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Ding Xuedong, chairman of the China Investment Corporation, says the investment picture in emerging market is "mixed" and "divergent".
Anatoli Annekov, senior European economist at Société Générale, says mainstream parties will still dominate the European elections, but fringe parties will gain ground.
Ukraine election frontrunner, Petro Poroshenko, says Russia has become "absolutely unpredictable" in recent years.
Ding Xuedong, chairman of the China Investment Corporation, says he would consider further investment in European assets if the European Central Bank implemented further stimulus measures.
Western CEOs not attending SPIEF 2014 are making a mistake, says Jean-Francois Decaux, co-CEO of JCDecaux, as Russia is a large market and being prepared for crisis is part of investing there.
Alexey Mordashov, CEO of Severstal, discusses the structural issues in the metal sector and says the group has no plan to pull out of the U.S..
Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of RDIF, discusses the Sino-Russian deals signed recently and how Russia is increasingly looking east for investments and says many investments can be made around the Gazprom deal.
The sanctions against Russia have had minimal impact short-term but they could be "detrimental" long-term as trust deteriorates, Alexey Mordashov, CEO of Severstal, tells CNBC.
Marc Faber, publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom report argues that a fall in the U.S. equity market could happen soon and says investors should brace for a "general asset deflation."
There is "nothing attractive" about Treasurys at the moment says Marc Faber, publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom report, but investors should still hold them to offset risks.
European shares opened higher on Thursday amid investor relief after the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting showed no significant change in policy.
Bob Parker, senior advisor for investment, strategy and research at Credit Suisse, says that the Russian market recovery from its crisis-induced low indicates investors believe a de-escalation is underway.
Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, partner at The Abraaj Group, says opportunities in Russia include natural resources and infrastructure but mainly mid-market businesses as the middle class continues to grow.
There are clear signs of a recovery in Italian non-performing loans says Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa, as Italians return to consumption due to the reduction of the spreads.
Liam Halligan, economics commentator at The Telegraph, says the West shouldn¿t have been so hasty to support the ouster of the democratically elected Ukrainian president.
Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian presidential candidate, urges the West to continue with sanctions on Russia and discusses how the Orange Revolution was lost due to the election of Viktor Yanukovych in 2010.
Alan Clarke, CEO of SABMiller, says the group managed to absorb currency headwinds to grow its margins further and highlights that emerging markets continue to provide strong growth.
Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Alcoa, says the group has made good progress on its cost curve to be more independent of where metal prices are and discusses risks.
CNBC caught up with leading figures in the metal industry at the Platts Global Metal Awards to discuss the sector, exchange rates and key risks.
Bernard Sucher, board member at Aton, says Russia has a lot to be proud of but that its current path to carve its way out of further global integration is bad for business.
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.