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Anders Borg, Swedish finance minister, says he is against the possible Pfizer-AstraZeneca takeover, and that Pfizer's CEO testimony to U.K. politicians did not reduce any uncertainty.

European market closes lower     Thu, 15 May '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European shares closed lower on Thursday, as GDP data disappointed and investors mulled the prospect of the European Central Bank announcing monetary stimulus in the next few weeks.

ECB: 'Too little, too late'     Thu, 15 May '14 | 11:00 AM ET

Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, says European GDP data proves the region is "not in a true recovery" and that the ECB has now made itself "redundant."

Karim Awad, co-CEO of EFG Hermes, reflects on how Egypt's turmoil has affected the firm since 2011, and why he believes the new political beginning holds plenty of opportunities for investors.

Saudi, UAE to drive EFG Hermes growth     Wed, 14 May '14 | 7:00 PM ET

EFG Hermes is looking to secure 60 percent its investment banking revenue from abroad. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, co-CEO Karim Awad details where he plans to take the firm next.

Egypt ranks in the bottom tier of the Corruption Perceptions Index. The co-CEO of Egypt's largest investment bank, Karim Awad, says it is possible to do business without bribing corrupt officials.

US consumers 'trading down': Pro     Thu, 15 May '14 | 5:45 AM ET

Jharonne Martis, director of research at Thomson Reuters, says Wal-Mart is expected to report weak, negative same-store sales for its fifth consecutive quarter. He also comments on JC Penney.

Oil prices to fall this year?     Thu, 15 May '14 | 4:20 AM ET

Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, says that global oil supply is moving ahead of "sluggish" demand growth, which could potentially lead to a fall in prices this year.

Land Securities pre-tax profit doubles     Thu, 15 May '14 | 5:30 AM ET

Robert Noel, CEO of Land Securities tells CNBC that the group is beginning to "reap the rewards" from the "bold call" it made to build new buildings with no rental agreements in place.

ECB 'won't disappoint': Pro     Thu, 15 May '14 | 5:00 AM ET

Anthony Chan, chief economist at JPMorgan Chase, says the ECB will act in June and that combined with stimulus from other central banks, "it will make a difference."

Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC, says a contraction of the Japan's second quarter GDP is "inevitable" but highlights that the fall back in spending was not as sharp as expected.

David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies, says that recent European data, including GDP numbers, make it more likely that the ECB will act in June.

Is Europe sleepwalking into deflation?     Thu, 15 May '14 | 3:30 AM ET

Azad Zangana, European economist at Schroders, says deflationary pressure is going to build in peripheral European countries, but Germany will see inflation rise.

Michael Browne, fund manager at Martin Currie, says Europe is finally seeing earnings momentum but warns it is being ignored by equity investors.

Jeremy Gleeson, fund manager at AXA Framlington, says if Apple purchases Beats it will be a "change of direction" for the company.

European shares opened lower on Thursday as investors continue to shun riskier assets and move into so-called "safe havens" like fixed income.

Marius Haas, president of Dell Enterprise, says the company is "constantly on the lookout" for acquisitions as he discusses life after privatization.

Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, says Russian companies are still welcome on the London Stock Exchange despite geopolitical tensions in the country.

Steve Holliday, CEO of National Grid, says the U.K. is "well placed" in the European energy market amid talk of reform in the sector across the continent.

Julian Roberts, CEO of Old Mutual, says changes in annuity rules in the U.K. will benefit the company.

George Bory, head of credit strategy at Wells Fargo Securities, says the "animal spirits" are alive in the corporate bond market.

John Vail, chief global strategist at Nikko Asset Management, says Japan showed strong first quarter growth, but GDP in the following quarter could be negative.

Thomas Piketty, author of "Capital in the Twenty-First Century", says "extreme" inequality holds back economic growth.

Is France dragging the euro zone down?     Thu, 15 May '14 | 1:10 AM ET

Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, says the lack of growth in France could be a "structural drag" on the euro zone.

The European crisis is not over, as unemployment remains so high, says Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commission presidential candidate, who also discusses the rise of populism across the region.

Patisserie Valerie to list as... CAKE     Wed, 14 May '14 | 11:40 AM ET

Luke Johnson, director at Risk Capital Partners, discusses the upcoming AIM IPO of Patisserie Valerie and explains why that the company has been able to expand through the recession.

Lonmin: Has breaking point been reached?     Wed, 14 May '14 | 11:35 AM ET

Tom Wilson, director of intelligence and analysis at Africapractice, discusses the on-going weeks-long strike in Lonmin's South African platinum mines and what it means for the metal.

Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy, says investors are looking to get back into core European markets rather than stay in periphery, as the French and German markets are "much more cyclical."

Turkish mine explosion: Death toll rises     Wed, 14 May '14 | 11:16 AM ET

The death toll following an explosion at a Turkish mine keeps on rising, says Emre Peker, reporter at The Wall Street Journal, adding that demonstrations have started in response to some of the Prime Minister's comments.

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

European shares closed mixed on Wednesday, after wavering throughout the day, as investors digested the possibility of easing by the European Central Bank.