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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.
Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa, says that only a devaluation of the euro will increase Europe's real economy and explains why he hopes the ECB will start a quantitative easing program.
Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian presidential candidate, comments on relations with Russia and says Ukraine needs to be fully integrated in the EU and NATO.
Dmitry Kostygin, chaiman of Ulmart, describes the group's operations as the "next generation" of internet retailing and says Amazon will probably switch to Ulmart's model in the next couple years.
Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Alcoa, says the group's facilities in Russia are operating normally and explains that he's not at SPIEF because the political dimension of the crisis "trumps other interests."
Andrew Goodwin, vice president and general manager of metals at Platts, explains why major banks are selling their physical commodity assets and discusses iron ore and silver.
Nicla Di Palma, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, discusses Burberry and whether new CEO, Christopher Bailey was the right person to succeed Angela Ahrendts.
Crimea is still a part of Ukraine, says Mykhailo Dobkin, Ukrainian presidential candidate, adding that the issue will take some time to be resolved and will require a balanced approach.
European shares opened lower Wednesday continuing a period of uncertainty as investors focus on central bank policy and weak U.S. earnings.
Mike Amey, portfolio manager at PIMCO, and Ewen Cameon Watt, chief investment strategist at BlackRock Investment Institute, discuss asset allocations and volatility in the market.
Nils Anderson, CEO of Moller Maersk, says global trade is slightly better than expected, but adds that it's not the easiest business environment in which to increase turnover.
Michael Kelly, global head of asset allocation at Pine Bridge Investments, comments on the negotiations over a China-Russia gas deal, and says China seems to be growing more cautious about price.
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.