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Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailItaly's Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani on NATO, Ukraine, the war in the Gaza Strip and the U.S. election: Full interviewItaly's Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani discusses the latest NATO summit, the wars in Ukraine and Gaza and the forthcoming U.S. election with CNBC's Steve Sedgwick. Watch the full interview here.
Persons: Antonio Tajani, Steve Sedgwick Organizations: Italy's, NATO Locations: Ukraine, Gaza
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailNATO's Stoltenberg: Expect U.S. to remain staunch ally whatever the election outcomeOutgoing NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg responds to a question from CNBC's Steve Sedgwick at a summit in Washington, D.C.
Persons: NATO's Stoltenberg, Jens Stoltenberg, Steve Sedgwick Organizations: NATO Locations: Washington ,
U.S. ambassador to NATO: We'll hear Ukriane loud and clear
  + stars: | 2024-07-10 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailU.S. ambassador to NATO: We'll hear Ukriane loud and clearJulianne Smith, U.S. ambassador to NATO, speaks to CNBC's Steve Sedgwick at the NATO summit in Washington, D.C.
Persons: Julianne Smith, Steve Sedgwick Organizations: U.S, NATO Locations: U.S, Washington ,
US President Donald Trump arrives for the NATO summit at the Grove hotel in Watford, northeast of London on December 4, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speak during a meeting in New York on September 25, 2019. Hanno Pevkur, Estonia's defense minister, emphasized that NATO allies did not interfere in each other's domestic politics and democratic processes. So when, when the choice of American people is Donald Trump, then it's Donald Trump. Then all the countries in the world, including Estonia, including the NATO allies, have to talk with this administration who will be put in place."
Persons: Donald Trump, Christian Hartmann, Trump, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Peter Nicholls, Jens Stoltenberg, Stoltenberg, Joe Biden's, , Volodymyr Zelensky, Saul Loeb, Donald Trump's, Keir Starmer, Starmer, we've, that's, Radosław Sikorski, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick, Hanno Pevkur, It's, France —, Balázs Orbán, Viktor Orbán Organizations: NATO, AFP, Getty, Republican, Ukraine, Eurasia Group, Trump, Ukrainian, Independent, CNBC, Hungary's Locations: Grove, Watford, London, Washington, Ukraine, China, North Korea, Iran, Britain, New York, Europe, Russia, Estonia, United States, Germany, Canada, France, Poland
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailShould central banks be cutting, holding or hiking rates? CNBC runs through the forecastsCNBC's Steve Sedgwick and Arabile Gumede discuss the expectations for central bank action as interest rate outlooks differ around the world.
Persons: Steve Sedgwick, Arabile Gumede Organizations: CNBC
A simple principle underpins a contentious Thursday decision by the U.S. and key allies to tap profits from Russian sovereign assets in support of Ukraine: Moscow must make reparations. Questions have also been raised over the legality of setting such a precedent: Russia has been cut off from its frozen assets, but retains their ownership. The proposal must now pass various legal hurdles and be backed by European states, where the majority of frozen Russian assets are held. Further loans secured against the interest accrued by Russian frozen assets could be forthcoming, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen signaled on Thursday. The annual summit comes as most of the G7 leaders face their own domestic upheavals including national elections and falling approval ratings.
Persons: Charles Michel, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick, Joe Biden, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Putin, we're, Biden, Michel, Janet Yellen, Yellen, We're, Russia's, Ursula von der Leyen, Georgia Meloni Organizations: U.S, West, . Security, Kyiv, Treasury, Bank, European Commission Locations: Ukraine, Moscow, Russia, Russian, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan . U.S, Kuwait, U.S, Borgo Egnazia, Puglia
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailEuropean Council president: G7 has sent a very powerful signal to the KremlinCharles Michel, the president of the European Council, speaks to CNBC's Steve Sedgwick at the G7 summit at Borgo Egnazia in Italy.
Persons: Kremlin Charles Michel, Steve Sedgwick Organizations: European, Kremlin, European Council Locations: Borgo, Italy
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailCybersecurity now a top priority for company boards, Okta CEO saysThe CEO of Okta, Todd McKinnon, joins CNBC's Steve Sedgwick and Arabile Gumede to discuss data security.
