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Andrew Brown, CIO at Emerging Capital Partners, discusses investments in Africa and says that a lot of businesses are not impacted by political risk.
Simon Emeny, CEO of Fuller, Smith & Turner, says the group had a 'very strong' year on the back of its strong investment program. However, he highlights, the cost side was a challenge due to volatility in crop prices.
Brian Jacobsen, chief portfolio strategist at Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, says now is a good time to own risk assets and advises investing in European equities and being long euro zone stocks.
Georgios Kavetsos, behavioral economist at the London School of Economics, says that it's very hard to measure the economic impact major sports events have on the hosting country ahead of the start of the World Cup in Brazil.
Peter Frank, global head G10 and Asia foreign exchange strategy, at BBVA, discusses the move in the euro following the ECB rate decision and says that euro/dollar is "not about Draghi now", but about U.S. data.
Colleen Graffy, former U.S. State department official, comments on the West's sanctions on Russia and France¿s sale of a warship to Russia.
Markus Miele, managing director and co-proprietor of Miele, says that the euro allows the company to export a lot more and explains why the main production plant remains in Germany.
Lars Feld, member of the German Council of Economic Experts, discusses the German economy and says any ECB action to boost inflation will be accepted by the Germans, keen to promote the bank¿s independence.
David Lipton, first deputy managing director at the IMF, discusses the outlook for the Chinese economy and says the authorities should focus on fiscal measures to support household income and spending.
Andreas Treichl, CEO of Erste Group Bank, says that people are not borrowing because they lack confidence -- which is not something the ECB can address.
European shares opened mixed with traders eagerly anticipating a rate decision from the European Central Bank on Thursday and any further stimulus measures that President Mario Draghi could announce.
Nick Leslau, chairman of Prestbury Investments, comments on the company's upcoming flotation and on the U.K.'s real estate market.
Jose M. Linares, head of global corporate bank for EMEA at JPMorgan, comments on the capital position of European companies and how ECB action could impact it.
The ECB has waited this long to act because it wanted to achieve a high consensus argues Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, former ECB executive board member and chairman at Snam.
CP Gurnani, CEO of Tech Mahindra, says Narendra Modi, India's prime minister has realized the potential of digital and discusses the group¿s strategy.
Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, discusses U.S. jobs and says that so far job creation has been consistent with 2.5 to 3 percent growth for the U.S. in the second quarter.
Investors should expect the housing market to be in focus at the Bank of England's June meeting, but a rate hike is not on the cards, CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports.
George Nast, global head of products and transaction banking at Standard Chartered, discusses whether the Chinese renminbi can become a reserve currency and says there's been "massive growth" in its use to close transactions.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, says the Fed will likely be less dovish in its coming meeting, which should push global yields higher.
The English soccer team rushes its penalties, which is one of the reasons it loses on penalties says Ben Lyttleton, author of 'Twelve Yards', advising that kicking down the middle has more chance of success.
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.