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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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.

  • Why golf and trading are similar...     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Gio Valiante, author of Fearless Golf, says there are "enormous" parallels between being a professional golfer and being a trader.

  • European market closes slightly lower     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares slipped to close marginally lower on Tuesday, as investors monitored events in eastern Ukraine and reacted to economic data from the region.

  • DSM shifting from fossil to biofuel age: CEO     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Feike Sijbesma, CEO of DSM, says the group is shifting its focus from fossil fuel to biofuel, and says the new venture is "very important" for the group's financials going forward.

  • Independence to boost Scottish economy: Pro     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Professor Nat Puri, founder of Purico, argues that Scotland's economy should benefit from independence and that denying the use of the British pound would be detrimental to the rest of the U.K.

  • Not that many ABS to buy in Europe: Pro     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, says that all signs point to more action from the ECB, but that it "won't be QE as we know it".

  • 'Interesting' months ahead for sterling: Pro     Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, discusses sterling following the U.K.'s weak manufacturing data and discusses the outlook for the currency.

  • European market closes flat     Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed flat to lower on Monday as investors weighed worse-than-expected manufacturing data against tensions in Ukraine.

  • Donald Tusk gets top EU job: What it means     Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Nina Schick, analyst at Open Europe, comments on the appointment of Donald Tusk as European Council president and the potential for France's Pierre Moscovici to become commissioner for economic affairs.

  • Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, says that as the theme for the rest of the year will be diverging economic performance between U.S., Europe and Japan, we should go long on the dollar.

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