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European equities opened higher on Wednesday as investors are calmed by the new Greek government's attempts to placate its creditors.
Michala Marcussen, global head of economics at Société Générale, says Greece's meeting with the European Commission will be constructive but will also face hurdles.
Mike Nicholson, CFO of Lundin Petroleum, says the company is in a strong position to "cope with what market throws at us".
Arndt Ellinghorst, head of automotive research at ISI Group, says the practice of subprime loans in the U.S. automarket is cause for concern.
Andrew Griffith, CFO of Sky, says the company is happy to invest in sport in the face of stiff competition from BT.
Mike Mack, CEO of Syngenta, says lower crop prices and issues with the Russian economy are reasons to express "caution" about the 2015 outlook.
Anastasios Economou, founder of iGroup, says that even at $80 a barrel, oil will still be a boost for the European economy.
Francesco Castelli, CIO of Method Investments and Advisory, says if Greece gets some debt relief, it could push Spain to ask for more leniency.
Pelham Smithers, managing director at Pelham Smithers Associates, says Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai has hit a "home run" after the Japanese corporation reported improved earnings.
U.S. President Barack Obama's $4-trillion budget proposals are dividing opinion, with some questioning whether businesses can stomach reforms.
Paul Donovan, senior global economist at UBS, discusses the political risk in the U.K. with the 2015 general election and potential referendum on European Union membership.
Jason Gammel, equities analyst at Jefferies, says the oil price could still fall after seeing a brief pick-up.
Simon Maughan, head of research at OTAS Technologies, discusses the health of the European banking sector.
Jonathan Bell, chief investment officer at Stanhope Capital, says European Central Bank quantitative easing could boost confidence in the euro zone.
European equities opened higher after Greece's finance minister unveiled a new debt deal that avoids the need for a haircut, an unpopular concept in Germany.
Chris Wheaton, portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors, says the market should focus on what BP will do to respond to low oil prices.
Tom Albanese, CEO of Vedanta Resources, says the revival of the Indian economy will boost demand for copper.
Paul Donovan, senior global economist at UBS, says Obama's budget plans set out the priorities for the Democrats' election campaign for the 2016 election.
Michael Wolf, CEO of Swedbank, says that high capital demands have had a positive effect on the Swedish banking system but the rules are starting to look "invalid".
Peter Schaffrik, head of U.K. and European rates at RBC, discusses what the debt restructuring plans put forward by Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis means for the country.
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.