Tim Graf, head of macro strategy for Europe at State Street Global Markets, says that global confidence, while still high, is deteriorating.» Read More
Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, says Matteo Renzi is a "doer" and will push through electoral reform in Italy.
European stocks closed lower on Thursday, failing to build on a six-session rally, with investor sentiment curbed by a slew of corporate earnings releases and a political showdown in Italy.
Paolo Scaroni, CEO of ENI, says the company is comfortable growing its dividend and continuing with its share buyback program.
Jim McCormick, head of asset allocation at Barclays, says Europe is showing similarities to Japan of two decades ago, with deflation and tight fiscal policy.
Geoff Andrews, senior lecturer in politics at the Open University, says it's an "illusion" to think that replacing Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta with Matteo Renzi will create a strong government.
Former Ireland rugby player Ronan O'Gara said you need to be competitive because when you're at the top "they like to knock you down."
Jeremy Haynes, insurance partner at Deloitte, says that if the flooding in the U.K. continues, the costs to insurers could surpass $1 billion.
Harry Tchilinguirian, global head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, says the geopolitical risks to oil have subsided, but are not completely removed.
Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi, says European earnings have been diverse and will be the real driver of stock strength in Europe this year.
Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg, says it was not detrimental for Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to adjust his forward guidance as "it wasn't doing anything anyway."
Sebastien Galy, senior currency strategist at Societe Generale, says Switzerland's strong economy has relied on productive labor from around Europe and the latest vote to restrict immigration will be "negative" for the Swiss economy.
Sarah Quinlan, group head and senior vice president of MasterCard Advisors, says that although online sales continue to grow, consumers are also returning to physical stores in the U.K.
European stocks closed mixed on Monday, steadying after a two-session bounce, as investors awaited a speech from new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen which could shed light on the pace at which the central bank will trim stimulus.
Andrew Balls, CIO and managing director of PIMCO, discusses trading ideas ahead of Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's appearance in front of Congress.
Ashish Misra, head of investment policy at Lloyds Bank Private Banking, says the bank's monthly survey on investor sentiment is "heartening", showing investors are eyeing up U.K. stocks.
Edmund Salvesen, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, and Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, discuss the upcoming bank stress tests in Europe.
Mark Pragnell, head of commissioned projects at Capital Economics, argues that the Netherlands would be better off if it exited the euro zone and European Union.
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.