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Alf Goransson, CEO at Securitas, tells CNBC 2012 has been a tough year, but they are quite optimistic about North America.
Guy Monson, managing partner at Sarasin & Partners, tells CNBC that the euro crisis gave Germany an amazing opportunity to penetrate the Asian markets.
Professor Norman Lammert, president of the Bundestag speaks to Ross Westgate about how he sees the bloc evolving in the years to come.
Christian Schulz, Senior Economist at Berenberg Bank says Draghi wants to slow the appreciation of the euro because even though it's a sign of confidence it could pose some downside risks.
Adrian Mowat, Chief Asian and Emerging Markets Equity Strategist, JP Morgan Securities, Asia Pacific says the German industrial base should be very concerned about the movements in the Yen. He see's downside risk to European exporters earnings.
Stephen Sheung, Head of Investment Strategist, SHK Private says the European economy is either going into a mild recession or a deeper one this year. He explains why.
CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses the details of his interview with Charles Evans, Chicago Federal Reserve Bank president in regards to quantitative easing and fixing the nation's debt.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's trading activity in Europe.
European shares closed lower after choppy trading on Thursday, tracking falls on the U.S. equity markets, while a decline in French drugmaker Sanofi also weighed on the region's bourses.
With Greeks already struggling under wage and pension cuts imposed by the foreign lenders, many have been forced to brave the winter cold without heating to escape spiraling fuel prices.
Ireland's bank debt deal with the European Central Bank will reduce its borrowing needs by 20 billion euros over the next decade and cut its fiscal deficit by some 1 billion euros per annum, the country's prime minister said on Thursday.
Economic activity in the euro area will remain weak in early 2013 before gradually recovering later in the year, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi said on Thursday.
CNBC's Steve Liesman talks with Charles Evans, Chicago Federal Reserve Bank president, about quantitative easing, unemployment, and fixing the nation's debt.
Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt and other overseas athletes will be able to compete tax-free in this year's London Diamond League event at the Olympic Stadium after the British finance minister agreed to a "one-off" exemption.
The Bank of England kept its support for the economy steady on Thursday, voting to reinvest 6.6 billion pounds of bond holdings that mature in March and saying it would provide more stimulus if needed.
Horst Lochel, professor for economics at Frankfurt School of Finance, tells CNBC why the question of exchange rate policy will be the most pertinent one to come out of Mario Draghi's news conference.
Oliver Sarkozy, The Carlyle Group, discusses the company's recent acquisitions of TCW Group and Duff & Phelps, and weighs in on European risk, opportunities in equities, and the return of the retail investor.
Mark Carney, the next governor of the Bank of England, said on Thursday any rethink of how British monetary policy is run should be made carefully but changes should be looked at over time.
Chris Wheeler, bank analyst at Mediobanca, tells CNBC why it's so difficult to divorce the European banking system from sovereign debt.
Voters across Lombardy, the industrial heartland of Italy, which calls Milan its capital, may well decide the outcome of the election – and the fate of Mario Monti, Italy's technocratic prime minister now seeking a political mandate. The FT reports.
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Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.
Vincent Deluard, European strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says the strong euro is a problem for the region's companies, especially for the large exporters.
European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors brushed aside concerns regarding Ukraine and focused instead on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.