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European equities were higher on Wednesday with investors boosted by strong earnings, a coalition deal in Germany, and strong performances from U.S. stocks continuing.
Bob McKee, chief economist at Independent Strategy, casts doubts on the sustainability of the U.K.'s recovery, as the housing market remains "lumpy."
Nicola Borri, assistant professor of economics at LUISS University in Rome, says "everybody" expects Silvio Berlusconi to be ousted from the Italian Parliament, and discusses the impact this would have on reforms.
Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero says the euro was a "straightjacket" for Spain at the beginning of the crisis.
Keith Brown, Scotland's minister for Transport and Veterans, defends Scotland's independence bid and refutes claims its economy would be weakened, due to the country's rich resources.
European equities closed lower on Tuesday following worse-than-expected U.S. consumer confidence data and mixed corporate earnings, which saw Remy Cointreau and Hugo Boss fall.
The latest deal with China over Greece's largest container shipping port signals strong confidence in the country, the Greek shipping minister said.
Euclid Tsakalotos, member of the Greek parliament for Syriza, discusses the Greek bailout and says creditors hope the country is not on track, as it allows them to pile on the pressure for more reforms.
Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero says the problem with the euro zone is that its monetary policy pre-crisis was designed to aid Germany, rather than other countries like Spain.
The recovery in commercial real estate has lagged that of residential in the U.K., says Jeffrey Rubin, the chief financial officer of Movehut, an online portal for commercial property.
Harry Tchilinguirian, head of oil research at BNP Paribas, says the interim Iran nuclear deal is "much ado about nothing" and oil prices will still rise.
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.