Ramon Fernandez, deputy CEO and CFO of Orange, says the company is facing tough challenges in Europe, but has achieved growth in Africa and the Middle East.
Arthur Lau, co-head of EM fixed income and head of Asia income at Pinebridge Investments, says investors should expect more volatility for the renminibi, but expects the currency to become a reserve currency due to the size of China's economy.
Angelo Meda, head of equities for BANOR SIM, says Italian shares in domestic companies are set to rebound as long as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's reforms deliver.
Mark Phelps, CIO of Global Concentrated Equities at Alliance Bernstein, says the investment environment is not helpful at the moment, but also explains what investors should look for to make money.
European equities opened roughly flat on Wednesday as investors look ahead to a meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday.
Filippo Alloatti, senior credit analyst at Hermes Investment Management, says it is too early to tell whether the Swiss bank will be able to grow after it raises 6 billion Swiss francs in new capital.
Nancy McKinstry, CEO of Wolters Kluwer, explains how profitable the move from print to digital services is and says emerging markets such as India and China are still print-centric.
Pau Morilla-Giner, partner & chief investment officer at London & Capital, says U.K. markets have room to rise, but U.S. companies will struggle to increase profit margins.
Allison Kirkby, CEO of Tele2, says there is "insatiable" demand for mobile data and the company is seeing strong profit margins as a result of its transition from providing voice communications to data communications.
Tidjane Thiam, CEO of Credit Suisse, tells CNBC the bank will use the new capital to invest for the future.
Luis Costa, head of CEEMEA FX and rates strategy at Citi, says there will be a further contraction of capex in commodities in the next year, which will affect emerging markets.
Paul Dorfman, senior research assiocate at the Energy Institute in University College London, criticises the plans for a new U.K. nuclear power station because it could be too expensive and take too long to build.
European equities opened flat Tuesday as investor sentiment is shaken by a renewed decline in oil prices on the back of weak China data and concerns over earnings.
Andrew Lake, head of global high yield at Mirabaud Asset Management, suggests high yield in the U.S. as an interesting space for investors.
Simon Rogerson, CEO of Octopus, says small businesses are key to growth because they have created 1 in 3 new jobs in the last 12 months in the U.K., three times the rate of FTSE 100 companies.
Neil Dwane, chief investment officer for equities for Europe at Allianz Global Investors, suggests pension funds and the insurance industry should be used to finance infrastructure projects, rather than China.
Michael Wolf, CEO of Swedbank, says he is pleased with the bank's capital buffers, even though the bank's Q3 net profit is down 14 percent.
Neil Dwane, chief investment officer for equities for Europe at Allianz Global Investors, says the hotel and travel industry has the ability to compete with companies such as Airbnb.
Chetan Ahya, global co-head of economics and chief Asia economist at Morgan Stanley, says nominal GDP growth in China is actually slowing and there is deflation.
Jean Paul Clozel, CEO of Actelion, talks about plans for acquiring ZS Pharma and whether or not his company could be targeted for a merger with a larger company.
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.