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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.

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.

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