European stocks accelerated gains into the close on Monday, after a weak U.S. employment report dampened expectations that the Federal Reserve would start raising interest rates soon.» Read More
European shares closed lower on Tuesday, with investors cautious regarding an upcoming independence vote for Scotland and pushed lower by weak trade on Wall Street.
Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, comments on the latest round of ECB actions and says the European economy now needs structural and fiscal reforms.
Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England, says many of the conditions for the U.K. economy to settle have been met and that interest rate normalization is getting closer.
Simon Ballard, head of credit strategy at National Australia Bank, and Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, discuss the U.K. economy and their forecast regarding an interest rate hike.
Peretz Lavie, president of Israel's Technion University, argues that universities "must have a mission", after launching a program to increase the number of Arab students.
Adam Farlow, partner at Baker & McKenzie, discusses the upcoming Alibaba IPO and the impact it could have on the Chinese equity market.
European shares closed lower on Monday, with the decline led by the U.K.'s FTSE 100 after weak trade data from China.
Jan Brockman, CTO of Electrolux, says that Europe is in a "slow recovery" and that the uptick in housing is especially beneficial to the Swedish firm. Meanwhile, Electrolux has announced it will buy GE's appliances business for $3.3 billion.
Eni Chairwoman Emma Marcegaglia says that the group continues to buy gas in Russia, but has sold all its Russian assets. She also comments on ENI's joint venture with Rosneft.
Henry Dixon, fund manager at GLG, and Petr Krpata, foreign exchange strategist at ING, discuss the latest polls on the Scottish referendum and how a "Yes" vote could hit the sterling.
European shares closed mostly lower on Friday, as investors booked profits after the U.S. nonfarm payroll came in lower than expected.
The ECB's proposed 500 billion euros in bond purchases over three years is unfeasible without completely distorting the market, even when ABS and covered bonds are included, says Gianluca Salford, European rates strategist at JP Morgan.
Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of Italy, says his successor, Matteo Renzi, is yet to be truly tested as the head of government.
Cooler head on both sides prevailed to strike the cease-fire in Ukraine, says Nader Mousavizadeh, co-founder of Macro Advisory Partners.
The ECB decision was good for Italy but what we need to see now is reforms to Italian labor markets, say Federico Ghizzoni, CEO of UniCredit.
Gas supply to Europe this Winter is not the key issue in the Ukrainian crisis, but rather avoiding a war, says Enel CEO Francesco Starace.
Ukrainian soldiers may have laid down their weapons – but Western leaders do not appear to hold out much hope for a permanent end to hostilities.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has only managed "whipped cream" reforms so far and he needs to step up efforts in order to fix the economy, says former minister for economic development, Corrado Passera.
European shares closed steeply higher on Thursday after the ECB surprised markets by cutting interest rates to new record lows and announcing a bond-buying program.
There needs to be flexibility in short-term borrowing for peripheral countries in order to make the structural investments today that will have the best outcomes in the long-term, says Valerio De Molli, managing director of The European House - Ambrosetti.