U.K. Rating Downgrade Seen `Warranted' at Mizuho

Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International Plc, talks about elections in Italy and Cyprus, and the U.K.'s rating downgrade by Moody's Investor Service. He speaks with Francine Lacqua on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse." (Source: Bloomberg)

Why NXP Buy Is a Defensive Move for Qualcomm
55:45 - Qualcomm Inc., the largest maker of mobile-phone chips, will acquire NXP Semiconductors NV in a transaction valued at $47 billion, aiming to speed an expansion into new industries and reduce its dependence on the smartphone market. Bloomberg Intelligence's Ananad Srinivasan reports on "Bloomberg Markets: European Close." (Source: Bloomberg)
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