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Charles Jacobs, partner at Linklaters, discusses the sharp rise in activist shareholders actions since 2010 and how it can be a challenge for management.
Ken Perkins, president at Retail Metrics, explains why the upcoming U.S. shopping season is shaping up to be the most competitive since 2008.
Firas Abi Ali, head of Middle East analysis at IHS Country Risk, warns that there is a number of "potential spoilers" in negotiations between Iran and the West.
Mathias Eick, regional information officer at the European Commission Humanitarian Aid agency, talks about relief agencies' work in the Philippines and the difficulty in reaching some areas as new storms threaten to hit the country.
Daniel Morris, global strategist at TIAA-CREF Asset Management, says the Fed should start tapering before March 2014 as the U.S. jobs number highlighted that the fundamentals are there.
Jens-Michael Janssen, project developer at Hochtief, and Jurgen Klein, senior project manager at Patrizia, discuss their respective smart-house projects in Hamburg, Germany.
Miranda Xafa, president of E.F. Consulting, says Syriza's defeated no-confidence motion has strengthened the Greek coalition government as it meets with the representatives of the Troika.
Marie Madamba, spokesperson for Oxfam, warns that communicating and accessing some of the provinces are major challenges for relief effort in the Philippines.
Mike Lafin, CEO of Sportcal, comments on BT's deal to broadcast Champions League matches for the next three years and on Brazil's remaining challenges ahead of the 2014 soccer World Cup.
Jim Jones, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and Obama's former national security advisor, says that despite previous failed dialogue attempts with Iran, the U.S. should still "test the waters" with the new government.
Marco Patuano, CEO of Telecom Italia, explains why the group excludes a second rights issue in 2014 and says it's not "soliciting a sale" of its "core" Brazilian asset.
Anthony Chan, chief economist at Chase Private Client, JPMorgan, explains that Friday's U.S. unemployment rate and nonfarm payrolls may be "conflicting" because of the shutdown.
Jim Goodnight, CEO and founder of the SAS Institute, talks about the growing demand for data analytics and how the U.K. may have a shortfall of people able to analyse data in a few years.
Richard Kelly, head of European rates and FX research at TD Securities, explains that the main takeaway from S&P's French downgrade is that the country has been moved to a stable outlook.
Chris Faulkner, president and CEO at Breitling Oil & Gas, says fracking has received some "underserving bad press" and it would make sense for shale to be the U.K's main source of energy.
Robin Bienenstock, senior research analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, comments on Telefonica's performance, its Brazilian asset and how a merger with Telecom Italia would be a great opportunity.
Adam Cole, head of currency strategy at RBC, expects the euro to "find its composure quickly" and end the year on a strong note.
Jing Ulrich, managing director at JPMorgan, says Chinese reforms should be wide-ranging and reveal the country's roadmap for the coming years and advises investing in services and consumer stocks.
CNBC's Geoff Cutmore questions ECB president, Mario Draghi, on his communications strategy and whether the latest rate cut is a "bazooka" against "deflationary tanks" facing the euro zone.
Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, explains that the refinancing rate was lowered due to an expected "prolonged period of low inflation" and "subdued" monetary and credit dynamics.