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U.K. business experts told CNBC what a U.K. exit from the EU - its biggest trading partner - would mean for the country's businesses and economy.
Pierre Wauthier, CFO of Zurich Insurance, discusses quarterly results and highlights the company's strong diversification as U.S., LatAm and Asia-Pacific "more than offset" weakness in Europe.
Chris Dedicoat, president of Cisco EMEA, says all global segments returned to order growth in the first quarter and explains why it remains invested in Southern Europe despite persisting challenges.
Even as gold prices tumble a tug of war between physical buyers and institutional sellers will put a floor under the precious metal, said analysts.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, warns that a risk-off phase is about to start, prompting a 10% decline in European stocks as well as a fall in EUR/USD and governments' bond yields.
Steve Sedgwick, CNBC anchor and Philip Souta, director at Business for New Europe, argue over whether Brussels infringes over European Union members' national self-determination.
Philip Souta, director at Business for New Europe and Pawel Swidlicki, analyst at Open Europe, talk about whether the U.K. can re-negotiate its membership in the European Union.
Christian Schulz, Senior Economist at Berenberg Bank thinks recession in the Euro Zone could end in Q3 2013. He says there is more appetite for risk and yield in the markets.
Russia is set for 10 years of anemic growth, according to economists, who said the slowdown is predominantly due to low investment and structural factors.
To really take the shine off the euro, policymakers need to show they are serious about pushing rates into negative territory.
Kumar Palghat, Founder & Director at Kapstream tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he's been avoiding European equities.
Paul Krake, Founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, thinks Japan's QE program could be a potential disaster, particularly for the rest of Asia, Germany, and certain U.S. corporates.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Daniel Stecich, TJM Institutional Services, about consumer debt in Europe.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as GDP data for the entire euro zone showed contraction for the sixth straight quarter.
Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close where stocks have ended higher.
The raid on Cypriot bank deposits emphasizes the need for a region-wide banking union, Standard & Poor's (S&P) warned on Wednesday.
The chief executive of French bank Societe Generale's Russian unit, Rosbank, has been detained on suspicion of receiving illegal payments, Russia's Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.
Germany's economic data are concerning because they show "de-facto stagnation," one of Angela Merkel's top economic advisors and one of the country's five "wise men" has warned.
The Bank of England bucked the trend of its recent forecasts on Wednesday by modestly upgrading its growth outlook and penciling in a faster fall in inflation.
The euro zone's economy contracted for the sixth straight quarter at the start of this year, marking its longest recession on records dating back to 1995.
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U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron's speech on EU immigration was a "political speech" to shut down the threat of immigration dominating the upcoming general election, says Ben Southwood, head of policy at the Adam Smith Institute.
European shares closed flat to lower on Friday, with oil majors falling sharply after OPEC (the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) decided not to cut its production of the commodity.
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