Persons: Todd McKinnon, Steve Sedgwick, Arabile Gumede
Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey addresses the media during the central bank's Monetary Policy Report press conference at the Bank of England, in London, Britain, on February 1, 2024. LONDON — Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey on Thursday played down any political pressure received by his institution, confirming that a rate cut immediately before a General Election wouldn't be out of the question. This is especially true in election cycles if citizens are dealing with an economic downturn or a cost-of-living squeeze. The Bank of England, which became officially independent in 1998, is no stranger to this pressure with elections expected before the end of this year. The Bank is nearing its first rate cut since 2020, despite holding steady on Thursday.
Persons: Andrew Bailey, wouldn't, Bailey, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick, it's Organizations: England, Bank of England, LONDON — Bank of England Locations: London, Britain
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailWorld Energy Council Secretary General says there's no single pathway to the transitionAngela Wilkinson, secretary general of the World Energy Council, speaks to CNBC's Steve Sedgwick from the sidelines of the 26th World Energy Congress in Rotterdam.
Persons: there's, Angela Wilkinson, Steve Sedgwick Organizations: World Energy, World Energy Council Locations: Rotterdam
Pictured here is a real estate project under construction in Huai 'an city, Jiangsu province, China, on April 8, 2024. BEIJING — China needs to convince people that home prices are on their way up in order for economic activity to pick up, Richard Koo, chief economist at Nomura Research Institute, told CNBC's Steve Sedgwick last week. In other words, as Koo warned last year, China may be entering a "balance sheet recession," similar to what Japan experienced during its economic slump. "For them to come back and borrow money, we need a narrative that says, okay, this is the bottom of the prices, the prices will start going up from this point onwards," Koo said. Koo and other analysts have pointed out that in China's policy-driven economy, house prices have not fallen as much as expected given declines in other aspects of the property market.
Persons: Huai, Richard Koo, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick, Goldman Sachs, Koo, " Koo Organizations: Nomura Research Institute, Japan Locations: Jiangsu province, China, BEIJING
The mammoth integration of failed bank Credit Suisse into its former rival UBS will act as a "case study," UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti said Friday, one that will show that big bank mergers should be allowed. "Of course, we can't just rely on a crisis to create or facilitate the merger of banks," Ermotti said. "It's good to have strong players that can be part of the solution, like UBS was in the Credit Suisse case. UBS in June completed its takeover of the 167-year-old bank in a deal controversially brokered by Swiss authorities. The Swiss National Bank has said the size of the new entity flags potential competition issues that will need to be monitored.
Persons: Sergio Ermotti, Ermotti, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick, it's Organizations: Suisse, UBS, Credit, Credit Suisse, Swiss, Swiss National Bank Locations: Europe, Italy, underperformance
Goldman Sachs Chief Economist Jan Hatzius on Friday said he still expects the Federal Reserve to implement three interest rate cuts, adding that he would be "very surprised" if the U.S. central bank ultimately decided no trims at all were necessary. His comments come shortly after Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari became the latest high-profile official to float the possibility of zero rate cuts before the year's end, if inflation remained sticky. "If we continue to see inflation moving sideways, then that would make me question whether we need to do those rate cuts at all," Kashkari said on Thursday during an interview with Pensions & Investments. Separately, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said earlier in the week that it would take a while for policymakers to evaluate the current state of inflation, leaving the timing of potential interest rate cuts uncertain. Speaking to CNBC's Steve Sedgwick on the sidelines of the Ambrosetti Forum on Friday, Goldman Sachs' Hatzius said he was bullish on the outlook for the U.S. economy.
Persons: Goldman, Jan Hatzius, Neel Kashkari, Kashkari, Jerome Powell, Steve Sedgwick, Goldman Sachs, Hatzius, I'm, we've Organizations: Reserve, Minneapolis, Pensions, Investments Locations: U.S
Decades of trade deficits and a strong dollar created too many "losers" in the U.S. economy who turned to Donald Trump's protectionist policies, according to Richard Koo, chief economist at the Nomura Research Institute — and those conditions remain. Trump's "America First" economic policies led his administration to institute a slew of trade tariffs on China, Mexico, the European Union and others, including slapping 25% duties on imported steel and aluminum. These policies have drawn widespread criticism from economists, who argue that tariffs are counterproductive, as they make imported goods more expensive for the average American. "When we studied economics and free trade, in particular, we were taught...that free trade always creates both winners and losers in the same economy, but the gain that winners get is always greater than the loss of the losers, so the society as a whole always gains. So that's why the free trade is good," he noted.
