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Tidjane Thiam, CEO of Prudential, says he remains positive on emerging markets and does not see a slowdown in those countries.
Sir Christopher Pissarides, professor of economics and 2010 Economics Nobel Prize laureate, says central banks need to be more "vague" on their forward guidance.
Guido Mantega, Brazilian finance minister, says a lack of lending from banks is slowing consumption in the Brazilian economy.
Arif Naqvi, CEO of Abraaj Group, says Nigeria and Ghana will continue to grow and are good countries to invest in.
Yoshiaki Fujimori, CEO of LIXIL Group and vice chairman of Japan Association of Corporate Executives, says Abenomics is helping the company and the Japanese economy.
Michael Froman, U.S. trade representative, says the European Union and the U.S. will "take time" to get the EU-U.S. trade deal right, even if it takes longer than first predicted.
Gordon Brown, former British Prime Minister, says China needs to address its shadow banking system.
Feike Sijbesma, Chairman and CEO of DSM, says the European economy is still plagued by several problems, despite the green shoots of a recovery.
Francisco González, CEO of BBVA, says betting against the euro is a big mistake as the single currency is "here to stay".
John Rice, vice chairman of GE and CEO of GE Global Growth and Operations, says manufacturing will continue to be important to the global economy.
Guy Ryder, director general of the ILO, says jobs are high on the agenda at Davos, and people are "really worried" about youth unemployment.
European equities opened lower on Thursday after manufacturing data from China fell to a six-month low.
Enda Kenny, Irish Prime Minister, says the European single market must realize its potential.
Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault Nissan, says the company will throw a lot of investment at self-driving cars as the automobile technology race heats up.
Dr. Ahmed Heikal, chairman and founder of Citadel Capital, says the country needs younger and more progressive politicians to get back on track.
Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault Nissan, says it is "premature" to get excited about the Iranian market as sanctions are still in force, but Iran could present a large market for the future.
Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL, says the company has its own drones, after Amazon revealed it was testing drones to deliver packages last year.
Ken Hersh, CEO of NGP Energy Capital Management, says renewable energy will be a part of the future, but is currently too expensive compared with other sources of energy.
Jon Fredrik Baksaas, CEO of Telenor and GSMA Chair, says the European telecom sector will struggle to grow in 2014, but there is big potential across the industry.
Martin Senn, CEO of Zurich, says political risks are high this year despite a more "upbeat" mood at Davos.
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.