David Lubin, chief emerging market economist at Citi, says China is vulnerable to an "external shock" because it has pursued a credit driven, investment orientated growth model that is becoming "inefficient".» Read More
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he sees no reason to abandon his spending pledges despite an economic downturn in the country.
Laurence Boone, head of developed Europe economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discusses the outlook for emerging markets in 2014.
Karsten Schroeder, CEO of Amplitude Capital, says financial markets are still very sensitive to news flow and announcements on monetary policy.
Alistair Scobie, US lodging, gaming and restaurants research at Atlantic Equities, discusses the Hilton flotation and the outlook for the hotel sector.
European equities opened lower on Thursday amid heightened expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve could act sooner rather than later to unwind its monetary stimulus program.
Simon Colvin, analyst at Markit, discusses where the biggest opportunities for short selling are.
José Viñals, director of the monetary and capital markets department at the IMF, says the European economy is recovering but is not yet "sufficiently solid"
Giacomo Baizini, CFO of Evraz, says steel stocks and Russian equities are not attractive to investors.
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi discusses the early talks between French carmaker Peugeot and Chinese motor group Dongfeng.
David Kern, chief economist at British Chambers of Commerce, says that the Bank of England's growth forecast for the U.K. is too "optimistic".
Gerry Fowler, global head of equity and derivative strategy at BNP Paribas, says equities are set to rise next year but deflation would be bad for stocks.
Economic growth in the U.K. will surpass its pre-recession peak in the second half of next year, according to the British Chambers of Commerce.
Robert Wood, chief UK economist at Berenberg UK, says the U.K.'s growth will give the U.S. economy a "good run".
Jesse Sherman, portfolio manager at Renaissance Asset Managers, says there is an "interesting" investment environment in Russia.
Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, discusses the movement of the euro and Swiss franc amid tapering.
CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi discusses the $100 million fine for the Royal Bank of Scotland to settle the probe into whether the bank violated U.S. sanctions laws against Iran, Sudan, Burma and Cuba.
Italy's prime minister has survived another vote of confidence, but some have accused the government of "fiddling while Rome burns."
Carlo Calenda, Italy's deputy minister for economic development, says Italians are waiting for reforms to institutions and electoral law.
Chris Torrens, director of Global Risk Analysis at Control Risks, says that the countries with the biggest political risks have seen the strongest economic growth.
FirstGroup rejected a proposal from Sandell Asset Management that suggested a sale of the company's US school buses and Greyhound service.
Cutmore anchors CNBC’s flagship "Squawk Box" in EMEA; the three-hour show bookends the opening of European equity markets.
Based in London, Tso co-anchors CNBC flagship show in EMEA, Squawk Box, a show that sets the news agenda every trading day.
Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program "Squawk Box" (Europe) and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.