Persons: Donald Trump, Jonathan Diller, Donald Trump's, Richard Koo, Trump, Steve Sedgwick, Koo Organizations: U.S, New York City Police Department, NYPD, Nomura Research Institute, European Union, Republican Locations: New, Rockaway, Queens, Massapequa Park , New York, U.S, China, Mexico
The U.S. Federal Reserve has become too data dependent and has lost sight of its overall strategy, Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz, said Friday. The economist told CNBC that a longer-term, more strategic outlook could see policymakers settle on a new inflation target of closer to 3%. "Rather than be strategic, this Fed is overly data dependent, and has turned into a play-by-play commentator," El-Erian told CNBC's Steve Sedgwick at the Ambrosetti Spring Forum in Italy. "The Fed should be strategic, the Fed should provide a strategic anchor, a stabilizer." The U.S. Federal Reserve did not immediately respond to a CNBC request for comment.
Persons: Mohamed El, Erian, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick, That's Organizations: U.S . Federal Reserve, Allianz, CNBC Locations: Italy
This Wednesday at London Business School, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick will ask two market experts where's best to invest right now. Fowler leads UBS' European equity strategy and global derivative strategy teams. Gooch-Peters is a member of Sanlam's global high-quality equity team and leads the global equity team's investment strategy. Fowler leads UBS' European equity strategy and global derivative strategy teams. Gooch-Peters is a member of Sanlam's global high-quality equity team and leads the global equity team's investment strategy.
Persons: Steve Sedgwick, Gerry Fowler, Hannah Gooch, Peters, Fowler, Gooch, Hannah Organizations: CNBC, London Business School, UBS, Chief European, Sanlam Investments, BNP Paribas, Citi, Sanlam Locations: Abrdn, London, . New York, Singapore
Roberto Schmidt | Getty ImagesUkraine succeeding against Russia in the war has become a question of U.S. credibility, Radoslaw Sikorski, Poland's foreign minister, told CNBC. "The success of Ukraine is now a matter of U.S. credibility. Many GOP politicians have called for the aid to be tied to funding for national security efforts at the U.S. southern border and discussions about the Senate-approved aid package to be reformed into a loan package have emerged. Messaging from Trump has however been mixed, as he has also said he would do more than President Joe Biden's administration has done to support Ukraine. His rhetoric has raised questions and concerns about what U.S. support for Ukraine would look like, and if it could even cease if he were reelected.
Persons: Roberto Schmidt, Radoslaw Sikorski, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick, Republican Sen, Lindsey Graham of, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Zelensky, Trump's, Donald Trump, Trump, Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden's, Dmytro Kuleba, Antony Blinken, Kuleba Organizations: U.S . Capitol, Getty, Russia, CNBC, U.S . House, Representatives, U.S . Senate, Republican, GOP, Ukraine, Messaging, Trump, U.S Locations: Ukraine, Ukrainian, Israel, Washington , DC, U.S, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, United States, Russia
Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks to members of the media following a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House on March 12, 2024 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch | Getty ImagesPolish President Andrzej Duda said Monday that NATO must urgently increase its defense spending to ensure it does not become the next target of a Russian attack. Duda said it was therefore more critical than ever to ramp up the alliance's military investment, describing his increased spending targets as "common sense." The Polish president, whose country shares a land border with Ukraine, has spearheaded calls to supply weapons to Kyiv since the onset of Russia's full-scale invasion. During a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden last week, Duda called for NATO to raise its minimum military spending target to 3% of GDP to further strengthen the alliance's defenses.
Persons: Andrzej Duda, Joe Biden, Kevin Dietsch, Duda, Vladimir Putin, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick, Donald Tusk, Tusk, Putin, it's Organizations: U.S, White, Getty, NATO, CNBC, Polish, U.S . House Locations: Washington , DC, Moscow, Ukraine, Poland, U.S, Sweden, Congress, Russia
One year since the collapse of Credit Suisse
  + stars: | 2024-03-15 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailOne year since the collapse of Credit SuisseCNBC's Steve Sedgwick takes us through the final death throes of Credit Suisse, one year on from its collapse.
