Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodities market strategy at BNP Paribas, tells CNBC that continued QE by the US Fed, a pickup in the Chinese economy and a continued squeeze on Iranian production will drive oil up.» Read More
Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit, sees two years of strong equity markets.
Jens Weidmann, president of the Bundesbank and a member of the ECB's governing council, says only politics, not the European Central Bank, can solve the euro zone crisis.
Banking stocks held European shares below 4-1/2 years highs on Monday, depressed by a worsening outlook for Italy's public finances.
David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, expects the pound to fall a lot more.
Roelof van den Akker, senior technical analyst at ING Wholesale Banking, gives CNBC a technical look at why the Dow is scaling record highs.
Ed Nusbaum, CEO of Grant Thornton International, tells CNBC that there's a clear correlation between those countries with the most women in senior management positions and those with strong economic growth.
Giuseppe Recchi, chairman of Eni SpA, tells CNBC that while sentiment and confidence around the global economy is good, Europe's internal markets are a strain on its recovery.
Guy Foster, group strategist at Brewin Dolphin, tells CNBC that there's global indecision on equities, rather than evidence of a great rotation.
European shares closed higher on Friday after better than expected non-farm payrolls in the U.S boosted investor sentiment.
Antonio Borges, former Europe director of IMF, tells CNBC that banks hording liquidity is a significant factor in Europe's troubles, one that can only be solved by a rapid move towards banking union.
Lewis Alexander, US chief economist and managing director at Nomura, tells CNBC that while the jobs report was positive, it won't cause a change in Fed policy in the short-term.
Henry Dixon, fund manager at Matterley Asset Management, tells CNBC why companies need to invest more to spark the economy back into life.
Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the John Lewis partnership at John Lewis, tells CNBC that there are still opportunities on the high street for businesses who are prepared to take risks.
Todd Hagerman, financial services analyst and managing director at Sterne Agee, tells CNBC that the U.S. bank stress tests will hold no surprises and should serve to reinforce investor confidence.
European shares ended slightly lower on Thursday, held back by a post-results slump for British insurer Aviva, and some said they expected the pullback to continue in the short term.
Kevin Gardiner, head of investment strategy at Barclays, tells CNBC that from a narrow investor viewpoint, European stock markets have the edge over most other asset classes.
Chris Scicluna, head of economic research at Daiwa Capital Markets, tells CNBC that it's almost a given that Japan's new central bank governor will introduce more easing through open ended asset purchases.
John Authers, senior investment columnist at the Financial Times, tells CNBC that the ECB is divided when deciding which policy avenue to follow.
Michael Mewes, portfolio manager at JPMorgan Asset Management, tells CNBC that the market reaction to the ECB press conference was completely out of context, with a "non-event" Draghi speech.
Three former Greek ministers were charged for failing to declare the source of their income, amid anger at politicians widely seen as corrupt.