Frans van Houten, CEO of Philips, tells CNBC that Phillips is focused on 'self help' despite the level of growth in the global economy.
Sir Roger Carr, president of the Confederation of British Industry, tells CNBC that it is now up to business to articulate the case for staying in Europe strongly.
Eurasia Group President Ian Bremner and Stefano Aversa, co-president at Alix Partners, discuss market uncertainty ahead of David Cameron's speech on Friday, plus Italy's political future.
Global growth for 2013 will now be lower than previous estimates, according to the International Monetary Fund, as the sovereign debt crisis in Europe continues to pose a large downside risk to the economy.
Spain's economy shrank in the final months of 2012 at the fastest pace since its recession began, data showed on Wednesday, pummeled by falling domestic demand and with no return to growth on the horizon.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on remarks made by British Prime Minister David Cameron that "there is a gap between the EU and its citizens that has grown dramatically in recent years."
Robert Hormats, U.S. Under Secretary for Economic Growth, explains how this could be a year of trade opportunity, with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.
Stephen King, group chief economist at HSBC, tells CNBC that UK trade links with Europe have grown enormously over the last twenty five years in contrast to countries in the emerging world.
Prime Minister David Cameron promised on Wednesday to give Britons a straight referendum choice on whether to stay in the European Union or leave within the next parliament if he is re-elected at the next election in 2015.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including how the markets reacted to the Bank of Japan's news it will adopt a 2 percent inflation plan.
Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem was appointed the new chairman of euro zone finance ministers on Monday and told his colleagues he wanted to move on from simply fighting crises to focus on longer-term policies to cement fledgling confidence.
Traders backed off short yen positions ahead of a key Bank of Japan meeting, and Iceland's finance minister looks at the euro zone and wants in.
Prime Minister David Cameron is leading Britain into a minefield in seeking to renegotiate its terms of membership of the European Union. His gamble could easily end in a bust.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe.
Cyprus may seem too small for markets to care. But UBS has warned that the Mediterranean island is big enough to cause trouble in the euro zone after seeking a bailout from the troika, made up of the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's market moving events from Europe.
Ireland, seen by some as a relative success story for austerity, may want to access the funds, known as Outright Monetary Transactions.
Greece's bailout program is moving in the right direction, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday after the IMF board agreed to pay the next aid tranche to Athens under the country's 240-billion-euro international bailout.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including