European equities ended higher on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) set a start date for its bond-buying program and upped economic growth forecasts for the euro zone.» Read More
Declan Ganley, CEO of Ganley Group, argues that Ireland is in the same position it was in 2010 and that "nothing has been done" to resolve the debt "saddled" on taxpayers.
Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, warns that the U.K. is likely to face several political challenges in 2014.
Sean Rad, CEO of Tinder, says the app is a "more efficient way" for people to form relationships, and explains how it plans to monetize in the future.
Charlotte Ingham, senior political risk analyst at Maplecroft, warns that conflict and political instability will continue to increase in 2014, especially in Middle Eastern and North African states.
European equities extended a two-week sell-off to close lower on Thursday, as investors booked profits on heightened fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve could act soon start to unwind its bond-buying program.
Brooks Newmark, member of the U.K. Treasury Select Committee, comments on U.K. economic policy and what it has done to help bring the cost of living down.
Thomas Jordan, chairman of the Swiss National Bank, discusses the appreciation of the Swiss franc and explains why the minimum exchange rate remains "absolutely necessary" for Switzerland.
Allister Heath, editor of CityAM, says that while the euro zone has exited the first phase of its crisis, "tensions are going to mount" as countries grow at different paces.
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.