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With the popularity of electric cars on the rise, how will they be charged?

Halloween: A cut-throat market?     Thu, 30 Oct '14 | 8:00 PM ET

Halloween has become one of the most important event for U.K. retailers but the battle for sales is leaving some shops struggling.

European shares opened higher on Friday after data showed that the U.S. economy grew more than expected in the last quarter.

We live in a low-yield and low growth world and investors need to adjust their perspectives of what¿s an attractive return, Michael Krautzberger, CIO and Head of Euro Fixed Income at BlackRock, tells CNBC.

Despite Norway's low unemployment and economic growth, the country has to attract solid investments over the longer-term, Siv Jensen, Finance Minister of Norway, told CNBC, particularly when oil prices are fluctuating.

Business as a whole is going strong but geo-political such as ISIS, Ebola and Hong Kong protests have influenced corporate decision-making and made clients more cautious about the future, Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP, tells CNBC.

Banks need to be more transparent     Fri, 31 Oct '14 | 3:00 AM ET

Banks need to move towards greater transparency so markets can see what¿s going on without having to take what the banks tell us at face value, Nick Carn, Founder of Carn Macro Advisors, tells CNBC.

Do electric vehicles have a future?     Fri, 31 Oct '14 | 2:45 AM ET

Electric vehicles are making inroads into European automobile markets but getting prices down is "a real challenge," Darran Messem, MD of Certification and International Director at The Carbon Trust, tells CNBC.

As the French economy struggles, Lars Machenil, chief financial officer at BNP Paribas, tells CNBC that investment in structural reforms was ¿still in negative territory¿ in France

The Bank of Japan has announced further easing on Friday, citing concerns that a decline in oil prices would hurt consumer prices. The Japanese yen could weaken to 115 against the dollar, Geoffrey Yu, FX Strategist at UBS, told CNBC.

Europe can "never say never" to beginning its own quantitative easing program but there is no scope for it right now, Ewald Nowotny, Governor of the Austrian National Bank and ECB governing council member, told CNBC.

Alcatel-Lucent up 16% on Q3 results     Thu, 30 Oct '14 | 12:35 PM ET

Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes has "no time to waste with speculation" that the telecom giant might be interested in M&A. That's after it posted a 34% jump in gross profit margins.

'No drama' at Suez Environment     Thu, 30 Oct '14 | 12:45 PM ET

There's "no drama whatsoever" at Suez Environment, says Jean-Marc Boursier, the deputy CEO in charge of finance. That's despite the need to "battle a bit" given the European economy, and to continue with cost cuts.

Learn more about the gaming industry     Wed, 29 Oct '14 | 8:00 PM ET

Find out more about the next steps for the $93 billion game industry, from game practices to entry into the cloud.

The future of gaming     Wed, 29 Oct '14 | 8:00 PM ET

With Microsoft and Amazon taking to the cloud, who will win and lose in the volatile gaming market?

Google looks at augmented reality     Wed, 29 Oct '14 | 8:00 PM ET

Google is looking at augmented reality gaming that doesn't involve visors or splashing out on home-integrated hardware.

Europe's tech sector is gaining momentum with its "high concentration of talent", which is "fuelled by passion".

Amazon's next big play? Gaming     Wed, 29 Oct '14 | 8:00 PM ET

Amazon is diving into the competitive gaming industry, and could end up dominating the market by moving games to the "cloud". High resource games - which would normally require external hardware - will be rendered more easily with Amazon's servers.

Gaming: No longer the 'underdog'?     Wed, 29 Oct '14 | 8:00 PM ET

Worth $93 billion, the gaming industry is one of the "most volatile plays" in the entertainment industry. Who will flourish and who will sink as the gaming world heads into a new digital era?

Can gaming revolutionize education?     Wed, 29 Oct '14 | 8:00 PM ET

New York's "Mission Lab" program integrates video games into school curriculums, with the aim of encouraging creative thinking through complex game-based challenges.

The two tech giants have trumpeted virtual reality as the future of gaming. The question is, will gamers buy it, or is it a step too far?

Lufthansa cuts 2015 outlook again     Thu, 30 Oct '14 | 12:10 PM ET

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr tells CNBC why the German airline has cut its 2015 guidance for a second time. Shares closed down around 6.5% on the day.

European shares close higher     Thu, 30 Oct '14 | 12:30 PM ET

European stocks ended the day higher on Thursday, after moving into the red earlier in the afternoon.

The most expensive city is...     Wed, 29 Oct '14 | 8:00 PM ET

CNBC's Phil Han finds out why London has become the most expensive city in the world to buy a new home.

Global Head of Forex Strategy at Nomura Securities International, Jens Nordvig, says the Fed's message was a "catalyst" for the rally to start again in some forex moves.

"The world is going to be perpetually volatile" with more and more investors and faster and faster technology, Michael Yoshikami, founder and CEO of Destination Wealth Management, told CNBC.

Chairman & CEO Royal Caribbean Cruises, Richard Fain, says the line is "going after the new Chinese customer" as the market's interest is now "exploding" for their product.

Henrik Ramlau-Hansen, CFO at Danske Bank says he is pleased with the group's strong growth in profits and the developments in the Irish market, which he says are moving in the right direction.

Max King, portfolio manager at Investec Asset Management says the market recent wobble was down to hedge funds de-risking and stocks will continue their upward trend in the next 15 months.

The Danish pharma giant is seeing a "marginal weaker overall market demand in China," Jesper Brandgaard, chief financial officer of Novo Nordisk, told CNBC.

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