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David Cameron said a re-elected Conservative government would raise the threshold for the country's 40 percent rate of income tax
Russia’s first post-sanctions budget suggested the Kremlin is more hopeful than most about the country’s economy.
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on the measures announced in France's budget including comments that the country will miss its deficit reduction target.
Vladislav Soloviev, first deputy CEO of Rusal, says the company has not seen an impact from EU sanctions on Russia.
Vladislav Soloviev, first deputy CEO of Rusal, says if capital controls are introduced they won't have a serious impact on the company.
Rahul Sharma, founder of Neev Capital, says Sainsbury's is likely to lower its profit target and it would be "prudent" for the company to cut its dividend.
European shares opened lower on Wednesday, with investors taking cues from weak U.S. markets in the previous session and looking ahead to Thursday's European Central Bank (ECB) meeting.
Benjamin Gutteridge, head of fund research at Brewin Dolphin, says developed market equities are the most attractive investment.
Bill Blain, strategist from Mint Partners, says only a weaker euro will be able to help the euro zone economy improve.
Bill Blain, strategist from Mint Partners, says France has "made no effort" to bring its deficit to the 3 percent target demanded by the EU.
John Rogers, CFO at J Sainsbury, says there is a "huge structural change" in the supermarket sector.
Burkhard Varnholt, CIO at Julius Baer, says pushing entrepreneurship will help distribute wealth in Europe.
John Rogers, CFO at J Sainsbury, says the supermarket's dividend policy is "under review" but there is no decision on whether to cut it.
John Rogers, CFO at J Sainsbury, says the the accounting issues that dogged Tesco are not industry-wide and he is confident in his company's own accounting practices.
Maxime Picat, CEO of Peugeot Brand, says the company needs to "accelerate" growth outside of Europe as the continent's market slows.
Maxime Picat, CEO of Peugeot Brand, says the company needs to be "less French" in its international strategy but is proud to be a French brand.
Andrey Kostin, chairman and CEO of VTB, says EU sanctions on Russia are "biting" but are "not deadly", adding they are the "wrong" response to the situation.
Andrey Kostin, chairman and CEO of VTB, says capital controls in Russia are not needed at this stage but said he would not rule them out.
Alexei Yakovitsky, CEO of VTB Capital, says the company is putting more focus on the Asian market but is "not closing the door" on Europe and the U.S.
Alexei Yakovitsky, CEO of VTB Capital, says Russia won't have a dramatic liquidity or capital crisis as a result of the sanctions.
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.