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  • EU's Google charges will be 'credible': Barroso   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    EU's Google charges will be 'credible': Barroso

    Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission, says he has complete faith in the European Commission and expects them to carry out a "credible", serious investigation.

  • UK referendum on EU is very risky: Barroso   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    UK referendum on EU is very risky: Barroso

    Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission, says he thinks a U.K. referendum on European Union membership could be politically risky, and wants Britain to remain in the union.

  • Let's do everything for Greece-EU deal: Barroso   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Let's do everything for Greece-EU deal: Barroso

    Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission, says that all efforts should be made to avoid a "Grexit."

  • US vs euro data: Who champions?   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    US vs euro data: Who champions?

    Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, talks about how the U.S. retail sales data for March compared to that in the euro zone.

  • Europe shares end lower after earnings; Alcatel surges 15%

    European shares finished lower Tuesday, amid caution over an ECB meeting this week and the official start of the first-quarter earnings season.

  • Weighing the odds of a Fed hike in June   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Weighing the odds on a Fed hike in June

    Tuesday's U.S. retail sales data lessens the chance of a June rate hike by the Federal Reserve, says John Authers, senior investment commentator at the "Financial Times."

  • How would a Nokia-Alcatel deal work?   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    How would a Nokia-Alcatel deal work?

    Nokia has confirmed that it's in advanced talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent. Sam Schechner, technology correspondent at the "Wall Street Journal," weighs in on whether it would be a good partnership.

  • WTO: Trade vs. GDP growth   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    WTO: Trade vs. GDP growth

    The long-term relationship between world trade and GDP growth has broken down. Roberto Azevêdo, director-general of the World Trade Organization, says he doesn't expect the old ratio to return anytime soon.

  • WTO: Must be careful with China   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    WTO: Must be careful with China

    Roberto Azevedo, director-general of the World Trade Organization, discusses the slowdown in China, saying the importance of March's data should not be overestimated.

  • WTO cuts trade outlook for 2015   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    WTO cuts trade outlook for 2015

    The World Trade Organisation has cut its global trade forecast for this year and for 2016. Roberto Azevedo, director-general of the World Trade Organization, says there were a number of factors influencing the reduction, including GDP growth and commodity prices.

  • WTO is 'hopeful' on Europe's economy   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    WTO is 'hopeful' on Europe's economy

    Roberto Azevedo, director-general of the World Trade Organization, says he thinks Europe could pick up if certain countries adopted more expansive fiscal policies.

  • Why Russia is delivering missiles to Iran Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 6:34 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Russia took advantage of thawing relations with Iran to resurrect its delivery of defensive weapon systems to the Middle Eastern nation.

  • Could a robot take your job?   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Could a robot take your job?

    Guy Michaels, associate professor of economics at London School of Economics, says that robots have made "significant contributions" to labor productivity and GDP growth. He discusses how this could impact future job roles.

  • Europe ends mixed after rally; miners fall   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe ends mixed after rally; miners fall

    European equities closed mixed on Monday as investors paused for breath and digested fresh economic data from China, after stellar gains last week.

  • UK Labour Party launches manifesto   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    UK Labour Party launches manifesto

    Ahead of the U.K. elections, Ed Miliband, the Labour Party leader, says "there is going to be a change" when it comes to tax avoidance. CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports.

  • UK's two-party system is gone: Costley   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    UK's two-party system is gone: Costley

    Tom Costley, head of TNS Scotland, talks about the Scottish National Party and its possible influence on the upcoming U.K. election. He adds that the two-party system in the U.K. is now gone.

  • China's structural economic slowdown   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    China's structural economic slowdown

    China's latest export data has been disappointing. Azad Zangana, European economist and strategist at Schroders, weighs in with his thoughts on emerging markets and China's ongoing economic struggle.

  • Grand National: The beauty of betting   Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 11:55 AM ET
    Grand National: The beauty of betting

    The Grand National are taking place this weekend and all eyes are on the lucky horse. Alex Donohue from Ladbrokes, talks about the popular bets for the race and other aspects of the sporting event.

  • 'Schizophrenic' moves in oil   Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    'Schizophrenic' moves in oil

    The moves in oil right now are perplexing and 'schizophrenic,' according to Amrita Sen, Chief Oil Analyst at Energy Aspects Ltd, who discusses what factors are currently impacting oil.

  • UK Pensions: A huge social experiment   Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    UK Pensions: A huge social experiment

    The landscape of the pensions is about to be shaken up in the UK. Tom McPhail, Head of Pensions Research at Hargreaves Lansdown, weighs in on the risks that could occur from this dramatic change.

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