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Aidan O'Hogan, chairman at Property Industry Ireland, explains that the Irish property market has now emerged from difficult times and that the outlook for 2014 is "extremely favorable."
Brad Gordon, CEO of African Barrick Gold, says 2013 was a "watershed year" for the group and that it now has a "lot more discipline" for capital expenditures.
Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer, Heineken CEO, says the group will continue to grow in emerging markets albeit at a slower pace and discusses the currency impact.
Gary McGann, CEO at Smurfit Kappa Group says that the group has repositioned in terms of asset quality and achieved the "balance sheet structure" it needs going forward.
The Bank of England could update its forward guidance on Wednesday as the U.K. unemployment level, to which the guidance is pegged, fell a lot faster than expected, reports CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi.
Mike Amey, portfolio manager at Pimco, discusses commodities and says that an upside to the oil price is "not obvious."
Tomasz Czechowicz, managing director at MCI Management, discusses investment opportunities in CEE countries and advises investing in the "digital disruption space" as well as Turkey and Russia.
The global economy will improve but 2014 will be a "transition year" says Severin Cabannes, deputy CEO at Société Générale, saying the bank has a positive but "prudent" outlook for the year.
Kiran Kowshik, currency strategist at BNP Paribas, expects the U.S. dollar to trade higher on the back of Yellen's comments and says the aussie and kiwi should climb higher.
Danny McCoy, CEO of IBEC, tells CNBC that he is "very bullish" on Ireland as the country recorded another record year for export in 2013 and comments on corporate and income tax.
Patrick Flynn, CFO at ING, says the group made "significant progress" on its transformation program, adding the group's priority is to repay the Dutch state before paying dividends again.
Severin Cabannes, deputy CEO at Société Générale, says the ECB stress tests are a "key process" to restore credibility and stop the "fragmentation" of the region's banking sector.
Daniel Abrahams, co-founder and managing director at CurrencyTransfer, explains that it aims to create a marketplace for international payments by comparing brokers' foreign exchange rates.
Scots need "independent facts" about what independence would mean for the country, argues Tom Hunter, Scotland's first homegrown billionaire, saying this debate is "too important" to be left to politicians alone.
Westerners should be encouraged to go and study in China to bridge the "knowledge deficit" on the country, explains Tom Hunter, board member at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.
L'Oreal stock rose on Tuesday morning as it announced that it would buy 8 percent of Nestle's stake in the cosmetic group and sell its stake in Galderma, reports CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi.
CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi looks at Barclays' earnings and comments from CEO Anthony Jenkins that he was "totally bullish" on the group's prospects due to the management's "bold moves."
European stocks followed their Asian counterparts higher on Tuesday morning as investors awaited a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
Chris Godding, head of global equities at Signia, discusses metal commodities and says the overcapacity is coming to an end as demand continues to be stable.
Harold Goddijn, CEO of TomTom, says the group made progress with its technology in 2013 and that 2014 will be an "exciting year" as it diversifies in new markets, including sports.
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.