Kenneth Cukier, data editor at The Economist, discusses his outlook for 2015 for U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations, mobile phone subscriptions and Facebook user growth.» Read More
Steve Garnett, EMEA chairman of Salesforce.com, says start-ups and new technology innovations are all in the cloud and no longer software-based.
Peter Hutton, energy analyst at RBC Capital Markets, says the development of shale oil has "mitigated" some of the negative pressure on oil prices.
Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, says the U.K. is building up debt to generate growth and this could lead to problems for the economy ahead.
Richard McGuire, head of interest rate strategy at Rabobank, says the U.S. Federal Reserve will stay committed to keeping interest rates on hold as it continues to taper.
Miranda Carr, head of China research at NSBO, says calling China's first public corporate bond default its "Lehman moment" is "overdoing it".
CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports on the future of the banking union in the European Union as finance ministers from across the bloc attempt to reach a compromise with members of European Parliament on how to wind down failing banks.
Michael Sneyd, FX analyst at BNP Paribas, says dollar/yen will go higher as weak data come out of Japan and U.S. data rebound.
Michael Yoshikami, founder and CEO of Destination Wealth Management, says Abenomics is Japan's "only hope" to pull the economy out of its "deflationary slide".
Rhonda Ryan, partner and head of EMEA at Altius Associates, says the private equity market is "buoyant".
European stocks opened slightly lower on Friday, continuing a move lower after investors were left disappointed with the European Central Bank (ECB) holding back on any further stimulus measures on Thursday.
Max King, investment strategist at Investec Asset Management, says he doesn't understand why the market is "obsessed" with monthly U.S. jobs numbers as it does not tell the state of the underlying economy.
Paul McNamara, investment director at GAM, says emerging market countries with current account deficits have seen a sell-off, while some have remained 'robust'.
Anthony Skinner, director and head of MENA at Maplecroft, says there are ongoing tensions between Turkey and the European Union, meaning Turkey won't join the bloc within the next 10 years.
Pedro De Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital, says Netflix stock is overvalued and "overhyped".
John Studzinski, senior managing director and global head at Blackstone Advisory Partners, talks about the spat between PIMCO's Bill Gross and departing CEO Mohamed El-Erian.
Stepan Kubiv, governor of the Ukrainian Central Bank, says "default is a strong word" to describe the Ukrainian economy, and that the country is at a "crossroads".
Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, says more poor data such as jobs numbers out of the U.S. will hit the dollar.
John Studzinski, senior managing director and global head at Blackstone Advisory Partners, says Facebook's $19 billion buyout of WhatsApp was not justified, but the social networking site sees value in the large user base.
The crisis on Ukraine can still send the markets into a tailspin, despite Russia appearing to back away from all-out war.
Ukraine's opposition leader and former champion boxer Vitali Klitschko, said he uses the same skills for being a politician as he did in boxing, adding that he wouldn't beat his boxing brother in a match.
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.