European equities closed lower on Wednesday, tracking Wall Street in late trade, after U.S. lawmakers reached a deal to fund the government past mid-January.» Read More
Richard Rawlinson, partner at Booz & Company, discusses the increase in CEO hiring and the growing trend to bring in outsiders.
Dmitry Konov, CEO of Sibur, says the rubber business is going through a significant slowdown in demand from many regions and that the dynamics in oil and gas are rapidly changing.
Andre Loesekrug-Pietri, chairman and managing partner at A Capital, explains why urbanization is the Chinese "mega trend" and that it offers a lot of opportunities.
Guy Foster, group strategist at Brewin Dolphin, explains why he remains overweight on the U.S. despite uncertainties around the policy environment.
European shares closed off their session lows on Tuesday, as U.S. earnings season kicked into high gear following a slew of upbeat earnings reports from heavyweights Goldman Sachs, Coca-Cola, and Johnson & Johnson.
Mark McClelland, head of North America at Maplecroft, talks to CNBC about the Boston bombings and says there are still a lot of unanswered questions.
Morris Reid, democratic strategist and managing director of BGR Group, tells CNBC that the U.S. economy would fare better if "politicians would just get out of the way".
Peter Schaffrik, head of european rates strategy at RBC Capital Markets, tells CNBC the recent fall in commodity prices is good for European countries which tend to be net importers of commodities.
Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial, believes the recent drop in gold prices is a blip and that prices will rise to around $1,900 by August.
Harry Colvin, director and senior economist at Longview Economics, tells CNBC that gold will remain "dead money for a couple of years" and that its price will depend on central banks action.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Monday the European Union should finance early retirement schemes as a way of combating high youth unemployment.
France's Socialist government contains eight millionaires, a list of ministers' personal assets showed on Monday, dealing a blow to the image built by President Francois Hollande.
Diego Moya Ocampos, Latin America analyst at IHS, talks to CNBC about the surprisingly narrow victory of Chavez's candidate in Venezuela and the possibility of a recount.
European shares closed lower on Monday, after news of an unexpected slowdown in China sparked a commodities sell-off.
James Butterfill, global equity strategist at Coutts, tells CNBC why he remains cautious on U.S. equities despite expecting better-than-anticipated earnings.
James Kynge, principal of China Confidential at the Financial Times, says the disappointing Chinese quarterly growth is a "blip", as funding for construction projects and fixed asset investments remain very strong.
Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, explains that the U.S. dollar has recovered against commodity-currencies following the drop in gold prices.
Henry Dixon, fund manager at Matterley Asset Management, tells CNBC that the drop in gold prices is due to "forced selling".
James Lockhart-Smith, head of Latin America at Maplecroft, tells CNBC that the Venezuelan economy will continue to struggle after the elections.
Dirk Schoenmaker, dean of the Duisenberg School of Finance, tells CNBC that European banks are weak and need to be recapitalized in order to kick-start the recovery.