Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed "external factors" for its economic crisis Thursday, but failed to reassure investors.» Read More
David Enrich, European banking editor at Wall Street Journal and Kiron Farooki, partner for financial institutions at Bond Dickinson, discuss Wednesday's rate-rigging scandals, and how they could have been avoided.
Abdalla Salem El-Badri, OPEC secretary general, says that even though some countries, such as Libya and Iran, are re-entering the oil market, the market will be able to "rebalance itself".
Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, Iranian oil minister, explains that in the event of Iranian production coming back on stream, OPEC will be able to maintain capacity and oil prices levels.
Jason Schenker, president and chief economist at Prestige Economics, discusses the decisions taken at Wednesday's OPEC meeting, including a renewal of the production ceiling and what it implies for oil prices in 2014.
Randy Smallwood, CEO of Silver Wheaton, explains his business model of investing in mines but not operating them, and discusses the 2014 outlook for metal commodities.
European equities closed sharply lower on Tuesday after disappointing data from the euro zone and increased concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve may scale back stimulus sooner rather than later.
Tomila Lankina, associate professor at the London School Economics, says that by leaving for a scheduled trip to China, the Ukrainian president is signalling he feels secure.
Eric Abensur, CEO of Venda, comments on Cyber Monday and reveals that tablets are changing the way people are shopping, especially older generations, whose online spending is "stunning."
Martin Ruhs, senior researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at Oxford University, discusses the U.K.'s immigration policy and how it's looking at reducing access to the welfare state.
European equities closed lower on Monday as Spanish shares sunk on disappointing manufacturing data, while retailers struggled on the first day of December trade.
Steven Pifer, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, says the Ukrainian president's options are getting "very narrow", as protests against his decision to call off a deal with the European Union continue.
Maarten-Jan Bakkum, global emerging markets strategist at ING Investment Management, discusses the impact tapering by the Federal Reserve and a fall in oil prices would have on emerging markets.
Violinist Aisha Syed fills the CNBC studio with music by playing her Stradivarius violin.
Florian Leonhard, founder of Florian Leonhard Fine Violins, talks about his restoration business and how investing in violins brings in double-digit returns per annum.
John Childress, author of "Leverage: The CEO's Guide to Corporate Culture", explains how chief executives should manage and lead corporate culture so that it does not become a business liability.
Edward Hunt, senior defense consultant at IHS Jane's, discusses escalating tensions between Japan and China over an island dispute.
European stock markets closed higher after data released on Friday showed that the number of people without jobs across the euro zone fell in October by the largest amount since April 2011.
Angela Knight, chief executive of Energy U.K., responds to the news that a cap may be imposed on the prices U.K. energy providers can charge. Knight says only a fraction of the price is within the control of energy companies.
Philippe Gudin, head of euro area economics at Barclays, says he is "surprised" at the timing of the Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgrade of the Netherlands, as he expects a rebound in growth next year.
Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, discusses what impact the U.K.'s Funding for Lending scheme will have on the housing market and the economy.