Jordan Crook, writer at TechCrunch, says shareholders should remain patient with Amazon as it's "making a land-grab" to bring in future yields.» Read More
Vincenzo Scarpetta, political analyst at Open Europe, says Matteo Renzi's reputation will benefit from remaining outside of government and being seen as the driver of reforms.
Jonathan Parkman, head of agriculture at Marex Spectron, says the strong performance of Mondelez and Nestle in the cocoa sector underpinned the commodity's price rally last year.
Richard Windsor, founder of Radio Free Mobile, discusses the deal between Lenovo and Motorola and what the Chinese phone manufacturer needs to do to be a major smartphone player.
European stocks closed higher on Wednesday as investors around the globe cheered a combination of U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's reassurance of supportive monetary policy, strong Chinese export data and a U.S. debt deal in Congress.
Craig Veysey, head of fixed income at Sanlam Private Investments, discusses his thoughts on Bank of England governor Mark Carney's forward guidance message.
Jeffrey Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial, discusses the forward guidance issued by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney, says when the central bank has to raise rates it will only do so "steadily", while stimulus to the economy will need to remain "exceptional".
Bank of England governor Mark Carney, says forward guidance is working amid a wave of criticism of the governor's flagship policy.
Ian Livingston, the U.K.'s minister of state for trade and investment, and Brian Cotter, public affairs director at the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland, discuss the business environment in Ireland.
Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities, says investors were expecting a "disaster" with the U.S. debt ceiling debate but markets are now moving higher after a deal was reached.
Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, says the Bank of England should make its forward guidance message simpler so people can make more sense of it.
Enda Kenny, Taoiseach of Ireland, said the country's corporate tax rate is "based in law" and "transparent", amid criticism that multinational companies are using Ireland as a tax haven.
Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total, says the company fared better than its competitors and is focusing on cutting costs for the business.
Emmanuel Hauptmann, co-manager of RAM Systematic Equity Funds, says the emerging markets will see a revival as cheap stocks make them an attractive investment.
Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, says he is "confident" that Airbus will deliver the first A350 to the airline by December this year, after learning from the problems that the Dreamliner had.
Thomas Byrne, senior vice president and regional credit officer for Asia and the Middle East at Moody's Sovereign Risk Group, says China's strong trade data shows the global economic momentum remains "firm".
Ben White, chief economic correspondent and CNBC contributor at Politico, says new Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen will not change tact and continue with the tapering plans.
The French president is to be treated to a Monet inspired state banquet at the White House on Tuesday evening, with caviar and quail eggs, but given the choice, CNBC viewers would have him eat something else. Find out what!
Alex Fullerton, fashion director at Stylist Magazine, says former Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham has transitioned from pop star to "bona fide" fashion designer.
Charles Kolb, president of the French-American Foundation, says he hopes that French president Francois Hollande and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama talk about the EU-U.S. trade deal.