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Anders Borg, Sweden's finance minister, advises France to strengthen its effort by implementing "deep structural reforms" and says the euro zone need a banking union.
Timothy Ash, head of emerging markets research at Standard Bank, says foreign investors are happy with the outcome of the Turkish local elections because "they like stability."
Marie Diron, senior vice president of credit policy at Moody's, expects euro zone countries' debt burden to increase as the region faces a prolonged period of low inflation.
European stocks closed mixed on Monday, slightly boosted by hopes that stimulus measures will be announced by the European Central Bank later this week.
Michael Gayed, chief strategist at Pension Partners, argues that high-frequency trading doesn't add much to market dynamics and says the market appears to be in the early stages of a correction.
Ruairidh Finlayson, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says risks for U.K. insurers are to the downside since the FCA regulation body announced it had launched a probe.
Annalisa Piazza, market economist at Newedge, discusses euro zone debt and explains why it could be a good time to buy Greek bonds.
Adrian Wooldridge, management editor at The Economist, says Turkey's prime minister is increasingly pushing for an autocratic style but says he is also "a victim of events to some extent."
Carlo Messina, CEO at Intesa Sanpaolo, comments on the group's 6 billion euro write-downs and says that the bank, "the strongest" in Europe, should have no problem passing the ECB's stress tests.
European stocks held onto gains on Friday, with investor sentiment boosted by hopes of monetary easing in China and the euro zone.
Philippe Bodereau, managing director at Pimco, discusses the upcoming ECB stress tests and says that European banks' journey from "denial to realism" is finally underway.
Steven Saywell, global head of foreign exchange strategy at BNP Paribas, says that given the European inflation data, a rate cut or further quantitative easing from the ECB is on the horizon.
Kate Pickett, author of "The Spirit Level - Why Equality is Better for Everyone," explains that inequality breeds a whole host of health and social problems and affect the entire society.
European stock markets closed mixed on Thursday with weaker commodity prices hitting mining stocks, and a ruling by the U.S. Federal Reserve sending banking stocks lower.
H&M CFO Jyrki Tervonen says the first quarter results were good in light of the "intense" investments the group is making, and discusses the online strategy.
Claude-France Arnould, chief executive at EDA, discusses the defence industry and the need for strengthened cooperation within the EU and Nato, as well as for innovation in the sector.
Frederic Lemoine, chairman of Wendel, says the group is cautious about its Asian investments, and discusses the health of the French economy.
A new era for Ukraine has been ushered in with the announcement of an international bailout on Thursday morning.
Tom Forte, managing director at Telsey Advisory Group, says the reaction to King Digital's IPO show that investors are skeptical and await the release of a new hit game from the Candy Crush developer.
European stocks closed higher for a second day in a row on Wednesday amid hopes the European Central Bank and the People's Bank of China could provide monetary stimulus to boost economic growth.