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European shares opened lower on Wednesday as investors took profit after strong gains in the previous session amid ongoing geopolitical concerns in Gaza and Ukraine.
Antoine Chemali, founder of Digital World Capital, discusses Apple and Microsoft earnings.
Carlo Bozotti, CEO of STMicroelectonics, says the China smartphone market is showing "good traction".
Ton Büchner, CEO of AkzoNobel, says growth in the emerging markets has dropped but China is not a concern.
Mike Mack, CEO of Syngenta, discusses the company's activities in eastern Europe and how the Ukraine crisis has affected the business.
Chris Watling, CEO of Longview Economics, says the bull run in Western stocks still has two years to go.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, says the World Bank's negative view of the country's economy is wrong and says local businesses are competitive.
The U.S. unit of German lender Deutsche Bank suffers from ongoing financial reporting problems which it has been aware of for years but not fixed, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO of ABB, says the company is monitoring the situation "on a daily basis" and is ready to take "appropriate action" if needed.
Wilianto Le, head of research at Maybank Kim Eng Securities, says the Indonesian election has been "transparent" and the result will be positive for stocks.
Christopher Granville, managing director at Trusted Sources, says there has been a "reduction of temperature" in the rhetoric between the U.S. and Russia after American officials said Flight MH17 may have been shot down by "mistake".
There were strong signals Tuesday that the European Union is preparing to step up its economic sanctions against Russia.
Mark Malloch-Brown, EMEA chairman at FTI Consulting, says Putin will have to "pay the price" for his aggression in Ukraine with tougher sanctions from the European Union.
Maurice Lévy, CEO of Publicis, says the company's management was distracted by the merger with Omnicom.
Max King, portfolio manager at Investec Asset Management, and Roger Nightingale, economist at RDN Associates, discuss the problems facing the Chinese economy.
European shares opened higher on Tuesday with investors continuing to monitor the ongoing tensions in both Gaza and Ukraine.
Nick Hayek, CEO of Swatch Group, says the luxury watch company could see a short-term impact from tougher Russia sanctions.
Jacques Gounon, CEO of Eurotunnel, says the U.K. competition ruling that requires the company to stop its Channel ferry service is "incomprehensible".
Simon Segars, CEO of ARM Holdings, says the smartphone market will continue to see innovation, despite concerns that the high-end device space is becoming saturated.
Brady Dougan, CEO of Credit Suisse, says the bank is winding down its commodities business as it continues to "evolve".
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.