Persons: Steve Sedgwick Organizations: Suisse
The European Central Bank must take its time to get interest rate cuts right and will have a clearer picture of inflationary pressures in June, the institution's chief economist told CNBC. Lane, also a Governing Council member, said the euro zone central bank's March meeting had been an "important milestone" in the accumulation of evidence, and showed the "disinflation process has been ongoing." During the meeting, the ECB held rates and released updated macroeconomic projections, which lowered its inflation forecast for this year to 2.3% from 2.7%. Inflation in the 20-nation bloc eased to 2.6% in February. In a press conference following the March meeting, ECB President Christine Lagarde said market pricing on the timing of rate cuts — which indicate a start in June as of Thursday — "seems to be converging better" with the central bank's view.
Persons: what's, we've, Philip Lane, Steve Sedgwick, Lane, Christine Lagarde Organizations: European Central Bank, CNBC, ECB
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailCoco-Cola Europacific announces completion of deal in the PhilippinesNik Jhangiani, CFO of Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, speaks to CNBC's Steve Sedgwick and Karen Tso about the business' activity in Asia-Pacific and the Philippines.
Persons: Philippines Nik Jhangiani, Steve Sedgwick, Karen Tso Organizations: Coca, Cola Europacific Partners Locations: Philippines, Asia, Pacific
LONDON — Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey on Thursday signaled that financial markets may be correct in their expectations for the future path of rate cuts. Speaking to CNBC, Bailey said he was "not going to commit" to a specific timeline for rate cuts, but added that he did not object to the market consensus. "I'm not going to give a view on how many cuts there'll be and when they will be. But I think that view that the market is taking is not one I object to," he told CNBC's Steve Sedgwick. Investors priced in four rate cuts by the end of this year after the central bank voted to hold interest rates steady at 5.25% earlier Thursday.
Persons: Andrew Bailey, BOE, Bailey, I'm, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick Organizations: Bank of England, City of, LONDON — Bank of England, CNBC, Monetary Locations: City, City of London
But the real challenge is everything in between — some would say the '50 shades of green'," Usher said during a "IOT: Powering the Digital Economy" panel moderated by CNBC's Steve Sedgwick at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. This refers to companies still working toward making their businesses more sustainable, making them more difficult to label as truly green investments, according to Usher. watch now"If you're going to work in helping deal with heavy emitting sectors and you're going to put more capital in to help them reduce [emissions], that's going to increase your emissions profile," he explained. "So there's a lot of definitional stuff that's needed before the capital is going to flow really at scale," Usher added. More and more businesses strived to make their businesses more sustainable amid severe weather events across the globe.
Persons: Mark Kerrison, Eric Usher, Usher, Steve Sedgwick, hasn't Organizations: United Nations Environment, Finance Initiative, Economic, UNEP FI Locations: London, United Kingdom, , Davos, Switzerland, U.S, Europe
Ester Baiget, the CEO of biosolutions firm Novozymes, said that "roadblocks" usually stand in the way of companies producing sustainable solutions which needed to be removed. watch nowMicrobes have been put forward as an alternative to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers, which contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. However, new microbial fertilizers need to go through regulatory approval before going to market. We need to rethink regulation in regions like Europe." Kadri also said there was a "lack of competitiveness in Europe," referring to the difficulties faced by her sector.
Persons: Lukas Schulze, Ester Baiget, Novozymes, Baiget, Steve Sedgwick, Ilham Kadri, Kadri Organizations: Getty, CNBC, Economic Locations: Bergheim, Germany, Davos, Switzerland, Europe
Navigating the energy transition
  + stars: | 2024-01-25 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailNavigating the energy transitionCNBC's Steve Sedgwick speaks to Marco Alvera, CEO at TES, Vaishali Sinha, co-founder at ReNew, Alfred Stern, CEO at OMV, Bold Baatar, CEO at Rio Tinto Copper, and Henrik Andersen, CEO at Vestas.
Persons: Steve Sedgwick, Marco Alvera, Vaishali Sinha, Alfred Stern, Henrik Andersen Organizations: TES, Vaishali, Rio Tinto Locations: Rio, Vestas
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