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European shares closed slightly up on Thursday, after wavering throughout the day on mixed manufacturing and services data.

Sony optimism is 'early': Pro  Thu, 22 May '14 | 4:45 AM ET

Mykola Golovko, senior consumer electronics analyst at Euromonitor International, says the decline of camera sales for Sony will be more drastic than the group has forecast and it will not see a substantial pick up in TV sales for 2 years.

Where are the opportunities in Russia?  Thu, 22 May '14 | 2:45 AM ET

Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, partner at The Abraaj Group, says opportunities in Russia include natural resources and infrastructure but mainly mid-market businesses as the middle class continues to grow.

We will continue attending SPIEF: Intel  Thu, 22 May '14 | 5:15 AM ET

Christian Morales, vice president and general manager for EMEA at Intel, says the company will continue to attend SPIEF, despite many CEOs dropping out from the forum due to geopolitical tensions.

Europe disinflationary trend 'worrying': Pro  Thu, 22 May '14 | 5:00 AM ET

Stephen King, chief global economist at HSBC, says the disinflationary trend in the euro zone will make it difficult to hit the European Central Bank's 2 percent inflation target.

China Xinjiang blast kills 31 people  Thu, 22 May '14 | 4:50 AM ET

CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on the lastest details about the blast in China's western region of Xinjiang that killed an estimated 31 people.

Jürg Zeltner, CEO of UBS Wealth Management, says in the current investing environment, clients are not risk-on.

Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, says there are divergences between the data coming from euro zone countries with France continuing to be the "sick man of Europe".

Russia 'definitely' looking east: CEO  Thu, 22 May '14 | 3:20 AM ET

Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of RDIF, discusses the Sino-Russian deals signed recently and how Russia is increasingly looking east for investments and says many investments can be made around the Gazprom deal.

Metal: What the sector leaders have to say  Thu, 22 May '14 | 1:47 AM ET

CNBC caught up with leading figures in the metal industry at the Platts Global Metal Awards to discuss the sector, exchange rates and key risks.

Western CEOs not attending SPIEF 2014 are making a mistake, says Jean-Francois Decaux, co-CEO of JCDecaux, as Russia is a large market and being prepared for crisis is part of investing there.

Severstal not pulling out of US: CEO  Thu, 22 May '14 | 3:24 AM ET

Alexey Mordashov, CEO of Severstal, discusses the structural issues in the metal sector and says the group has no plan to pull out of the U.S..

The sanctions against Russia have had minimal impact short-term but they could be "detrimental" long-term as trust deteriorates, Alexey Mordashov, CEO of Severstal, tells CNBC.

US stock market will fall soon: Marc Faber  Thu, 22 May '14 | 3:10 AM ET

Marc Faber, publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom report argues that a fall in the U.S. equity market could happen soon and says investors should brace for a "general asset deflation."

There is "nothing attractive" about Treasurys at the moment says Marc Faber, publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom report, but investors should still hold them to offset risks.

Liam Halligan, economics commentator at The Telegraph, says the West shouldn¿t have been so hasty to support the ouster of the democratically elected Ukrainian president.

European market opens higher  Thu, 22 May '14 | 3:00 AM ET

European shares opened higher on Thursday amid investor relief after the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting showed no significant change in policy.

Bob Parker, senior advisor for investment, strategy and research at Credit Suisse, says that the Russian market recovery from its crisis-induced low indicates investors believe a de-escalation is underway.

Italian lending is recovering: Intesa CEO  Thu, 22 May '14 | 2:30 AM ET

There are clear signs of a recovery in Italian non-performing loans says Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa, as Italians return to consumption due to the reduction of the spreads.

Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian presidential candidate, urges the West to continue with sanctions on Russia and discusses how the Orange Revolution was lost due to the election of Viktor Yanukovych in 2010.

SABMiller 'absorbed' currency headwinds: CEO  Thu, 22 May '14 | 2:00 AM ET

Alan Clarke, CEO of SABMiller, says the group managed to absorb currency headwinds to grow its margins further and highlights that emerging markets continue to provide strong growth.

Alcoa improving its cost position: CEO  Thu, 22 May '14 | 1:51 AM ET

Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Alcoa, says the group has made good progress on its cost curve to be more independent of where metal prices are and discusses risks.

Why Russia's strategy will hurt businesses  Thu, 22 May '14 | 1:35 AM ET

Bernard Sucher, board member at Aton, says Russia has a lot to be proud of but that its current path to carve its way out of further global integration is bad for business.

Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa, says that only a devaluation of the euro will increase Europe's real economy and explains why he hopes the ECB will start a quantitative easing program.

Ukraine must join EU and NATO: Tymoshenko  Thu, 22 May '14 | 1:20 AM ET

Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian presidential candidate, comments on relations with Russia and says Ukraine needs to be fully integrated in the EU and NATO.

Ulmart's model better than Amazon's: CEO  Thu, 22 May '14 | 1:15 AM ET

Dmitry Kostygin, chaiman of Ulmart, describes the group's operations as the "next generation" of internet retailing and says Amazon will probably switch to Ulmart's model in the next couple years.

Politics trump other interests: Alcoa CEO  Thu, 22 May '14 | 1:00 AM ET

Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Alcoa, says the group's facilities in Russia are operating normally and explains that he's not at SPIEF because the political dimension of the crisis "trumps other interests."

Anastasia Kourovskaia, vice president of EMEA for Millward Brown Optimor, discusses why Apple has leapfrogged Google as the top brand and what this means for the companies' shareholders.

ECB action won't match market expectation: Pro  Wed, 21 May '14 | 11:30 AM ET

Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, says any policy action from the European Central Bank will disappoint the market and will not give equities a boost.

China-Gazprom deal: What does it mean?  Wed, 21 May '14 | 11:00 AM ET

Alexei Kokin, oil and gas senior analyst at UralSib Capital, and Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, discuss the significance of the gas deal between China and Russia's Gazprom

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