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  • Oil price drops due to cyclical weakness? Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Oil price drops due to cyclical weakness?

    Head of Global Asset Allocation at HSBC, Fredrik Nerbrand says that if the drop in oil prices is based on "cyclical downturn", this could be bad news for earnings and cause a "bigger shock to the system".

  • France should 'obey the rules': Irish PM Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 8:45 AM ET
    France should 'obey the rules': Irish PM

    Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny says the EU should examination "of the circumstances of France" to sort out the country's deficit issue.

  • Apple to stay despite end of 'double Irish': PM Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 8:45 AM ET
    Apple to stay despite end of 'double Irish': PM

    Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny says the end of the "Double Irish" tax loophole will not deter tech giants such as Apple from further investment in the country.

  • North Korea 'dipping their toe' in travel Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    North Korea 'dipping their toe' in travel

    Spokesperson for World Travel Market, Paul Nelson, says North Korea's wants to go beyond its current "limited" tourism and get distribution into more mature markets.

  • European indexes close lower Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European indexes close lower

    All major European indexes closed lower on Monday after data revealed euro zone manufacturing activity expanded slightly less than expected in October.

  • Ryanair: A profitable future?: Analyst Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    Ryanair: A profitable future?: Analyst

    Senior Analyst at Davy Research, Stephen Furlong says that Ryanair's increasing volume could be down to its low costs, "extra advertising" and having improved its image and website.

  • Merkel 'putting her foot down' Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Merkel 'putting her foot down'

    Global Chief Economist at UniCredit, Erik Neilson, says that Germany wants the U.K. "to stay for sure" in the European Union but there's a political underlying tone of "what a pain for us."

  • 'Global coordinated response' by policymakers? Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    'Global coordinated response' by policymakers?

    Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, says it's been a "phenomenal" month for the global economy. He adds that the close timing of action from the Bank of Japan and the Bank of England suggests policymakers are channeling a "global coordinated response".

  • Europe markets close sharply higher Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:30 AM ET
    Europe closes sharply higher as BoE news boosts banks

    European shares ended the day sharply higher on Friday, after the Bank of England outlined tougher leverage rules for banks and the Bank of Japan expanded its monetary base target.

  • What's behind the global fall in inflation? Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 PM ET
    What's behind the global fall in inflation?

    Michael Metcalfe, head of multi-asset strategy at State Street Global Markets, says that the "global slowdown in inflation" is partly driven by commodity prices.

  • 'No drama' at Suez Environment Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    'No drama' at Suez Environment

    There's "no drama whatsoever" at Suez Environment, says Jean-Marc Boursier, the deputy CEO in charge of finance. That's despite the need to "battle a bit" given the European economy, and to continue with cost cuts.

  • Alcatel-Lucent up 16% on Q3 results Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    Alcatel-Lucent up 16% on Q3 results

    Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes has "no time to waste with speculation" that the telecom giant might be interested in M&A. That's after it posted a 34% jump in gross profit margins.

  • European shares close higher Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    European shares close higher

    European stocks ended the day higher on Thursday, after moving into the red earlier in the afternoon.

  • Telenor had 'very strong' third quarter: CEO Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 12:44 PM ET
    Telenor had 'very strong' third quarter: CEO

    Telenor CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas says the company's third quarter has been "very strong", and was helped by its expansion into the domestic market.

  • Sanofi's sacking of CEO is 'shocking' Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 12:05 PM ET
    Sanofi's sacking of CEO is 'shocking'

    Editor of SCRIP Intelligence, Eleanor Malone, says it's a "shocking move" for Sanofi to sack its CEO over what she described as "relatively small misdemeanours."

  • The gender gap is narrowing: WEF Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    The gender gap is narrowing, warns WEF

    Saadia Zahidi, head of the gender parity program at the World Economic Forum, tells CNBC the gender gap is narrowing, but lots more remains to be done.

  • US oil production not 'hindered' by prices: Pro Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    US oil production not 'hindered' by prices: Pro

    Head of Commodity Markets Strategy at BNP Paribas, Harry Tchilinguirian says U.S. oil supplies aren't 'hindered by current price levels' and the country 'keep on producing' even if the oil price falls to $75.

  • Swedish rate cut greater than expected Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:08 PM ET
    Swedish rate cut greater than expected

    Jeremy Stretch, Head of FX Strategy at CIBC says analysts anticipated a cut to interest rates by the Swedish central bank, but not of the 'magnitude' seen on Tuesday.

  • 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.

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