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Ilan Solot, senior currency strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman, discusses Dilma Rousseff's strength in the polls ahead of this weekend's elections.
Pierre Moscovici, incoming European Commissioner for economic and financial affairs, says that he "will stick to common rules" and will not be an "ambassador of a country or of a party".
Kully Samra, managing director at Charles Schwab, discusses the U.S economy ahead of jobs data - which he expects to be "pretty decent" - and says the economy is "standing on its own two feet".
Russian President Putin pledged Russia would continue to develop as an open market - but stop using the US dollar for trade.
Oliver Samwer, CEO of Rocket Internet, says he is positive on the long-term prospects for the company's shares after they fell sharply on market debut.
Juergen Stackmann, CEO of SEAT, say he is "positive" the European car market will stabilize and grow.
Hans-Ole Jochumsen, president of trading and market services at NASDAQ OMX Group, says "you can't win them all" in response to Alibaba listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
Anna Stupnytska, global economist at Fidelity Worldwide Investments, says ECB President Mario Draghi needs to show "bias" towards further policy action.
European shares were lower in morning trade on Thursday, amid a wider global selloff, as investors focus on an upcoming rate decision by the European Central Bank (ECB).
Alan Miller, founding partner at SCM Private, says he is buying Russian equities again after a long break, but explains that it is a short-term play.
Russia will definitely not impose controls to stop the flow of money out of the country, its Minister of Economic Development told CNBC on Thursday.
Dmitry Kostygin, chairman of the board at Russian online retailer Ulmart, says the company will not go public before mid-2015 at the earliest.
Russian economy minister Alexey Ulyukaev says it is "impossible" that the government will implement capital controls.
Dmitry Kostygin, chairman of the board at Russian online retailer Ulmart, says the company is "way faster" and more reliable than Amazon.
Paul Donovan, global economist and managing director at UBS, says the fact the Russian government is having to deny they are considering capital controls show they are a "credible threat".
Max Pogliani, CEO of Vertu, discusses the company's Aster smartphone which costs $6,800.
Peter Long, CEO of TUI Travel, says the Russia market has been "challenging", with the weak ruble making holidays more expensive.
Hakan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo, says the future of Volvo is becoming a premium brand, after it unveiled its high-end XC90 SUV at the Paris Motor Show.
Karl-Thomas Neumann, CEO of Opel, says the worst of the issues around the recall of millions of vehicles by GM over safety problems is behind the company.
Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi, says the company has seen a hit from the Russian market, which is "going backwards".
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.