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A leading pan-European stock index fell on Thursday, hit by drops in brewing group AB Inbev and oil major Shell, and some expected further weakness in the near term.
Dirk Becker, head of banking sector research at Kepler Capital Markets in Frankfurt, says Deutsche Bank could have achieved the jump in its capital ratio by selling risk positions.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is expected to announce stimulus measures as soon as Friday and the EU looks willing to ease budget deficit targets for Madrid, but it could all be in vain as the debt mounts up, according to an HSBC economist.
David Butter, associate fellow at Chatham House, contemplates the difficulties of recovery and restoring confidence in Egypt.
Roelof van den Akker, technical analyst at ING Wholesale Banking, takes a technical look at the DOW transportation index, the US 30-year T-Bond future and the euro/dollar exchange rate.
European shares extended losses to close lower on Wednesday after U.S. gross domestic product data came in weaker than expected.
Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group, sees the beginning of a pull-back in the U.S. stock market.
Jyrki Tervonen, CFO of H&M, tells CNBC the company continues expanding in 2013.
Jamie Dannhauser, senior economist at Lombard Street Research, says Spain's priority should never have been fixing the fiscal deficit, commenting on the Spanish stimulus measures to be unveiled later this week.
Peter Dixon, senior economist at Commerzbank Securities, shares his views on the disappointing U.S. GDP numbers.
With record unemployment figures, a fractious political scene, years of declining retail sales and Wednesday's depressing growth data, Spain appears to be sinking. Yet an improvement in risk appetite and falling borrowing costs continue to prop up the economy.
Riccardo Ronco, technical analyst at Aviate Global, joins CNBC for a technical look at the equity v.s. bond ratio and the S&P 500.
Alberto Perlman, co-founder and CEO of Zumba, talks to CNBC about the business model behind Zumba.
European shares closed slightly higher on Tuesday, following on from the recent rally which helped shares reach multi-year highs.
Norman Villamin, chief investment officer for Europe at Coutts, says Italy's political risks have diminished as Italians head to the polls in February.
Spain's conservative prime minister is preparing a package of small measures - such as tax breaks for young entrepreneurs - to stimulate the economy even as he vows to stick to budget cuts.
Miles Davis, partner at Wine Asset Managers, expects the fine wine market to earn healthy returns in 2013, correlated to growing wealth in developing economies.
European shares closed mixed on Monday, boosted by upbeat U.S. durable goods sales data showing orders jumped 4.6 percent in December. Expectations had been for a 1.8 percent rise.
Jonathan Swinney, CFO of EnQuest, tells CNBC how the oil company plans to use the capital from its retail bond issuance.
Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, discusses whether the sterling will fall further, and says there is a "major" risk the U.K. will lose its triple-A rating.