Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed "external factors" for its economic crisis Thursday, but failed to reassure investors.» Read More
Anthimos Thomopoulos, CEO of Piraeus Bank, says markets are overreacting to the political risk in Greece and the economic fundamentals are improving.
European shares bounced in morning trade on Thursday, with global sentiment boosted after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it had confidence in the economy.
James Butterfill, global equity strategist at Coutts, and Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, discuss the reasons behind why the European Central Bank will carry out quantitative easing.
Michele Della Vigna, head of European energy research at Goldman Sachs, says the fall in oil price and the shale revolution will dramatically change the energy industry.
Charles Robertson, global chief economist at Renaissance Capital, and Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, discuss how the rise of radical anti-austerity parties across the European Union highlights "political contagion" in the region.
CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on the European Union leaders summit where Greece is likely to be among one of the big talking points.
Charles Robertson, global chief economist at Renaissance Capital, and Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, discuss what to expect from Russian President Vladimir Putin's highly-anticipated year-end speech.
Maurice Levy, CEO of Publicis, says the company will see a "renaissance" of growth in 2014 and will focus on the integration of Sapient.
Michael Massourakis, chief economist at Alpha Bank, says Greece can manage its debt levels and the country does not deserve the negativity investors are giving it.
Kully Samra, managing director at Charles Schwab, says inflation in the U.S. will rise faster than expected despite downward pressure on energy prices.
Tightening sanctions on Russia will be on the top of the agenda for an EU leaders meeting on Thursday, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.
The ruble's volatility suggests that many traders and investors have been caught off guard by events in Russia.a.
Petros Doukas, former deputy finance minister of Greece, says radical left group Syriza will have to "U-turn" on its anti-austerity policy if its gets into government as it will face the "harsh reality" of the Troika's demands.
Fritz Joussen and Peter Long, co-CEOs of TUI Group, says the merger of Tui AG and Tui Travel has put the companies in a "stronger position" to deal with difficulties in the global economy.
José María Roldán, president of the Spanish Banking Association, says the problem of non-performing loans for Spanish banks is a "done business" with institutions looking safer than before the financial crisis.
European shares opened lower on Wednesday as investors turn their attention to the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting.
Talib Sheikh, global income fund manager at JPMorgan Asset Management, says the Santa rally has been delayed but equities are still the place to be.
Frans van Houten, CEO of Philips, says the company's acquisition of Volcano has created a "true winner" in the health image guided therapy space.
Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, says the discontinuation of the Airbus A380 is "not an idea we entertain" because the aircraft has great "economics".
Luis Costa, head of CEEMEA FX and rates strategy at Citi, says the Central Bank of Russia has reacted too slow to the declining currency and needs to intervene in the FX market to halt the ruble's fall.
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.