David Rees, emerging market economist at Capital Economics, says Argentina's technical default is the "final hurdle" preventing the country tapping the markets to raise money.» Read More
CNBC's Catherine Boyle discusses how a shortage of cattle is causing beef prices to soar.
Irene Mia, regional director of Latin America and the Caribbean at EIU, says investors are "confused" over economic policy in Brazil and this is holding back an economic recovery.
Colin Hamilton, global head of commodities research at Macquarie Group, says the aluminium market is undergoing "rebalancing" while gold could test new lows in 2014.
Supermarket chain Carrefour reported 3.2 percent organic growth in the fourth quarter of 2013, boosted by success in the recovering Spanish market.
Anthony O'Brien, European rates strategist at Morgan Stanley, discusses why he thinks peripheral bond yields are a good investment.
The Bank of England's governor Mark Carney expressed concerns about capping bankers' bonuses, just hours after U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said cash bonuses at the Royal Bank of Scotland would be limited to £2,000 ($3,284).
Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, says there is a carry trade advantage for the Brazilian real.
Allegra Perry, managing director at Cantor Fitzgerald, says the promotion of soon-to-be CEO of Burberry, Christopher Bailey, is the biggest risk to the company.
Bruno Maçães, Portugal's Secretary of State for European Affairs, says the country "did what was necessary" in taking the bailout, but economic recovery is still needed.
European equities opened higher on Wednesday thanks to upbeat U.S. retail sales data in the previous session with Wall Street chalking up its strongest performance in 2014.
Harald Henrikse, head of autos research for EMEA at Nomura, says the stellar earnings of European car makers are not sustainable as the global growth of these companies is slowing.
Hans-werner Sinn, president of the IFO Institute, says those who want Germany to reduce their current account deficit cannot expect them to continue to export public capital such as rescue packages to other countries.
Portugal is confident it will exit bailout program on May 17 but the economic recovery still has a way to go, Portugal's secretary of state for European Affairs told CNBC.
Global critics of Germany's large current account surplus should be careful what they wish for, the head of Germany's influential Ifo Institute said.
Egyptian finance minister Ahmed Galal, says the drive to "put Egypt on the right track" is present as there is "optimism" at the elections.
Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics, says the European economy will be "flat at best" in 2014, despite the consensus expecting a return to growth.
Richard McGuire, head of rates strategy at Rabobank, says if the debt ceiling issue is not resolved by U.S. lawmakers, business investment will be held back which could threaten U.S. growth.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says the deal with China Mobile will help the group build on its momentum in the country after it sold more iPhones in China last year "than ever before."
Egyptian finance minister Ahmed Galal, says the Egyptian economy can benefit from all the support it can get, but insists that the country will not "rely fully on outsiders".
Apple CEO Tim Cook says the deal to sell iPhones on China Mobile's vast network is a "watershed" moment.
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.