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  • Ex-Bear Sterns CEO keen on EU assets   Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    Ex-Bear Sterns CEO keen on EU assets

    Alan Schwartz, previously CEO of Bear Stearns and now executive chairman of Guggenheim Partners, explains why he is still interested in investing in Europe.

  • Europe markets close lower   Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe markets close lower

    Europe's stock markets closed lower after a closely-watched German economic report came in weaker than expected.

  • ECB QE should have started already: Ex-official   Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    ECB QE should have started already: Ex-official

    Athanasios Orphanides, former ECB Governing Council member, says quantitative easing is "necessary" for the central bank to meet its mandate.

  • Euro zone: World's strongest banks?   Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Euro zone: World's strongest banks?

    Mark Haefele, CIO of UBS Wealth Management, says euro zone central bankers should have been more positive about the region's financial sector following the publication of the ECB's stress tests.

  • Europe banks needs 'credible' backstop   Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Europe banks needs 'credible' backstop

    Athanasios Orphanides, former ECB Governing Council member, warns that a lack of credible government backstops could hit the stress tests' credibility and advocates the central bank should consider purchasing government debt.

  • Stress tests not the end of the story: Pro   Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European shares closed lower

    Nicolas Véron, senior fellow at Bruegel says the European banking stress tests will show how rigorous a supervisor of the banks the ECB will be.

  • European stress tests will be 'anti-climactic'   Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    European stress tests will be 'anti-climactic'

    David Enrich, European banking editor at the Wall Street Journal says problems in the European bank stress tests are likely to be concentrated in Austria and Italy

  • EU behaviour is 'appalling': Cameron   Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    EU behaviour is

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has slammed the European Union's demands for an additional 2.1 billion euros ($2.65 billion) as a result of the U.K.'s strong economic performance, branding it "unacceptable".

  • Low inflation is a good thing: Analyst   Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    Low inflation is a good thing: Analyst

    Guy Foster, group head of research at Brewin Dolphin Wealth Management, says job creation in the U.S. and U.K. are positive signs and low inflation is not a bad thing.

  • Tesco's error was an easy mistake: Accountant   Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Tesco¿s error was an easy mistake: Accountant

    Noel Tagoe, executive director at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), says what happened at Tesco was an "easy" mistake, as it used historical data to overestimate volumes, which had been falling.

  • European shares close higher   Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European shares close higher

    European shares closed higher on Thursday tracking a rally in the U.S., as better-than-expected economic data helped ease fears over lackluster corporate earnings.

  • Tesco is a very important company for UK: CEO   Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Tesco is a very important company for UK: CEO

    CEO of Kingfisher says Tesco is still a very important company for the UK and it can be turned around.

  • Climate goals 'good for Europe': Kingfisher CEO   Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Climate goals 'good for Europe': Kingfisher CEO

    Ian Cheshire, CEO of Kingfisher, says that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across Europe is good for the continent.

  • Europe needs more stimulus: Soros   Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    Europe needs more stimulus: Soros

    George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management, warns that monetary policy on its own is not enough to reinvigorate Europe¿s ailing economy, and fiscal stimulus is needed.

  • European equities will continue to struggle: Economist

    Bob McKee, chief economist at Independent Strategy says the recent correction in stocks was well-deserved and European equities will continue to struggle.

  • Will you miss Nokia?   Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Will you miss Nokia?

    CNBC's Phil Han takes a look back at the Nokia mobile through the ages.

  • Ex Russia FinMin Kudrin considers return to government Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:49 AM ET
    Alexey Kudrin

    Alexei Kudrin, former Russian finance minister, is considering a return to high office, but only with “more reforms” to the economy.

  • We have not seen strong outflows: MICEX CEO   Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    We have not seen strong outflows: MICEX CEO

    Alexander Afanasiev, CEO of Russia¿s MICEX, says there have not been strong foreign outflows from the stock market index so far this year, despite the intense volatility.

  • Best place to live as an expat   Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Best place to live as an expat

    CNBC's Phil Han looks at a HSBC report examining why expats move overseas and what their preferred location is.

  • European shares close higher   Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European shares close higher

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday amid speculation over bond buying by the ECB and the results of an upcoming bank stress test.

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