Japan's retail sector outperformed after fresh data showed Japan's household spending rose in August for the first time in three months and that job availability improved to its best in more than two decades. ABC Mart shares climbed 2.8 percent after the Nikkei business daily reported the shoe retailer likely booked a record first-half operating profit of...» Read More
*Prime Minister Renzi sees Expo 2015 as "litmus test" for Italy. Italy has had four different governments in the seven years since Milan was chosen to follow the 2010 Shanghai Expo and has undergone its most severe economic crisis since World War Two. "Expo will be the litmus test for the great ambitions which Italy has," Renzi said in a speech in Milan last month to...
Fears that Russia's economic downturn will ravage European multinationals may have been overstated in some cases, with companies that sell beer and soap defying expectations.
Shares of Malaysia's latex glove makers have had a tough year so far, but some analysts expect panic over Africa's Ebola outbreak may spur gains.
Wolfgang Schaefer, CFO at Continental AG, comments on the company's results and outlook, and discusses the impact the strong euro has had on the group's profitability.
Jean-Dominique Sénard, CEO of Michelin, comments on the group's Russian operations and says Europe needs to be more competitive to deal with moves in the euro currency.
Elmar Degenhart, Continental CEO, says the group is optimistic on North America and Asia but expects currency headwinds to remain strong in 2014.
Marc Henry, CEO of Michelin, comments on the group's results which were boosted by a pick-up in demand in U.S. and Europe but suffered from currency headwinds.
Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin North America, explains why the group has decided to open its ninth plant in South Carolina and its strategy behind new facilities.
Wolfgang Schafer, Continental's CFO, discusses the impact the strong euro had on the group's results and says the European car market is stabilizing, albeit "on low volumes."
The CEO of Pirelli, Marco Tronchetti Provera, said that Europe needed a "common policy" to boost its economy.
Marco Tronchetti Provera, chairman at Pirelli Group, comments on the group's performance and says it has "all the tools to deliver," including new products and efficiency measures.
Christopher Chan, President Director of Southeast Asia's largest tire maker, Gajah Tunggal, speaks about the impact of a potential TPP deal on its business in Indonesia.
Europe remains difficult terrain, according to Pirelli, with the company focussed on the premium sector.
Marco Tronchetti Provera, chairman of Pirelli, tells CNBC that they are seeing small signs of recovery in Europe, especially in the premium sector.
After decades of pursuing trade with western Europe, Finland is becoming dependent on Russia again as that country's burgeoning middle class and wealthy investors provide opportunities for growth lacking in recession-hit Europe.
The world's biggest tire maker Bridgestone reported its earnings today, setting a record profit for the first half. Sachiko Kishida reportd
Maurice Taylor, CEO of Titan, discusses his first Russian acquisition and the difficulties of running a business in France as the government has "no idea" of what to do.
The acquisition would create the world's seventh largest tire company, reports CNBC's David Faber.
Workers at a dying French tire factory who have become the butt of American jokes staged a last-ditch protest to save their jobs.
The head of U.S. tire maker Titan launched a vitriolic attack on French productivity after the country’s government suggested he buy a factory in the north of France.