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CNBC's Annette Weisbach asks ECB President Mario Draghi if he would consider adopting a policy similar to the U.K.'s Funding for Lending scheme. Here's his reply.
Kairat Kelimbetov, governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan, says the country's economy should benefit from strong growth in the next few years, and discusses the reform process.
Pierre Moscovici, French finance minister, says Africa is a land of opportunities and France should increase its public and private investments in the continent.
European equities closed lower on Wednesday for a third-straight day, after better-than-expected jobs data from the U.S. increased concerns that the Federal Reserve would "taper" its bond-buying program sooner rather than later.
Moritz Kraemer, chief sovereign rating officer at Standard & Poor's (S&P), tells CNBC that the euro zone has been working on rebalancing its economy, but that "much more needs to be done".
David Enrich, European banking editor at Wall Street Journal and Kiron Farooki, partner for financial institutions at Bond Dickinson, discuss Wednesday's rate-rigging scandals, and how they could have been avoided.
Abdalla Salem El-Badri, OPEC secretary general, says that even though some countries, such as Libya and Iran, are re-entering the oil market, the market will be able to "rebalance itself".
Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, Iranian oil minister, explains that in the event of Iranian production coming back on stream, OPEC will be able to maintain capacity and oil prices levels.
Jason Schenker, president and chief economist at Prestige Economics, discusses the decisions taken at Wednesday's OPEC meeting, including a renewal of the production ceiling and what it implies for oil prices in 2014.
Randy Smallwood, CEO of Silver Wheaton, explains his business model of investing in mines but not operating them, and discusses the 2014 outlook for metal commodities.
European equities closed sharply lower on Tuesday after disappointing data from the euro zone and increased concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve may scale back stimulus sooner rather than later.
Tomila Lankina, associate professor at the London School Economics, says that by leaving for a scheduled trip to China, the Ukrainian president is signalling he feels secure.
Eric Abensur, CEO of Venda, comments on Cyber Monday and reveals that tablets are changing the way people are shopping, especially older generations, whose online spending is "stunning."
Martin Ruhs, senior researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at Oxford University, discusses the U.K.'s immigration policy and how it's looking at reducing access to the welfare state.
European equities closed lower on Monday as Spanish shares sunk on disappointing manufacturing data, while retailers struggled on the first day of December trade.
Steven Pifer, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, says the Ukrainian president's options are getting "very narrow", as protests against his decision to call off a deal with the European Union continue.
Maarten-Jan Bakkum, global emerging markets strategist at ING Investment Management, discusses the impact tapering by the Federal Reserve and a fall in oil prices would have on emerging markets.
Florian Leonhard, founder of Florian Leonhard Fine Violins, talks about his restoration business and how investing in violins brings in double-digit returns per annum.
Violinist Aisha Syed fills the CNBC studio with music by playing her Stradivarius violin.
John Childress, author of "Leverage: The CEO's Guide to Corporate Culture", explains how chief executives should manage and lead corporate culture so that it does not become a business liability.