European equities ended higher on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) set a start date for its bond-buying program and upped economic growth forecasts for the euro zone.» Read More
CNBC talks to four German CEOs about their thoughts on the current state of Germany's economy, prior to release of the third quarter's GDP data.
Europe will have very low GDP growth for years to come, which could be a "great opportunity", says Sodexo CEO Michel Landel.
The conflict between Ukraine and Russia in July and August 2014 could be "ratcheting up again", says Andrew Foxall, director of the the Russia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society.
European shares closed higher on Thursday, even as a further fall in oil prices led to heavy selling in the energy sector.
Louis Gargour, chief investment officer at LNG Capital, discusses whether the time is right to buy corporate bonds.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday with investors shunning banking stocks after regulators announced penalties for the alleged manipulation of foreign exchange markets.
Louis Gargour, chief investment officer of LNG Capital, says Russian President Vladimir Putin's move to start sending tanks towards Ukraine again is "directly related" to his popularity ratings and his need to appear "strong".
Jon Kemp, vice-president of the Science Business Unit of e2V, talks about the European Space Agency's success in landing on a comet, and how the comet provides "real clues", "fossil record" and "material" about the universe.
Martin Wheatley, CEO of the U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority, says the regulator wants to send a "strong and early message" to banks about unacceptable behavior.
Jan Erik Back, CFO of SEB, talks about his company's relationship with banking regulators, which he describes as "love-hate".
Dr. Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International talks about the rumours of a 'snap election' in Japan, saying it is a 'probability' in order to delay another sales tax hike.
European stocks ended the day in the green on Tuesday, after fluctuating throughout the day.
Athanasios Orphanides, professor at MIT Sloan School of Management and former ECB governing Council member, says he sees "fragility and problems ahead" due to European governments' failure to create a true banking union in Europe.
Athanasios Orphanides, professor at MIT Sloan School of Management and former ECB governing Council member, says the ECB is "the most independent central bank in the world", and discusses how difficult it is to calibrate monetary policy when interest rates are close to zero.
Panos Paleologos, founder and CEO at HotelBrain, says Greece has had a "record year" in arrivals of tourism and thinks that this sector will help bring back their "confidence" and "ambition".
Andrew Goldberg, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management talks about China's retail sales and how Alibaba is already a "tremendous" story that many will follow.
European shares closed higher on Monday, with Carlsberg gaining after reporting earnings, and shares in Serco sinking over 30 percent.
Stephen Jones, CIO of Kames Capital, says forecasts "sustained economic growth" in U.K. and U.S. markets.
Juergen Fitschen, co-CEO of Deutsche Bank says that Europe face "one big disadvantage" versus the U.S. - the price of energy.
Simon Moore, international director at the CBI, says Britain has taken positive steps in trade with China, but more can be done.