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Peter Oppenheimer, chief global equities strategist at Goldman Sachs, says European growth is bad but "not terrible".
Declan Ganley, Chairman and CEO of Rivada Networks, says Europe needs to rebuild relations with Russia but has played "too weak a hand" in dealing with its invasion of Crimea.
Declan Ganley, Chairman and CEO of Rivada Networks, says domestic tax policies in Ireland are hurting small- and medium-sized businesses.
John Meyer, analyst at SP Angel, says Glencore will come back with another merger bid for Rio Tinto.
Edward Dolman, chairmand and CEO of Phillips Auction House, says the art auction business is a very exciting place to be right now - particularly in London - as appetite in modern art continues to grow.
Paul Simpson, CEO and co-founder of CDP, discusses a report that lists leading companies taking steps to cut their carbon footprint and how they are reducing their impact on the environment.
Joep van Beurden, CEO of CSR, says a deal with Qualcomm makes for "an ideal combination" as the two groups' activities are "very complementary" and discusses the bid price.
Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, says Rio Tinto needs to deliver on production growth and on share buyback and highlights it is "highly cash generative".
Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, comments on German/Russian relations and says that vacancies left by European companies in Russia will be filled by others if current sanction trends continue.
Europe shares opened flat on Wednesday following gloomy economic data from China, Germany and the euro zone.
Rob McCreery, founding partner at Libra Investment Services, says the Shire stock has been reasonably priced recently and discusses valuations in the health care sector.
David Ku, CFO at MediaTek, says that it has "great opportunities" to grow and comments on the Qualcomm¿s bid to acquire British chipmaker CSR.
Cole Smead, portfolio manager at Smead Capital Management, says that AbbVie's acquisition of Shire would be "very accretive" to shareholders and that the tax inversion part is not that important.
Russia is a European and Asian country and therefore trades with both regions says Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev. He also says that a higher number of reserve currencies would increase financial stability.
Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects, discusses the fall in oil prices and what it means for consumers and airlines.
Serious politicians should choose their words carefully says Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, in response to the Australian Prime Minister announcing he would "shirtfront" Putin.
AbbVie has announced that it is reconsidering its acquisition of the U.K.'s Shire following the U.S. crackdown on tax inversion deals, CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports.
Christian Morales, vice president and general manager for Europe, Middle East, Africa at Intel, says the group is seeing growth in its PC business in mature markets, particularly in Europe.
Ukraine must "decide for itself" says Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, adding that the country is not ready for an advanced economic partnership with the European Union.
Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC, says growth in Asia is slowing but is unlikely to collapse. He explains that he is bullish on India and Japan.
Geoff Cutmore is co-anchor for CNBC’s flagship programme 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.
Stephen Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program Squawk Box Europe and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.