European equities rallied on Thursday, closing nearly 1 percent higher as investors reacted to a raft of corporate earnings and fresh economic data.» Read More
European shares trimmed their losses and closed higher at market close as a number of U.S. banks reported positive earnings, counteracting some of the negative data from the euro zone.
Peter Chatwell, interest rate strategist at Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, says the European yield curve suggests there is a lot of downside risk after German yields hit a record low.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup, says the euro zone needs mechanisms to strengthen the reform agenda by rewarding countries that makes changes.
Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, says Europe is in "legally uncharted territory" regarding quantitative easing, as the European Court of Justice debates on OMTs.
Charles Newsome, divisional director at Investec Wealth, charts the performance of the S&P 500 and the U.S. dollar, and says equity markets are in the midst of a "much-needed correction".
Maria Van Der Hoeven, executive director at IEA, discusses the oil market and the differences between suppliers from the U.S. and other countries. She also discusses the IEA's African Energy Outlook.
European shares closed flat on Monday, as positive data from China failed to boost sentiment.
David Ereira, banking partner at Linklaters, says that there has been an acceleration of capital raising by European banks, ahead of the ECB's stress tests.
Geoffrey Yu, foreign exchange strategist at UBS, discusses the Bank of England's monetary policy and how best to trade the sterling.
Wolfgang Schauble, Germany's finance minister, says the Eurogroup will discuss how euro zone investment projects should be financed.
Poul Thomson, European department active director at the IMF, says the current European policy mix is consistent with accelerating growth, and that the IMF supports the emphasis on structural reforms.
Mike Ward, global director of content at SCRIP Intelligence, explains why it would be "pretty difficult" for Ebola to spread from West Africa to Western countries.
European shares closed sharply lower on Friday, as concerns over global growth and weaker economic data from Germany hit risk sentiment.
Arnaud Gandon, CIO of Heptagon Capital, says there is value in the European equity market due to the weaker euro and the ECB's continued stimulus measures.
The world owes a "debt of gratitude" to central bankers says Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the OECD, adding that it's now time for countries to "go structural" to improve competitiveness and productivity.
Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, says the euro zone is suffering from "extreme economic divergence", and discusses member states' reform progress.
Simon Ballard, head of credit strategy at National Australia Bank, discusses ECB action and what a slowing Germany mean for growth in the euro zone and monetary policy.
ECB President Mario Draghi outlines what is needed for monetary stimulus to be effective, including a healthy banking sector and a clear inflation target.
The IMF's latest recommendations seem to be the "opposite" of what it had previously advocated, says German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble.
Italian Economy and Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan says Italy has already implemented successful reforms, such those to its pension system. He comments on the government's proposed labor reforms.