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RBS warned that Scottish independence could have a "material adverse effect" on the company. Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, discusses the impact of a Scottish "yes" vote.

Frédéric Oudéa, CEO of Société Générale, says the company is "adapting" to the tense situation in Russia, but is confident about its long-term plan in the country.

European shares opened lower on Friday with investors looking ahead to key jobs data due out from the United States.

Pierre Aubouin, CFO of Areva, says the nuclear industry is "not in crisis" and expects the install base to increase over the next year.

Duncan Farr, banks specialist at Macquarie Group, says it will be tough for Banco Espirito Santo to raise the required fresh capital it needs.

Richie Boucher, CEO of Bank of Ireland, says valuations of assets in the Irish economy have not gone too far and a recovery in the country is underway.

Paul Geddes, CEO of Direct Line, says the company is "reviewing" the disposal of its Italian and German business.

European CEOs on Russian sanctions     Fri, 1 Aug '14 | 1:45 AM ET

Chief executives of Europe's top companies tell CNBC how sanctions on Russia are affecting their business.

Henri de Castries, CEO of AXA, says the company is prepared for further natural disasters after adverse weather in Germany caused a high number of payouts for the insurance company in the first half of 2014.

Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, says Chinese President Xi Jinping has been as "good as his word" by sticking to the anti-corruption drive, but could scale back if growth begins to slow.

Erin Davis, senior equity analyst at Morningstar, discusses Lloyd's Banking Group's results and says that while the bank will probably pay a very small dividend in 2014, it will then "quickly ramp it up".

Frédéric Oudéa, CEO of Société Générale, says the second-quarter results posted by the bank were "strong".

Anders Runevad, CEO at Vestas, talks about the company's turnaround strategy and how it restored confidence to the wind sector.

Can the UK rival Silicon Valley?     Thu, 31 Jul '14 | 11:35 AM ET

Jon Reynolds, CEO of Swiftkey, discusses the U.K. start-up scene and says that global investors are starting to look at the U.K. for future opportunities.

Jean-Pierre Camadieu, chairman & CEO of Solvay, describes Brazil as the "weak point" for the company and says more M&A activity is on the way.

EDF will beat expectations: CEO     Thu, 31 Jul '14 | 11:00 AM ET

Henri Proglio, CEO of EDF, says he is very confident that the group will beat expectations in 2014.

European market closes lower     Thu, 31 Jul '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European shares closed lower on Thursday with investors reacting to quarterly earnings and some disappointing data from the euro zone.

Katie Koch, head of global portfolio solutions international at Goldman Sachs, says that while the sanctions are likely to weigh on the Russian economy, the risk of contagion to other emerging markets is low.

John Stephenson, president and CEO of Stephenson & Company Capital Management, discusses ExxonMobil ahead of earnings and says the results should be "pretty good".

The euro zone is probably already in deflation, says Mario Greco, CEO of Generali, adding that Europe needs more reforms to boost its labour market and competitiveness.

James Rickards, chief global strategist at West Shore Funds and author of 'The Death of Money', says it's too early to say whether Argentina's default will be contained.

Ross McInnes, CFO at Safran, discusses the group's latest results and the potential impact of Russian sanctions. He also highlights that the company is providing the engines for three new short-haul aircrafts.

Daniel Tenengauzer, head of emerging markets and global foreign exchange strategy at RBC, comments on the euro zone inflation data and says the divergence between U.S. data and European data is clear.

Why the Ebola outbreak spread so fast     Thu, 31 Jul '14 | 4:45 AM ET

Gregory Hartl, at the World Health Organisation, discusses the Ebola virus outbreak, saying health care organizations in Western Africa are under-resourced. He also discusses the risk for developed nations.

Wolfgang Schaefer, CFO at Continental AG, comments on the company's results and outlook, and discusses the impact the strong euro has had on the group's profitability.

EMs facing 'short-term' problems: Pro     Thu, 31 Jul '14 | 2:00 AM ET

Stephen King, chief global economist at HSBC, says that emerging markets are facing "short-term" balance of payment problems, but have long-term strength.

Argentina can come back: Generali CEO     Wed, 30 Jul '14 | 7:00 PM ET

Mario Greco, CEO of Generali, says Argentina has "structural issues" but can "come back" after it defaulted for the second time in 13 years.

Pelham Smithers, managing director at Pelham Smithers Associates, comments on Sony and Toshiba following their results, and says Sony seems to be in the early days of a "genuine recovery".

Robert Capurro, CEO of Canning House, discusses how Argentina's default could impact the local economy and says there could be a ripple effect to other Latin American markets.

David Rees, emerging market economist at Capital Economics, says Argentina's technical default is the "final hurdle" preventing the country tapping the markets to raise money.

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