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Michael Kelly, global head of asset allocation at Pinebridge Investments, says he likes Indian assets because of the reformist agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Matthew Turner, precious metals analyst at Macquarie Securities, says he is "cautiously bullish" on gold with Indian and Chinese demand to return and U.S. interest rates likely to peak at lower levels than the market expects.
Robert Kuenzel, euro area economist at Daiwa Capital Markets, says if the TLTRO does not live up to its hype, then the European Central Bank will have to think about buying more assets through a quantitative easing program.
Hong Kong police have begun clearing out pro-democracy protesters from sites around the city, Emily Tan reports.
Liza Ermolenko, emerging Europe economist at Capital Economics, says the Central Bank of Russia will hike interest rates by 100 basis points, but the country will stop short of capital controls to halt the fall of the ruble.
A further $15 billion may be needed to bailout struggling Ukraine, which seems ever closer to economic disaster.
Paul Lynam, CEO of Secure Trust Bank, says big U.K. banks have unfair advantages which leave smaller challengers struggling to compete.
Chris Chaviaras, analyst at Barclays, says heavy discounting during Black Friday could push retailers' margins lower than expected.
Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy at UBS, explains why he has put an underweight rating on the pharmaceutical sector.
European shares opened higher on Wednesday, shrugging off the oil price decline that has shaken global markets.
Gilles Moec, head of developed Europe economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says renewed problems in Greece's economy won't be enough to stop the European Central Bank pushing ahead with further stimulus measures.
Barnaby Martin, european credit strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, says the positive effects of U.S. Federal Reserve stimulus measures will go into reverse as the central bank tightens monetary policy.
Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, says a potential U.K. exit from the European Union could be the biggest challenge to the bloc since the beginning of the single currency.
Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank explains why the Chinese currency could devalue 20 percent.
Oil markets will remain oversupplied in 2015 with demand not matching supply, according to Abhishek Deshpande, oil and gas analyst at Natixis.
Former Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis, says that successive governments have spent too much money.
The U.S. economy will underperform expectations while the euro zone will see a broader recovery with peripheral countries coming to the fore, according to Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank.
The U.S. energy sector will need a bailout and oil and mining stocks will see a "massive correction" due to a low oil price, Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank says.
Protests in Ferguson over the killing of Michael Brown are due to a poor economic situation in the town, Morris Reid, managing director at Mercury and Democratic Strategist, adding that middle-class white Americans feel the American Dream is dead.
Maria Pinelli, global vice chair of strategic growth markets at EY, says this year's IPO market is softer than anticipated going into the year end, but mergers and acquisitions remain strong.
Geoff Cutmore is co-anchor for CNBC’s flagship programme 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.
Stephen Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program Squawk Box Europe and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.