Moritz Kraemer, chief rating officer for sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor's, says that the rise of euro-skepticism in Germany could mean the government hardens its stance.» Read More
Guy Peddy, senior analyst for telecoms and media at Macquarie Group, talks about the KPN-America Movil deal falling through, and the resilience of BskyB in the U.K.
Margaret Doyle, head of financial services insight at Deloitte, explains that since the financial crisis, banking has become a less popular career choice for business students, while software and computer services has risen in the rankings.
Hisham El-Khazindar, managing director and co-founder of Citadel Capital, says that people looking to invest in Egypt and North Africa should think on a 10- to 20-year horizon.
European equities closed higher on Wednesday, paring morning losses, as investors bet on an imminent deal in Washington to avert a U.S. debt default and bring an end to the government shutdown.
David Slater, director of international business development at London & Partners, talks about how London is trying to attract Chinese companies such a game maker Rekoo.
Hisham El-Khazindar, managing director and co-founder of Citadel Capital, explains that he does not rule out the potential sale of his company as "everything has a price".
Simon Chadwick, professor of sport business strategy and marketing at Coventry University, discusses the economic impact of soccer teams qualifying for the World Cup.
Giulio Tremonti, Italy's finance minister, says the Italian government is monitoring what's happening at Alitalia and that it would favor the group's integration into a major international player.
European equities closed higher on Tuesday, as expectations of an imminent debt deal in the U.S. encouraged global market sentiment.
Hans Stoter, CIO at ING Investment Management, says that for the market, the U.S. political deadlock is positive as it prolongs any start to tapering.
David Enrich, European banking editor at Wall Street Journal, highlights that little is known about the ongoing investigation into alleged foreign exchange manipulation by traders.
Bjarni Benediktsson, Iceland finance minister, talks about why the country still has capital controls in place and when they could be removed.
More spending cuts could tip Greece over the edge and out of the euro zone, economist and business analyst Vicky Pryce told CNBC on Tuesday.
Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Acronis, says that software will soon be extinct, as everything will be stored in the cloud.
Andrew Weiss, head of pharma and biotech research at Vontobel, says Roche's plan reflects the Swiss pharmaceutical giant's strong pipeline.
European equities closed mixed on Monday after talks in Washington over the weekend failed to produce a deal to lift the U.S. debt ceiling before this Thursday's deadline.
Pascal Donohoe, Ireland's minister of state for European affairs, reaffirms Ireland's commitment to "getting out and staying out" of the bailout program, and says he's seeing the first signs of sustainable private sector job creation.
Jorg Asmussen, member of the executive board at the ECB, says that Greece needs to close its "significant fiscal gap" by next year.
Olli Rehn, economic and monetary affairs commissioner for the European Union, urges the U.S. to overcome its "fiscal deadlock" and says both Spain and Ireland should end their bailout programs "successfully", very shortly.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to pick a new coalition partner this week before moving on to detailed negotiations that could produce a new German government within about two months.