Greece's Deputy Development Minister Notis Mitarachi, says now is the right time to reduce austerity measures as the Greek economy is on a better footing.» Read More
CNBC's Annette Weisbach reports that Munich Re is expecting more natural catastrophe's in the future, especially tropical storms.
European equities opened higher on Tuesday following data that showed growth in the euro zone's service and manufacturing industries gained momentum in December.
Alan Miller, founding partner at SCM Private, and Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, discuss the prospect for Japanese stocks and the yen in 2014.
Disgruntled workers at a Goodyear factory in northern France detained two of their bosses Monday by barricading a meeting room door with a large tire, their union said. CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi is at the scene.
Martyn Briggs, senior consultant, automotive at Frost & Sullivan, says that business sales are driving the pick-up in the U.K. car market, but consumer confidence is also returning.
Boeing and Flydubai announced an order for 75 737 MAX 8s and 11 Next-Generation 737-800s, in a deal valued at $8.8 billion.
Murat Ulgen, chief economist for Central and Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa at HSBC, says emerging markets have been growing but growth has been "disappointing".
John Wraith, fixed income strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, says an interest rate hike would hurt the U.K. consumer-led recovery.
Samsung Electronics said October-December operating profit fell 18 percent to 8.3 trillion won ($7.8 billion) from the prior quarter's record earnings, missing analyst estimates.
HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former Saudi intelligence chief and former ambassador to the US, says America had "significant issues with doing the right thing" in Syria, as the U.S. could not end the bloody conflict.
Andrew Soper, global head of G10 options flow at Nomura, says the euro will not have any safe haven appeal in 2014.
CNBC's Tom Mackenzie looks at what to expect from U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's tour of Europe.
Willi Wu, founder and lead developer at Robocat, discusses how weather apps make money.
Anthony Skinner, head of MENA at Maplecroft, says there are likely to be further terrorist attacks in Egypt as tensions in the country rise.
European equities opened lower on Monday as investors looked ahead to a busy week of data from the euro zone, central bank meetings and U.S. jobs numbers.
Nick Xanders, head of European equity strategy at BTIG, says the utility sector is cleaning up its business and could benefit from an economic recovery in 2014.
Terry Scuoler, CEO of EEF, says growth and investment in British manufacturing is the strongest for a number of years, but banks still need to do more to lend to small businesses.
Eric Chaney, chief economist at AXA Group, says there is not yet a full banking union, but a "half-cooked" deal resulting from political compromise.
Hazem Al-Beblawi, Prime Minister of Egypt, says the ousted Muslim Brotherhood is losing self-confidence and the government is in "command", as tensions escalate between supporters of the Islamist party and the security forces.
Malcolm Graham-Wood, founding partner at Hydrocarbon Capital, says China's GDP will be around 7.5 percent in 2014 and this will keep oil demand strong.
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.