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Pierre Gattaz, president of MEDEF, says French President Francois Hollande understands the realities of French business and understands how to create jobs.
Kevin Corrigan, head of credit at Lombard Odier Investment Managers, says that although default risks are low on corporate debt, high-yield is seeing the lowest yields ever.
Carlo Bozotti, CEO of ST Microelectronics, says the company's improvement during the last few quarters was "very significant".
European equities opened higher on Tuesday, as markets eyed the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.
Fulvio Conti, CEO of Enel, says the fragmented green targets presented a danger to the energy industry, but the decision on a single target is the right way forward.
Sir Mike Rake, president of the CBI, says businesses want to stay in the European Union, but reform is needed to make the bloc more competitive.
Mark Haefele, global head of investment at UBS Wealth Management, says technology companies are likely to grow in 2014 as companies spend more on technology during the economic pick-up.
Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO of Software AG, says the company won significant market share in 2013 as it strengthened its sales force worldwide.
Nick Carn, founder of Carn Macro Advisors, says as the Chinese economy attempts to change its structure, there is a "layering of risks" when it comes to investing in the country.
Michael Wolf, CEO of Swedbank, says the capital requirements demanded by Swedish regulators are putting pressure on the company's return on equity. But Wolf is "adamant" that he will make Swedbank more cost-efficient.
Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, says the potential for war in Ukraine is "real". He also discusses other geopolitical risks facing the globe in 2014.
Emma Marcegaglia, president of BusinessEurope, says the European Union needs to make key reforms to help the bloc to become more competitive.
Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens, says emerging markets are still growing strong, though China's economic pick-up is taking longer than expected.
Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, says the emerging markets were "tarred with the same brush" but there are many countries doing very well.
Ivan Gazidis, CEO of Arsenal Football Club, says Thierry Henry has an "incredible emotional attachment" to the club and hints that the former Arsenal striker could be a contender to become manager when Arsène Wenger retires.
Björn Gulden, CEO of Puma, says Arsenal is a perfect fit for the company after the soccer club announced a new multi-million pound sponsorship deal with Puma.
Peter Sullivan, head of European equity strategy at HSBC, says earnings growth could see a 10 to 15 percent upswing as the global economy improves.
Peter Garnry, equity strategist at Saxo Bank, says Apple is a good stock to own as the company's underlying growth is likely to accelerate.
Conrad Saldanha, manager of the Emerging Markets Equities Fund at Neuberger Berman, says there are pockets of opportunities in the different emerging markets and they shouldn't be put in the same basket.
European equities opened lower on Monday as Asia extended the global market sell-off that weighed on the U.S. and emerging markets on Friday.
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.