Ian Cheshire, former CEO of Kingfisher and Government Lead Non-Executive for the British government, says the National Living Wage, which will be introduced in the U.K. next year, should help sustain economic growth through consumer spending.
Peter Agnefjäll, CEO of IKEA, says his company will create better products at lower prices in order to continue growing.
Ian Cheshire, former CEO of Kingfisher and Government Lead Non-Executive for the British government, says Japan's economic, structural and demographic problems are unique to itself.
CNBC's Wilfred Frost visits Pinewood Studios to find out about the U.K.'s booming film industry, which has produced films such as the James Bond and Harry Potter franchises.
Alexander Novak, Russian minister of energy, says the global oversupply of oil is not caused by Russia, but by other countries which have started producing oil.
Peter Agnefjäll, CEO of IKEA, says the company has strong growth throughout Europe, indicating the strength of the European consumer, and also explains the advantages of being a private company.
John Studzinski, senior MD and vice chairman of investor relations and business bevelopment at Blackstone, says the boards and shareholders of companies in all sectors are pushing for large scale acquisitions.
Anthony Fletcher, CEO of snack box provider graze.com, says the company's launch into the U.S. has been very successful.
Peter Beyer, member of the German Bundestag, says he is not afraid that the Volkswagen emissions scandal has damaged Germany's industry.
Ron Kalifa, deputy chairman at payment processor Worldpay, explains the decision to list on the stock market and what returns they can offer investors.
Willem Buiter, global chief economist at Citi, expects global growth to fall by the end of next year, led by emerging markets such as China, Brazil and Russia.
European stocks opened lower on Tuesday as the shine slipped from Asian markets on the back of concerning China data.
Andrew Sheets, chief cross-asset strategist at Morgan Stanley, says the fear of default has held back Europe, whereas U.S. companies have been more willing to take risks.
Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, says SMEs, not Blue Chip companies, will create the new jobs, innovation and growth needed for the European project to survive.
Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, explains what he thinks are the psychological differences between America and Europe, including that Europe has a more negative, cynical outlook.
Mike Milken, chairman of the Milken Institute, says immigration has the potential to revitalize Europe but creates a number of challenges.
Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, says big mergers, like the deal between beer companies SABMiller and AB InBev, indicate a sign of corporate confidence in the global economy.
Anton Siluanov, Russian finance minister, says he does not expect any growth in banking sector profits this year.
Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel, says AB InBev wants to acquire SABMiller in order to gain access to the African alcohol market due to its long-term growth prospects.
Elvira Nabiullina, Russian Central Bank governor, says the bank is data dependent and is closely watching markets to see from where inflationary pressures may come.
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.