European shares closed higher on Tuesday with investors shrugging off concerns surrounding events in both Gaza and Ukraine.» Read More
European equities closed the session in positive territory after consumer data and earnings in the U.S. helped to boost sentiment in afternoon trade.
A general in the Egyptian police was killed in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday, reports CNBC's Yousef Gamel El-din, and Adbel Fatah El-Sisi, one of the country's top military generals, is expected to announce his presidential campaign within days.
Top global CEOs are returning from Davos to a week that will see further volatility after last week's emerging market led sell-off.
Christian Faes, co-founder at LendInvest, explains that the crowdfunding platform offers peer-to-peer lending for mortgages, focused on the "short-term mortgage market."
Paul Wallace, European economics editor at The Economist, explains his survey that examines purchasing power parity and currency valuation using McDonald's Big Mac prices from around the world.
Investors will have to take a "selective approach" when investing in emerging markets, says Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, as the biggest challenges are focused in "specific countries."
European equities closed lower on Monday, falling to their lowest levels in more than a month as major telecoms and energy stocks weighed on markets.
European countries under bailout programs have made "significant reform progress" stresses Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, but adds that "all countries" need to continue reforming.
Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, says the European recovery is still weak, but gradually improving, and highlights the role of political leaders in their commitment towards a banking union.
European equities closed sharply lower on Friday as a large selloff in emerging-market currencies spooked investors.
Viswanathan Shankar, CEO for EMEA and Americas at Standard Chartered maintains that the real economy in emerging markets is "robust" and that they have "terrific prospects" over the long-term.
Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, EMEA chairman at FTI Consulting, highlights that while the economy is less of a worry, geopolitical concerns are rising.
Another person has reportedly been killed in a fourth explosion in Cairo on Friday, bringing the total death toll to as high as six, reports CNBC's Yousef Gamel El-Din from Cairo.
The European Commission is fighting against excessive regulation, says José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses.
Chris Dedicoat, president for EMEA and Russia at Cisco, says the U.K. needs to stay in the EU and that Europe can take the lead when it comes to the "internet of things."
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, says he wished Iran would "walk the walk" and that he wants "action, deeds and not nice words" when it comes to its nuclear program.
Sir Michael Rake, president of the CBI, says it's still too early to raise interest rates in the UK and that he thinks the biggest risks to business will be political.
Alastair Lukies, CEO of Monitise and U.K. business ambassador, discusses business sentiment and innovation in banking.
Boris Johnson, mayor of London, says the U.S. is "reaping the rewards" of "braver and bolder" steps it took ahead of Europe and comments on the bankers' bonuses debate.
José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, says that while the European Union has "turned the corner", it is not yet out of the crisis.