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Manoj Ladwa, head of trading at TJM Partners, explains that the current profit-taking should be very short-lived as there is still "a lot of retail money" waiting to come in.
European shares opened sharply lower on Thursday, ahead of flash manufacturing and services data from the euro zone.
CNBC's correspondent, Stephane Pedrazzi, reports from Paris where IMF chief Christine Lagarde is being questioned for a role in a dispute when she was French finance minister in 2007.
Richard Longdon, CEO of Aveva, says he is very confident about the short-term outlook as the Enterprise Solution segment has started to make a profit and its new 3D business is already profitable.
The ECB recently set up a task force with the European Investment Bank to assess ways to unblock lending to small- and medium-sized businesses, including promoting a market for ABS based on loans for smaller firms.
Stephen Koseff, CEO of Investec, talks about full-year earnings and the company's strategy of diversifying away from capital intensive business.
Alan Clarke, CEO of SABMiller, comments on full-year earnings and says that most markets are growing except the U.S. core market which remains under pressure.
Japanese stocks plunged 9 percent off intraday highs on Thursday as weak Chinese data added to growing fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve may withdraw its bond buying sooner than expected.
The world's biggest investors are seeking more stable cash income at home, as aging societies and tighter regulation dull risk appetite.
Lothar Mentel, Chief Investment Officer at Tatton Investment Management says the recent rally shows a confused market and expects some volatility ahead.
A British soldier was hacked to death by two men shouting Islamic slogans in a south London street on Wednesday, in what the government said appeared to be a terrorist attack.
European parliament president Martin Schulz gave European Union officials a measly three out of ten for their handling of the euro zone crisis.
Cyprus faces substantial risks to its economic outlook and its recession could be deeper than forecast, the country's central bank governor said in a prepared speech on Wednesday.
European shares closed higher on Wednesday, mirroring gains in the U.S. after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated his commitment to maintaining loose monetary policy.
News that the Swedish capital of Stockholm has been hit by three nights of rioting similar to the public disorder seen in Paris and London in recent years has come as a surprise.
Millions of Italians are too poor to heat their homes, eat adequately or go on holiday, Italy reported on Wednesday.
Sterling tumbled following minutes released by the Bank of England and disappointing retail sales, as the IMF warned the U.K. is at risk of "permanent damage" if its growth remains persistently slow.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors look for signs from the Fed's Bernanke on whether the current stimulus program will be tapered.
David Cameron, British prime minister, tells CNBC ahead of the EU Summit on tax fraud that he 'believes in low taxes for businesses' and highlights that international cooperation is crucial to tackle tax evasion.
As EU regulators mull introducing the world's strictest bonus cap, the president of the European parliament told CNBC that the plan could put pressure on the U.S. to follow suit.
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Zsolt Papp, global head of emerging market debt portfolio strategies at JPMorgan Asset Management, discusses how emerging markets might react to an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.
European stocks finished higher on Wednesday after a bumper day of earnings.
Daragh Maher, FX strategist at HSBC, discusses when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates.