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European market closes slightly lower     Thu, 26 Jun '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European markets closed slightly lower on Thursday, with shares in Barclays and Standard Chartered ending the day sharply down following news of a lawsuit and a profit warning respectively.

Kuwait Projects Co (KIPCO) is one of the biggest diversified holding companies in the MENA region. Faisal Al Ayyar, the firm's Vice Chairman, criticizes Kuwait's low productivity, and says its oil wealth turned into a curse.

In exclusive interview with CNBC, Faisal Al Ayyar, Vice Chairman of KIPCO, reflects on the firm's core subsidiaries, expansion plans and the situation in Iraq.

KIPCO Vice Chairman Faisal Al Ayyar looks back at the day when Iraqi soldiers marched into the capital in 1990, and how it affected the business. Plus, why opportunities for foreign investors in the oil-rich nation remain limited.

Pre-market open: What you need to know     Thu, 26 Jun '14 | 5:55 AM ET

Here's all you need to know about the U.S. markets ahead of the open, with CNBC's Louisa Bojesen.

Chris Walker, foreign exchange strategist at Barclays, says Bank of England Governor Mark Carney was very clear that he "hasn't shown its entire hand" and explains why a rate hike later this year is still possible.

The Bank of England has always provided its forward guidance "faithfully and consistently" says Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England, brushing off "unreliable boyfriend" criticism.

The Bank of England has issued two recommendations to limit risk of household indebtedness with regards to the U.K. housing market says Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England.

Will Dunn, associate editor at Stuff.tv, discusses wearable tech following the unveiling of Google's new products and says Google's emerging markets venture could be "really huge" for them.

'No reason to fear' big US banks: Pro     Thu, 26 Jun '14 | 5:00 AM ET

Cole Smead, managing director at Smead Capital Management, discusses U.S. banks' capital position after the Federal Reserve announced that its stress tests would be tougher.

Lloyd Price, CEO of Zesty, explains that the app lets users find and book doctor appointments in seconds and provides them with a host of information from reviews to prices and location.

Will the Bank of England surprise?     Thu, 26 Jun '14 | 4:30 AM ET

Bill O'Neill, head of CIO wealth management research U.K. at UBS, discusses the macro measures the Bank of England could unveil in an effort to cool down the U.K. housing market.

UK housing is cooling down: Economist     Thu, 26 Jun '14 | 4:05 AM ET

Richard Woolhouse, chief economist at BBA, says the U.K. housing market is cooling down, adding that the Bank of England is likely to hike rates this year.

Klaus Wiener, chief economist at Generali, says troubled euro zone economies are making "great progress" in restructuring.

Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, says the purchase of Frank Russell gives the stock exchange the chance to become the world¿s number two player in index businesses.

John Studzinski, senior managing director and global head at Blackstone Advisory Partners, says that a merger or acquisition that is driven primarily by tax benefits is not a strategic reason to do a deal.

Back EMs not sensitive to China: Pro     Thu, 26 Jun '14 | 3:25 AM ET

Maarten-Jan Bakkum, senior emerging market strategist at ING IM, says that he is still "concerned" about the Chinese economy and suggests investing in emerging market countries that are less sensitive to the world's second-largest economy.

Malek Bou-Diab, portfolio manager at Bellevue African Opportunities, discusses how to invest in Africa's booming infrastructure story.

The London Stock Exchange has bought Frank Russell for £1.6 billion ($2.7 billion). CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports.

European markets opened slightly higher on Thursday, after weaker than expected U.S. growth figures suggested that interest rates set by the Federal Reserve may stay lower for longer than thought.

Jim McCormick, head of asset allocation research at Barclays, says it is time to start taking profit on peripheral bonds.

Miles Roberts, CEO of DS Smith, says the company is seeing increasing growth in its recycled packaging as consumers become more environmentally conscious.

Do dark pools have a place in trading?     Thu, 26 Jun '14 | 1:55 AM ET

Stu Taylor, CEO of Algomi, discusses whether dark pools are important in the trading environment.

BoE faces 'historic' moment: Pro     Thu, 26 Jun '14 | 1:30 AM ET

Simon Wells, chief U.K. economist at HSBC, says the Bank of England faces a "historic" moment as it decides how to take the heat out of the U.K.'s housing market.

Stephen Roach, Yale University senior fellow, says the accommodative monetary policy from the U.S. Federal Reserve could lead the world into another financial "mess".

CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports on the news that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sued Barclays, alleging that it operated dark pools to favor high frequency traders.

Victoria Barbary, director at the Soverign Wealth Center, says that Norway's Sovereign Wealth Fund has been under political pressure to make larger returns.

Miguel Azevedo, head of investment banking for Africa at Citigroup, says the growth prospects for Nigeria are "very positive" and that the country's economy is no longer oil-dependent.

European market closes lower     Wed, 25 Jun '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European closed down on Wednesday, amid concern over violence in Iraq and mixed data out of the U.S.

Poland: New elections unlikely     Wed, 25 Jun '14 | 11:15 AM ET

Peter Attard Montalto, emerging market economist at Nomura, discusses the political scandal in Poland, saying it has put the independence and credibility of the central back in question.

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