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UK: Productivity still 'very low'     Tue, 29 Apr '14 | 4:30 AM ET

Simon Baptist, regional director for Asia at EIU, comments on U.K. GDP and says growth should drop later this year as investments slow.

Joseph Dayan, head of markets at BCS Financial Group, discuss the new sanctions on Russia and the impact it could have for global firms - such as BP.

BP: 'No end in sight' for litigation     Tue, 29 Apr '14 | 4:00 AM ET

Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, says that it's difficult to hold a long-term view on BP while the impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is still being calculated.

Gautam Batra, investment strategist at Signia Wealth, says there is the possibility of a "post-spring weakness" in the U.S. economy.

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Dirk Becker, deputy head of German research at Kepler Cheuvreux, says the litigation costs for Deutsche Bank are priced in to the stock.

Win Bischoff, former chairman of Lloyds Bank, says there will always be concern from governments when a big national company is the subject if a takeover bid.

Shaun Port, CIO of Nutmeg, says BP delivered strong results and is a good stock for retail investors.

European shares opened higher on Tuesday as merger and acquisition activity continues to buoy sentiment ahead of a policy meeting by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Sue Noffke, U.K. equities fund manager at Schroders, says Pfizer wants AstraZeneca's oncology drugs pipeline which looks promising.

Win Bischoff, former chairman of Lloyds Bank, says financial services would move elsewhere if the U.K. left the European Union and London's place as the global financial hub would "diminish".

Jesse Sherman, portfolio manager at Renaissance Asset Management, says investors are "spoiled for choice" when investing in Russian stocks as they trade at a big discount in relation to other emerging markets.

Spanish economy 'on the rise': Fin Min     Tue, 29 Apr '14 | 2:24 AM ET

Spain's finance minister Luis de Guindos, says the country's economy is "on the rise" and is rebalancing.

Andy Harrison, CEO of Whitbread, says the company is confident it can grow its Costa cafe chain in the French and Spanish market, adding that it is hard to find a good coffee in those countries.

Neil Mellor, senior currency strategist at BNY Mellon, says sterling's strength is due to dollar weakness rather than strong data from the U.K.

European Bank CEO pay surges in 2013     Tue, 29 Apr '14 | 1:45 AM ET

Aaron Boyd, director of governance research at Equilar, discusses a survey compiled exclusively for CNBC which revealed a number of top bosses seeing pay hikes in excess of 10 percent from the previous year.

Win Bischoff, former chairman of Lloyds Bank, says the U.K. would not have a seat at the table when the European Union makes decisions if the country exited the 28-nation bloc.

Business in favor of EU: UK Treasury     Mon, 28 Apr '14 | 11:54 AM ET

The business community wants Scotland to stay in the U.K. and the U.K. to stay in the European Union because both "removes barriers", says Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the U.K. treasury.

The Italian banking sector should soon be approaching "normal conditions for lending" says Pier Carlo Padoan, Italian finance minister, also discussing sanctions against Russia.

Brexit would weaken the City: Bischoff     Mon, 28 Apr '14 | 11:45 AM ET

If the U.K. exits the European Union, international banks would slowly start to depart from London, says Win Bischoff, former chairman of Lloyds Bank.

'I'm not worried about deflation': Noyer     Mon, 28 Apr '14 | 11:40 AM ET

Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France, explains why he's not worried about deflation, and discusses the stress tests for European banks.

European market closes higher     Mon, 28 Apr '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European shares closed higher Monday, boosted by mergers and acquisitions activity, although bullish sentiment was capped by ongoing events in Ukraine.

French firms 'not strong enough': Noyer     Mon, 28 Apr '14 | 11:08 AM ET

French companies suffer from low margins and insufficient competitiveness says Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France.

Francois Mallet, global head of strategic cooperation at Kepler Chevreux, says GE would be the best fit for Alstom, as a takeover by Siemens would involve restructuring.

M&A volume down: Pro     Mon, 28 Apr '14 | 5:00 AM ET

Scott Moeller, director of the M&A research centre at Cass Business School, highlights that while, in value terms, M&A activity is increasing, volume is down year-on-year.

Art: Add to online cart?     Mon, 28 Apr '14 | 4:40 AM ET

Confidence to buy art online is growing says Robert Read, head of fine art at Hiscox, because it's convenient, easy and allows potential buyers to view art from around the world.

Marijn Dekkers, CEO of Bayer, says the company does not feel the "absolute need" to make acquisitions, but is keeping an eye on opportunities in the market.

Alex Tarrant, M&A reporter at Dealreporter, discusses the implications of a potential deal between Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

Stephen Wilmot, companies editor at Investors Chronicle, says the repeal of stamp duty on AIM stocks should help liquidity, which has typically been an issue in that market.

Peter Hutton, energy analyst at RBC Capital Markets, says energy companies will see a "lackluster" set of results this quarter.

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