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Maurice Levy, CEO of Publicis, says better GDP forecasts and the winter Olympics will help the advertising market in 2014, but the FIFA World Cup will be the real driver.
Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, says the EU is still setting up institutions to deal with the crisis and support growth.
Philippe d'Arvisenet, head of economic research and group chief economist at BNP Paribas, says Europe's growth prospects are weak and there are major macroeconomic imbalances across the region.
European equities opened higher on Tuesday on the first trading day of 2014.
Mike Ingram, market strategist at BGC Brokers, says European stocks will not see a massive rally in 2014 as economic growth will not materialize and earnings are not looking promising.
Simon Waxley, senior portfolio manager at Whitebox Advisors, says he is looking for bottom up stocks with a "skewed" risk-reward profile.
Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, says that a promising growth prospect for the domestic U.S. economy will make it a profitable place to invest in 2014.
Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, says countries will not let Japan become ultra-competitive at the expense of their own economies meaning that the yen will have trouble weakening further.
Chris Torrens, director of global risk analysis at Control Risks, highlights some of the risks for investors in 2014 which include frontier markets and the reduced role of the U.S. in global peacekeeping.
Samir Brikho, CEO of AMEC, says the company is reducing its level of dependency on oil and gas through renewable energy projects, especially in the U.S.
European markets opened higher on Tuesday, completing their most successful year of this decade.
Nick Hungerford, chief executive and founder of investment management company Nutmeg, expects gold to continue its downward trend in 2014.
Roger Nightingale, economist at RDN Associates, argues that when economies are doing badly, increased central bank liquidity drives equity prices.
Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, expects geopolitical risk to be minimal in 2014.
Michala Marcussen, global head of economics at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking, discusses the 75 percent tax rate on high earners in France, after President Francois Hollande’s controversial reform got the green light.
Paul Sweeting, European head of strategy at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, says pension funds are moving away from investing in equities alone, and putting money into less liquid assets like infrastructure.
European shares were mixed in morning trade on Monday, with trading still subdued before the New Year's holiday.
Alessandro Profumo, chairman of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, says a delay to vital fundraising has created "uncertainty".
Michala Marcussen, global head of economics at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking, discusses the 75 percent tax rate on high earners in France, after President Francois Hollande¿s controversial reform got the green light.
Peter Oppenheimer, head of economics at Goldman Sachs, says that the "long-term positive story" for equities should continue in 2014 but that the drivers will change.
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.