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Credit Suisse will continue to cut costs aggressively as it seeks to keep profits stable in the wake of poor fourth-quarter earnings and a fragile macro-economic environment, CEO Brady Dougan told CNBC Thursday.
Bernard Charles, CEO of French technology group, Dassault Systemes, tells CNBC that it is 'prudent to be prudent' at the beginning of the year and not set up unrealistic targets.
In 2011, Cyprus was the number-one destination for Russian money being sent abroad and the number-one direct investor in Russia, with more than $13bn in investments, according to Russia’s Central Bank, the Financial Times reports.
Brendan Brown, Head of Economic Research at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities says a short position in the EUR is a good defensive strategy.
Credit Suisse said on Thursday it will cut more costs than expected, after swinging to a lower-than-expected fourth-quarter net profit.
Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets discusses the Europe markets and says the nervousness there is overdrawn.
Whether stocks can break out one way or the other has been the question of the week, and the drama is building.
The Japanese Index is hitting a 52-month high, and the European markets are posting sizable gains for the year. CNBC's Seema Mody; Brian Kelly, Shelter Harbor Capital; Lee Munson, Portfolio Asset Management; and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, offer insight.
Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer, DBS Private Bank says the ECB will likely keep the refinancing rate on hold but Mario Draghi is likely to talk about keeping the euro low. He says the rise in Spanish and Italian 10-year bond yields is partly due to political uncertainty.
Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer, DBS Private Bank says unlimited central bank intervention has taken a large amount of tail risks off the table. He has moved from being neutral to overweight on stocks.
Arthur Hogan, Managing Director & Head of Product Strategy Equity Research at Lazard Capital Markets says the ECB is the only central bank that appears to be tightening. He says this has impacted the euro and led to pressure on exporters.
American companies aspire European region to boost its profit in 2013 after years of weakness.
The head of the CFTC says this is yet another glaring example of the financial sector run amok and warns regulators around the globe need bigger and heavier hammers.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events from Europe today.
Royal Bank of Scotland will be punished for its role in the global interest-rate rigging scandal with fines amounting to $612 million, the British bank said on Wednesday.
Board members at Monte dei Paschi are expected to say that Italy's third largest bank may have lost up to 1 billion euros on trades, higher than the initial estimate.
Banks that rigged interest rates behaved in "brazen, flagrant" fashion, the head of the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission told CNBC on Wednesday.
Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is set to address policymakers at a U.K. parliamentary committee on Thursday with many expecting sterling to fall as he delivers his dovish policy outlook, but analysts have told CNBC that this could prove to be wrong and the currency could in fact move sharply higher.
HSBC's biggest restructuring was to simplify the bank's complex structure and wide geographical spread which had made it attractive to money-laundering criminals.
Europe suffers the worst consumer confidence levels in the world, according to a survey by market research firm Nielsen which showed that Greek, Hungarian and Portuguese consumers topped the poll of pessimists.
Bitcoin fans learnt that one of the virtual currency's exchanges will enforce customer verification checks from Thursday.
Google is challanging Apple's iPhone with MotoX, the FT reports.
The recent move by the Swiss government to allow banks to sidestep secrecy laws won't prevent them from depositing money in the country.
Kairat Kelimbetov, governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan, says the country's economy should benefit from strong growth in the next few years, and discusses the reform process.
Pierre Moscovici, French finance minister, says Africa is a land of opportunities and France should increase its public and private investments in the continent.
Moritz Kraemer, chief sovereign rating officer at Standard & Poor's (S&P), tells CNBC that the euro zone has been working on rebalancing its economy, but that "much more needs to be done".