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  • 'The big gains are behind us': Pimco executive Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    As central banks reign in dovish policies, bond and equity returns are going to shrink back to "normal."

  • Peugeot's rights issue is 'end of chapter'   Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Peugeot's rights issue is 'end of chapter': Pro

    Jon Brager, senior credit analyst at Hermes Fund Managers, comments on the European auto sector, and says Peugeot's rights issue will allow it to focus on "managing a car business again."

  • How to analyze data to improve efficiency   Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    How to analyze data to improve efficiency

    Charlie Clark, CEO of Rosslyn Data Technologies, says his firm helps companies to extract and analyze their own data, in order to increase sales, operating efficiency or manage risks.

  • Assa Abloy optimistic on Europe: CEO   Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    Assa Abloy optimistic on Europe: CEO

    Europe seems to have awaken again says Johan Molin, CEO of Assa Abloy, adding that he is "rather optimistic" about the region.

  • 'Contrasted' picture for Capgemini: CFO   Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:33 AM ET
    'Contrasted' picture for Capgemini: CFO

    Capgemini CFO Aiman Ezzat says the picture remains "very contrasted" for the company, after it posted first quarter earnings. While most regions recorded growth, Capgemini still saw weakness in continental Europe.

  • European market closes higher   Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes higher

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday, as a slew of corporate earnings boosted stocks, and positive data from Nokia helping to spur a rally in technology stocks.

  • Business in favor of EU: UK Treasury   Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:54 AM ET
    Business in favor of EU: UK Treasury

    The business community wants Scotland to stay in the U.K. and the U.K. to stay in the European Union because both "removes barriers", says Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the U.K. treasury.

  • Italian banks rebuilding capital: Minister   Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Italian banks rebuilding capital: Minister

    The Italian banking sector should soon be approaching "normal conditions for lending" says Pier Carlo Padoan, Italian finance minister, also discussing sanctions against Russia.

  • Brexit would weaken the City: Bischoff   Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Brexit would weaken the City: Bischoff

    If the U.K. exits the European Union, international banks would slowly start to depart from London, says Win Bischoff, former chairman of Lloyds Bank.

  • 'I'm not worried about deflation': Noyer   Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    'I'm not worried about deflation': Noyer

    Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France, explains why he's not worried about deflation, and discusses the stress tests for European banks.

  • European market closes higher   Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes higher

    European shares closed higher Monday, boosted by mergers and acquisitions activity, although bullish sentiment was capped by ongoing events in Ukraine.

  • French firms 'not strong enough': Noyer   Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:08 AM ET
    French firms 'not strong enough': Noyer

    French companies suffer from low margins and insufficient competitiveness says Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France.

  • Is GE 'best fit' for Alstom, not Siemens?   Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Is GE is 'best fit' for Alstom, not Siemens?

    Francois Mallet, global head of strategic cooperation at Kepler Chevreux, says GE would be the best fit for Alstom, as a takeover by Siemens would involve restructuring.

  • European market closes lower   Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes lower

    European markets were lower on Friday as fears over the situation in Ukraine returned to the top of investors' minds.

  • Alstom deal would help GE: Pro   Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Alstom deal would help GE: Pro

    Steven Winoker, senior analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, comments on the potential GE-Alstom deal and says Alstom's energy unit would be "very complimentary" to GE's business.

  • Ukraine: the new Cold War?   Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    Ukraine: the new Cold War?

    Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, says the crisis in Ukraine has escalated "dramatically" as "Cold War rhetoric" is being used.

  • Moscow property is very profitable: Pro   Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Moscow property is very profitable: Pro

    Eduard Zehetner, CEO of Immofinanz, explains that he wrote off exposure to Ukraine property five years ago, but that investments in Moscow property are the most profitable he has in his portfolio.

  • European market closes higher   Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes higher

    European shares closed higher on Thursday, despite fresh Ukraine concerns returning to the market. Stocks managed to recover earlier gains after a slew of earnings in the U.S. and Europe boosted investor sentiment.

  • Barclays: Will bonuses be cut after protest vote?   Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Barclays: Will bonuses be cut after protest vote?

    Edmund Salvesen, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says the message regarding bonus payouts from Barclays' shareholders "couldn't be clearer," and discusses whether this could happen at other banks.

  • Can GE buy Alstom's energy asset?   Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Can GE buy Alstom's energy asset?

    Emiliano Mellino, senior France correspondent at DealReporter, says that if an Alstom/GE deal was focused on the energy asset, it might be "easier to pull off."

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