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
Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, expects the currency markets to gain more direction after the Federal Reserve's meeting.
Tom Johnstone, CEO of SKF, comments on the global economy and explains why he is bullish on North America in the medium- to long-term.
Bracken Darrell, CEO of Logitech, reveals that the first half of the year was better than Logitech expected it to be, and explains that the "game plan" includes becoming a bigger "mobility" player.
European shares closed higher on Thursday thanks to strong corporate results and encouraging data from China, and despite fresh data showing that euro zone business growth had been hit by falling demand.
Philippe Gudin, chief European economist at Barclays, says the European economy has "no growth driver" which is why its recovery will be slow and weak.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday, hit by plans for new, tougher stress tests for euro zone banks from the European Central Bank.
Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group, says that despite markets hitting all-time highs, the level of interest in stock markets is declining.
Simon Hills, executive director at the British Bankers' Association and Charlie Parker, investment editor at Citywire, discuss the pros and cons of the ECB's banking stress tests.
Helmut Siekmann, professor at the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability at Goethe University, argues that the stress tests could threaten the European recovery if too strict.
Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, highlights that with Spain returning to growth in the third quarter, all the euro zone countries that were bailed out are now out of recession.
Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International and Andrew Peaple, deputy European editor at the Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street, comment on the ECB stress tests.
Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, discusses the "uneven and fragile" European recovery and the need for transparency in the banking sector.
Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, says he is confident about putting backstops in place for banks, and how the U.K needs to remain in the European Union.
Ian Fogg, senior analyst and head of mobile at IHS, comments on Nokia following its unveiling of six new products, and expects the smartphones to go head-to-head with Samsung and Sony.
Nokia revealed six new products on Tuesday in Dubai, including smartphones and tablets, but Stephen Elop said the unveiling was unrelated to the Microsoft acquisition, reports CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din.
Juan Bejar Ochoa, CEO of FCC, discusses Bill Gates' announcement that he has taken a stake in the company, and how it has improved liquidity.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday following the latest U.S. labor report, which while disappointing, encouraged investors' hopes that the Federal Reserve will delay tapering off its monthly asset purchases.
Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, discusses U.K construction, which is beginning the pick-up, especially in the housing sector, and expects it to continue through the rest of this year into 2014.
Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, says that while Turkish banks have underperformed European peers over the summer months, the worse is over for them now.
Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, expects oil prices to fall, as supply is "bursting out" but demand remains sluggish.