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Bob Kunze-Concewitz, CEO of Gruppo Campari, says the company bought a great brand when it acquired Canada's Forty Creek Distillery.
Hans Stoter, chief investment officer at ING Investment Management, says tapering is on track and the U.S. Federal Reserve is withdrawing stimulus slowly to prevent the economy facing "withdrawal symptoms".
Joerg Kraemer, chief economist at Commerzbank, says the Bundesbank is unlikely to favor looser monetary policy from the European Central Bank.
Jacques Gounon, CEO of Groupe Eurotunnel, says bad weather in the first half of 2014 has helped the company as British travelers see the channel crossing as a "safe" way in to western Europe.
Luis Costa, emerging market strategist at Citi, says the Chinese economy is facing a tension between the promise of 7.5 percent growth and a rebalancing of the growth model.
Mario Greco, CEO of Assicurazioni Generali, says the hike in the dividend for shareholders is a "message of confidence".
David Hauner, head of EEMEA fixed income and economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says Russian president Vladimir Putin's move into the Crimea is "defensive" and he is interested in maintaining influence in Ukraine.
Concerns over Ukraine accentuated a flight to safe havens on Wednesday, with global stock markets hitting the brakes.
John Mann, Labour MP for Bassetlaw, says the Bank of England's structure needs to change after the governor of the central bank was grilled by British members of parliament on allegations of currency manipulation.
Chuka Umunna, Labour's shadow business secretary, discusses the Labour party's stance on membership of the European Union, the importance of London as a global financial hub, and youth unemployment in the U.K.
Tidjane Thiam, CEO of Prudential, discusses the company's decision to extend its partnership with Standard Chartered.
Tidjane Thiam, CEO of Prudential, says the Asian market is growing at a fast rate but the business is well positioned to take advantage.
European stocks opened lower on Wednesday amid lingering worries over China's economy and concerns over tensions in Ukraine.
Discount retailer Poundland and pet shop Pets at Home have priced their initial public offerings. CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi explains the details.
Simon Maughan, head of product specialist group at OTAS Technologies, says the European Central Bank's asset quality review has "more credibility" than anything before.
NBC's foreign correspondent Jim Maceda, discusses the deadlock in the Ukraine crisis ahead of a referendum on Crimea's status on Sunday.
Siobhan Talbot, group managing director at Glanbia, a dairy producer, talks through the company's earnings and says the sports nutrition business is its fastest growing area.
Lyn Graham Taylor, rates strategist at Rabobank, says a Chinese economic slowdown could turn a "fundamental" emerging market crisis into a "systemic" crisis.
Kevin Logan, chief U.S. economist at HSBC, says housing has driven the U.S. economic recovery but the market has "peaked".
Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL, says 2014 will not be "much stronger" than last year for the company.
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.