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Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Philip Jennings, general secretary at UNI Global Union, says there have been "humanitarian consequences" of the austerity measures in the euro zone.
Feike Sijbesma, CEO of DSM, says the end of the Swiss franc's euro peg has created a "hard time" for the company and says he "cannot predict" whether this will result in job losses in Switzerland.
Arkady Dvorkovich, deputy prime minister of the Russian Federation, says some expensive oil projects will be put on hold but the country's companies will not be cutting production in response to the low price.
As world leaders gather in Davos, Arkady Dvorkovich, deputy prime minister of the Russian Federation, says violence between Russia and Ukraine is being escalated by Kiev.
Nils Andersen, CEO of Moller Maersk, says that the low oil price is creating "challenges" for the shipping company's oil division but it should help spur growth in the European economy.
Martin Senn, CEO of Zurich Insurance Group, says quantitative easing by the European Central Bank will help keep interest rates low and this will create a "challenge" for the insurance industry.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Martin Senn, CEO of Zurich Insurance Group, says the Swiss National Bank's move to end the Swiss franc's euro peg was a "surprise" to the world.
Speaking at Davos, John Studzinski, vice-chairman of investor relations and business development group at Blackstone Advisory Partners, discusses President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says banks are "central" to the economy but the country's governments haven't created opportunities for the sector.
John Studzinski, vice-chairman of investor relations and business development group at Blackstone Advisory Partners, says the energy sector could be a good investment as prices have fallen significantly.
Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, says that his country must change and enact structural reforms, adding that it is time to end the politics of austerity.
CNBC's Davos guests are concerned about central bank policy, from the Swiss National Banks move to end the Swiss franc's euro peg to potential quantitative easing from the European Central Bank.
Without a change in the course of globalization and cooperation, some tailwinds could turn into headwinds, UBS Chairman Axel Weber cautions as Davos kicks off.
Philippe Bodereau, MD and global head of financial research at PIMCO, says European Central Bank quantitative easing could boost banking stocks in the region.
Ibrahim Turhan, CEO of Borsa Istanbul, discusses the partnership between his stock exchange and the London Stock Exchange.
European equities opened higher on Tuesday amid speculation that the European Central Bank (ECB) will announce a full-scale bond-buying program when it meets on Thursday.
Alan Miller, CIO of SCMDirect.com, says his company has withdrawn its investment in China A-shares because valuations were looking "frothy."
Fiona Reynolds, managing director at PRI, says companies and investors are realizing that climate change could cost them money and this is why it is one of the biggest themes of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.
Peder Holk Nielsen, CEO of Novozymes, says a low oil price will have an impact on the investment in biofuels, but could boost other parts of the company's business.
The head of Europe's largest software firm SAP said the move into cloud-based software was what investors wanted, despite lowering its profit outlook.
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.