Deborah Hargreaves, director of the High Pay Centre, says more reforms are needed to rein in executives' pay, as shareholders can't necessarily do it on their own.» Read More
Matthew Lawrence, a research fellow at the U.K.'s Institute for Public Policy Research, discusses a forthcoming law to cap the astronomic interest rates lenders can charge on so-called payday loans.
European equities closed higher on Monday, after an historic deal was struck over Iran's nuclear program.
The Iran deal is "very much a first step" in solving the nuclear standoff between the Middle Eastern country and western powers, says Richard Mallinson of Energy Aspects.
Luke Hildyard, head of research at High Pay Centre, discusses the upcoming Swiss referendum on the 12:1 pay ratio, and says that executives whining about the pay cap is "a bit vulgar."
Peter Terium, CEO of the executive board at RWE, explains that it's very difficult to stay competitive due to the U.S. energy boom, and that European politicians need to define a clear framework.
European equities closed higher on Friday as investor confidence about the state of the global economy heightened following positive U.S. data, allowing shares to consolidate near multi-year highs.
Joe Jimenez, CEO of Novartis, discusses the $5 billion share buyback program. He also says the Novartis pipeline is very strong, with many upcoming blockbuster drugs.
Juergen Fitschen, co-CEO of Deutsche Bank, tells CNBC that the ECB should not implement negative rates and that banks should be penalized if they do not lend enough.
Athanasios Orphanides, former Cypriot central bank governor, says it was important for the ECB to ease its monetary policy further, and discusses the coming stress tests for banks.
Luciano Jannelli, chief economist at MIG Bank, says the strengthening of the German economy is being driven by exports, as domestic demand remains weak.
Agata Hinc, managing director at demosEuropa, explains that Poland is working on its energy mix to diversify away from coal, and that shale gas, nuclear energy and renewables are all on the table.
Lamido Sanusi, governor at the Central Bank of Nigeria, tells CNBC that emerging markets have a "short window" to fix internal issues, in order to reduce the impact tapering will have.
Andrea Illy, chairman and CEO of Illycaffé, says that now is the time for Europe to implement "serious reforms" to fuel growth, and discusses the coffee market.
European equities closed mixed on Thursday as investors reacted to worse-than-expected data for the euro zone, while good earnings from companies including Johnson Matthey offset investor concerns.
Stephen Koseff, CEO of Investec, discusses the impact the weak South African rand had on the group, and says it has started to see "a lot more activity" and "quite a bit of improvement" in legacy issues.
Erik Berglof, chief economist at EBRD, tells CNBC that a reversal of reforms is being seen in some central European countries, including Hungary and that it's a "matter of concern".
Gyorgy Matolcsy, governor of the Central Bank of Hungary, affirms the bank is "totally independent" from the government.
Abhishek Deshpande, oil and gas analyst at Natixis, discusses the talks between Iran and the West and explains why the oil price is unlikely to be impacted if Iranian oil comes back online.
European equities closed higher on Wednesday, but investors remained cautious ahead of the release of the minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's October meeting.
Gyorgy Matolcsy, governor of the Central Bank of Hungary, highlights that the only policy anchor the central bank has is its inflation target, and that it does not intervene to help the currency.