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Elmar Degenhart, Continental CEO, says the group is optimistic on North America and Asia but expects currency headwinds to remain strong in 2014.
*FTSEurofirst 300 up 1.7 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 2.3 pct. PARIS, March 4- European stocks rose on Tuesday, reversing a big portion of the previous session's sharp sell-off after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would only use force in neighbouring Ukraine as a last resort.
LONDON, March 4- European stocks rebounded on Tuesday with investors taking heart after Russia scaled back troop exercises near Ukraine that had sent markets sliding in the previous session on fear it could spill over into war.
Marc Henry, CEO of Michelin, comments on the group's results which were boosted by a pick-up in demand in U.S. and Europe but suffered from currency headwinds.
Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin North America, explains why the group has decided to open its ninth plant in South Carolina and its strategy behind new facilities.
Wolfgang Schafer, Continental's CFO, discusses the impact the strong euro had on the group's results and says the European car market is stabilizing, albeit "on low volumes."
The CEO of Pirelli, Marco Tronchetti Provera, said that Europe needed a "common policy" to boost its economy.
Marco Tronchetti Provera, chairman at Pirelli Group, comments on the group's performance and says it has "all the tools to deliver," including new products and efficiency measures.
Christopher Chan, President Director of Southeast Asia's largest tire maker, Gajah Tunggal, speaks about the impact of a potential TPP deal on its business in Indonesia.
Europe remains difficult terrain, according to Pirelli, with the company focussed on the premium sector.
Marco Tronchetti Provera, chairman of Pirelli, tells CNBC that they are seeing small signs of recovery in Europe, especially in the premium sector.
After decades of pursuing trade with western Europe, Finland is becoming dependent on Russia again as that country's burgeoning middle class and wealthy investors provide opportunities for growth lacking in recession-hit Europe.
The world's biggest tire maker Bridgestone reported its earnings today, setting a record profit for the first half. Sachiko Kishida reportd
Maurice Taylor, CEO of Titan, discusses his first Russian acquisition and the difficulties of running a business in France as the government has "no idea" of what to do.
The acquisition would create the world's seventh largest tire company, reports CNBC's David Faber.
Workers at a dying French tire factory who have become the butt of American jokes staged a last-ditch protest to save their jobs.
The head of U.S. tire maker Titan launched a vitriolic attack on French productivity after the country’s government suggested he buy a factory in the north of France.
Michelin CEO, Pete Selleck discusses his company's new plant in South Carolina and the 500 jobs it will provide.
Jeff Middleswart, Behind the Numbers president, discusses the 13% drop in Goodyear stock this year, despite an improving economy and rising car sales.
Despite the lingering debt crisis and an incubating recession in many nations of the European Union, many global companies say they are maintaining or even increasing their investments in the euro zone and elsewhere on the Continent. The NYT reports.