Vatican Names German Shipbuilder as Bank Head

Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Michael McKee reports that the Vatican's selection to head its bank, Ernst Von Freyberg, is coming under scrutiny as he is chairman of a German shipbuilding company contracted to build warships. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."
European Earnings 'Looking Pretty Good': Macklow-Smith
31:06 - European companies' profit margins are improving as a result of the weakening euro over the past 12 months, combined with declines in oil and commodity prices, low interest rates and reforms initiated by companies over the past five years, according to Stephen Macklow-Smith, head of European equity strategy as JPMorgan Asset Management. He described the earnings season as "looking pretty good" in an interview with Manus Cranny on Bloomberg's "The Pulse." (Source: Bloomberg)
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