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European equities closed higher for a second day on Friday, as investors brushed off a worse-than-expected U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for January, and as steelmaker Arcelormittal surged on optimistic 2014 forecasts.
Johan Molin, Assa Abloy CEO, says Europe is "bottoming out" and highlights that urbanization, especially in emerging markets, is supporting the group "very much."
Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at Open Europe, discusses the ECB and euro zone after the German constitutional court transferred the OMT case to the European court.
Antoine Frérot, CEO of Veolia, says that the group has now done all that it "needed to do."
European equities closed higher on Thursday after both the European Central Bank and the Bank of England kept their main interest rates unchanged, while U.S. stocks rallied on positive news ahead of jobs data tomorrow.
Reint Gropp, professor at Goethe University says the ECB's decision to leave interest rates unchanged is "not really a surprise" as there's "no real reason to act now."
Miguel Azevedo, head of investment banking in Africa at Citi, discusses growth and investment opportunities in Africa and says the Sub-Sahara region is "the juicy part."
European equities closed higher on Wednesday afternoon, as business activity in the euro zone expanded at its fastest pace since June 2011 in January, with stocks in Greece staging a rally on the back of a media report suggesting the maturity of loans to Athens could be extended.
The London underground system ground to a halt on Tuesday evening, as unions call for plans to close ticket offices to be scrapped, reports CNBC's Tom Mackenzie.
Ranjith Gopinathan, program manager for Europe's Healthcare Practice at Frost & Sullivan, comments on GSK's results and says that "it's only going to improve" going forward.
European equities closed mixed on Tuesday, having wobbled in-and-out of positive territory on a day of disappointing earnings in Europe.
Salman Ahmed, global and emerging markets fixed income strategist at Lombard Odier Investment Management, says "genuine concern" of a slowdown in big emerging markets is starting to spill over in developed markets.
Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, discusses the Japanese currency after it became the worst performing market.
European equities closed lower on Monday as U.S. factory data offered a disappointing take on January, and as concerns over a slowdown in China took hold once more.
2013 was a "transformation year" for Bankia says Leopoldo Alvear, CFO at Bankia, as the bank posts profit for the whole year.
The European recovery should benefit from the stress tests on banks, says Vitor Constancio, ECB vice president.
Ben Allen, founder of Oomph and Joe Ludlow, director of impact investment at Nesta, discuss investment opportunities in companies with social purposes.
European equities closed lower on Friday as investor sentiment was weakened by euro zone inflation data that missed expectations.
Guy Peddy, senior analyst for telecoms and media at Macquarie Group, says BT's results were boosted by demand for super-fast broadband, and customers' loyalty.
Philip Tyson, rates strategist at ICAP, says the ECB will be "very concerned" about the latest euro zone inflation figures which are "very close to record lows". He expects "some sort of rate move" by the central bank.