European shares were lower on Friday, with investors reacting to earnings news and economic data releases amid ongoing events in Gaza and Ukraine.» Read More
Shari Olefson, CEO of The Carnegie Group, discusses the U.S. housing market ahead of the release of February existing home sales data, and says an increase in first-time buyers is needed.
We're "seeing history being made" at great speed as from Friday, Crimea will officially and legally be Russian, NBC's Jim Maceda reports, adding that the West is expanding its list of Russian citizens to be sanctioned.
David Lebovitz, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, discusses Janet Yellen's "very dovish" statement and says that markets are reading too much into the "6-months" comment.
Peugeot nominated French civil servant and former EADS CEO Louis Gallois as chairman amid a board reshuffle, CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports from Paris.
Susan Emmett, director residential research at Savills, discusses the U.K. housing market's supply and demand imbalance and says the extension of the Help to Buy scheme is very positive for house building.
Sam Hill, fixed income strategist at RBC, says gilt traders are "quite relaxed" about the U.K. Budget as they do not expect any "big political indulgent give-away" to entice voters.
A Moldovan region has formally request to join Russia. The move could lead to a Russian military intervention after local clashes broke out, echoing events in Crimea, NBC's Jim Maceda reports.
James Butterfill, global equity strategist at Coutts, describes the China trade as a "difficult one" and advises looking to the longer-term because China's issues could be temporary.
Ruth Porter, head of economic and social policy at Policy Exchange, says the U.K. economy is still in a "very difficult situation" and the government needs to "get serious" about public services and balancing the books.
Daniel Ives, managing director at FBR Capital Markets, discusses Oracle's results and strategy and says the cloud business continues to look positive.
Ylan Mui, financial reporter at The Washington Post, says the challenge for the Fed will be to convince markets that any change in forward guidance is a non-event.
Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, discusses the FOMC meeting and says it's doubtful investors will be surprised.
European stocks closed higher for a second consecutive day on Tuesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin calmed markets by saying there was no need to divide Ukraine further.
Bruno Monteyne, senior analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, discusses U.K. grocers and explains why he remains bullish on Sainsbury's.
Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon points out that events between Russia and Ukraine have had little impact on either local or major markets and that only the ruble has shown signs of weakness.
James Emmett, global head of trade and receivables finance at HSBC, explains that high-tech exports should grow more quickly than exports of any other goods and that research and development investments are crucial.
Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, says that while the latest German ZEW data shows some "jitters for the future", the country is well on track for a good year of growth.
Adam Posen, president at the Peterson institute for International Economics reacts to the Bank of England's announcement that it had named Nemat Shafik and Ben Broadbent as Deputy Governors.
Daniel Morris, global investment strategist at TIAA-CREF Asset Management, says volatility in the Chinese market will continue as it's difficult to get a "firm view of what the outlook is."
Adam Posen, president at the Peterson institute for International Economics, says that the ECB is scared of "politicians and Germans" and that it's failing to understand how serious low inflation could be for the euro zone.