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Bjoern Gulden, CEO of Puma, discusses its recent earnings results, adding that the volatility in currency has had a huge impact on business.
50 Shades of Grey has been released this Valentine's Day weekend. Shannon Edwards, CEO of Styloko.com talks about the retail sales around both Valentine's Day and the film.
European equities closed higher on Friday with investor sentiment boosted by better-than-expected growth numbers out of the euro zone and the prospect of a cease-fire deal between Ukraine and Russia.
Euro zone GDP data has boosted by 0.3 percent. Peter Dixon, economist at Commerzbank, says that Germany's GDP data has given the euro zone data "a real lift," however "I'm skeptical" on whether it can be sustained.
Jeff Largey, head of European metals and mining at Macquarie Capital, discusses whether the pressure on the price of iron ore will continue and comments on the state of ArcelorMittal.
Stephen Macklow-Smith, head of strategy team for European equities at JPMorgan Asset Management, says it's very difficult for equity markets to price in geopolitical events, who discusses the Russia-Ukraine cease-fire.
Sam Walsh, CEO of Rio Tinto, says now is not the time to be buying distressed assets, for his company.
How will Pernod Ricard address the China slowdown? Gilles Bogaert, CFO of Pernod Ricard, says things are gradually improving, while adding how they hope to address this for the better.
European equities ended higher on Thursday with investors cheering a peace deal agreed between Ukraine and Russia following an escalation of violence in the region.
Renault has reported a sharp rise in 2014, in terms of its profits. Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault, talks about 2015's predictions and its market in Russia and Brazil.
EDF has missed on its expectations. Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO of EDF, says they expect their strong performance on nuclear output can be repeated year-on-year.
Discussing the Greek debt negotiations, Alexander Stubbs, Prime Minister of Finland, says that it's clear that for the euro zone it was "18 to 1", saying that they are willing to extend the program, but Greece must commit to the structural reforms.
Riksbank has cut its key rate to negative levels. Stefan Ingves, governor of Riksbank discusses the decision, adding that they are "ready to do more" in terms of their policy measures.
Discussing the cease-fire between Ukraine and Russia, Alexander Stubbs, Prime Minister of Finland, says "we're seeing more elements of state control" with Russia trying to do everything to save its economy.
Riksbank has cut its key rate to negative levels. Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, agrees that Riksbank does have to do more and explains what they need to do.
Norsk Hydro reported its best earnings since restructuring in 2007. Eivind Kallevik, CFO at Norsk Hydro, says the operational improvements within the company have helped its results.
European equities ended lower on Wednesday ahead of the meeting of Eurogroup of finance ministers in Brussels to discuss a solution to Greece's soon-to-end bailout program.
Could Greece look to Russia if its debt negotiations fall through with European leaders? Harris Georgiades, Cyprus' finance minister weighs in.
John Authers, senior investment columnist at the Financial Times, says that European leaders and Greece are locked in a "classic game of chicken," with both sides too entrenched to find a resolution just yet.
Leaders are converging in Belarus to discuss the Ukraine crisis. Martina Bozadzhieva, head of research for EMEA at Frontier Strategy Group, says there's a sense of urgency within Europe to find a solution, however the crisis could drag out for longer.