Kevin Norrish, head of EMEA and Asia commodities research at Barclays, says the oil price has been relatively stable but investors have been kept "on edge" by the Ukraine crisis.» Read More
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.
European equities opened higher on Thursday as investors around the world react to the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to maintain low rates while winding down its stimulus program.
Patrick Legland, head of global research at Societe Generale, discusses what effect tapering will have on Europe and how European Central Bank president Mario Draghi will react.
Fabrizio Saccomanni, Italian finance minister, says the bank backstops should only be used in a ¿fundamental crisis¿ but will ¿diffuse tensions¿ in the banking sector.
Richard Staite, U.S. banks analyst at Atlantic Equities, says U.S. bank stocks can rise further as investors will be buying into the sector when interest rates rise.
Influential investor Dennis Gartman told CNBC he was surprised by the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to start winding down its stimulus program.
Nigel Robinson, head of power and infrastructure finance at Investec, says the U.K. needs to look at gas as a sustainable source of power.
Chris Watling, CEO and chief market strategist at Longview Economics, says there is strong momentum in the U.S. economy which could lead to the first rate hike from the Federal Reserve at the end of 2014.
Fabrice Brégier, CEO of Airbus, says as Asian nations get richer, more people are flying, providing huge potential for the company.
John Goodwin, CFO at the Lego Group, says the company is looking to complement its physical products with digital offerings.
CNBC's Julia Chatterley speaks to ECB board member Joerg Asmussen and Swedish finance minister Anders Borg, about the details of the European Union's banking plans.
Dennis Gartman, founder, editor and publisher of The Gartman Letter, says the Santa Claus rally is here and is "likely to continue".
Luis Costa, EM strategist at Citi, says we are in the middle of a "major rotation" from bonds to equities.
The Bank of England (BoE) is expected to announce on Wednesday whether it will switch to plastic banknotes, following a public consultation program on the matter.
Sharif Sakr, senior European editor at Engadget, discusses the winners and losers in the low-end tablet market this Christmas.
Philip Uglow, chief economist at MNI, says the Chinese economy is "coming off the boil" but confidence in Chinese stocks is on the up.
Bobby Lee, CEO of BTC China, says there is no need to panic after Chinese authorities blocked the country's Bitcoin exchanges from accepting new cash inflows.
Ewan Cameron Watt, chief investment strategist at BlackRock Investment Institute, says he expects money to flow into Japanese equities in 2014.
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.