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Sam Theodore, managing director of financial institutions at Scope Ratings, says that lending is still contracting in Italy because there is a "demand problem".
Patricia Lewis, research director at Chatham House, says the possibility of cyberattacks on satellites is of "great concern".
Stella David, CEO of Glenfiddich, says Scotch whisky companies have to plan for sales 30 years in advance, and must protect their brands.
European shares closed in positive territory on Tuesday as new data for Germany beat expectations and buoyed investor sentiment.
BaFin President Elke Koenig discusses the issues preventing European banks from lending more.
Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, predicts OPEC will come up with a deal to tackle plunging oil prices, following its "major efforts" in recent days.
Mike Jakeman, global analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, discusses Japan's recent decision to delay the sales tax hike, and to call a snap election.
German investor morale rose sharply in November, signaling that economists and analysts believe the worst is behind the euro zone's largest economy.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin is ready to have talks about resolving the Ukrainian crisis, one of Russia’s best-known businessmen has told CNBC.
Alex Thiermann, president of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission, talks about the recent outbreak of bird flu, saying that there was "an excellent surveillance system".
Áine Slowey, senior analyst at Datamonitor Healthcare, discusses Actavis' decision to buy Allergan for $65.5 billion, saying that Actavis has demonstrated a "strong commitment" to R&D.
European shares closed higher on Monday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi reiterated that he was willing to do more to stimulate the euro zone economy if necessary.
Markus Kerber, director general at the Federation of German Industries, says that both Germany and Europe are in a "transitional stage", but adds that there will be "an increased growth rate" in Germany at the end of next year.
Juergen Stark, former member of the Executive Board at the European Central Bank, says some council members are "reluctant" to purchase government bonds, and their opinions must be "taken into account".
Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, discusses possible future stimulus measures, saying that sovereign bond purchases are possible if needed.
Michael Green, international CEO at investment firm American Century, talks about how his company puts a chunk of its profits back into supporting medical research in genetically-based diseases.
Roberto Azevêdo, director-general at WTO, talks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and how he hopes the "challenges" between countries will be "overcome".
European shares closed flat to lower on Friday, as investors reacted to better-than-expected euro zone growth data and lower oil and metal prices.
Peter Bofinger, member of the German Council of Economic Experts and one of the German Chancellor's "wise men" says that Germany's is not doing its original job of being the economic "powerhouse of the euro area".
A prolonged decline in oil prices should not hurt investment in Brazil's energy sector, and neither should the Petrobras scandal, says Roberto Jaguaribe, the Brazilian ambassador to the UK.