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.» Read More
Film critic Mark Kermode tells CNBC why Argo beat off the competition at the BAFTAs while trying to explain the lack of an Oscar nomination for Ben Affleck.
Maya Bhandari, director of Global Macro Strategy at Citi, tells CNBC why a shift in the make up of China's economy is hurting Brazil's recovery.
David Hartwell, senior Middle East analyst at IHS, tells CNBC that political instability in Egypt seems to be dragging the country towards another crisis point.
Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects Ltd, tells CNBC why oil is unlikely to strengthen despite an incoming storm because it has become a transportation rather than power sector fuel.
Philip Hoffman, CEO of The Fine Art Fund Group, says the top end of the art market will continue to boom for the next ten years.
Dickie Wong, executive director at Kingston Securities, expects the Hang Seng hit 26,300 this year.
Norbert Lammert, president of the Bundestag, says other member states will also have suggestions in renegotiating EU terms as suggested by the UK.
Marchel Alexandrovich, senior European economist at Jefferies International, says EU Summit is not an event that would influence Draghi who seems to be getting a bit more pessimistic about the European economy.
Dana Telsey, CEO & chief researcher of Telsey Advisory Group, forecasts US retail sales figure up around 3 percent, driven by promotions and clearance sales.
Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler, says the company has changed its sales structure in China to catch up with rivals in that growth market.
Gov. Mark Parkinson, CEO of The American Health Care Association, tells CNBC that thanks to ever-increasing political partisanship, solutions to America's economic problems won't come from Washington.
Rainer Skierka, head of financials research at Sarasin, tells CNBC why the volatility of investment banking is reflected in Credit Suisse's fourth quarter results.
Tom Vosa, head of market economics at National Australian Bank, tells CNBC that he wants to hear how incoming governor Mark Carney will go about managing the Bank of England.
Mykola Golovko, global consumer electronics industry analyst at Euromonitor International, expects Sony's 2013 performance grow on the image sensor technology.
Christopher Viehbacher, CEO of Sanofi, pledges a different and radical approach to innovation.
Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, suggests the dollar/yen rate could reach 100, but expects things to remain fraught on the international political front limiting a rise beyond that level.
Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS, explains the sources of margin pressure on Asian banks, and warns of a credit crunch in Asia later in this decade.
Francisco Polo, country director at Change.org, says over 900,000 Spaniards have signed a petition to oust PM Rajoy.
Chris Tinker, equity strategist at Libra Investment Service, picks stocks to buy (ING, Generali, Gemalto) and where to take profits (WPP, PPR and Nordea), but does not advise to short due to the "difficult market."
Craig Dismuke, chief economic strategist at Vining Sparks IBG, sees fixed Income investors sitting on the sidelines waiting for an upturn to get back to the market.