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  • Alibaba IPO is 'epic transaction': Pro   Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:33 AM ET
    Alibaba IPO is 'epic transaction': Pro

    Adam Farlow, partner at Baker & McKenzie, discusses the upcoming Alibaba IPO and the impact it could have on the Chinese equity market.

  • European market closes lower   Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes lower

    European shares closed lower on Monday, with the decline led by the U.K.'s FTSE 100 after weak trade data from China.

  • Electrolux CTO talks to CNBC post-GE   Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:19 AM ET
    Electrolux CTO talks to CNBC post-GE

    Jan Brockman, CTO of Electrolux, says that Europe is in a "slow recovery" and that the uptick in housing is especially beneficial to the Swedish firm. Meanwhile, Electrolux has announced it will buy GE's appliances business for $3.3 billion.

  • Eni sells off Russian assets   Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    ENI sells off its Russian assets

    Eni Chairwoman Emma Marcegaglia says that the group continues to buy gas in Russia, but has sold all its Russian assets. She also comments on ENI's joint venture with Rosneft.

  • Scottish independence: Impact on UK   Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Scottish independence: Impact on UK

    Henry Dixon, fund manager at GLG, and Petr Krpata, foreign exchange strategist at ING, discuss the latest polls on the Scottish referendum and how a "Yes" vote could hit the sterling.

  • Europe shares close mostly lower   Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe closes mostly lower as US jobs number disappoints

    European shares closed mostly lower on Friday, as investors booked profits after the U.S. nonfarm payroll came in lower than expected.

  • Will ECB bond-buying hurt the market?   Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Will ECB bond-buying hurt the market?

    The ECB's proposed 500 billion euros in bond purchases over three years is unfeasible without completely distorting the market, even when ABS and covered bonds are included, says Gianluca Salford, European rates strategist at JP Morgan.

  • Renzi is still untested: Ex-PM Monti   Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Renzi is still untested: Ex-PM Monti

    Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of Italy, says his successor, Matteo Renzi, is yet to be truly tested as the head of government.

  • Cooler heads prevailed in Ukraine: Pro   Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Cooler heads prevailed in Ukraine: Pro

    Cooler head on both sides prevailed to strike the cease-fire in Ukraine, says Nader Mousavizadeh, co-founder of Macro Advisory Partners.

  • Italy needs labor reforms: UniCredit CEO   Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 10:35 AM ET
    Italy needs labor reforms: UniCredit CEO

    The ECB decision was good for Italy but what we need to see now is reforms to Italian labor markets, say Federico Ghizzoni, CEO of UniCredit.

  • Gas is not the issue in Ukraine: Enel CEO   Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Gas is not the issue in Ukraine: Enel CEO

    Gas supply to Europe this Winter is not the key issue in the Ukrainian crisis, but rather avoiding a war, says Enel CEO Francesco Starace.

  • A volunteer of the Ukrainian paramilitary Azov battalion on the outskirts of Mariupol, September 5, 2014.

    Ukrainian soldiers may have laid down their weapons – but Western leaders do not appear to hold out much hope for a permanent end to hostilities.

  • Italy's 'whipped cream' reforms   Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Italy's 'whipped cream' reforms

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has only managed "whipped cream" reforms so far and he needs to step up efforts in order to fix the economy, says former minister for economic development, Corrado Passera.

  • Europe closes up after ECB; BP sinks   Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe closes sharply higher after ECB; BP sinks

    European shares closed steeply higher on Thursday after the ECB surprised markets by cutting interest rates to new record lows and announcing a bond-buying program.

  • Flexibility needed in euro zone: Ambrosetti   Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Flexibility needed in euro zone: Ambrosetti

    There needs to be flexibility in short-term borrowing for peripheral countries in order to make the structural investments today that will have the best outcomes in the long-term, says Valerio De Molli, managing director of The European House - Ambrosetti.

  • Kiev's agreement to withdraw significant: Pro   Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Kiev's agreement to troop withdrawal significant: Pro

    The withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from eastern parts of the country is significant, says Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at Open Europe, as Kiev has block this move up until now.

  • US, UK heading for policy shift: Pro   Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    US, UK heading for policy shift: Pro

    Both the U.S. and the U.K. are heading for monetary policy shifts within the next 9 months, says Bill O'Neill of UBS, which puts them in a unique position in the developed world.

  • Europe shares end higher on Ukraine   Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
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    European shares ended the day firmly in the green on Wednesday, amid hopes that Ukraine and Russia were nearing a cease-fire agreement.

  • Ukraine could be in an 'enviable position': Pro   Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Ukraine could be in an 'enviable position': Pro

    Ukraine will be in an "enviable position" in terms of world trade if it can allow power-sharing between the east and the rest of the country, says Alexander Branis, director at Prosperity Capital.

  • A good chance ECB will act: Pro   Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    A good chance ECB will act: Pro

    There's a greater than 50 percent chance the ECB will act with QE, says Andrew Balls, deputy CIO at PIMCO, but he stresses the central bank will need more data to make its decision.

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