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How do you like your gravy at Christmas? The Squawk Box Europe team discuss.
Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, says the lack of subsidies on smartphones in China make the potential market smaller than expected.
Manik Narain, head of EMEA FX and fixed income strategy at UBS, says euro/dollar will drop further in 2014.
Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, says there is a lot less uncertainty in store for the U.S. in 2014 after the Fed announced tapering and the debt battle in Washington was resolved.
Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, says the U.S. needs to create more low-skilled jobs which will help improve the country's participation rate.
Dr. Rob Yeung, author of 'How to Win: The Argument, the Pitch, the Job, the Race', explains the best way to "win the career race" - and arguments around the Christmas lunch table.
Plamen Monovski, head of emerging Europe at Renaissance Asset Managers, explains that while financial markets in Turkey have been "hit hard", there are some interesting long-term opportunities.
Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at SignalPro, charts the performance of the Dow Jones and says the 2014 picture is "very dark" and that a "sharp sell-off" is to be expected in the next few months.
Paul Gambles, managing director at MBMG International, warns that the U.S. is likely to go back into recession during the first half of 2014.
European equities opened higher on Friday as investors continue to digest the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to wind down its stimulus program while maintaining low interest rates.
Paul Gambles, managing director at MBMG International, says it would be "brave" to chase the rally as asset prices remain elevated and global economic performance is "very weak."
Emerging market economies might be bracing themselves for the after-shock of the Fed's latest policy move, but some stocks could still take off.
Alper Ince, managing director at PAAMCO, says they are stock-specific opportunities to be had in emerging markets following the taper announcement and selects his top picks.
Martin Arnold, research analyst at ETF Securities and Tyler Broda, metals and mining analyst at Nomura, discuss the prospects for gold in 2014.
Ana Armstrong, CEO of Armstrong Investment Managers, comments on tapering and says it means we're moving towards "lower liquidity but higher growth" from high liquidity, slow growth.
Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg Bank, says the U.K. has come a long way but it still has an "awful long way to go" to improve the state of its economy.
Frédéric Oudéa, CEO of Société Générale, believes the European banking system is in a "much better shape" than most people think and that the ECB has done "a great job" to boost confidence.
Jean-Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank, says that the bank stress tests and the banking union should curb the "vicious circles" observed during the crisis.
Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, says because the Fed remains one of the most dovish central banks, the dollar should remain "very soft" next year.
Jon Hubbard, Northern Europe CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality Group, discusses the outlook for the hotel sector in 2014 and the investment potential.
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.