James Bullard, member of the Federal Reserve, tells CNBC why the US economy has taken longer than expected to recover, despite the huge amounts of stimulus.» Read More
Richard Kelly, head of European rates and FX research at TD Securities, and Kathleen Brooks, research director UK EMEA at Forex.com, discuss on CNBC why there is so much pessimism in the build up to Thursday's Bank of Japan meeting.
Andrew Weiss, head of pharma and biotech research at Vontobel, tells CNBC why Novartis' failure to win its battle for patent protection for the drug Glivec highlights the flaws in pharma companies' emerging market strategy.
Christian Gattiker, global investment strategist and head of research at Julius Bar, tells CNBC that investors should 'hang in there' as the European markets might still have a little to run.
Emeka Obiodu, senior analyst at Ovum, tells CNBC that AT&T may be acting as a 'white knight' to break an impasse between Vodafone and Verizon over a potential deal.
Marie Diron, chief economic advisor at Ernst & Young, tells CNBC that 2013 will see the banks hit the bottom and set out their stall for a genuine recovery and return to growth in 2014 and beyond.
Tom Levinson, foreign exchange strategist at ICAP, and Alan Higgins, chief investment officer at Coutts, tell CNBC why the euro has a negative outlook but the investor outlook is surprisingly positive.
Richard Gordon, managing VP at Gartner, tells CNBC that the strength of the smartphone market is set to continue, particularly at the high end with companies like Apple and Samsung.
Pier Carlo Padoan, chief economist at the OECD, tells CNBC that despite results which appear disappointing, they are not pessimistic as the G7 forecast in fact indicates an improving situation.
Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European markets, which closed higher on Thursday.
Max King, investment strategist at Investec Asset Management, tells CNBC that investors should stick to the recent trend of small and medium caps, steering clear of the big 'dinosaurs'.
Riccardo Ronco, technical analyst at Aviate Global, gives CNBC a technical look at the under performance of emerging market bond equity ratios
Peter Ceretti, researcher at Eurasia Group, tells CNBC that the failure of Per Luigi Bersani to form a coalition government means the President will take control of the process, but it will be 6-12 months before an election is called.
Chris Tinker, founder of Libra Investment Services, tells CNBC that once people realise the extent of Brussels' desire to 'dictate' Europe, markets will respond and suffer accordingly.
Britain opens a judicial inquiry into the death of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky on Thursday to establish how he died in the locked bathroom of his vast mansion.
Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at SignalPro, gives CNBC a technical look at whether the bull market is running out of steam, focusing on the recent fortunes of the FTSE and the Dow.
Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi, says investors' confidence in equities is growing and there has been significant inflow into equities so far this year.
Amjad Bseisu, CEO of EnQuest, tells CNBC that oil reserves in the north sea are declining, although a relaxation of government regulations has prompted a boom of investment in the area.
Ian Gordon, head of banks research at Investec Securities, tells CNBC that the new capital requirement imposed on U.K. banks by the Bank of England will restrict lending and will lead to more shrinkage.
Jan Randolph, head of sovereign risk at IHS Global Insight, tells CNBC that Italy is in a state of 'suspended animation' without a government, but expects the suggestion of ECB OMT should constrain bond yields.
Ayham Kamel, Middle East analyst at Eurasia Group, says the Lebanese Prime Minister's resignation brings a lot of uncertainty as the current caretaker government will not be able to take big decisions, and also adds to the region's political instability.