Moritz Kraemer, chief rating officer for sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor's, says that the rise of euro-skepticism in Germany could mean the government hardens its stance.» Read More
European shares closed lower on Monday as violence escalated in Ukraine over the weekend and as weak Chinese manufacturing data weighed on investor sentiment.
Alenka Bratusek, Slovenian prime minister, says that politicians' desire for reform in Slovenia is still there, despite the ruling coalition having lost its majority.
Jason Furman, chairman of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, says the U.S. has more to do, including raising the minimum wage and reforming the business tax code. He also comments on the benefits of trade deals.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Eurogroup president, says France still has a lot of work to do to reach its deficit target and that monetary policy is be better left to the ECB.
Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets, charts the performance of the euro/dollar and says that technicals remain very strong for the euro at the moment.
European markets closed lower in trade on Friday, despite a better-than-expected U.S. jobs number, as worries about the ongoing situation in Ukraine returned to the market once again.
Andrew Wood, former British ambassador to Moscow, says the Ukrainian government has no choice but to try and restore its presence in the east of the country.
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."