Jens Weidmann, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, says that the market seems to be "anticipating" the euro zone's progress but warns geopolitical risks could still threaten markets.» Read More
Paras Anand, head of European equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, expects U.K. housing stocks to enter a "prolonged period of much better earnings" as the sector continues to recover.
Peter Matuschek, political analyst at Forsa Polling Institute, discusses the new German government and says there should not be any major change from Merkel's previous term.
Paul Donovan, global economist at UBS, says the Fed "made a policy mistake" and could have started tapering earlier despite the threat of governmental shutdown.
Remo Ruffini, chairman of Moncler, hits back at the criticism that the company only offers down jackets, saying the luxury retailer could look at knitwear and shoes in the future.
CNBC's Ross Westgate joins Fernanda de Uriarte, scribe from Innovation Arts in a scribe off at the end of Friday's Worldwide Exchange.
Brent Lang, senior film writer at TheWrap, describes the holiday season as "the most important box office time of the year" and forecasts which movies are likely to have large debuts.
Larry Hatheway, chief economist at UBS Investment Bank, expects the Fed to start tapering in January as the previous obstacles, including the fiscal impasse, are now "off the table."
Raj Samani, CTO for EMEA at McAfee, discusses virtual currencies and the online "dark market" and says fighting cybercrime needs to be a global effort.
Barry O'Leary, CEO of IDA, says that the price readjustment Ireland went through during its crisis made the country more competitive and attractive to foreign investments.
Madhur Jha, senior global economist at Standard Chartered, expects growth to accelerate in 2014 and says equities and emerging markets will be the main themes for investors.
Scribing is a useful tool to make sense of complex matters, explains David Christie, founder of Innovation Arts and can be used as a "decision-making tool."
John Meyer, analyst at SP Angel, expects the gold price to "pick-up from here" as tapering is now "built-in" the price and key markets, such as India, are looking "so much better."
Stephen Peak, fund manager at Henderson Global Investors, says that "there's a big world outside the U.S." and that there'll be lots of opportunities in Europe in 2014 as the region recovers.
Feargal O'Rourke, head of tax services at PwC, says Ireland has continued to attract massive foreign investments throughout its crisis and that its recovery is dependent on U.S. growth.
The whole two hours of Worldwide Exchange was illustrated on Friday by Fernanda de Uriarte, scribe from Innovation Arts, who explains the process behind scribing.
Carsten Nickel, senior vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says the Irish recovery is a political story too as the governing coalition stuck to its reform program and came out stronger.
Josef Schuster, founder of IPOX Schuster, does not expect the Hilton stock to pop much after the IPO, as it's "neither a value or growth stock."
Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin North America, explains why the group has decided to open its ninth plant in South Carolina and its strategy behind new facilities.
Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities, explains why credit investors "don't care about tapering."
Stephen Cohen, head of investment strategy at iShares EMEA, discusses money flow trends and says that the reallocation into European equities has been "the story of the past six months".