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  • Yes vote may see Scottish insurers move HQ: Pro   Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Yes vote may see Scottish insurers move HQ: Pro

    A yes vote in the upcoming Scottish independence referendum could lead some insurers to move their headquarters to London, says Mark Nicholson, associate director at Standard & Poor's Rating Services.

  • Fed remains data dependent: Pro   Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Fed remains data dependent: Pro

    The U.S. Federal Reserve remains data dependent and will not bow to hawks, says Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS, as Janet Yellen continues to make the argument that there is slack in the labor market.

  • Europe closes lower as Russia tensions weigh   Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe closes lower as Russia tensions weigh

    European shares closed lower on Friday as tensions in Ukraine flared up once again. It comes after stocks fluctuated as U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke about the labor market in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • Russia, Ukraine strengthen positions before talks: Pro

    Both Ukraine and Russia are strengthening their negotiating positions ahead of talks in the Belarus capital Minsk next week, which aim to reduce some of the tensions between the countries, says Lilit Gevorgyan, CIS analyst at IHS Global Insight.

  • Something for everyone in Yellen's speech: Pro   Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Something for everyone in Yellen's speech: Pro

    There is something for everyone in Janet Yellen's Jackson Hole speech, which they can interpret in their own way, says Jacques Cailloux, chief European economist at Nomura.

  • Russian spending abroad slips as sanctions bite Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 8:29 AM ET
    United Kingdom, London, Knightsbridge District, Harrods department store on Brompton Road

    Russian shoppers travelling to Europe are spending less, as geopolitical tensions and rouble weakness curb their shopping sprees.

  • Is the Fed's strategy damaging?   Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Is the Fed's strategy damaging?

    Finn Kydland, professor of economics at the University of California and 2004 Nobel Prize Laureate, discusses monetary policy and says the Fed's recent behavior raises questions.

  • European market closes higher   Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes higher

    European shares ended the day in the green on Thursday, despite some disappointing data from the euro zone, as investors focused on central bank monetary policy.

  • Still 'substantial risk' in euro zone: Pro   Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Still 'substantial risk' in euro zone: Pro

    Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, and Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, discuss the euro zone and what is needed for stronger growth.

  • We need Russian influence: Ukrainian minister Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    The Ukrainian government needs “Russian influence” to deal with the problems within its borders, one of its most senior members said.

  • Ice cream vans go high tech   Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Ice cream vans go high tech

    Andy Newland, managing director at Tony Fresko, explains how the use of new technology is helping move this ice cream truck company from a "paper-based business" to a "21st century" business.

  • European market closes lower   Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes lower

    European shares closed mostly lower on Wednesday, with investors focused on central bank monetary policy ahead of the Jackson Hole symposium later this week.

  • Should the BoE have raised rates?   Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Should the BoE have raised rates?

    DeAnne Julius, chairman at Chatham House and Karen Ward, senior global economist at HSBC, discuss the dissent within the Bank of England regarding the timing of an interest rate hike.

  • Lego building a real-life Lego house: CEO   Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
     Lego building a real-life Lego house: CEO

    In 2016, Lego will unveil a life-size house made from its brightly colored bricks to allow people to "explore all the possibilities Lego has" says Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, CEO of Lego Group.

  • European market closes higher   Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes higher

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday as easing tensions in Ukraine and stellar earnings reports and the anticipation of more stimulus boosted sentiment.

  • Crimean egg dispute threatens to boil over into London Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:51 AM ET

    The Ukraine-Russia dispute has caused consternation for many of the region’s oligarchs already – but a Ukrainian egg tycoon may be the first to crack.

  • Internet revolutionizing housing market: CEO   Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Internet revolutionizing housing market: CEO

    Russell Quirk, CEO of eMoov, says that the role of the estate agent is overstated as the digital revolution made it possible for sellers and buyers to have access to key housing market information.

  • Scotland: Youth more in favor of independence?   Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Scotland: Youth more in favor of independence?

    Tanya Abraham, senior research executive at YouGov, discusses the Scottish referendum ahead of a second debate and highlights that the likelihood of a vote against an independent Scotland increases with age.

  • European market closes higher   Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes higher

    European shares closed sharply higher on Monday as investors relaxed over the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

  • UK housing asking price falls: JLL   Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    UK housing asking price falls: JLL

    Adam Challis, head of residential research at JLL, discusses the U.K. housing market and says that weakness in demand is starting to create a headwind on market activity.

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