European stocks finished higher on Wednesday after a bumper day of earnings.» Read More
Tatiana Orlova, senior economist for Russia, CIS and Israel at RBS, says the latest round of Russia sanctions were a blow to markets sentiment.
As their global investment footprint grows, the BRICS nations want an alternative to the Washington institutions, says Brian Coulton, emerging markets strategist at Legal & General Investment Management..
European shares extended gains to close higher on Wednesday, as investors reacted to fresh growth data from China.
All the longer-term technical indicators point towards a lower euro-to-dollar exchange rate, says Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets.
Italian banks are lending "what they can", considering their distressed assets, says Salvatore Rossi, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy.
Targeting specific areas of the stock market is inappropriate, and we've been here before with Alan Greenspan's "irrational exuberance" comment in 1996, says Marc Ostwald, FX, rates and emerging markets strategist at ADM Investor Services International.
Glentham Film is a $100-million film fund that aims to take advantage of tax efficiencies at different film locations, says Nicola Horlick, chairman of Glentham Capital, which manages the fund.
European shares closed higher on Monday, with earnings news from the U.S. and merger and acquisition activity helping bourses post healthy gains.
Lindt and Sprungli CEO Ernst Tanner told CNBC the deal was an "unique opportunity" and was worth in excess of $1 billion.
Kelly Ortberg, CEO of Rockwell Collins, argued that criticism of the F-35 jet is unfair, given the amount of new technology and invention that has gone into making the"fifth generation" fighter.
Shire remains a sound and attractive purchase for AbbVie at this valuation, as it is a partially tax-motivated purchase, says Raghuram Selvaraju, head of healthcare equity research at Aegis Capital. He added that Abbvie could potentially migrate its tax burden to the U.K. as a result of the deal.
Recent mergers and acquisition activity shows increasing corporate confidence and a renewed focus on future growth, says Richard Hunter, head of U.K. equities at Hargreaves Lansdown.
The World Cup final will be different to Brazil's recent thrashing, says Ramon Vega, CEO and founder of Vega Swiss Asset Management, who argues Argentina really wants to win.
The market's negative reaction to India's budget is the result of both unjustified expectations and external factors, says Shweta Singh, economist at Lombard Street. .
European shares ended the day flat on Friday, as traders shrugged off some concerns about the condition of Portugal's banking sector, which had dragged global markets lower on Thursday.
The market's reaction to Espirito Santo is important as it puts into "sharp relief" latent fears about Europe's banking sector, says Nicholas Spiro, managing director of Spiro Sovereign Strategy.
European stocks ended the day lower on Thursday, with peripheral stocks leading the declines, as Portugal's PSI 20 Index fell over 4 percent.
Eric Green, senior portfolio manager at Penn Capital Management, said he didn't see any significant indications of a credit markets sell-off, given the "incredible" amounts of credit repair and how sovereign credit bonds had performed recently.
For all the talk of new euro zone rules for helping out troubled banks, none of the solutions are in place yet, says Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at Open Europe - meaning Portugal is where the "buck stops".
Losses at banks in Europe¿s periphery could total 200 billion euros ($272 billion), warned Bob McKee, chief economist of Independent Strategy, who said he was especially concerned about Italian banks.