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Philip Uglow, chief economist at MNI, says the Chinese economy is "coming off the boil" but confidence in Chinese stocks is on the up.
Bobby Lee, CEO of BTC China, says there is no need to panic after Chinese authorities blocked the country's Bitcoin exchanges from accepting new cash inflows.
European equities opened higher on Wednesday as investors await the conclusion of the U.S. Federal Reserve's final policy meeting of the year.
Ewan Cameron Watt, chief investment strategist at BlackRock Investment Institute, says he expects money to flow into Japanese equities in 2014.
Petr Zemcik, director of European economics at Moody's Analytics, says the European economy is driven by exports and a slowdown in emerging markets will weaken demand for European exports.
Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects, says the oil market could see surprisingly strong demand in 2014.
Stephen King, chief global economist at HSBC, says markets will feel more settled when Janet Yellen finally takes the reins at the Federal Reserve.
Peter Chatwell, senior interest rate strategist at Credit Agricole CIB, says there would only be a "knee-jerk" reaction to tapering from European periphery bond investors.
Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, says the European Union's banking union plans look complicated and would not have prevented a collapse like that of Lehman Brothers had it been in place.
Jonathan Webb, head of FX strategy at Jefferies Bache, discusses the best currency trades amid the possibility of a small taper today.
CNBC's Tom Mackenzie outlines the tapering timing predictions from some major banks and politicians.
Henry Steed, principle design director at ICN Design International, says investing in sustainable infrastructure now will provide good returns in the long term.
Andreas Kluth, Berlin bureau chief at The Economist, and Irwin Collier, professor of economics at Freie Universitaet Berlin, discuss Germany's "Grand Coalition" ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel being sworn in.
European equities opened lower on Tuesday as investors look ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policy meeting of the year.
Norman Villamin, chief investment officer, Europe, at Coutts, says there is a "long road ahead" to resolve some economic problems such as consumer and government debt in the global economy.
Liu Thai-Ker, chairman of the advisory board of the Centre for Liveable Cities, says China can learn lessons from Singapore on how to create sustainable cities.
A crash in oil prices to $80 a barrel, U.S. deflation, and a Soviet-style economic model for Europe, are among the ten most "outrageous" predictions for 2014 published by Saxo Bank.
Dr. Michael Meister MdB, deputy chairman of the CDU/CSU-Parliamentary Group, says European countries need to undertake structural reforms to make their economies more competitive.
Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxobank, says a European Union wealth tax is the final step towards a totalitarian European state.
Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin' Brands, says drive-thrus will be a big part of the company's growth strategy in the U.K. after it opened its first Dunkin' Donuts store in London.
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.