Clive McDonnell, head of equity strategy at Standard Chartered Bank, says the recent string of soft Chinese data suggests the country's growth is "decelerating".» Read More
Guy de Blonay, fund manager for the Financials Opportunities Fund at Jupiter Asset Management, says that while a common European banking standard is good, it is wrong to believe banks will cause another crisis.
Francesco Galietti, CEO of Policy Sonar, describes Italy's new confidence vote as a "medical check-up" for Letta and explains why the electoral reforms are not "priority number one."
Robert Quinn, chief European equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, discusses European banks and expects the sector to be the best performing one in 2014.
Joseph Vaclavik, president of Standard Grain, says that corn prices are tumbling and that he isn't optimistic for next year's market outlook.
Joe Coradino, CEO, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust says that the Internet is here to stay and property-owning retailers need to embrace it.
Gareth Leather, Asia economist at Capital Economics, says elections in the "fragile five" economies in 2014 could raise short-term concerns for the impact of currency markets and explains why he has high hopes for reform in Indonesia.
Steve Wang, chief China economist at Reorient Financial Markets, says that there is a lot of hype about upcoming IPOs in China.
Chris Pickard, chairman of the Latin American Travel Association, says the World Cup stadiums in Brazil will be safe and ready for the tournament after a construction accident killed two people in Sao Paulo.
Jolyon Barker, managing director, global technology, media and telecommunications at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, says growing middle class and disposable income in India and China will drive growth in the software market.
Rick Rule, chairman of Sprott US Holdings, discusses why many junior mining companies may not have enough cash on their balance sheets to survive.
Charles Dumas, chief economist at Lombard Street, says there is room for a further upswing in U.S. stocks next year.
Ruth Lea, economic advisor at Arbuthnot Banking Group, says the U.K. economy is "not out of the woods yet" as the country still has a large budget deficit.
Joaquin Almunia, competition commissioner at the European Commission, announces rate-rigging fines relating to Libor and Tibor manipulation as well as who received immunity from fines.
Andrew Wilkinson, chief economic strategist at Miller Tabak & Co, says the U.S. is on track to record its best job creation growth since 2005 in 2013.
Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, Iranian oil minister, explains to CNBC that Iran plans to produce four million barrels of oil a day "immediately" after sanctions are lifted.
Ali Al Naimi, Saudi Arabian oil minister, tells CNBC that shale oil is a "welcome addition" to the world's energy reserve.
Bill Farren-Price, CEO of Petroleum Policy Intelligence, explains that it would take "at least a year" for Iranian oil production to come back on stream after the second phase of negotiations are agreed.
Adrian Ash, head of research at BullionVault, says investors are still buying gold on dips and that confidence, and not the dollar, is what is really hurting gold at the moment.
Peter Dixon, senior economist at Commerzbank, explains that the latest services PMI highlights that U.K. growth will slow and that there is still a"¿long way to go" before the unemployment target is reached.
Andrew Robb, Australia's trade and investment minister, says most countries in the WTO want a multilateral deal and explains what the trade facilitation agreement would mean for Australia.