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CEOs on Parade: Marriott, CME and GlaxoSmithKline

CNBC.com
Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 3:32 PM ET

With earnings season underway, CEOs are out talking about their companies. Here's what three of them told CNBC on Wednesday.

Marriot on the Move
The hotel chain is taking advantage of Asia's growth, with J.W. Marriott Jr., Marriott International CEO, and CNBC's Mark Haines

J. Willard Mariott, Jr., Marriott International Chairman and CEO

“Vietnam is hot, and we're getting back in there with some more rooms. We're really excited about the opportunity to grow in Asia."

Volatility Good to CME
The Chigago Merc is one of the beneficiaries of market volatility, with Craig Donohue, CME Group CEO and CNBC's Erin Burnett

Craig Donahue, CME Group CEO

"One of the things we're very focused on is convergence between exchange markets and the over-the-counter market, and we have some very interesting growth initiatives in that area."

GlaxoSmithKline Earnings
Inside the numbers, with JP Garnier, GlaxoSmithKline CEO & CNBC's Mike Huckman

JP Garnier, CEO GlaxoSmithKline

“We have a remarkable pipeline. We need acquisition less than some of our peers, but for the right asset at the right price, [we'll buy]."

Juniper CEO on Earnings
Juniper Networks is out with earnings of 22 cents per share, just above analyst estimates, but Wall St. is still disappointed. Scott Kriens, CEO of Juniper Networks, discusses the numbers with CNBC's Erin Burnett.

Scott Kriens, Juniper Networks Chairman & CEO

"I think the market's got more strength to offer, and I think that there's more happening in investment than some of the headlines around the credit crunch or the dollar might indicate. I think there's a lot of underlying sustained strength in the global economy, albeit pockets of softness, people perhaps overextended in the credit side of it, but there's a real market out there, and to us it looks like it's headed more north than south."