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Shell-BG merger is 'great deal'   Wed, 8 Apr '15 | 11:10 AM ET
Shell-BG merger is 'great deal'

Royal Dutch Shell is set to buy BG Group for £47 billion. Marina Petroleka, head of energy and infrastructure at BMI Research, says it's "a great deal" offering plenty of advantages.

Greek reforms: The risks ahead   Wed, 8 Apr '15 | 11:00 AM ET
Greek reforms: The risks ahead

Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, discusses Greece's reform plans and the potential risks ahead.

Oil stocks surge on M&A, Europe closes flat

European equities closed mostly lower on Wednesday, helped by a surge in energy stocks with Shell launching a bid for U.K.-listed BG Group.

Is Rand Paul 'a political wildcard'?   Wed, 8 Apr '15 | 5:40 AM ET
Is Rand Paul 'a political wildcard'?

After Rand Paul announced his presidential bid for the 2016 U.S. elections, CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses his character and the outlook for his campaign.

This is what's driving biotech   Wed, 8 Apr '15 | 5:30 AM ET
This is what's driving biotech

Eric Schmidt, senior research analyst at Cowen & Co, explains why despite the outperformance in the biotech sector, there's more room to run.

US has glut of oil inventory   Wed, 8 Apr '15 | 4:40 AM ET
US has glut of oil inventory

The latest inventory report from the EIA (Energy Information Administration) is due out later today. Harry Tchlinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, discusses what he expects.

FOMC: Doves or Hawks to win?   Wed, 8 Apr '15 | 5:50 AM ET
FOMC: Doves or Hawks to win?

Talking about the soon-to-be-released FOMC minutes, Boris Schlossberg, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management, explains why he thinks the doves will beat the hawks in this meeting's minutes.

How to play earnings season   Wed, 8 Apr '15 | 5:00 AM ET
How to play earnings season

Martin Leclerc, chief investment officer at Barrack Yard Advisors, gives his recommendations on getting the best out of the U.S. earnings season.

Are Shinzo Abe's economic plans working?   Wed, 8 Apr '15 | 4:30 AM ET
Are Shinzo Abe's economic plans working?

Marcel Thieliant, global economist at Capital Economics, thinks the Bank of Japan "will have to step up the pace of easing soon."

The feel-good factor in M&A   Wed, 8 Apr '15 | 4:00 AM ET
The feel-good factor in M&A

Talking about recent merger and acquisition deals, Benjamin Gutteridge, head of fund research at Brewin Dolphin, discusses whether businesses are overpaying for the companies.

 Catastrophe bond pricing is 'scientific': Pro

Sandro Kriesch, partner at Twelve Capital, says pricing of catastrophe bonds can be more accurate than corporate bonds or equities.

Divestment a key trend for PE this year: Pro

Robert Coke, head of absolute return and buyouts at the Wellcome Trust, says divestments and exits will continue to be strong trends in private equity this year.

Oil price prompting sector M&A: Pro   Wed, 8 Apr '15 | 3:00 AM ET
Oil price prompting sector M&A: Pro

Jessica Ground, UK Equities Fund manager at Schroders, says a merger like that of Royal Dutch Shell and BG isn't surprising - given the low oil price.

Japanese reforms not enough: EIU CEO   Wed, 8 Apr '15 | 2:00 AM ET
Japanese reforms not enough: EIU CEO

The Economist Intelligence Unit CEO Robin Bew says Japanese reforms have fallen short of changing the country's profit growth and employment story

We won't overextend ourselves in Brazil: Shell CEO

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden says adopting BG's Brazilian portfolio will help the company's deepwater expansion, and assured they won't overextend themselves through the investment.

BG deal more about gas than oil: Shell CEO

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden says taking over BG is much more about gas than it is about oil.

Offering fair value for BG: Shell CEO   Wed, 8 Apr '15 | 3:00 AM ET
Offering

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden says the firms offer to BG is "strong" and represents a 50 percent premium for shareholders.

We've been looking at BG for years: Shell CEO

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden says the oil giant has been eyeing BG for a few years and that the deal works on a range of oil prices.

BG CEO supportive of deal: Shell CEO   Wed, 8 Apr '15 | 3:00 AM ET
 BG CEO supportive of deal: Shell CEO

BG CEO supportive of deal: Shell CEO Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden insists BG CEO Helge Lund is supportive of the merger, but says Lund will "want to do his own thing" after the deal is completed.

Good time to up exposure to select EU banks: Herro

David Herro, CIO of International Equity at Harris Associates, says European banking stocks are well-positioned to perform better this year.

Europe markets open lower; Greece, oil eyed

European equities opened lower on Wednesday with investors keeping an eye on the Greek prime minister's visit to Moscow and the drop in oil prices.

Greek T-bills risk high pricing: Pro   Wed, 8 Apr '15 | 1:30 AM ET
Greek T-bills risk high pricing: Pro

Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAGlobal, says today's Greek T-bill auctions risk high pricing and low demand.

Rand Paul launches 2016 White House bid   Wed, 8 Apr '15 | 1:30 AM ET
Rand Paul launches 2016 White House bid

CNBC reporter Hadley Gamble discusses Republican presidential nominees following news that Senator Rand Paul has put himself forward as a presidential candidate.

I regret not holding Tesco: Herro   Wed, 8 Apr '15 | 1:00 AM ET
I regret not holding Tesco: Herro

David Herro, CIO of International Equity at Harris Associates, tells CNBC that he regrets not holding Tesco given the stock's improved market performance.

Why Greece really needs tax reforms   Tue, 7 Apr '15 | 11:40 AM ET
Why Greece really needs tax reforms

Constantine Michalos of the Greek Chamber of Commerce and Industry, discusses the best course of action to boost Greek business.

UK elections: Top parties fight it out   Tue, 7 Apr '15 | 11:20 AM ET
UK elections: Top parties fight it out

With less than a month to go until the U.K. elections, Tanya Abraham, senior research executive at YouGov, discusses whether there will be any surprises in the upcoming election.

Where next for M&A?   Tue, 7 Apr '15 | 11:10 AM ET
Where next for M&A?

As FedEx bids $4.8 billion for TNT and Vivendi confirms its offer for Dailymotion, Lucinda Guthrie, deputy global editor of Dealreporter, discusses where to watch for M&A.

When's the Fed rate hike coming?   Tue, 7 Apr '15 | 11:00 AM ET
When's the Fed rate hike coming?

Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, discusses his thoughts on the possibility of an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

Major Holcim shareholder talks merger   Tue, 7 Apr '15 | 8:00 AM ET
Major Holcim shareholder talks merger

Shareholders are voicing worries about the proposed merger of Holcim and Lafarge. David Herro, Holcim's third-biggest shareholder, discusses his concerns about the yet-to-be-named CEO of the joint company.

Europe closes sharply higher on reduced hike fears

European equities rallied to close higher Tuesday with fears over an impending rate hike in the U.S. receding and investors cheering acquisition news in the courier delivery sector.

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