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The U.S. economic environment is "very good" and the stock market's rally to multi-year highs has more room to go, Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein said on CNBC.
Investors worldwide continue to be skeptical towards Russia, confounded by whether real reforms will bring structural changes. During the World Economic Forum, the Russian delegation has been trying to reassure investors in order to reverse capital outflows that have reached more than $350 billion since 2007.
The fallout from a bizarre trial in Russia appears to be aggravating Western concerns about state-sponsored corruption.
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The U.K. economy contracted more sharply than expected in the final quarter of 2012, the country's statistical agency said on Friday.
Banks will repay the European Central Bank 137.159 billion euros in 3-year loans next week, opting to hand back the money early in a sign at least parts of the financial system are returning to health.
Olli Rehn, European Union economy chief, tells CNBC that the UK announcement of referendum is creating uncertainty and is not necessarily helpful in terms of stabilizing the economy.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Friday that financial markets are experiencing "relative tranquility" at the start of this year and all the indices point to a substantial improvement of financing conditions.
Erdem Basci, governor of the Central Bank of Turkey, tells CNBC that they expect plus four percent growth in 2013 and they have to be careful about rapid credit growth.
Alexander Stubb, Finland¿s minister for European affairs and foreign trade, tells CNBC that he would love to see the Euro a little bit weaker as it would drive exports and improve growth.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has said global uncertainties, including the euro zone debt crisis and the U.S. fiscal negotiations, are continuing to weigh on growth.
Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where markets have opened in the red.
Ignacio Sanchez Galan, chief executive officer of Spanish power utility company Iberdrola, tells CNBC that the Rajoy government has already taken many hard decisions.
Barclays was forced to name former heads Bob Diamond and John Varley, finance director Chris Lucas and other top executives and traders linked to a global rate-fixing probe, despite their calls for anonymity.
Lionel Barber, editor at The Financial Times, tells CNBC that the key questions will be what kind of powers David Cameron can repatriate from the EU and what about the uncertainty created for business.
Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas tells CNBC's Cash Flow to expect a shift into riskier European equities.
Britain will find out later on Friday whether its economy shrank again late last year, raising the risk that it is heading for its third recession since the 2008 financial crisis.
Mario Monti, Italy's prime minister, was forced to offer to recall parliament on Thursday amid questions about his government's handling of the financial crisis at Monte dei Paschi di Siena and the role of the central bank. The Financial Times reports.
London trumped Hong Kong for the dubious accolade of world's most expensive city for office space, according to a recent survey.
Billionaire investor George Soros, provides perspective on Europe's banking crisis, U.S. debt and when he expects to see a spike in interest rates, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. The euro is transforming the European Union into something very different, he says.
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Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at Signal Pro, talks through the recent moves in the asset classes.
Guy Ellison, Investec's head of UK equities, says the FTSE could extend record levels if the oil price stabilizes.
Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS Wealth Management, explains why the US dollar is trailing behind a strong performance in equities.