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Russian President Vladimir Putin said he sees no reason to abandon his spending pledges despite an economic downturn in the country.
Jose Vinals, director of the Monetary and Capital Markets department at the IMF, stresses that while Europe has started to recover, more needs to be done on fiscal policy and banking regulations.
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.
Morten E. Astrup, founding partner at Storm Capital Management, explains that the Norwegian high-yield market is outperforming its U.S. counterpart and should continue to do so for another couple years.
Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, says that while Italy's Prime Minister Letta is in a strong position, there will be "constant scares" as the economy remains a real problem.
Could boom times be back for stock market listings? EY's vice-chair of strategic growth markets, Maria Pinelli, says yes.
CNBC's Louisa Bojesen talks through the close of European markets.
Simon Rubinsohn, the chief economist of RICS, discusses the U.K.'s housing shortage and what it means for prices.
Linas Linkevicius, minister of foreign affairs of Lithuania, says the Ukrainian government will "burn all its bridges" with the European Union if it uses violence against protestors.
Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief euro area economist at Barclays, explains why the bank is overweight Europe and emerging markets and underweight the U.S.
Renowned investor Slim Feriani, the CEO of Advance Emerging Capital, tells CNBC why he likes riskier frontier markets best at the moment.
U.K. satellite operator Inmarsat launched the world's biggest commercial space operation over the weekend as part of a new telecoms network. Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce joins CNBC to discuss.
Alex Donohue, spokesman for Ladbrokes, tells football fans how he thinks they should place their bets for Next Year's World Cup.
Nick Stone, co-founder of FIXR, says his new clubbing app could revolutionize nights out in London.
Riccardo Monti, president of the Italian Trade Agency, says Italy should use its strong manufacturing sector to export its way out of the crisis.
Jose Wynne, head of foreign exchange research at Barclays, says that Friday's jobs number is not strong enough to trigger an early start to Federal Reserve tapering.
James King, the founder and chairman of Find Invest Grow (FIG), explains why it is easier to find entrepreneurs among students in U.S. universities than U.K. ones.
Kevin Gardiner, chief investment officer for Europe at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, says economic data from the U.S. is still not strong enough to lead the Federal Reserve to start tapering its asset purchases this year rather than next.
Thursday's Autumn Budget in the U.K. suggests fiscal austerity is dragging less on the economy than previously, says Melanie Baker, an economist with Morgan Stanley.
Thorsten Polleit, chief economist at Degussa Goldhandel, says some countries in peripheral Europe are reliant on currency fluctuations.