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European shares opened lower on Wednesday as traders remained cautious before the European Central Bank's policy announcement later this week.
Johan Jooste, head of the London investment office at Julius Baer, discusses the U.K.'s consumer environment and says that the recovery should bring a pick-up in employment and wages.
Tesco's CEO says the group saw its "worst trading" ever in the first quarter and that no improvement is expected for the next few quarters, CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports.
Frank Holmes, CEO and CIO at U.S. Global Investors, says that the PMI numbers from around the world show that the second half of the year will be "much better" than the first half.
Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, discusses the oil and gas market and says infrastructure is the best way to invest in oil.
Foreign exchange volumes will only break out if the ECB delivers a "massive surprise" says Geoffrey Yu, foreign exchange strategist at UBS, also discussing what could drive the euro through its floor.
David Cordani, president and CEO of Cigna, discusses health care trends and how the Affordable Care Act has impacted the group.
Tesco's U.K. sales are expected to continue to slide says CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi ahead of the release of a trading update.
There are "overwhelming market expectations" for the ECB to ease on Thursday, a CNBC poll reveals as respondents expect Mario Draghi to announce at least one of three substantial actions, CNBC's Steve Liesman reports.
The ECB is widely expected to cut its deposit rate on Thursday, which would bring it in negative territory, forcing banks to pay interest to park money there. CNBC's Catherine Boyle explains.
Geoffrey Yu, foreign exchange strategist at UBS, discusses ECB monetary policy and says the bank is trying to show governments that it has reached the limits of what it can do.
Mel Goldberg, solicitor at Mel Goldberg Law, discusses the Qatar 2022 World Cup and the FIFA investigation into corruption allegations.
European shares opened lower on Tuesday as traders remained cautious ahead of this week's European Central Bank policy meeting.
Mark Phelps, head of concentrated global growth at AllianceBernstein, says that while it's been a challenging first quarter, there are reasonable opportunities for return this year.
The new Vertu smartphone has a 7,900 euro price tag reveals Max Pogliani, CEO of Vertu, refuting claims that it's style over substance as the phone is equipped with "state of the art technology".
Daniel Murray, chief economist at EFG Asset Management, says that companies' corporate expenditure is growing as confidence improves due to the global "coordinated and synchronized growth".
Antonio Timoner-Salva, senior economist at IHS, says anti-monarchy protests in Spain stem from economic discontent and says that the monarchy actually plays a role in the economy.
Marco Ruijer, head of emerging market debt hard currency at ING Investment Management International, discusses Treasurys and frontier market bonds.
India's central bank on Tuesday left its key interest rate steady at 8 percent, as expected.
Access to clean water and sanitation is still very sparse says Benedito Braga, president of World Water Council, adding that while cost is restrictive, political will also needs to improve.
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.