Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine prime minister says that "no-one will recognize" the Crimean referendum and that there will be "no concession."» Read More
Ibrahim Turhan, chairman and CEO at Borsa Istanbul, says that Nasdaq OMX's equity stake in the Turkish exchange will allow it to improve IT infrastructure and anchor Istanbul as a "financial hub" in the region.
Chris Watling, CEO at Longview Economics, says credit expansion in Europe could start this year as the region is now in a "clear recovery phase."
Stefano Pessina, chairman at Alliance Boots, says that Obamacare is going in the right direction conceptually but that its practical application was not well-handled.
Data protection has become a "selling argument" highlights Viviane Reding, European Commission vice president, as negotiations between U.S. and European leaders for online privacy regulations begin.
Viviane Reding, European Commission vice president, says the EU is creating a "very strong" banking union, that the fiscal union is already "half created" and that a political union will be created.
Pierre Moscovici, French finance minister, says France is to implement an "unprecedented set of reforms" but working on an "economic compromise" with businesses.
Liu Mingkang, fellow at the Fung Global Institute and former chairman of the China Banking Regulation Commission, says local government borrowing in China is a big issue but that the government is dealing with it.
Kim Choongsoo, governor at the Bank of Korea, warns that "competitive devaluation of foreign exchanges" can have "grave consequences."
Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, explains that The People's Operator aims to make mobile more ethical by donating a percentage of each bill to charity.
Patrick De Maeseneire, CEO at Adecco Group, says the jobs picture in Europe is looking "very good" for 2014, but highlights the pickup will be driven by temporary hires.
A series of car bombs rocked the Egyptian capital Cairo on Friday, with at least four people being killed in a blast at the police headquarters.
Erna Solberg, Norway's prime minister, says she is concerned about the size of Norway's sovereign funds and that it needs to diversify more.
Erna Solberg, Norway's prime minister, explains that taxes have been cut in Norway to boost investment and private ownership and warns the U.K. against leaving the European Union.
Mark Rutte, Dutch prime minister, tells CNBC that after a difficult year, the country is on track for growth for 2014 and its biggest issue is the housing market.
Mark Rutte, Dutch prime minister, says he is "cautiously optimistic" about the euro zone in 2014 and that the region should continue with its reform program.
Antonio Pires de Lima, Portugal's economy minister, says that he is confident the country will grow for the first time in three years in 2014 and that it will exit its bailout program in May as intended.
Jean-Marc Etlin, CEO at Itau BBA Investment Bank, says that Brazil is transitioning from a consumer-led economy to an investment model and that he thinks M&A trends show investment is intact.
Stephen King, chief economist at HSBC, says low inflation is one of the biggest risks of 2014, especially in Europe and warns central banks not to get too complacent.
Jyrki Katainen, Finland's prime minister, discusses the opportunities Iran holds for Finland and how the country's economy is in the "middle of its transformation process."
The U.S. has been stuck in an "innovation rut" for decades argues Edmund Phelps, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Economics and says a change of attitude is needed.