Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.» Read More
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.
Edward Hunt, senior defense consultant at IHS Jane's, discusses escalating tensions between Japan and China over an island dispute.
European stock markets closed higher after data released on Friday showed that the number of people without jobs across the euro zone fell in October by the largest amount since April 2011.
Angela Knight, chief executive of Energy U.K., responds to the news that a cap may be imposed on the prices U.K. energy providers can charge. Knight says only a fraction of the price is within the control of energy companies.
Philippe Gudin, head of euro area economics at Barclays, says he is "surprised" at the timing of the Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgrade of the Netherlands, as he expects a rebound in growth next year.
Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, discusses what impact the U.K.'s Funding for Lending scheme will have on the housing market and the economy.
European equities closed higher on Thursday, with the expulsion of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi from the Italian Senate fuelling hopes of stability, and after a positive handover from Wall Street boosting investor sentiment.
Gautam Batra, CIO at Signia, explains why he is cautious on equities going into year-end, and why he is overweight on cash.
Volker Treier, deputy CEO of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, argues that the proposed German coalition would lead to a loss of competitiveness.
Antonin Jullier, global of equity trading strategy at Citi, forecasts less upside for equities in the U.S. in 2014 than in Europe or emerging markets, as it has already "rallied so much."
Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, talks about how winning the Expo 2020 bid is a "key milestone" for Dubai, as it will create a "new wave of sustainable growth."
Guillermo Felices, head of European asset allocation at Barclays, explains why investors' bullishness towards equities is very strong at the moment.