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  • LONDON, March 15- British finance minister George Osborne offered a sweetener to pensioners on Sunday, less than two months before a national election, but promised there would be no big giveaways for voters when he sets out his final pre-vote budget. While his hopes of delivering major tax cuts have been frustrated by slow progress in bringing down Britain's...

  • Cecchetti: ECB QE is already a success   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Cecchetti: ECB's QE is already a success

    Stephen Cecchetti, professor of international economics and finance at Brandeis International Business School, says that the quantitative easing program is already a success, however, the risk-sharing aspect may be problematic for Europe.

  • Eurogroup: Time to take Greece talks 'seriously'   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    Eurogroup: Time to take Greece talks 'seriously'

    Regarding Greece's debt negotiations, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup, says "We have to stop wasting time and really start talks now seriously."

  • Greece 'threatens' referendum ahead of FM meeting

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the official start of quantitative easing in Europe and whether EU finance ministers will give any money to Greece.

  • Ireland must support SMEs: CEO   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:20 AM ET
    Ireland must support SMEs: CEO

    Gary McGann, CEO of Smurfit Kappa, tells CNBC that Ireland needs to support SMEs which are fundamental to a sustainable recovery.

  • Strong growth ahead for Ireland: CEO   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:20 AM ET
    Strong growth ahead for Ireland: CEO

    Danny McCoy, CEO of IBEC, tells CNBC that despite high debt levels in Ireland, he sees a strong year of growth ahead.

  • ECB: Greek tensions bubble over in Brussels   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    ECB: Greek tensions bubble over in Brussels

    Notis Marias, Greek Independent MEP, explains why he thinks that the European Central Bank is profiting from Greece's debt.

  • How will Greece pay their bills?   Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    How will Greece pay their bills?

    CNBC's Julia Chatterley talks to Yanis Varoufakis, finance minister of Greece, and asks him how Greece will pay their bills and what are their future plans.

  • Rubenstein on Greek bailout extension   Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Rubenstein on Greek bailout extension

    Euro zone finance ministers have approved a four-month extension of Greece's bailout. David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, says negotiations will continue to happen for a long time, despite the extension.

  • Ordinary Greeks react to crucial deal   Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    Ordinary Greeks react to crucial deal

    What does the Greek public think about the current debt negotiations? CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports from Athens.

  • Mobius: Still optimistic about Greece   Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Mobius: Still optimistic about Greece

    Discussing Greece, Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group, says there's no reason for Greece to go bankrupt and leave the euro zone.

  • Greece: 'Tough work is still ahead'   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Greece: 'Tough work is still ahead'

    Discussing the Greek debt negotiations, Anthony Chan, chief economist and managing director at Chase, says that the four-month bailout extension means only "breathing" space for Greece and there is a lot of "tough work" still ahead.

  • No Greek solution = Bad market reaction?   Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 11:05 AM ET
    No Greek solution = Bad market reaction?

    If an agreement between Greece and the euro zone isn't reached by Monday, then the markets will react negatively says Themis Themistocleous, head European investment office at UBS Wealth Management.

  • Eurogroup on Greece: It's complicated   Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Eurogroup on Greece: It's complicated

    Discussing the Greek debt negotiations, CNBC's Julia Chatterley talks to Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup and Hans Joerg Schelling, finance minister of Austria, on their thoughts.

  • Greece: There must be positive incentives   Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Greece: There must be positive incentives

    CNBC's Julia Chatterley talks to Elena Panaritis, an adviser to the Greek Government, about the ongoing debt negotiations.

  • Meet Europe's newest austerity-hating politician Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 2:33 PM ET
    Pablo Iglesias, leader of the Spanish Podemos (We Can) left-wing party, applauds before giving a speech to his supporters in Madrid, Spain, Jan. 31, 2015.

    As Europe's debt talks with Greece's anti-austerity government continue, another austerity hater builds support in Spain.

  • ECB denies talk of Greek capital controls   Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    ECB denies talk of Greek capital controls

    CNBC's Annette Weisbach reports on the European Central Bank denying reports of capital controls for Greece.

  • Capital controls are a 'last resort'   Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Capital controls are a 'last resort'

    Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Asset Management, says the European Central Bank is heaping more pressure on the Greek government by indirectly leaking the potential for capital controls.

  • Greece debt: More political, than economic   Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Greece debt: More political, than economic

    James Davidson, fund manager at JPMorgan Asset Management, discusses Greek debt negotiations in terms of a Grexit and its potential for contagion.

  • Markets want a Greek deal to be done   Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 5:40 AM ET
    Markets want a Greek deal to be done

    Darren Ruane, head of fixed interest at Investec Wealth and Investment Limited, says the euro zone would like to put the Greece situation "to bed."