John Wraith, fixed income strategist at UBS, says the fundamentals of the euro zone economy are "alarming" and the European Central Bank needs to shock it into recovery.» Read More
Greece's lawmakers failed again to approve the prime minister's choice of president — a result that could send the country back to the polls.
Amid the presidential voting in Greece, Manish Singh, strategist & head of investments at Crossbridge Capital talks about how the Greek election is adding volatility to "long Europe trade".
Russia is headed for a major financial crisis in 2015 unless President Putin changes his stance on Ukraine, says Jacob Kirkegaard, Research Fellow at Peterson Institute for International Economics.
Greg Gibbs, Senior Currency Strategist at RBS, says ECB governing council member Luc Coene's comments that the bank should start buying government bonds is negative for the euro.
Some big news this week, including Russia and North Korea. Did any change the game for the market? NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari weighs in.
What were the main highlights of the EU Summit in Brussels? CNBC's Hadley Gamble gives you the lowdown.
With the European Central Bank considering making weak euro zone countries bear the burden of the stimulus programme, Azad Zangana, European economist at Schroders, discusses how the imminent sovereign quantitative easing might work.
CNBC's Hadley Gamble takes viewers behind the scenes of the EU Summit, whilst the D1920 protests continue to carry on outside the EU summit building.
Bryn Jones, head of fixed income at Rathbones, explains why it makes more sense for the European Central Bank to buy corporate debt rather than sovereign bonds.
At the EU summit, CNBC's Hadley Gamble talks to Finland's prime minister Alexander Stubb on whether Europe needs structural reform.
Discussing last night's presidential vote in Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, minister of administrative reform and e-governance in Greece says he believes that there is still a "fighting chance" for the coalition government to get the 180 votes.
Results of the CNBC Fed Survey suggest that the market senses a commitment by the central bank to begin hiking interest rates next year.
Discussing the possibility of introducing full-blown quantitative easing in Europe, Patrick Spencer, MD and Director of International Institutional Equity Sales at Baird, says that if the euro zone economy continues to deteriorate, then central banks need QE, as they don¿t have the tools to fight deflation.
Atul Lele, CIO at Deltec International Group, expects growth in the euro zone to stabilize due to significant stimulus that are being poured into the economy by policymakers.
Here are three things to watch in the final weeks of 2014, says NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari.
Jacques Cailloux, chief European economist at Nomura, says he is concerned that the European Central Bank's easing measures won't meet the investment needed by the euro zone economy.
Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at Insead, discusses whether opposition from Germany could hinder the European Central Bank from launching additional stimulus measures.
Mark Grant, Managing Director at Southwest Securities, says divisions among euro zone countries will likely impede the roll out of quantitative easing.
Norway's central bank cut interest rates to prop up an economy ailing from falling offshore investments, lower oil prices and weak growth in Europe.
Snap elections are the best way to ensure stability in Greece, a senior policymaker told CNBC, despite stocks falling nearly 13% on news of the vote.