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During a visit to the Bank of England on Thursday, the Queen was overheard asking whether a "lax" attitude to financial regulation had contributed to the financial crisis.
Donna Kwok, Greater China Economist, HSBC breakdown the latest flash PMI from China.
Daniel Rosen, Partner, Rhodium Group says investors should take risk despite the market volatility, adding that "sitting at home" will get you nowhere.
Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer, Merk Investments said that the world is awash with money, and the euro will stand to benefit while the yen will be the biggest looser.
Swiss bank UBS faces a combined fine of about $1 billion, a person familiar with the situation said on Thursday.
S&P has become the last big credit ratings agency to give the UK government a bloody nose by downgrading the outlook on Britain's triple A rating to negative.
A single apartment complex where 30 of 72 apartments are registered to offshore companies is expected to pay more than $4 million in taxes.
The European Central Bank's new powers as a banking regulator may end up being all the more powerful for what they symbolize – the solidifying of the separation of European Union countries into two camps.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as markets edged lower ahead of the next round of aid for Greece.
David Scowsill, president and CEO of World Travel and Tourism Council, tells CNBC that most of the future tourism growth is coming out of China, 'a market which is exploding'.
Spain sold 2.02 billion euros of bonds on Thursday at its final debt auction of the year.
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.
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Youssef Squali, global head of equity research in the internet and media group at Cantor Fitzgerald says Yahoo earnings were better than feared, but investors should not wait for a dividend.
Matthew Roden, executive director of biotechnology equity research at UBS argued biotech stock valuations are still attractively valued even after their run higher.
Atul Lele, CIO of Deltec International Group says he is more worried about short term market rates rather than the Federal funds rate.