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Stephen Mould, head of wine at Sotheby's Europe, discusses Sotheby's two-day fine and rare auction expected to fetch about $2.50 million and advises how to invest in wine.
Gareth McCartney, EMEA head of equity syndicate at UBS, says that volumes in EMEA equity capital markets are at levels comparable to 2007.
Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, discusses the metals sector following Rio Tinto's quarterly iron ore report.
Anthony Cragg, managing director and senior portfolio manager at Wells Fargo Advantage Asia Pacific Fund, argues that investors have an "entrenched anti-China" bias.
European shares opened higher on Wednesday as investors react to fresh growth data from China and remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at her two-day testimony on Capitol Hill.
Mats Granryd, CEO of Tele2, comments on the group's latest results and says it is becoming increasingly dependent on data revenues which is "unchartered territory".
Lan Shen, China economist at Standard Chartered, and Eddie Tam, CEO of Central Asset Investments, discuss the outlook for the Chinese economy and the possibility of a rate hike this year.
Airbus Group CEO, Tom Enders, comments on Qatar Airways' criticism of the company, over delays and poor quality.
Rajeev De Mello, head of Asian fixed income at Schroders, says there is a lot of value to be found Indonesian government bonds, and advises taking a medium-term view to deal with volatility.
Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, describes Janet Yellen's comments on valuations in the tech sector as "very unusual", and says the market probably doesn't want such comments.
Stuart Brown, CEO of Firestone Diamonds, comments on the rough diamond market and says that people "underestimate how big that market is".
Tom Enders, Airbus Group CEO, says it "would be nice if the ECB would help" lower the euro, and that the main focus for the group is to drive down its costs.
Otto Dichtl, managing director at Stifel Nicolaus, comments on Portugal Telecom, as reports indicate that one of the holding companies of the Espirito Santo family, Rioforte, could fail to repay its debt.
Adrian Landgrebe, CEO and founder of Sagil Capital, says that the outlook for Brazilian risk assets depends on the outcome of this year's election.
Edmund Salvesen, analyst at Brewin Dolphin, discusses Goldman Sachs ahead of the bank's quarterly results and comments on the banking sector.
Kerry Craig, market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, says now is a good time to own riskier assets as investors do not pay too much for quality.
European shares opened lower on Tuesday, pulling back slightly from Monday's gains, as investors remain cautious before earnings season and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony before Congress.
Mark Spanbroek, vice-chairman at European Principal Traders Association, outlines the differences between dark pools and high-frequency trading.
Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, discusses the outlook for the oil market after key Libyan terminals reopened.
Virginie Maisonneuve, deputy CIO at PIMCO, comments on the Japanese market and says it's "all about stock-picking" as the environment remains "quite weak".
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.