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Jan Dehn, head of research at Ashmore, says there will be a steady stream of investors entering into the Chinese equity and property market over the next few years.
Lothar Mentel, chief investment officer at Tatton Investment Management, says the markets seems to be expecting an eleventh hour deal on Greece, though time is quickly running out.
Enel CEO, Francesco Starace, says both Russian and European business has suffered from a drop in demand since sanctions were implemented.
Stanislav Voskresenskiy, Russia's deputy minister for economic development, tells CNBC that the country's has been co-operating with the East.
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Belgian Finance Minister, Johan van Overtveldt, says there should be a sense of urgency from Athens as a debt deal nears its deadline.
CEO of emerging markets investment bank Renaissance Capital has said a sovereign eurobond benchmark in Russia is a "tremendous opportunity" as investors are currently so yield hungry.
A rally in the euro might be viewed as out of kilter with events in the euro area, where Greece appears to lurching ever closer to a default.
Dmitry Konov, CEO of SIBUR, tells CNBC that Russian business can still find further efficiencies.
Dmitry Kostygin, chairman of Ulmart, said that Russian production has benefited from Western sanctions.
European equities opened lower Thursday ahead of a meeting of the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers, who could present a 'take it or leave it' plan to Greece.
Caroline Simmons, strategist at UBS, says she likes euro zone equity markets as a whole.
Vasileios Gkionakis, head of global fx strategy at Unicredit, says a euro recovery will push the currency higher against the Swiss franc by year-end.
Chris Watling, CEO and chief market strategist at Longview Economics, says the time to be worried about Greece was three years ago.
Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of RDIF, tells CNBC that long-term investors understand the market is supposed to recover.
Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of RDIF, tells CNBC that European companies are missing out as Middle Eastern and Chinese firms take over as the main source of Russia's imports.
Elvira Nabiullina, governor of the Central Bank of Russia, tells CNBC she doesn't see risks relating to a potential U.S. rate hike.
Elvira Nabiullina, governor of the Central Bank of Russia, tells CNBC they are targeting the rate of inflation, rather than a specific level for the ruble.
Francesco Giavazzi, professor of economics at the Universita Bocconi, tells CNBC that while Greece has tightened its belt, no serious adjustment have taken place.
European equities opened flat to higher Wednesday as investors await the conclusion of a two-day policy meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve and a policy review by the European Central Bank (ECB).
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.