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David Lebovitz, global market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management, discusses how the flurry of M&A deals has helped companies outperform the S&P500.

European markets opened higher on Thursday, after a controversial referendum in Ukraine was called off and following upbeat earnings from BT and Adecco.

Susan Emmett, research director at Savills, discusses the U.K. housing market and says the strong growth in prices in London is starting to filter through to the rest of the country.

Massachusetts-born actor Matt Damon tells CNBC he would love to play one of the state's most famous politicians - and member of its most prominent family - Robert Kennedy.

Ansgar Belke, director of macro economy research at the University of Duisburg-Essen, says the pain threshold for the euro is different in many euro zone countries and argues that ECB President Mario Draghi should not seek to weaken the currency just yet.

Barclays CEO defends bonus increase     Thu, 8 May '14 | 2:45 AM ET

Antony Jenkins, CEO of Barclays, says the company wanted to "protect" the people it wanted to keep in its investment bank after the bank raised bonuses in the face of criticism.

Barclays will ax 7,000 jobs in its investment bank division by 2016, but CEO Anthony Jenkins said it was the "right time" to reposition the bank.

We love the cloud: Sage CEO     Thu, 8 May '14 | 2:20 AM ET

Guy Berruyer, CEO of The Sage Group, says the cloud is a subscription business which is a good model for the company's growth.

BT's broadband offering is growing faster than its rival Sky, the company's CEO Gavin Patterson said.

Mark Lewis, senior analyst of sustainability research at Kepler Cheuvreux, says a rise in the oil price would give and incentive for policy makers to increase push sustainable energy.

Carsten Brzeski, senior economist at ING Bank, says there is a "slight risk" that the European Central Bank could take policy action on Thursday but it is unlikely.

Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, says inflated house prices in London have distorted the picture across the U.K.

Strong euro: Is it really a problem?     Thu, 8 May '14 | 1:01 AM ET

CNBC's Karen Tso discusses why the strong euro has been worrying corporates and politicians.

Gabriele Galateri di Genola, chairman at Assicurazioni Generali, says that Italian corporations' governance has improved in recent year and is now "best in class" in some areas.

Hans-Werner Sinn, president of Ifo, accuses the EU of "window dressing" the Greek primary deficit figure for political reasons, as the European elections get closer.

European market closes mixed     Wed, 7 May '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European markets closed mixed on Wednesday as news from Ukraine painted a bleak picture of the country's ongoing conflict with neighboring Russia.

Duncan Clark, chairman of BDA, says Softbank's decision not to sell shares in Alibaba is a "good sign of confidence" in the IPO.

CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop reports on the latest developments from the South African elections where the ANC is expected to retain power.

Oscar Onyema, CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, says investors have a strong appetite for investing in Nigeria with a lot of cash "waiting to be deployed".

Stewart Richardson, partner at RMG Wealth Management, says equities are showing similarities with previous market peak environments.

Tuna Amobi, senior media and entertainment equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ, expects Disney shares to head for "all-time high territory" following the group's first-quarter results.

GN ReSound has launched the world's first hearing aid made for the iPhone, which allows sound to be wirelessly streamed from the device to the hearing aid.

Jens Nordvig, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Nomura, explains why it's a bit early for something new to emerge from the Federal Reserve .

Alibaba: Why you should buy     Wed, 7 May '14 | 4:54 AM ET

Keith Pogson, global managing partner at EY, says Alibaba is the "best way" to get exposure to the Chinese e-commerce segment and discusses the company's expansion plans.

Alstom CEO, Patrick Kron, says that as a stakeholder, it's "legitimate" for the French government to express its views on a possible deal and adds that the group only has "one offer in the table" -- from GE.

Jorgen Buhl Rasmussen, CEO of Carlsberg, says the group has lowered its expectations in Russia but that its performance in Western Europe and Asia should somewhat offset the Russian decline.

Matt Damon said that raising awareness about the issue of clean water and sanitation was a marketing nightmare, so he had to make a viral video.

Edmund Salvesen, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, reacts to HSBC's quarterly results and highlights that while return on equity is "on the disappointing side", the impairment charges are "much lower" than expected.

US earnings looking 'brighter': Pro     Wed, 7 May '14 | 4:00 AM ET

Tim Harris, CEO of Harris Capital, says the earnings momentum is starting to turn positive in the U.S. and the rest of the year should accelerating growth for equities.

David Cole, CFO of Swiss Re, discusses the company's results and says it had a successful renewal round for insurance.

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