Nicholas Watson, Latin America analyst at Teneo Intelligence, says an Argentine default is the most likely scenario, but that and eleventh-hour deal could still be reached.» Read More
Malcolm Dunbar, managing director of Pledge Music, explains the success of crowd-funding for recording artists, and argues that the consolidation of the music industry and the reduction in independent record labels led to this new model.
Patrick O'Keefe, director of economic research, CohnReznick, expects U.S. private sector gains to have been suppressed by concerns over the fiscal cliff and argues the recovery in jobs has so far been concentrated to the public sector.
Dennis Gartman, editor of the Gartman Letter, tells CNBC that the jobs report will 'undoubtedly' support the dollar, against the euro and particularly against the pound
Dennis Gartman, editor of the Gartman Letter, tells CNBC there is no doubt that dollar/yen will hit 125 before the end of the year and "par" of 100 is easily attainable in the near future.
Spencer Abraham, chairman, Uranium Energy Corp, talks to CNBC about his bullish stance on the nuclear sector and cites the construction of Chinese plants and the Japanese Government's decision to reconsider its reduction of nuclear use as positive signs.
Freya Beamish, economist, Lombard Street Research tells CNBC that while Chinese internal consumption seems to be holding up, external demand is likely to decline in 2013 due to the U.S. fiscal tightening and euro zone continuing trouble.
Patrick Spencer, managing director, Baird, discusses the U.S. employment situation and the results of the U.S. banks stress tests.
Helmut Siekmann, professor at the Goethe University Frankfurt explains why he believes the ECB will not change its monetary policy in the coming few months.
Heliodoro Quintero, CEO of HQ Consultores, tells CNBC why it's impossible to know which path Venezuelan energy policy will follow until after elections have been held.
Jacko Maree, CEO of Standard Bank, tells CNBC that despite his resignation the bank remains intent on establishing itself as an emerging market bank, particularly in Africa and Asia.
Bill Spiropoulos, president & CEO at CoreStates Capital Advisors, tells CNBC the markets are going to go higher, break more benchmarks and put "happy boy smiles" on everybody's faces.
Juergen Michels, European Economist at Citi, tells CNBC that Citi expect an ECB rate cut to come in April rather than today, as the body is forced to revise its targets down.
Nicole Wong, regional head of property research at CLSA in Hong Kong, recommends to invest in diversified developers, the national ones.
Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Lamborghini, tells CNBC that without going global it is very difficult for any manufacturer - luxury or mass market - to be successful.
Susan Docherty, president of Chevrolet Europe, tells CNBC why the lack of a big event to spark a big restructuring of manufacturing footprint means the European automotive retail recovery will take a lot longer than in the US.
Julian Skan, managing director UK at Accenture, says HSBC's still robust performance reflects the bank is ahead of the curve in global restructuring, making clear choices among emerging markets.
Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at Global Insight, tells CNBC that the sequester will do some damage to the economy once the cuts start to kick in.
Ambassador Stuart Holliday, president & CEO of Meridian International Center, tells CNBC Worldwide Exchange anchor Kelly Evans there are signs of genuine progress from the nuclear talks with Iran, at the 2013 YPO Global Leadership Summit.
Jay Sidhu, CEO of Customers Bank, tells CNBC Worldwide Exchange co-anchors Ross Westgate and Kelly Evans why political leaders have absolutely failed to solve the US's economic problems, choosing to focus on political fights instead of addressing the real issues, at the 2013 YPO Global Leadership Summit.
Bartosz Pawlowski, head of CEEMEA strategy at BNP Paribas, tells CNBC that the Polish bond market is running out of steam and why he suggest shorting the zloty.