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
Eric Qiu, senior TMT Analyst at CCB International Securities, comments on the very successful Forgame IPO and says that a lot of Chinese Internet companies are "joining the queue to get listed".
Peter Schaffrik, head of European rates strategy at RBC Capital Markets, says now is the time for the Italian government to push through some reforms and discusses the U.K.'s latest PMI.
Christopher Nicholson, director at ORACA Independent Equity Research, says that Telefonica, the only serious bidder for Telecom Italia, would prefer if the group's South American assets were sold.
Claus Vistesen, editor at Variant Perception, highlights that the FX market is starting to get concerned over the U.S. shutdown as the dollar has been selling against most currencies.
CNBC's Annette Weisbach asks the ECB's Mario Draghi about the institution's asset-backed security program and whether it could change its risk assessment of banks' securities.
Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, explains why the ECB chose to keep its interest rates unchanged and says it remains "ready to consider all available instruments" if needed.
Christoph Rieger, head of interest rate strategy at Commerzbank, explains that as ECB interest rates remain unchanged, the key question will be new liquidity measures and what they will mean for bonds.
Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, says the ECB should have cut its interest rates "months ago" as it would help the peripheral countries.
Henri Sterdyniak, director of the Globalisation Department at the French Economic Observatory, says the ECB won't cut its interest rates and that the market wants Draghi to reaffirm they will remain low for a while.
Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief euro area economist at Barclays, talks about Italy's key issues including structural reforms and how Wednesday's confidence vote could impact them.
Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, says there is "no quick resolution in sight" in the U.S. and explains what the Republicans and Democrats' tactics are
Kevin Adams, head of the institutional fixed income team at Henderson Global Investors, expects Treasury yields to continue rising as the U.S. debt ceiling deadline approaches and advises selling on strength.
Andrew Taylor, CEO of Juwai, tells CNBC how Chinese demand for overseas properties is picking up during the lead-up to the Golden Week holiday and what these investors are looking for.
Alexander Medvedev, deputy chairman of Gazprom, talks about the group's deal to supply gas to China and how all that's left to agree on is the price.
Rahul Sharma, founder and managing director at NEEV Capital, comments on sales results from Tesco and Sainsbury's and explains how they are underperforming the broader sector.
Jean-Michel Six, chief European economist at Standard & Poor's, discusses how the strong euro is making things difficult for the euro zone and argues it would be pointless for the ECB to cut rates further on Wednesday.
Democratic strategist Keith Boykin and Boris Epshteyn, founder of Strategy International, discuss the influence of the tea party within the Republican ranks.
Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at Professional Services Council, explains what the U.S. shutdown means for government employees and highlights the differences with the 1995 shutdown.
CNBC's Kaori Enjoji reviews Abe's latest stimulus package for Japan which includes a sales tax hike and explains why some investors might be "a little bit disappointed".
Zane Brown, fixed income strategist at Lord Abbett, expects business investment and hiring to slow during the political uncertainty and discusses whether a default on debt payments is at risk.