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France may have bid adieu to one of its main cultural exports in actor Gerard Depardieu who has left the county in a protest over tax, but it is assiduously courting the international business world in order to revive the French economy.
Supermarket chain Sainsbury plans to combine cost cuts with expansion in 2013, CFO John Rogers told CNBC Wednesday, with the group determined to lure more cash-strapped consumers to its mid-range supermarkets.
UK business leaders, including Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell, warned Prime Minister David Cameron in a letter to the Financial Times on Wednesday that he risks hurting Britain's businesses if he proposes to exit the European Union.
The Paris Prosecutor's office said on Tuesday that it was opening a preliminary investigation into French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac over allegations that he had an undisclosed bank account in Switzerland.
Megafon’s $1.7 billion share offering raised eyebrows last year when Goldman Sachs pulled out as lead bookrunner close to launch – but the investment bank has now issued a “buy” rating on the stock.
The bulls took a backseat today with the S&P retreating from its 5-year high, with Jeff Korzenik, Fifth Third Bank; Jack Ablin, BMO Private Bank; Peter Costa, Empire Executions; and CNBC's Ron Insana.
With fears over the U.S. "fiscal cliff" calmed and the euro zone debt crisis having abated somewhat, there is pain coming for sterling this year, according to HSBC's currency strategist.
Joe Rundle, head of trading at ETX Capital, tells CNBC that the euro zone hasn¿t solved its problems and needs some form of event to push them into long-term action.
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European markets which, have opened slighly lower in response to Fed minutes.
Lothar Mentel, CIO of Tatton Investment Management and Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investments, discuss how Europe could still see a painful political event.
Richard Perks, director of retail research at Mintel International, shares his views on the outlook for UK retailers in 2013 and what the key trends will be.
Guy Wolf, chief macro strategist at Marex Spectron, tells CNBC why natural gas is now his favoured trade in energy.
Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investments, tells CNBC how, in his opinion, Ireland has created a pro-business environment more successfully than other countries in Europe's periphery.
Dr Henning Meyer, senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, tells CNBC why the German export based economy is at real risk.
Another nail in the coffin of pre-credit crisis bonus culture is set to come with the 2012-13 bonus season.
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open, where markets have opened to the upside.
Richard Gordon, managing VP at Gartner Research, tells CNBC that in 2013 they are looking for more positive growth in the tech market as confidence starts to improve.
Martin Arnold, senior analyst at ETF Securities, tells CNBC that commodities are set to perform well as an asset class but you have to be pragmatic about the time frame.
The FTSE 100 could rally another 300 points after topping 6,000 on Wednesday for the first time since July 2011, according to Sandy Jadeja, chief technical analyst at U.K. brokerage City Index.
Paul Donovan, global economist at UBS points to moderate increases in UK property prices with banks slowly starting to lend to prospective homeowners.
Cutmore anchors CNBC’s flagship "Squawk Box" in EMEA; the three-hour show bookends the opening of European equity markets.
Based in London, Tso co-anchors CNBC flagship show in EMEA, Squawk Box, a show that sets the news agenda every trading day.
Sedgwick co-anchors CNBC's flagship program "Squawk Box" (Europe) and is also CNBC's OPEC reporter covering major meetings.