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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.
Political uncertainty over a corruption scandal and revived concerns over the economic health of the euro zone forced the Spanish Treasury to pay more to borrow at a triple-bond auction on Thursday.
After five years at the helm of telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent, CEO Ben Verwaayen has announced he is to step, down telling CNBC that the execution required to complete the firm's turnaround may be beyond his abilities.
Forget about statistics for employment and industrial production, it is being claimed that the price of a hamburger is showing where Europe's economic reforms are working - and where they are not.
Allan Valentiner, director of Fixed Income at Johannes Führ, tells CNBC that the ECB is going to hold short-term rates where they are for quite some time.
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in flat.
As countries try to weaken their currencies to boost exports, the risk of a currency war similar to events seen in the 1930s has heightened, according to Morgan Stanley.
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.
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Katie Koch, head of global portfolio solutions international at Goldman Sachs, says the Fed is likely to start hiking rates in the second half of 2015.
Nicholas Watson, Latin America analyst at Teneo Intelligence, says an Argentine default is the most likely scenario, but that and eleventh-hour deal could still be reached.
Richard Gelfond, IMAX CEO, discusses the growth of the movie consumption in Asia - and China in particular - and says international revenues now surpass U.S revenues.