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With billions of dollars' worth of distressed assets in its banks waiting to be snapped up by more intrepid investors, Europe is one of the "largest emerging markets" in the world, according to the chief executive of global private equity firm The Carlyle Group.
Spain's economy shrank in the final months of 2012 at the fastest pace since its recession began, data showed on Wednesday, pummeled by falling domestic demand and with no return to growth on the horizon.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on remarks made by British Prime Minister David Cameron that "there is a gap between the EU and its citizens that has grown dramatically in recent years."
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has hit back at policymakers and new regulations, telling CNBC in Davos that some of the rules had made things more complicated and that many of the problems had still not been fixed.
David M Rubenstein, co-founder and CEO of Carlyle Group, tells CNBC that Europe is looking attractive again for private equity deals as the prices have been beaten down so much it is like the 'largest emerging market in the world'.
John Lipsky, distinguished visiting scholar at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, tells CNBC why an 'everyone for themselves' mentality and inconsistency of policies is creating the risk of a currency war.
The Bank of England's inflation-targeting remit needs to be fine-tuned but should not undergo fundamental change, central bank governor Mervyn King said in a wide-ranging speech on Tuesday.
Stephen King, group chief economist at HSBC, tells CNBC that UK trade links with Europe have grown enormously over the last twenty five years in contrast to countries in the emerging world.
Prime Minister David Cameron promised on Wednesday to give Britons a straight referendum choice on whether to stay in the European Union or leave within the next parliament if he is re-elected at the next election in 2015.
CNBC's Geoff Cutmore has been gathering opinions from CEOs at Davos, who expect 2013 to be another tough year with Europe being singled out as a problem.
Barry Eichengreen, professor of economics and political science at the University of California, Berkeley, tells CNBC that the euro crisis is in remission but the underlying condition has not been cured.
Nils Smedegaard Andersen, group CEO at A.P. Moller - Maersk, tells CNBC that they see a gradual stabilization in Europe with the poltical tendencies going in the right direction.
Barclays has launched a consultation with staff in its investment bank whose jobs are at risk following a strategic review by new Chief Executive Antony Jenkins, the bank said on Tuesday.
Tidjane Thiam, CEO of Prudential, tells CNBC that the growth in emerging markets continues to come primarily from China as the country has changed to a more consumption driven model.
The euro zone can begin 2013 with more confidence than last year but it is up to governments to carry the bloc forward with reforms while the European Central Bank delivers stable prices, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Tuesday.
German business software maker SAP issued guidance for 2013 operating profit that beat market expectations, and the company's co-Chief Executive Jim Hagemann Snabe told CNBC the software industry is being split into two.
Germany's Siemens posted a slight decline in quarterly profit due to charges for a delayed high-speed train order and its new savings program.
Peter Sands, CEO of Standard Chartered, tells CNBC that they are glad to have settled the US issues and the bank continues to grow with a focus on Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Jack Bouroudjian, CEO, Bull and Bear Partners says he likes the BOJ's decision to have a 2% inflation target and says the Fed should do the same. He is confident the BOJ's latest moves will pull Japan out of its economic malaise.
'Prepping' is the key word in Davos today as 'Team Bartiromo' finalized details for the 40+ interviews about to air over the next three days.
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Eduard Zehetner, CEO of Immofinanz, explains that he wrote off exposure to Ukraine property five years ago, but that investments in Moscow property are the most profitable he has in his portfolio.
Edmund Salvesen, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says the message regarding bonus payouts from Barclays' shareholders "couldn't be clearer," and discusses whether this could happen at other banks.
Emiliano Mellino, senior France correspondent at DealReporter, says that if an Alstom/GE deal was focused on the energy asset, it might be "easier to pull off."