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
CNBC's Karen Tso takes a look a life inside Hungary's debtors village.
Richard Staite, U.S. banks analyst at Atlantic Equities, discusses the U.S. banking sector and the numerous fines that many banks face.
Zsolt Hernádi, CEO of MOL, says the Hungarian government has changed its mindset regarding energy prices.
Fabrice Montagne, senior European economist at Barclays, says that the French economy is showing resilience but he doubts that the government will make key reforms.
Stewart Richardson, partner at RMG Wealth Management, discusses investing in Japan.
Lyn Graham-Taylor, fixed income strategist at Rabobank, discusses the best bond trade as the end of the year approaches.
Zoltán Cséfalvay, Hungary's Minister of State for Economic Strategy, says that the European Union should be a "community of nation states" and not controlled from Brussels.
Zoltán Cséfalvay, Hungary's Minister of State for Economic Strategy, says the forex mortgage problem was a real "burden" on the population but the government has introduced measures to tackle it.
Adam Myers, European head of FX strategy at Credit Agricole CIB, says that a string of positive employment data means the "game is open" for a January taper from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Zsolt Katona, CEO of the Budapest Stock Exchange, says that the unpredictability that dogged certain sectors in the economy is now over.
Chris Brauer, senior lecturer at the Institute of Management Studies, Goldsmiths, discusses how the bitcoin virtual currency works.
Christoph Schmidt, president of the German Council of Economic Experts, says that introducing a statutory minimum wage in Germany would challenge the stability of the country's labor market and decrease domestic demand.
Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, says that tapering will have a big effect on the housing market in Asia.
Demand for new cars in the region increased by 4.7 percent on October 2012, according to data from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), following a 5.4 percent expansion in September.
European equities opened lower on Tuesday as markets turned cautious over the when the U.S. Federal Reserve might scale back its stimulus program.
Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of multi-asset strategy at ING Investment Management, says that European banks will need some form of backstop to help the recapitalization process.
Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, discusses the outlook for the iron ore sector as iron ore prices are expected to fall amid excess supply.
Annika Falkengren, CEO of SEB, says there is "light at the end of the tunnel" as Europe slowly emerges from the financial crisis.
Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura, says that potential political events such as the debt ceiling "fiasco" could threaten to hit the gains seen by the markets.
Robert Wood, chief UK economist at Berenberg Bank, says that it is time to scrap the UK's Help to Buy housing scheme which is accelerating a housing boom.
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.