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Sentiment amongst top business executives is improving, with 51 percent forecasting business conditions will be better this coming year, according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Simon Baptiste, regional director at the EIU, discusses further.
Copper prices have slumped to 2009 levels. Nic Brown, head of commodities research at Natixis, discusses what's leading the selloff, saying he's been pretty "bearish on copper for a while."
European equities closed sharply lower on Wednesday as the turmoil in global commodity markets continued.
With Giorgio Napolitano stepping down as Italy¿s President, CNBC's Julia Chatterley talks to Francesco Galietti, CEO of Policy Sonar. Galietti says that Renzi needs an "expert and a veteran," but wants a "poodle."
CNBC's Annette Weisbach discusses to possibility of ECB quantitative easing with Yves Mersch, an ECB board member.
Discussing Giorgio Napolitano stepping down as Italy's president, Jacopo Barigazzi, journalist and policy analyst in Milan, says that Italy needs a "strong figure" as president, as Italy still needs to overcome its economic crisis, and the president has more power than its prime minister.
With Sainsbury's overtaking Asda as U.K.'s second biggest retailer, there's been mixed news for the supermarket sector. Bruno Monteyne, senior analyst in European food retail, at Sanford C. Bernstein discusses the current state of U.K. supermarkets.
European equities closed sharply higher on Tuesday, with a surge in retail stocks helping to boost investor sentiment.
The oil price is nearing a 6-year low. Richard Mallinson, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, says markets are looking for "a turning point" in oil production and it will end up being non-OPEC countries that cut supplies.
U.K. inflation has fallen to 0.5 percent, putting pressure on the Bank of England's Mark Carney. Sam Hill, senior U.K. economist at RBC Capital Markets, weighs in.
As Shire announces that it will buy U.S. company NPS Pharmaceuticals, Suki Virji, analyst at SCRIP Intelligence, discusses whether it will be a good deal.
Europe shares regained some ground on Monday, ending in positive territory as speculation on further stimulus from the European Central Bank (ECB) boost sentiment, even as the oil price continued to tank.
The European Central Bank could announce a quantitative easing program that's based on paid-in capital by central banks, a source told CNBC. Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC weighs in on the bank's options when it comes to a potential sovereign bond-buying program.
Last week, Fitch Ratings downgraded Russia's credit rating to 'BBB-'. Paul Rawkins, head of emerging Europe sovereign ratings at Fitch, explains that recent events such as the rapid decline in the oil price and the volatility of the Russian ruble contributed to the downgrade.
France is set to deploy 10,000 soldiers on their home soil after the recent terror attacks. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on the latest developments in Paris and how Europe needs to increase its level of security.
Could Uber have an IPO during 2015? Alex Wood, editor in chief at Tech City News, gives his thoughts and discusses wearable technology.
Discussing the hostage situations in France, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports that it has been confirmed that the Kouachi brothers responsible for the Charlie Hebdo shootings and the gunman involved in the kosher supermarket siege have been killed.
While the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report beat expectations, wage figures disappointed. Themis Themistocleous, head European investment office at UBS, says that they expect the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates around the middle of 2015.
Shell is definitely a choice for investors as the most "defensive" oil services stock currently says Jason Gammel, oil equities analyst at Jefferies.
As the investigation into the "Charlie Hebdo" magazine shootings continues, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports about the latest whereabouts of the two main suspects.