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Marc Holtzman, chairman of Meridian Capital, says the reforms taking place in Myanmar are "real" and it is an attractive place for investors.
HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former Saudi intelligence chief and former ambassador to the U.S., says Iran has shown "disrespect" in the past by ignoring UN rules, but President Hassan Rouhani's efforts to thaw relations with the West are "brave".
Samer Khoury, president of Consolidated Contractors Company, says stability is needed between Iran and the West in order to attract investors to the Middle East.
Speaking at Davos, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said Japan must become a place where women "shine".
Joaquin Almunia, vice-president of the European Commission and Competition Commissioner, says the European Commission has settled with some banks regarding currency manipulation, but an investigation is still on-going.
Guests at Davos tell CNBC what they fear is the biggest risks to the world in 2014.
Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and political science at the University of California, Berkeley, says he is "confident" about the prospect for U.S. growth in 2014.
Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), says Russian companies need to improve their efficiency and require more investment.
Robert Shiller, professor of economics at Yale and 2013 Economics Nobel Prize Laureate, says there is a potential for another stock market crash similar to the 1930s.
European equities opened higher on Wednesday following a global growth upgrade from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday.
Nils Andersen, CEO of Moller Maersk, says says shipping will see a big pick up in 2016.
Mario Greco, CEO of Assicurazioni Generali, says "positive animal spirits" are returning to the boardroom as companies become more confident.
Tim Adams, president and CEO of Institute of International Finance, says there have been "monumental" changes in the banking sector and European banks are still behind the U.S.
TK Kurien, CEO of Wipro, says the company has been "over-reliant" on developed markets, but has seen opportunities in the emerging markets.
Chris Viehbacher, CEO of Sanofi, says 2013 was a big year for biotech IPOs as companies were coming to market to access cash for the first time after many years.
Angel Gurría, secretary general of the OECD, says slow growth, high unemployment and growing inequality still plague the post-crisis world.
Philip Jennings, general secretary of UNI Global Union, says companies are sitting on a "magic mountain" of cash but not hiring, driving inequality in the labor market.
Kasper Rorsted, CEO of Henkel, says the company is bullish on Russia as it presents "long-term business opportunities".
Peter Sands, CEO of Standard Chartered, says concerns over the so-called "fragile five" emerging markets are "overblown".
Former Brazilian international footballer Ronaldo, says Brazil will be ready to host the "best World Cup ever" this year.
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.