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WPP CEO, Martin Sorell, says his clients are still incredibly cautious and unwilling to invest in the future.
Chris Wheeler, U.S. banks analyst at Atlantic Equities, says Deutsche Bank should stick to investment banking, but whether it could make enough money from that business alone is unclear.
Kerry Craig, market analyst at JP Morgan Asset Management, says he's alarmed by the moves on the Hong Kong market, but believes the Hang Seng rally will eventually subside.
Bob Parker, senior advisor for investment, strategy and research at Credit Suisse, says he expects inflation to pick up by the end of the year as wages and commodity prices rise.
Digital Shadows CEO, Alastair Paterson, says online threats to companies have increased as the barriers to criminal entry have fallen.
Alan Miller, CIO of SCM Direct.com, says Russia and Turkey have been undervalued in emerging market trades, adding that recent ruble strength is boosting valuations for Russian firms.
European equities opened mixed on Monday following an inspiring lead from the U.S. and as China shares touched fresh seven-year highs despite dismal export data.
Colin Hamilton, global head of commodities research at Macquarie, says iron ore prices need to fall to compensate for oversupply, and warns companies should start exiting the sector.
Peter Toogood, investment director at City Financial Investment, says investors don't want to be in this market, but have no alternative.
Pip McCrostie, global vice-chair of transaction advisory services at EY, discusses the firm's latest M&A activity survey, which found that over 50 percent of global companies plan to make acquisitions in the next 12 months.
Greece sold over a billion euros worth of short-term treasury bills Wednesday in a bid to scrape together enough cash to meet is debt obligations.
Robert Coke, head of absolute return and buyouts at the Wellcome Trust, says divestments and exits will continue to be strong trends in private equity this year.
Sandro Kriesch, partner at Twelve Capital, says pricing of catastrophe bonds can be more accurate than corporate bonds or equities.
Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden says adopting BG's Brazilian portfolio will help the company's deepwater expansion, and assured they won't overextend themselves through the investment.
Jessica Ground, UK Equities Fund manager at Schroders, says a merger like that of Royal Dutch Shell and BG isn't surprising - given the low oil price.
Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden says the oil giant has been eyeing BG for a few years and that the deal works on a range of oil prices.
European equities opened lower on Wednesday with investors keeping an eye on the Greek prime minister's visit to Moscow and the drop in oil prices.
David Herro, CIO of International Equity at Harris Associates, says European banking stocks are well-positioned to perform better this year.
The Economist Intelligence Unit CEO Robin Bew says Japanese reforms have fallen short of changing the country's profit growth and employment story
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAGlobal, says today's Greek T-bill auctions risk high pricing and low demand.
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.