Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine prime minister says that "no-one will recognize" the Crimean referendum and that there will be "no concession."» Read More
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Greece's shipping minister, says the Greek economy has stabilized, and that it now needs to attract more investments instead of taxing.
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Greece's shipping minister, highlights that the Cosco/Piraeus Port deal is the biggest direct investment in Greece since the crisis began and discusses the port's privatization process.
Stephane Deo, global head of asset allocation at UBS, says that while the ECB is unlikely to surprise in the immediate future, "next year will be different."
Shari Olefson, author of the Financial Fresh Start and CEO of the Carnegie Group, says that the struggle between the government which wants to reform U.S. mortgage guarantee firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and investors looking to safeguard their investment, will have a huge impact on U.S. home sales in 2014.
Gina Sanchez, chairwoman and founder of Chantico Global, LLC, says falling oil prices will slow the commodity supercycle.
Michael Heise, chief economist at Allianz, says deflation could be good for southern Europe's competitiveness.
PK Basu, chief strategist at REAL-Economics.com, discusses the effects of the protests on Thailand's already embattled economy.
Brian Caplen, editor of The Banker, says there is a strong mood for change to executive pay despite the Swiss 1:12 referendum being rejected.
Olly Burrows, senior banks analyst at Rabobank, says that regulators will find several problems in European banks amid a string of scandals with UK banks.
Alex Simmons, editor-in-chief at IGN.com, discusses Microsoft's Xbox One, the price difference with Sony's PS4 and says it could take up to two years to see if it is adopted as an "entertainment hub."
Michael L. Chasen, co-founder and CEO at SocialRadar, expects the creation and standardization of some virtual currencies and discusses the next generation of wearable tech, including Google Tattoo.
Wojciech Modest Amaro, Poland's first Michelin starred chef and founder of Atelier Amaro, tells CNBC that in less than two years, the restaurant has paid back all of its loan and has a three-month waiting list.
Kevin Adams, director of fixed income at Henderson Global Investors, explains that the Fed is trying "very hard" to make the distinction between tapering and interest rates rising.
Andrew Leung, chairman at Andrew Leung Consultants, discusses the impact Abenomics is having on the Japanese economy and highlights how the "huge flood of liquidity throughout Asia" is boosting IPOs.
Tomasz Trzoslo, managing director for Poland at Jones Lang LaSalle, talks about the Polish real estate market and reveals that the country's sector attracts 70 percent of capital in the region.
Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, expects Germany to see a "significant growth pick up" in the next two years.
Michael O'Leary, CEO of Ryanair, says the group has "always been friendly and cuddly" but was misunderstood, adding that it now plans to improve its communication strategy.
European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, warns people from inferring anything regarding negative interest rates on deposit facilities from what he says in his speech, stating that "there is no news".
Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, says the Fed is unlikely to taper until March and that therefore the dollar will remain where it is and so will commodities.
Perry Link, professor emeritus of East Asian studies at Princeton University, casts doubts on the reforms China announced and wonders if they will change the U.S. perception of the country.