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European stocks closed lower on Wednesday amid lingering worries over China's economy and concerns ahead of the referendum in Crimea this weekend.
Kokou Agbo-Bloua, head of European equity strategy at BNP Paribas, expects "pretty significan" upside for European banks over the coming two to three years.
Simon Ballard, the head of credit strategy at National Australia Bank, disputes George Soros' assertion that now is the time to punt on peripheral Europe.
Vincent Bolloré, CEO of Bolloré Group, hopes to solve London's traffic and pollution problem with an electric car rental service.
Concerns over Ukraine accentuated a flight to safe havens on Wednesday, with global stock markets hitting the brakes.
European stocks closed mixed on Tuesday, as the crisis in Ukraine curbed enthusiasm for riskier assets.
Cyprus's finance minister, Harris Georgiades, concedes there were "problems in the past" between the Cypriot government and the central bank governor, who has just resigned.
Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, says UniCredit could be vulnerable the turmoil in Ukraine, given its exposure to eastern europe.
The U.K. recovery remains fragile says BT chairman, Michael Rake, adding that weak investments and political instability continue to weigh.
BT chairman, Sir Michael Rake, tells CNBC that the group has improved its financial position and credibility by providing competition in the TV space.
CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports on the resignation of the Cypriot central bank governor, citing long-existing tensions between the governor and the government due to the handling of the island's bailout.
U.K. prime minister, David Cameron, says should it go forward, the Crimean referendum would be viewed as illegal and that there would be consequences for Russia if it continued to intervene.
European shares closed lower lower on Monday, with basic resources stocks weighing heavily on bourses after weak data from China over the weekend.
David Wilson, director of metals research and strategy at Citi, discusses metals after the weak Chinese export data and warns that there's "still a lot of contraction to come" for silver.
Michael Spindelegger, Austrian finance minister, says that the bail-in mechanism is to be one of the main principles in the future for European banks, and discusses the Austrian banking sector.
David Zara, vice president at Tradewind Aviation, discusses the on-going search for the missing Malaysian flight and says the main issue is that data remains unknown.
Joshua Klein, author of Reputation Economics, discusses how emerging technology is changing commerce as online reputation and data allow companies to tailor their offer to individuals.
Richard Mallinson, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, discusses the impact the crisis in Ukraine could have on the price of oil and gas, as major pipelines linking Russia to Europe run through Ukraine.
Yuriy Lutsenko, leader of the Ukrainian Lidan Movement, casts doubts on the new Ukrainian government's ability to change the system and fight corruption.
uropean stocks closed lower on Friday, despite better-than-expected U.S. jobs data, as Ukraine fears lingered during a week dominated by events in Crimea.