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Peter Oppenheimer, European equities strategist at Goldman Sachs, tells CNBC that European equities will perform strongly in 2013 because of their attractive valuations.
French food group Danone said it was preparing a two-year cost-cutting plan to save around 200 million euros ($261 million) in Europe to cope with a lasting economic downturn in the region.
Chris Wyllie, chief investment officer at Iveagh, tells CNBC that the Federal Reserve's action has made investors more likely to hold safe haven assets as they continue to be the buyer of last resort.
Marie Diron, senior economic advisor at Ernst and Young and Vicky Pryce, senior managing director for economics at FTI Consulting discuss whether the ECB will follow the Fed and ease more aggressively.
Silvio Berlusconi offered on Wednesday to stand back and make way for Mario Monti as Italy's next leader if the outgoing technocrat premier agreed to run as the candidate for a center-right coalition.
The European Union reached a landmark deal on Thursday to make the European Central Bank the bloc's top banking supervisor, giving EU leaders greater confidence that they are gaining the upper hand over the euro zone's debt crisis.
A new strategy of dual currency has been put forward to help the euro zone.
Are the days of Germany cushioning the ongoing euro zone crisis fading? One researcher thinks so.
Greece's foreign lenders hailed a bond buyback as a success even though it narrowly fell short of a target to cut the country's debt, paving the way for Athens to get long-delayed aid to avoid bankruptcy.
Employers are struggling to fill entry-level vacancies, Diana Farrell, Diana Farrell, Director and Co-founder at the McKinsey Center for Government told CNBC
Germany signaled on Wednesday it was ready to back plans for the European Central Bank to be made the chief supervisor of banks, raising the prospect of a breakthrough on the European Union's most ambitious financial reform.
A downgrade next year for the struggling U.K. economy could put the British pound under severe pressure, the head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC has warned.
The Moet British Independent Film Awards celebrated their 15th anniversary on Sunday, celebrating the most successful year ever for British Independent cinema.
The United Kingdom has never been the most ardent fan of the European Union. And is it any wonder? When it originally joined the "European Economic Community" just over 40 years ago, it had no idea that legislators based in Brussels would end up telling it that convicted prisoners must be allowed the vote, or that only certain types of bananas could be stocked in a supermarket.
Michael Buhl, CEO of the CEE Stock Exchange group, tells CNBC that they have seen a record amount of companies preparing themselves for an IPO but there needs to be one that starts the ball rolling.
Klaudius Sobczyk, founder and managing director at Advanced Dynamic Asset Management, tells CNBC that a stronger Euro is needed to balance out weaknesses in the Dollar and the Yen.
David Bloom, global head of Foreign Exchange Strategy at HSBC, tells CNBC that sterling could be put under massive pressure if Europe is given the benefit of the doubt and the US solves the fiscal cliff.
White ethnic Britons no longer make up the majority of people in London for the first time, according to the latest census data which pointed to a cosmopolitan capital increasingly divergent from the national economy around it. The FT reports.
Beppe Grillo leader of the Five Star Movement which is number two in the polls in Italy tells CNBC that Mario Monti was a bankruptcy curator sent in by France and Germany to save their money.
Spain's Zara owner Inditex continued to buck the pain in austerity-wracked Europe on Wednesday, posting nine-month net profit up 27 percent at 1.65 billion euros through its aggressive store-opening program around the world.
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Bruce Jenkyn-Jones, head of listed equities at Impax Asset Management, says geopolitical events have shown the need for energy diversification. He selects his top "green" picks.
Jon Fredrik Baksaas, CEO of Telenor, discusses the group's exposure to Ukraine and Russia and says that "economic parameters tend to shift" back into positive mood after big negative events.
European shares closed higher on Wednesday amid corporate earnings news and ongoing turmoil in Gaza and Ukraine.