European shares closed flat to lower on Friday, as investors monitored developments in Russia and Scotland, and looked ahead to an important U.S. Federal Reserve meeting next week.» Read More
European shares pared losses to close mixed on Friday with investors cautious after a passenger jetliner was shot down in eastern Ukraine.
David Zara, pilot and aviation expert at Tradewind Aviation, says that given the altitude at which the MH17 plane was flying, its assailants should have known it was a civil plane.
Andrew Wood, associate fellow for the Russia and Eurasia at Chatham House, says the European Union should respond with heightened sanctions to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane.
Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, recaps what is known about the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in eastern Ukraine.
European shares closed lower on Thursday, as investors shunned riskier assets due to a resurgence in concerns about Russia and sanctioning.
Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum Capital, comments on Liberty Global's 6.4 percent stake in ITV and on consolidation in the media sector.
Frank Schauff, CEO of the Association of European Businesses, argues that the latest U.S. sanctions against Russia will impact European businesses.
Tatiana Orlova, senior economist for Russia, CIS and Israel at RBS, says the latest round of Russia sanctions were a blow to markets sentiment.
As their global investment footprint grows, the BRICS nations want an alternative to the Washington institutions, says Brian Coulton, emerging markets strategist at Legal & General Investment Management..
European shares extended gains to close higher on Wednesday, as investors reacted to fresh growth data from China.
All the longer-term technical indicators point towards a lower euro-to-dollar exchange rate, says Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets.
Italian banks are lending "what they can", considering their distressed assets, says Salvatore Rossi, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy.
Targeting specific areas of the stock market is inappropriate, and we've been here before with Alan Greenspan's "irrational exuberance" comment in 1996, says Marc Ostwald, FX, rates and emerging markets strategist at ADM Investor Services International.
Glentham Film is a $100-million film fund that aims to take advantage of tax efficiencies at different film locations, says Nicola Horlick, chairman of Glentham Capital, which manages the fund.
European shares closed higher on Monday, with earnings news from the U.S. and merger and acquisition activity helping bourses post healthy gains.
Lindt and Sprungli CEO Ernst Tanner told CNBC the deal was an "unique opportunity" and was worth in excess of $1 billion.
Kelly Ortberg, CEO of Rockwell Collins, argued that criticism of the F-35 jet is unfair, given the amount of new technology and invention that has gone into making the"fifth generation" fighter.
Shire remains a sound and attractive purchase for AbbVie at this valuation, as it is a partially tax-motivated purchase, says Raghuram Selvaraju, head of healthcare equity research at Aegis Capital. He added that Abbvie could potentially migrate its tax burden to the U.K. as a result of the deal.
Recent mergers and acquisition activity shows increasing corporate confidence and a renewed focus on future growth, says Richard Hunter, head of U.K. equities at Hargreaves Lansdown.
The World Cup final will be different to Brazil's recent thrashing, says Ramon Vega, CEO and founder of Vega Swiss Asset Management, who argues Argentina really wants to win.