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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.
European equities opened higher on Wednesday as investors await the conclusion of the U.S. Federal Reserve's final policy meeting of the year.
Ewan Cameron Watt, chief investment strategist at BlackRock Investment Institute, says he expects money to flow into Japanese equities in 2014.
Petr Zemcik, director of European economics at Moody's Analytics, says the European economy is driven by exports and a slowdown in emerging markets will weaken demand for European exports.
Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects, says the oil market could see surprisingly strong demand in 2014.
Stephen King, chief global economist at HSBC, says markets will feel more settled when Janet Yellen finally takes the reins at the Federal Reserve.
Peter Chatwell, senior interest rate strategist at Credit Agricole CIB, says there would only be a "knee-jerk" reaction to tapering from European periphery bond investors.
Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, says the European Union's banking union plans look complicated and would not have prevented a collapse like that of Lehman Brothers had it been in place.
Jonathan Webb, head of FX strategy at Jefferies Bache, discusses the best currency trades amid the possibility of a small taper today.
CNBC's Tom Mackenzie outlines the tapering timing predictions from some major banks and politicians.
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.