at Schroders, says he feels "nervous" about several technology stocks despite many recovering after the sell-off earlier this year.
European shares opened lower on Wednesday as investors took profit after strong gains in the previous session amid ongoing geopolitical concerns in Gaza and Ukraine.
Antoine Chemali, founder of Digital World Capital, discusses Apple and Microsoft earnings.
Carlo Bozotti, CEO of STMicroelectonics, says the China smartphone market is showing "good traction".
Ton Büchner, CEO of AkzoNobel, says growth in the emerging markets has dropped but China is not a concern.
Mike Mack, CEO of Syngenta, discusses the company's activities in eastern Europe and how the Ukraine crisis has affected the business.
Chris Watling, CEO of Longview Economics, says the bull run in Western stocks still has two years to go.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, says the World Bank's negative view of the country's economy is wrong and says local businesses are competitive.
The U.S. unit of German lender Deutsche Bank suffers from ongoing financial reporting problems which it has been aware of for years but not fixed, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO of ABB, says the company is monitoring the situation "on a daily basis" and is ready to take "appropriate action" if needed.
Wilianto Le, head of research at Maybank Kim Eng Securities, says the Indonesian election has been "transparent" and the result will be positive for stocks.
Christopher Granville, managing director at Trusted Sources, says there has been a "reduction of temperature" in the rhetoric between the U.S. and Russia after American officials said Flight MH17 may have been shot down by "mistake".
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.