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Michael Metcalfe, head of multi-asset strategy at State Street Global Markets, says that the "global slowdown in inflation" is partly driven by commodity prices.
There's "no drama whatsoever" at Suez Environment, says Jean-Marc Boursier, the deputy CEO in charge of finance. That's despite the need to "battle a bit" given the European economy, and to continue with cost cuts.
Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes has "no time to waste with speculation" that the telecom giant might be interested in M&A. That's after it posted a 34% jump in gross profit margins.
European stocks ended the day higher on Thursday, after moving into the red earlier in the afternoon.
Telenor CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas says the company's third quarter has been "very strong", and was helped by its expansion into the domestic market.
Editor of SCRIP Intelligence, Eleanor Malone, says it's a "shocking move" for Sanofi to sack its CEO over what she described as "relatively small misdemeanours."
Saadia Zahidi, head of the gender parity program at the World Economic Forum, tells CNBC the gender gap is narrowing, but lots more remains to be done.
Head of Commodity Markets Strategy at BNP Paribas, Harry Tchilinguirian says U.S. oil supplies aren't 'hindered by current price levels' and the country 'keep on producing' even if the oil price falls to $75.
Jeremy Stretch, Head of FX Strategy at CIBC says analysts anticipated a cut to interest rates by the Swedish central bank, but not of the 'magnitude' seen on Tuesday.
Alan Schwartz, previously CEO of Bear Stearns and now executive chairman of Guggenheim Partners, explains why he is still interested in investing in Europe.
Europe's stock markets closed lower after a closely-watched German economic report came in weaker than expected.
Athanasios Orphanides, former ECB Governing Council member, says quantitative easing is "necessary" for the central bank to meet its mandate.
Mark Haefele, CIO of UBS Wealth Management, says euro zone central bankers should have been more positive about the region's financial sector following the publication of the ECB's stress tests.
Athanasios Orphanides, former ECB Governing Council member, warns that a lack of credible government backstops could hit the stress tests' credibility and advocates the central bank should consider purchasing government debt.
Nicolas Véron, senior fellow at Bruegel says the European banking stress tests will show how rigorous a supervisor of the banks the ECB will be.
David Enrich, European banking editor at the Wall Street Journal says problems in the European bank stress tests are likely to be concentrated in Austria and Italy
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has slammed the European Union's demands for an additional 2.1 billion euros ($2.65 billion) as a result of the U.K.'s strong economic performance, branding it "unacceptable".
Guy Foster, group head of research at Brewin Dolphin Wealth Management, says job creation in the U.S. and U.K. are positive signs and low inflation is not a bad thing.
Noel Tagoe, executive director at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), says what happened at Tesco was an "easy" mistake, as it used historical data to overestimate volumes, which had been falling.
European shares closed higher on Thursday tracking a rally in the U.S., as better-than-expected economic data helped ease fears over lackluster corporate earnings.