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German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged European nations to continue the economic reforms they have begun and argued that the debt crisis offered an opportunity for the bloc to become more competitive.
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne has defended his government's austerity program, a day after the International Monetary Fund said the U.K. government should ease up on austerity.
What can small private banks do to win back trust in their concierge financial services? In Switzerland, banks are focusing on the country's political stability, strong currency, and selling their niche appeal through lavish dinners and exclusive access.
George Osborne, Britain's finance minister, tells CNBC's Maria Bartiromo why the U.K. must stick to its deficit plan.
Banks in Spain, Italy, Ireland and Britain need to set aside much more money to cover potentially bad loans, credit ratings agency Moody's said on Thursday, meaning European taxpayers may again be tapped for cash.
Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Italy's third biggest bank,revealed on Thursday it could face losses of as much as 720 million euros($956 million) on past trades in financial derivatives which new management only recently discovered.
The French government has denied reports that it's planning to scrap the controversial 75 percent tax rate on high-earners.
Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia said it was to axe its annual dividend payment for the first time in over 20 years, aiming to shore up its finances amid a fall in sales.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron made the case for a free trade agreement between the United States and Europe in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, arguing in favor of the expansion of free trade as his country increasingly distances itself from the EU.
Ian Cheshire, CEO at Kingfisher, tells CNBC why a lack of clarity in policy-making all over Europe is the underlying cause of economic uncertainty.
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.
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Emirates Airline - and the industry more broadly - is benefitting from lower oil prices, and will report "healthy profits" says Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airlines.
Spinoffs have been a major theme this year for financial markets. Ryan Mendy, COO of The Edge, discusses the trend further and discusses how it will continue into 2015.
The Russian ruble is seeing a slight rebound after Tuesday's rate hike. Chris Turner, head of FX strategy at ING, discusses whether this puts investors at ease.