European shares closed higher on Thursday, after a business activity index showed the euro zone rebounded in July.» Read More
The potential takeover of AstraZeneca is a "national interest issue" says Chuka Umunna, U.K. shadow business secretary, adding that the government should think about whether a deal with Pfizer is "good for Britain."
Bruce Jenkyn-Jones, head of listed equities at Impax Asset Management, says one future trend is to use resources more efficiently, and advises on how best to invest in this.
Gerry Moriarty, Northern Ireland editor at The Irish Times, comments on the arrest of Northern Ireland's opposition leader Gerry Adams, on charges of murder. His party, Sinn Fein, says the arrest is politically motivated.
Ukraine has had its $17 billion IMF bailout signed off, but lenders are already warning of threats to its funding.
Shares in Lloyds Bank climbed higher on Thursday, helping the U.K.'s FTSE 100 to close the day higher for a fourth-straight session. Most European bourses were closed however for the May Labor day public holiday.
Nader Mousavizadeh, geopolitical analyst at Macro Advisory Partners, says that due to the Ukraine crisis, relations between the West and Russia are nearing a point of no return.
Michael Greenberg, chairmand and CEO of Fio Corporation, explains that the company uses cloud computing to collect and share healthcare data about patients.
Johann Lamont, leader of the Scottish Labour Party, says Scotland should remain in the U.K. in order to share resources, pool risks and redistribute in tough times.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday, despite a surge in Alstom stocks after they reopened for trade.
David Lebovitz, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, discuss euro zone inflation and potential European Central Bank counteraction.
All the economic evidence shows that a currency union between the U.K. and an independent Scotland poses "huge long-term risks" says Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the U.K. Treasury.
As central banks reign in dovish policies, bond and equity returns are going to shrink back to "normal."
Jon Brager, senior credit analyst at Hermes Fund Managers, comments on the European auto sector, and says Peugeot's rights issue will allow it to focus on "managing a car business again."
Charlie Clark, CEO of Rosslyn Data Technologies, says his firm helps companies to extract and analyze their own data, in order to increase sales, operating efficiency or manage risks.
Europe seems to have awaken again says Johan Molin, CEO of Assa Abloy, adding that he is "rather optimistic" about the region.
Capgemini CFO Aiman Ezzat says the picture remains "very contrasted" for the company, after it posted first quarter earnings. While most regions recorded growth, Capgemini still saw weakness in continental Europe.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday, as a slew of corporate earnings boosted stocks, and positive data from Nokia helping to spur a rally in technology stocks.
The business community wants Scotland to stay in the U.K. and the U.K. to stay in the European Union because both "removes barriers", says Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the U.K. treasury.
If the U.K. exits the European Union, international banks would slowly start to depart from London, says Win Bischoff, former chairman of Lloyds Bank.
The Italian banking sector should soon be approaching "normal conditions for lending" says Pier Carlo Padoan, Italian finance minister, also discussing sanctions against Russia.