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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.

Nancy McKinstry, CEO of Wolters Kluwer, discusses the company's results and the outlook for the year.

Jeremy Bennett, CEO of Nomura International, says a return of sentiment to Japan would go "a long way" to boosting investor appetite for the country.

European markets opened lower on Wednesday, as Ukraine appears even closer to an all-out war.

U.S. trade representative Michael Froman, says the Trans-Pacific Partnership is gaining "good momentum" but negotiations are "complex" and take time.

Russia is growing for Henkel: CEO     Wed, 7 May '14 | 2:05 AM ET

Kasper Rorsted, CEO of Henkel, says consumer spending continues to be strong in Russia despite geopolitical tensions over Ukraine, which is helping the company grow in the region.

Laurent Mignon, CEO of Natixis, is confident that the fixed income business will pick up again after revenues from the division fell in the first quarter of 2014.

Patrick Flynn, CFO of ING, says Temasek and RRJ's 1.3 billion euro stake in the Dutch lender's insurance unit shows strong demand from investors for unit's IPO.

Russian valuations 'very cheap': Pro     Tue, 6 May '14 | 11:45 AM ET

Ivan Mazalov, director at Prosperity Capital Management, says sanctions have had a limited impact on the Russian economy and discusses his strategy on investing in Russia.

Why wheat price will continue to rise     Tue, 6 May '14 | 11:35 AM ET

Carsten Fritsch, commodity analyst at Commerzbank, says the price for wheat is likely to continue to rise on concerns about U.S. crops and the continued conflict in Ukraine.

Regional trade agreements do not weaken the role of the WTO says Roberto Azevedo, the organization's director-general, as they exclude many countries such as emerging markets and poorer economies.

European market closes lower     Tue, 6 May '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European stocks closed lower on Tuesday, as continued violence in Ukraine and mixed earnings results made investors uneasy.

French master of wine Isabelle Legeron, discusses how the appeal of organic wine is gaining ground.

How are two companies transforming the manufacturing sector with their technology?

'The world needs a pay rise': ITUC     Tue, 6 May '14 | 5:45 AM ET

Sharan Burrow, general secretary at ITUC, says workers across the world remain impoverished despite the recovery and that governments need to be brave enough to "put plans on the table."

Simone Menne, Lufthansa CFO, discusses the environment for airlines and the impact the pilot strikes have had on the airline.

Josef Schuster, founder at IPOX Schuster, comments on the Twitter stock as the lock-up period expires and says the market is relieved that founders have no plans to sell.

Patrick Armstrong, CIO of Armstrong Investment Managers, and Johan Jooste, head of the London investment office at Julius Baer, discuss the best hedge against geopolitical events.

US consumption not that high: Pro     Tue, 6 May '14 | 5:00 AM ET

Lindsey Piegza, chief economist at Strene Agee, says the U.S. Federal Reserve is likely to highlight the recent U.S economic improvements. However, she points out, some key variables in the U.S economy are in decline.

Ukraine: Tense weekend ahead     Tue, 6 May '14 | 4:40 AM ET

Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, says Ukraine is heading for a tense weekend as Russia celebrates its Victory Day, Putin's first official visit to Crimea and the separatists' planned referendum.

UK growth is sustainable: Pro     Tue, 6 May '14 | 4:30 AM ET

Bill O'Neill, head of CIO wealth management research U.K. at UBS, says that while the period of growth acceleration is over for the U.K., the current rate should be sustained in the quarters to come.

Tim Haywood, investment director at GAM, discusses European debt and highlights how Spanish five-year yields are below their U.S. equivalent.

The FDA approval of AstraZeneca's new heart disease drug will help it mount a defense against Pfizer's takeover bid -- but it's not really expected to be a blockbuster, CNBC's Catherine Boyle explains.

Andrew Robb, trade minister of Australia, says there are "hundreds of billions of dollars" worth of energy projects in the pipeline, and the country is looking to capture big deals.

Paul Gait, senior research analyst at Sanford Bernstein, says the African copper belt is an exciting opportunity for miners, and highlights that Glencore Xstrata is one of the first to movers in this space.

Navid Malik, head of life sciences research at Cenkos Securities, says if Pfizer is successful in acquiring Astrazeneca, it could look at some cost-cutting measures.

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