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Carlo Gallo, director at Enquirisk, says the low oil price is likely to lead to a cut back on public spending in Russia fueling "resentment" by the population against the government.
Fredrik Nerbrand, head of global asset allocation at HSBC, says there are structural problems across many economies meaning the normalization of bond yields at 3 percent is a "pipedream".
Alex Tew, founder and CEO of Calm, discusses his app and website which helps busy people meditate in bitesize chunks.
Claire Madden, partner at Connection Capital, says small- and- medium-sized enterprises are the "lifeblood" of the U.K. economy.
Bryn Jones, head of fixed income at Rathbones, explains why it makes more sense for the European Central Bank to buy corporate debt rather than sovereign bonds.
European shares followed the rally in Asian and U.S. equities with a higher open on Friday.
Bryn Jones, head of fixed income at Rathbones, discusses the divergence in the global economy and what it means for fixed income yields.
Ken Courtis, chairman of Starfort Holdings, says Russian companies are being choked off from funding and Chinese banks will not be able to step in and provide the money needed.
Darren Hayward, head of employment at Nockolds, says there will be a surge in High Court claims because of disappointing Christmas bonuses.
CNBC's Hadley Gamble takes a look at what it's like to cover a European Union leaders summit, and why the canteen's yellow cake is infamous.
Giles Keating, global head of research at Credit Suisse's private banking and wealth management division, says European stocks could do better than U.S. equities in 2015.
Olly Wehring, managing editor at Just-Drinks, says the popularity of whisky in TV programs such as Mad Men is helping the spirit's fortunes.
Mark O'Bryne, executive director of Goldcore, says demand from India and China, as well as central bank buying, will boost the price of gold next year.
Adam Myers, head of European FX strategy at Crédit Agricole CIB, discusses his top safe haven currency picks in 2015.
Former European Central Bank President, Jean-Claude Trichet, says Russia has learned "hard" lessons by the fall of the ruble, but he does not expect the currency to continue to free fall.
Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed "external factors" for its economic crisis Thursday, but failed to reassure investors.
Edwin Gutierrez, head of emerging market sovereign debt at Aberdeen Asset Management, says that despite weakness in the Mexican peso, there won't be a currency crisis in the South American nation.
Evgeny Fetisov, CFO of the Moscow Exchange, says investors are waiting for a stable economic environment in Russia but are interested in buying assets in the country.
Anthimos Thomopoulos, CEO of Piraeus Bank, says the lender's issues with non-performing loans are manageable.
Anthimos Thomopoulos, CEO of Piraeus Bank, says markets are overreacting to the political risk in Greece and the economic fundamentals are improving.
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.