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Discussing the charts, Yacine Kanoun, managing director at PivotHunters, says WTI oil is a good buy if it breaks $55.
Marie Diron, senior vice president in credit policy at Moody's, says Oman and Bahrain will be affected the most by a lower oil price in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Ben Lichtenstein, president and founder of Traders Audio, says a lower oil price is likely to make more companies invest in technology, which will boost stocks in the sector.
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on whether Uber could face a ban in France after the country's economy minister Emmanuel Macron said France doesn't want "crazy" drivers without licenses.
Ewan Cameron Watt, chief investment strategist at BlackRock, discusses his best investment ideas for 2015.
Vassilis Kikilias, minister of public order and citizen protection for Greece, says he does not understand why the International Monetary Fund is "pushing back so hard" against Greece as the country has delivered what it has promised.
The snap presidential election in Greece is not a gamble for Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Vassilis Kikilias, minister of public order and citizen protection for Greece, said.
Vassilis Kikilias, minister of public order and citizen protection for Greece, says left-wing opposition party Syriza is all talk and has no economic policies for the country.
European stock markets were higher as a bounce in oil prices helped sentiment ahead of a key data release from the European Central Bank (ECB).
Alan Higgins, chief U.K. investment officer at Coutts, says China is a cheap market with high dividends, making it attractive for investors.
Markus Schomer, chief economist at PineBridge Investments, says low inflation in the euro zone is good for the bloc's economy as it increases competitiveness.
Markus Schomer, chief economist at PineBridge Investments, says the European Central Bank's TLTRO program is "ill-designed" and will be a "huge failure".
Michael Kelly, global head of asset allocation at Pinebridge Investments, says he likes Indian assets because of the reformist agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Matthew Turner, precious metals analyst at Macquarie Securities, says he is "cautiously bullish" on gold with Indian and Chinese demand to return and U.S. interest rates likely to peak at lower levels than the market expects.
Robert Kuenzel, euro area economist at Daiwa Capital Markets, says if the TLTRO does not live up to its hype, then the European Central Bank will have to think about buying more assets through a quantitative easing program.
Hong Kong police have begun clearing out pro-democracy protesters from sites around the city, Emily Tan reports.
Liza Ermolenko, emerging Europe economist at Capital Economics, says the Central Bank of Russia will hike interest rates by 100 basis points, but the country will stop short of capital controls to halt the fall of the ruble.
A further $15 billion may be needed to bailout struggling Ukraine, which seems ever closer to economic disaster.
Paul Lynam, CEO of Secure Trust Bank, says big U.K. banks have unfair advantages which leave smaller challengers struggling to compete.
Chris Chaviaras, analyst at Barclays, says heavy discounting during Black Friday could push retailers' margins lower than expected.
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.