CNBC's Geoff Cutmore reports from Russia that President Vladimir Putin does not face the same opposition to military action in Syria as political leaders in other countries, such as in the U.K.» Read More
Sabine Schels, senior director and global commodity strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, discusses Saudi Arabia's oil production policy and why it has failed to cut supply as oil prices continue to fall.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, says concern over the "mediocre" global economy and the end of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve could see the S&P 500 correct further.
European shares closed sharply lower on Wednesday as investors shunned risky assets on fears of crumbling global growth, weak economic data, and concerns about the political situation in Greece.
Multinational giants BMW, Samsung and Unilever are among companies recognized for their green credentials, according to a new index.
Marty Mosby, director of bank and equities strategies at Vining Sparks, says bank revenues are showing "positive progress".
Brett Simpson, analyst at Arete Research, says it will be difficult to see Intel turn the mobile business around in the face of stiff competition.
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.
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.
Europe shares opened flat on Wednesday following gloomy economic data from China, Germany and the euro zone.
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.
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.