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Jon Fredrik Baksaas, CEO of Telenor, talks about why the firm has trimmed its outlook.
Autos and banking stocks helped European indexes to close slightly higher on Thursday, despite soft data from the euro zone and disappointing results from energy firm Royal Dutch Shell.
Shane Smith, co-founder and CEO of Vice Media, explains that the company has moved away from traditional TV story-telling in order to appeal to a young audience.
Niklas Zennstrom, Skype founder and CEO of Atomico, explains that the company aims to help its portfolio investments go global.
Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk says video games have to adapt to new technologies and that monetizing them requires new approaches.
Andreas Treichl, CEO of Erste Group, says that central and Eastern Europe are performing better than most anticipated and expects non-performing loans to drop further.
Andrea Guerra, CEO of Luxottica the spectacle and sunglasses manufacturer, talks about the U.S. shutdown's impact on the group and how Europe has been the "unbelievable star" of the quarter.
Bruce Aust, executive vice president of Nasdaq, discusses Ireland's strengths in the technology sector from the Dublin Web Summit and why Nasdaq remains and will continue to be "the home of tech".
Terry Smith, CEO of Fundsmith, highlights that many businesses use words to divert attention from problems and says investors should be wary of these words and phrases.
James Cooksey, head of St. James's for the Crown Estate, talks about the program to revamp the neighborhood by investing in retail, new office spaces and restaurants.
Sajid Javid, financial secretary to the U.K. Treasury, says that by becoming the first non-Muslim country to issue Islamic bonds, the U.K. signals it wants a "bigger share of the fast-growing Islamic financial market".
European stocks closed higher on Tuesday thanks to strong earnings from BP and Saipem, as well as upbeat results from Finnish handset maker Nokia.
Maxime Picat, CEO of Peugeot, discusses the car maker's partnership with Dongfeng, and says the group currently enjoys "very strong financial security".
Johan Molin, CEO of Assa Abloy, comments on the group's earnings and highlights that it grew in all parts of the world except Europe, but that southern Europe is bottoming out.
Leopoldo Alvear, CFO of Bankia, talks about the group's results, how it has continued to reduce the level of its non-performing loans and how it's "fighting hard" despite "weak demand".
European equities closed narrowly lower in a choppy trading session on Monday, as disappointing third quarter earnings weighed. However, stocks remained near 5-year highs.
David Enrich, European banking editor at the Wall Street Journal, comments on U.K. banking and says the focus this week will be on RBS and what the Chancellor, George Osborne, will propose with regards to it.
Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, discusses the upcoming FOMC meeting and says the key thing for the market will be assessing the "damage" from the "fiscal impasse".
European shares closed lower on Friday, but strong growth data from the U.K. helped pare losses.
Larry McDonald, senior director at Newedge USA, says the Federal Reserve won't say anything important before the next chairman is installed in January, and that despite increased communication, there is "less visibility".