Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.» Read More
Kevin Gardiner, head of global investment strategy at Barclays, tells CNBC that the markets present a longer term opportunity for investors even despite the potential of market setbacks.
Chien-Wen Tong, senior account planner at JWT, explains Facebook's new 'Super App' and discusses whether or not it will be a success.
Richard Perks, director of retail research at Mintel International, tells CNBC that he doesn't understand how Hilco can justify their acquisition of struggling retailer HMV.
Michael Jarman, chief market strategist at H2O Markets and Dan Morris, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, discuss on CNBC whether the U.S. jobs numbers released on Friday are really as bad as they seem.
Martin Wolf, chief editorial commentator at the Financial Times, tells CNBC that China's slowing growth could be particularly challenging for the government as it is forced to move towards a very different economic model.
Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European markets, which closed lower on Thursday.
Henk Potts, equity strategist at Barclays, tells CNBC that investors don't have enough risk in their portfolios, so should take advantage of a positive signs coming from the US and Europe.
Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, tells CNBC that the Bank of Japan's new policy of strenuous easing could push dollar/yen past 100 if the US "gets with the program".
David Milleker, chief economist at Union Investment, tells CNBC that the ECB have paved the way for a rate cut, but questions whether it would actually have the positive effect they desire.
David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International, tells CNBC that Mario Draghi and the ECB must now start trying to "engineer a recovery" in the vein of Bernanke and Kuroda.
Roelof van den Akker, senior technical analyst at ING Wholesale Banking, gives CNBC a technical look at the euro ahead of Thursday's ECB press conference.
Zsolt Lavotha, chairman of Monaco Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, tells CNBC that Monaco is marketing itself as a breeding ground for young entrepreneurs through its 'Edge' networking program.
Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, tells CNBC that the IMF and Jeroen Dijsselbloem's actions have forced ECB president Mario Draghi's hand, so that now he must deliver on his promises.
Neil Atkinson, director, energy research and analysis at Datamonitor, tells CNBC that thanks to a "patchy" economic picture and struggling demand, oil prices are much more likely to fall than rise.
Richard Kelly, head of European rates and FX research at TD Securities, and Kathleen Brooks, research director UK EMEA at Forex.com, discuss on CNBC why there is so much pessimism in the build up to Thursday's Bank of Japan meeting.
Andrew Weiss, head of pharma and biotech research at Vontobel, tells CNBC why Novartis' failure to win its battle for patent protection for the drug Glivec highlights the flaws in pharma companies' emerging market strategy.
Christian Gattiker, global investment strategist and head of research at Julius Bar, tells CNBC that investors should 'hang in there' as the European markets might still have a little to run.
Emeka Obiodu, senior analyst at Ovum, tells CNBC that AT&T may be acting as a 'white knight' to break an impasse between Vodafone and Verizon over a potential deal.
Marie Diron, chief economic advisor at Ernst & Young, tells CNBC that 2013 will see the banks hit the bottom and set out their stall for a genuine recovery and return to growth in 2014 and beyond.