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.» Read More
Katja Hall, chief policy director at CBI, says medium-sized businesses contribute significantly to jobs and growth.
Yair Lapid, Israel's finance minister, says the Israeli economy has recovered and is "fixed".
Alan Capper, head of credit strategy at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, discusses the China-U.K. economic relationship.
Peter Chatwell, senior interest rate strategist at Credit Agricole CIB, says U.S. Treasuries are trading cheaply and yields could top 3 percent once tapering begins.
Greg Zuckerman, author of "The Frackers," and Frank Holmes, CEO and chief investment officer at U.S. Global Investors, discuss the pros and cons of shale gas.
Yair Lapid, Israel's finance minister, downplays the dispute between the U.S. and Israel over the Iran nuclear deal saying that it's "okay to have disputes within the family".
James Hookway, reporter at the Wall Street Journal, says the protests in Bangkok, Thailand, could "drag on".
Chinese state-backed investors are eying a stake in one of the domestically focused U.K. banks, and have hired lawyers at Norton Rose Fulbright in London to examine their options for gaining a foothold in the U.K. market, sources have told CNBC.
Nitin Bhas, senior analyst at Juniper Research, says wearable technology is the future but more functionality needs to be added to some products.
Emran Mian, director of the Social Market Foundation, discusses the EU migration debate in the U.K.
Guy Myles, co-founder and managing director of Octopus Investments, says that the U.K. economy is improving but problems still remain.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch finance minister, says he takes the S&P ratings downgrade of the Netherlands "seriously".
European stock markets opened mixed on Friday, with a focus on ratings changes from Standard & Poor's credit ratings agency.
Rahul Sharma, founder of Neev Capital, says retailers use Black Friday to create excitement and get people shopping.
Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, says small- and medium-sized businesses need equity capital which can complement bank
Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, says he will be joining U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron on a trade trip to China and sees an opportunity to 'sell Britain' to Chinese businesses.
Robert Joynson, head of European transport and infrastructure research at Macquarie, says growing shipping capacity will put pressure on freight rates.
Roger Nightingale, strategist at RDN Associates, Peter Sullivan, head of European equity strategy at HSBC, and Shaun Port, CIO at Nutmeg.com, discuss the outlook for the equity market in 2014.
Don Smith, government bond strategist at ICAP, says the Bank of England set the unemployment threshold too high.
Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, says Ukraine was hoping for a better trade deal from the European Union.
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.