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After Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg calls U.S. president Barack Obama to complain about NSA spying, CNBC asks who you would have on speed dial.
Frédéric Oudéa, CEO of SocGen, says the company is "committed" to the Russian market despite the tensions between Russia and the European Union over Ukraine, and the threat of sanctions.
Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, and Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, discuss whether weaker U.S. data could stop the Federal Reserve from tapering.
Kaushik Rudra, global head of credit research at Standard Chartered, says the Chinese government is "serious" about reform, but this could cause some SMEs to be put under pressure.
Peter Kinsella, senior foreign exchange strategist at Commerzbank, says investors are not being complacent about the euro zone's recovery.
Cristian Maggio, emerging market strategist at TD Securities, says it is not the right time to invest in Turkey as political uncertainty in the country and around Ukraine makes it risky.
Mario Greco, CEO of Assicurazioni Generali, says he is pleased with the company's major restructuring in Italy.
Europe looks set to continue a volatile week on Thursday, with shares opening higher after switching between gains and losses in previous sessions as concerns over China and Ukraine weigh on sentiment.
The U.K.'s supermarket battleground is heating up as the biggest companies are looking to invest and grab customers.
Rahul Sharma, founder and managing director at Neev Capital, says Morrisons is losing out to discount grocers and is late to come to the online market.
NBC's foreign correspondent Jim Maceda, reports on U.S. President Barack Obama's meeting with Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and the European Union's sanction plan for Russia.
Nic Brown, head of commodities research at Natixis, says the "fundamentals" in zinc and lead make them a more attractive investment than copper, despite the metal's drop in price.
Bob Kunze-Concewitz, CEO of Gruppo Campari, says the company bought a great brand when it acquired Canada's Forty Creek Distillery.
Hans Stoter, chief investment officer at ING Investment Management, says tapering is on track and the U.S. Federal Reserve is withdrawing stimulus slowly to prevent the economy facing "withdrawal symptoms".
Joerg Kraemer, chief economist at Commerzbank, says the Bundesbank is unlikely to favor looser monetary policy from the European Central Bank.
Jacques Gounon, CEO of Groupe Eurotunnel, says bad weather in the first half of 2014 has helped the company as British travelers see the channel crossing as a "safe" way in to western Europe.
Luis Costa, emerging market strategist at Citi, says the Chinese economy is facing a tension between the promise of 7.5 percent growth and a rebalancing of the growth model.
Mario Greco, CEO of Assicurazioni Generali, says the hike in the dividend for shareholders is a "message of confidence".
David Hauner, head of EEMEA fixed income and economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says Russian president Vladimir Putin's move into the Crimea is "defensive" and he is interested in maintaining influence in Ukraine.
Concerns over Ukraine accentuated a flight to safe havens on Wednesday, with global stock markets hitting the brakes.
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.