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Spain's unemployment rate rose to 26 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, data from the National Statistics Institute showed on Thursday, its highest level since the end of the Franco dictatorship in the mid 1970s.
The euro zone economy took a step closer to recovery this month as the rate of decline in the bloc's private sector eased more than expected, a business survey showed on Thursday.
Adam Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, tells CNBC that although the ECB stabilized things in Europe, the real economy is not doing any better.
Feike Sijbesma, CEO & chairman at DSM, gives CNBC an overview of the growth trend in the world's major economies.
Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins told CNBC in Davos that the bank was too aggressive and too self-serving in recent years, as it seeks to put the manipulation of Libor and other scandals behind it.
Enda Kenny, Ireland's Prime Minister, tells CNBC that Ireland did not get the same deal as Greece when it applied for a bailout and the mechanisms that are now available should be applied to Ireland.
Karen Cho takes you through the European market open where stocks have opened down.
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has told CNBC that 2013 will be a reasonably good year for the automaker and that excluding the slowdown in Europe it will be a "good year".
Airbus CEO Frabrice Bregier has told CNBC, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, that the issues faced by Boeing with its 787 Dreamliner, will not lead to delays in certification of Airbus's A350 which is currently under development.
Joaquín Almunia, EU Competition Commissioner, tells CNBC that UK companies will not be treated any differently despite David Cameron's 'risky' decision to commit to a referendum.
Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister, tells CNBC he believes UK Prime Minister, David Cameron was taking initiative by calling a referendum and fighting to stay inside the European Union.
Klaus Regling, managing director of the European Stability Mechanism, tells CNBC that in Europe when the pressure from the market lessens there is a risk of complacency.
Michael McCarthy, Chief Market Strategist at CMC Markets. China's leaders are taking steps to ensure stabilizing growth. Contraction in Europe unlikely to dampen global growth, with the IMF forecast of 3-3.5% growth in 2013.
Jorg Decressin, Deputy Director, Research Department at the IMF said the IMF cut its 2013 forecast for global growth despite the stimulus efforts by central banks.
If Washington can reach a grand bargain to fix its fiscal problems, the U.S. economy could boom, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon told CNBC on Wednesday in Davos.
If the recent global economic crisis taught us anything, it is that the world can be a better place when we collaborate to address the challenges of our connected globe, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said.
The European economy faces multiple challenges, but there is reason to be optimistic, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told delegates at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday.
Outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti defended his track record in leading Italy through the European financial crisis and told delegates at Davos that the country had regained credibility in the eyes of investors.
Lawrence Summers told delegates at the World Economic Forum that the U.S. was right to focus on its budget deficit, but should also make the most of "negligible" long term interest rates to improve healthcare and education.
Morgan Stanley hopes to buy the rest of the Smith Barney business this year as it continues to re-position its business, CEO James Gorman told CNBC.
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Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, says that while geopolitics is starting to have an impact, the recent performance of the euro is "really about the ECB".
Paul Kavanagh, partner and senior market strategist at Killik & Co., discusses Tesco following the group's profit warning and dividend cut.
Andrew Foxall, director of the Russia studies centre at The Henry Jackson Society, says the EU is likely to extend and toughen its Russian sanctions and discusses next week's NATO meeting.