The U.K. recovery remains fragile says BT chairman, Michael Rake, adding that weak investments and political instability continue to weigh.» Read More
David Enrich, European banking editor at The Wall Street Journal, tells CNBC the extent of the Libor scandal means the repercussions look set to continue well into next year.
Rebounding banks helped European shares recover on Friday after data pointing to a potentially stronger recovery in global growth helped drive demand for equities.
Tom Elliott, global strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, tells CNBC why the EU budget deal has given enough to austerity-driven northern Europe to ease future negotiations.
Richard Perry, chief marketing strategist at Central Markets, gives CNBC a technical look at Sterling's weakness.
European shares closed lower after choppy trading on Thursday, tracking falls on the U.S. equity markets, while a decline in French drugmaker Sanofi also weighed on the region's bourses.
Mike Amey, portfolio manager at Pimco, says he favors bonds from countries like Brazil and Mexico, despite market speculation of a looming emerging market debt bubble.
David Murrin, chief investment officer at Emergent Asset Management, tells CNBC why he expects "hope to decay", as the early highs of 2013 turn out to be a mirage.
Kona Haque commodity research analyst at MacQuarie Group, tells CNBC why she expects prices to come under pressure as 2013 sees a huge rise in commodity supply.
The current scandal surrounding Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will not disappear any time soon and investors should expect ongoing volatility, according to the European research team at one of the world's largest banks.
Ron Zeghibe, Chairman of Hailo, explains to CNBC what Hailo is and why they're looking to expand into New York.
Michael Widmer, metals strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, tells CNBC why a strengthening of the worldwide economy should prompt stronger copper prices later in 2013.
Tom Bergin, European corporate strategy correspondent at Reuters, tells CNBC that BP looks to be troubled by the oil spill for some time to come, although the outlook for the industry as a whole is more positive.
Henry Dixon, fund manager at Matterley Asset Management, tells CNBC why he expects the growth required for the world economy to progress will occur in 2013.
After several weeks of improved sentiment, yields on Italian and Spanish bonds spiked this week amid political uncertainty. But instead of fleeing to safe havens, investors may seek a halfway house in French sovereign bonds, analysts told CNBC.
Frank Gill, senior director of European sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor, tells CNBC why peripheral economies' route to better competitiveness could be through increasing exports.
Erik Nielsen, Global Chief Economist at UniCredit, tells CNBC that the corruption allegations engulfing the Spanish government won't have much of an effect on the markets.
The Spanish PM has strongly denied claims that he and other members of the governing party received secret payments. "I have never received or distributed 'black money', it's false," he said, stressing that he would not resign.
David Haigh, CEO at Brand Finance, says UK banks lost $1.5 billion brand value on the money laundering and Libor scandals.
European shares inched up on Friday, as investors took advantage of the past two sessions' losses to snap up equities more cheaply, reassured by a run of solid data from China, Europe and the United States.
Bill Blain, senior fixed income broker at Mint Partners, says the euro zone crisis will kick off again.