European stocks finished higher on Wednesday after a bumper day of earnings.» Read More
Ruairidh Finlayson, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says risks for U.K. insurers are to the downside since the FCA regulation body announced it had launched a probe.
Annalisa Piazza, market economist at Newedge, discusses euro zone debt and explains why it could be a good time to buy Greek bonds.
Adrian Wooldridge, management editor at The Economist, says Turkey's prime minister is increasingly pushing for an autocratic style but says he is also "a victim of events to some extent."
Carlo Messina, CEO at Intesa Sanpaolo, comments on the group's 6 billion euro write-downs and says that the bank, "the strongest" in Europe, should have no problem passing the ECB's stress tests.
European stocks held onto gains on Friday, with investor sentiment boosted by hopes of monetary easing in China and the euro zone.
Philippe Bodereau, managing director at Pimco, discusses the upcoming ECB stress tests and says that European banks' journey from "denial to realism" is finally underway.
Steven Saywell, global head of foreign exchange strategy at BNP Paribas, says that given the European inflation data, a rate cut or further quantitative easing from the ECB is on the horizon.
Kate Pickett, author of "The Spirit Level - Why Equality is Better for Everyone," explains that inequality breeds a whole host of health and social problems and affect the entire society.
European stock markets closed mixed on Thursday with weaker commodity prices hitting mining stocks, and a ruling by the U.S. Federal Reserve sending banking stocks lower.
H&M CFO Jyrki Tervonen says the first quarter results were good in light of the "intense" investments the group is making, and discusses the online strategy.
Claude-France Arnould, chief executive at EDA, discusses the defence industry and the need for strengthened cooperation within the EU and Nato, as well as for innovation in the sector.
Frederic Lemoine, chairman of Wendel, says the group is cautious about its Asian investments, and discusses the health of the French economy.
A new era for Ukraine has been ushered in with the announcement of an international bailout on Thursday morning.
Tom Forte, managing director at Telsey Advisory Group, says the reaction to King Digital's IPO show that investors are skeptical and await the release of a new hit game from the Candy Crush developer.
European stocks closed higher for a second day in a row on Wednesday amid hopes the European Central Bank and the People's Bank of China could provide monetary stimulus to boost economic growth.
Jean-Claude Biver, chairman at Hublot, explains that other countries are compensating for losses in China and that the group is focusing on general-end luxury.
Alan Brown, senior advisor at Schroders, says the market is seeing "several changes in buying trends" and that earnings should keep pace with interest rate hikes.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the U.S. and European Union are discussing "targeted sanctions" if Russia escalates the situation in Crimea.
Carlos Caicedo, senior principal analyst for Latin America at IHS, says Brazil has strong macroeconomic fundamentals, after the country suffered a credit rating downgrade on Tuesday.
Ewen Cameron Watt, BlackRock Investment Institute chief investment strategist, says there would be a large number of financial and political issues associated with Scottish independence.