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  • Should you disregard Friday's US jobs data?   Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Should you disregard Friday's US jobs data?

    Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi, explains why the low U.S. jobs number is not "necessarily important."

  • Europe must not abandon Ukraine: Opposition leader Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    Ukraine might have recently decided to strengthen its financial ties with Russia but the EU should not abandon the country, an opposition leader said.

  • Distribution mechanism is 'broken'   Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Distribution mechanism is 'broken'

    James Meekings, co-founder of Funding Circle, allows businesses to borrow money over the internet from individuals, governments, local councils and other institutions, bypassing traditional distribution mechanisms.

  • European market closes lower   Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes lower

    European equities closed lower on Thursday after both the European Central Bank and Bank of England kept their interest rates at record lows.

  • China's interest in UK real estate grows   Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    China's interest in UK real estate grows

    Guy Grainger, U.K. CEO at Jones Lang LaSalle, discusses China's appetite for U.K. real estate, especially in residential projects, which are much "needed" due to "real undersupply".

  • 'Very pleased' with auction: Portugal Treasury   Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    'Very pleased' with auction: Portugal Treasury

    Joao Moreira Rato, chairman of the Portuguese Treasury and Public Debt Management Agency, comments on Portugal's latest bond auction which was "quite oversubscribed", and Portugal's first issuance of new debt in eight months.

  • European market closes mixed   Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes mixed

    European equities closed mixed on Wednesday, after euro zone unemployment data for November showed little sign of improving labor markets.

  • The taper will be 'relatively' quick: Pro   Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    The taper will be 'relatively' quick: Pro

    Torrie Callander, corporate dealer at Global Reach Partners, discusses the upcoming Fed policy minutes and explains why the euro will be an "interesting" currency this year.

  • Sentiment towards EM to stay cool: Pro   Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Sentiment towards EM to stay cool: Pro

    Christian Keller, head of emerging market strategy at Barclays, says that poor data coupled with political risks are holding back emerging markets.

  • Tech: 4K more exciting than curved TV   Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Tech: 4K more exciting than curved TV

    Sharif Sakr, senior European editor at Engadget, describes curved TV as a "gimmick" and says one of the exciting items at Las Vegas's consumer electronics show is the 4K display.

  • Turkey: Opposition is 'utterly hopeless'   Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Turkey: Opposition is 'utterly hopeless'

    Wolfango Piccoli, managing director at Teneo Intelligence, expects the Turkish leading party to survive the political crisis and be re-elected in the upcoming elections, but says its popularity will be severely hit.

  • European market closes higher   Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes higher

    European equities closed higher on Tuesday after inflation data for the euro zone came in lower than expected, increasing the pressure on the European Central Bank (ECB) to announce stimulus measures at its policy meeting this week.

  • Ireland timed auction 'beautifully': Pro   Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Ireland timed auction 'beautifully': Pro

    Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, comments on Ireland's first successful bond auction since its bailout exit, and what it implies for other peripheral European countries.

  • RM2's pallets lower logistics costs: CEO   Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    RM2's pallets lower logistics costs: CEO

    John James Walsh, CEO of RM2 International, explains how the group's composite pallets help cut shipping costs for companies and discusses its strategy following a successful listing.

  • UK business confidence at 20-year high: Lloyds   Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    UK business confidence at 20-year high: Lloyds

    Trevor Williams, chief economist at Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets, says the U.K. economy has turned around, as a survey reveals business confidence is at its highest since January 1994.

  • European market closes lower   Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes lower

    European equities closed lower on Monday - despite a strong performance from Spanish stocks and positive data from the euro zone - after a mixed bag of U.S. economic data put investors in a cautious mode ahead of the jobs report at the end of the week.

  • Sovereign bonds: What to expect   Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    Sovereign bonds: What to expect

    Laurent Fransolet, head of European interest rates strategy at Barclays, discusses sovereign bonds and says that while Spanish yields should stabilize, the spread with Germany will continue to tighten.

  • What to expect from the South African rand   Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    What to expect from the South African rand

    Peter Attard Montalto, emerging market economist at Nomura International, discusses the South African rand and says the market has priced in a lot of domestic risks for 2014, including the upcoming elections.

  • Time to invest in gold again?   Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Time to invest in gold again?

    Eugen Weinberg, head of commodity research at Commerzbank, explains why it might be a good time to get back into gold, as most negative events have been priced in and an upside is likely.

  • European market closes higher   Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes higher

    European equities closed higher on Friday as retail stocks helped bourses to post gains, with Next seeing a rise of 10 percent.

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