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  • Patrick De Maeseneire, CEO at Adecco Group, says the jobs picture in Europe is looking "very good" for 2014, but highlights the pickup will be driven by temporary hires.

  • A series of car bombs rocked the Egyptian capital Cairo on Friday, with at least four people being killed in a blast at the police headquarters.

  • Erna Solberg, Norway's prime minister, says she is concerned about the size of Norway's sovereign funds and that it needs to diversify more.

  • High taxes are a 'hindrance': Norway's PM     Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    Erna Solberg, Norway's prime minister, explains that taxes have been cut in Norway to boost investment and private ownership and warns the U.K. against leaving the European Union.

  • The big issues have been 'tackled': Dutch PM     Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    Mark Rutte, Dutch prime minister, tells CNBC that after a difficult year, the country is on track for growth for 2014 and its biggest issue is the housing market.

  • Mark Rutte, Dutch prime minister, says he is "cautiously optimistic" about the euro zone in 2014 and that the region should continue with its reform program.

  • Portugal will grow in 2014: Economy minister     Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    Antonio Pires de Lima, Portugal's economy minister, says that he is confident the country will grow for the first time in three years in 2014 and that it will exit its bailout program in May as intended.

  • Jean-Marc Etlin, CEO at Itau BBA Investment Bank, says that Brazil is transitioning from a consumer-led economy to an investment model and that he thinks M&A trends show investment is intact.

  • Stephen King, chief economist at HSBC, says low inflation is one of the biggest risks of 2014, especially in Europe and warns central banks not to get too complacent.

  • Finland is in 'transformation process': PM     Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Jyrki Katainen, Finland's prime minister, discusses the opportunities Iran holds for Finland and how the country's economy is in the "middle of its transformation process."

  • US is stuck in 'innovation rut': Phelps     Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 4:50 AM ET

    The U.S. has been stuck in an "innovation rut" for decades argues Edmund Phelps, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Economics and says a change of attitude is needed.

  • Iran economy on par with EM: Rouhani     Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 4:16 AM ET

    Iran has the potential to become one of the world's top ten economies within three decades, Iran's president Hassan Rouhani tells Davos.

  • 'No one can live alone': Rouhani     Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 4:13 AM ET

    Hassan Rouhani, Iran's president, takes centre stage at Davos to discuss the country's place in the world and says that his views on social, economic and political issues is one of "prudent moderation."

  • Georgia expects Russian provocations: PM     Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 4:10 AM ET

    Irakli Gharibashvili, Georgia's prime minister, tells CNBC that the country is less dependent on Russia than Ukraine and is committed to deeper European integration.

  • Michael Noonan, Irish finance minister, says Ireland's ambition is to become a member of the "north European high credit rating group of countries" and that it is closely watching bond spreads.

  • 'ECB needs to be more generous': IHS     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS, says there's still a lot of work to be done in Europe, especially in southern countries and says the ECB should be "more generous."

  • Mobile is the future of advertising: CEO     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    Brian O'Kelley, CEO and co-founder of online advertising company AppNexus, explains that the company is trying to make mobile ads more efficient than traditional marketing.

  • Is US unemployment is 'structural issue'?     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Jacob Frenkel, chairman at JP Morgan Chase International, says that unemployment is the key challenge for the U.S. as many have left the labor market altogether.

  • Aberdeen bullish on EM: CEO     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Martin Gilbert, Aberdeen Asset Management CEO, says that a lot of the negative sentiment on emerging markets is overdone and explains why it was a "tough quarter" for the group.

  • ABB's profit warning is operational: CEO     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO at ABB, explains that delays regarding one of the group's offshore platforms is behind the profit warning but adds he is "quite optimistic over the medium term."

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