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
Mark Haefele, CIO of UBS Wealth Management, says euro zone central bankers should have been more positive about the region's financial sector following the publication of the ECB's stress tests.
Athanasios Orphanides, former ECB Governing Council member, warns that a lack of credible government backstops could hit the stress tests' credibility and advocates the central bank should consider purchasing government debt.
Nicolas Véron, senior fellow at Bruegel says the European banking stress tests will show how rigorous a supervisor of the banks the ECB will be.
David Enrich, European banking editor at the Wall Street Journal says problems in the European bank stress tests are likely to be concentrated in Austria and Italy
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has slammed the European Union's demands for an additional 2.1 billion euros ($2.65 billion) as a result of the U.K.'s strong economic performance, branding it "unacceptable".
Guy Foster, group head of research at Brewin Dolphin Wealth Management, says job creation in the U.S. and U.K. are positive signs and low inflation is not a bad thing.
Noel Tagoe, executive director at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), says what happened at Tesco was an "easy" mistake, as it used historical data to overestimate volumes, which had been falling.
European shares closed higher on Thursday tracking a rally in the U.S., as better-than-expected economic data helped ease fears over lackluster corporate earnings.
CEO of Kingfisher says Tesco is still a very important company for the UK and it can be turned around.
Ian Cheshire, CEO of Kingfisher, says that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across Europe is good for the continent.
George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management, warns that monetary policy on its own is not enough to reinvigorate Europe¿s ailing economy, and fiscal stimulus is needed.
Bob McKee, chief economist at Independent Strategy says the recent correction in stocks was well-deserved and European equities will continue to struggle.
CNBC's Phil Han takes a look back at the Nokia mobile through the ages.
Alexei Kudrin, former Russian finance minister, is considering a return to high office, but only with “more reforms” to the economy.
Alexander Afanasiev, CEO of Russia¿s MICEX, says there have not been strong foreign outflows from the stock market index so far this year, despite the intense volatility.
CNBC's Phil Han looks at a HSBC report examining why expats move overseas and what their preferred location is.
European shares closed higher on Wednesday amid speculation over bond buying by the ECB and the results of an upcoming bank stress test.
Howard Goldring, director at Delmore Asset Management, says GlaxoSmithKline may be trying to take on too much restructuring in too short a time-frame.
Alexei Kudrin, the former finance minister of Russia, says if Brent crude were to slip to $80 the Russian economy would be "challenged"
Henry Dixon, fund manager at GLG, says he is very confident on the valuations of European banks - and in particular U.K. banks ¿ over the next 12-18 months.