Noel Tagoe, executive director at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), says what happened at Tesco was an "easy" mistake, as it used historical data to overestimate volumes, which had been falling.» Read More
Capgemini CFO Aiman Ezzat says the picture remains "very contrasted" for the company, after it posted first quarter earnings. While most regions recorded growth, Capgemini still saw weakness in continental Europe.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday, as a slew of corporate earnings boosted stocks, and positive data from Nokia helping to spur a rally in technology stocks.
The business community wants Scotland to stay in the U.K. and the U.K. to stay in the European Union because both "removes barriers", says Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the U.K. treasury.
The Italian banking sector should soon be approaching "normal conditions for lending" says Pier Carlo Padoan, Italian finance minister, also discussing sanctions against Russia.
If the U.K. exits the European Union, international banks would slowly start to depart from London, says Win Bischoff, former chairman of Lloyds Bank.
Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France, explains why he's not worried about deflation, and discusses the stress tests for European banks.
European shares closed higher Monday, boosted by mergers and acquisitions activity, although bullish sentiment was capped by ongoing events in Ukraine.
French companies suffer from low margins and insufficient competitiveness says Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France.
Francois Mallet, global head of strategic cooperation at Kepler Chevreux, says GE would be the best fit for Alstom, as a takeover by Siemens would involve restructuring.
European markets were lower on Friday as fears over the situation in Ukraine returned to the top of investors' minds.
Steven Winoker, senior analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, comments on the potential GE-Alstom deal and says Alstom's energy unit would be "very complimentary" to GE's business.
Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, says the crisis in Ukraine has escalated "dramatically" as "Cold War rhetoric" is being used.
Eduard Zehetner, CEO of Immofinanz, explains that he wrote off exposure to Ukraine property five years ago, but that investments in Moscow property are the most profitable he has in his portfolio.
European shares closed higher on Thursday, despite fresh Ukraine concerns returning to the market. Stocks managed to recover earlier gains after a slew of earnings in the U.S. and Europe boosted investor sentiment.
Edmund Salvesen, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says the message regarding bonus payouts from Barclays' shareholders "couldn't be clearer," and discusses whether this could happen at other banks.
Emiliano Mellino, senior France correspondent at DealReporter, says that if an Alstom/GE deal was focused on the energy asset, it might be "easier to pull off."
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.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday as investors reacted to a slew of earnings news and data released in the euro zone, China and the U.S.
Steven Saywell, global head of foreign exchange strategy at BNP Paribas, says inflation remains the main driver for the euro and expects inflation to weaken further, pushing the ECB into action.
Alexander Batchvarov, head of international structured finance at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, explains why the ECB could use securitization for an asset-purchasing operation.