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Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen, CEO of Carlsberg, says the Russian market will grow again in the future after the beer maker was hit my geopolitical tensions in the country.
Jose Vinals, director of the monetary and capital markets department at the IMF, says that there needs to be a "prudent" banking culture that stops bad behavior.
Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, says it could be a "dangerous game" waiting for further positive economic date before the Bank of England tightens monetary policy.
Christoph Schmidt, chair of the German Council of Economic Experts, known as one of "Merkel's Wise Men", says that there is no risk of Germany sliding into recession.
Jacques Gordon, global head of research and strategy at LaSalle Investment Management, says the property market in London is "fully priced".
Joe Jimenez, CEO of Novartis, says following the sale of some non-core assets, the company is more focused.
Mark Haefele, global CIO at UBS Wealth Management, says he is overweight U.S. assets due to a strong earnings season and lower oil prices helping consumers.
European shares opened in negative territory on Wednesday, with investors awaiting the Bank of England's inflation report.
Ernesto Lopez, CFO of Ferrovial, says the bid for Transfield Services "makes sense" and discusses where the company is in the takeover process.
Christian Lesueur, head of TMT investment banking at UBS, says that European technology companies are seeing the benefits of listing in their home market.
Alexis Nasard, president of western Europe at Heineken, is bullish on western Europe and says there are promising signs of strength in the region.
Bryan Roberts, director of retail insights at Kantar Retail, discusses the problems facing Sainsbury's and other U.K. supermarkets.
The Bank of England's chief FX dealer was dismissed for serious misconduct relating to internal policies, but not related to the FX manipulation cases investigated by the FCA and CFTC.
Ashley Heppenstall, CEO of Lundin Petroleum, says the lower oil price is already having an impact on production in the U.S., but the extent of the effects are not known.
Oleg Kouzmin, Russia and CIS economist at Renaissance Capital, says Russian GDP growth will be positive if oil remains above $93 per barrel.
Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL, says the next four to five years will see solid growth for the business.
The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority has fined five banks a total of $1.7 billion for failing to control business practices in their G10 spot foreign exchange trading operations, while the U.S. CFTC has hit the banks with over $1.4 billion in fines for attempted FX manipulation.
Christian Katz, CEO of SIX Swiss Exchange, says that European companies are too reliant on banks for financing.
Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser, says there are ¿many indicators that interest rates are too low¿
Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser, says the European Central Bank has a "challenging task" reflating the region's economy.
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.