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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 the company will throw a lot of investment at self-driving cars as the automobile technology race heats up.
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.
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.
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.