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Yoram Gutgeld, member of parliament for the Democratic Party and economic advisor to Matteo Renzi, says the government will carry out "massive" tax cuts and enact key reforms.
Yoram Gutgeld, member of parliament for the Democratic Party and economic advisor to Matteo Renzi, says the euro zone needs more "medicine" from the ECB and Germany needs to invest more to help the region's economy recovery.
Simon Maughan, head of research at OTAS Technologies, says Nokia is a completely different business after the sale of its devices unit to Microsoft.
Terry McGraw, chairman of McGraw Hill and the International Chamber of Commerce, says he sees a trade facilitation agreement being signed at the G20 meeting.
Steven Bell, director of global macro at F&C, says the 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter rise in French third quarter GDP is a "relief" but the country's government is "paralyzed" and unable to make the necessary structural reforms.
Steven Bell, director of global macro at F&C, says the impact of a weaker euro on the economy is minimal.
Terry McGraw, chairman of McGraw Hill and the International Chamber of Commerce, says that he believes meaningful policy will come out of the G20 meeting in Australia.
Peder Holk Nielsen, CEO of Novozymes, says that business leaders at the so called B20 will continue to push economic growth policies.
Roberto Jaguaribe, Brazilian ambassador to the UK, says the investigation into corruption allegations at Petrobras will not stop investment in the country's energy sector.
The euro zone economy is flirting with recession ahead of gross domestic product numbers on Friday. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick and Geoff Cutmore explain the problems facing the single currency bloc.
Jose Vinals, director of the monetary and capital markets department at the IMF, discusses the need to complete banking regulation reform and why there are "excesses" in U.S. equity markets.
Robert Kuenzel, euro area economist at Daiwa Capital Markets, says the purchase of asset-backed securities and covered bonds is not enough to expand the ECB's balance sheet and it will soon move to buying corporate bonds.
Samir Brikho, CEO of AMEC, says that a cut of half a million barrels per day by OPEC will "change the equation" of the oil price and push it higher.
Samir Brikho, CEO of AMEC, says he does not regret the takeover of Foster Wheeler and explains why it was a strategic acquisition.
European shares saw modest gains at the session open Thursday as investors looked ahead to a slew of data due out from the euro zone.
Tom Stevenson, investment director at Fidetlity Worldwide Investment, says the world is facing a "deflationary shock" that is keeping interest rates low and boosting equities.
Dick Boer, CEO of Ahold, says U.S. consumers are feeling more positive but the middle class is not spending more money.
Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, says there is "substantial future potential" in China with the world's second-largest economy set to be a big source of listings.
Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, says there will be innovation and organic growth in the company's derivatives business.
Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, discusses the problems facing the euro zone and whether a British exit from the bloc is a smart move.
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.