Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.» Read More
Tim Harris, head of investment at Lloyds TSB Private Bank, discusses the rally seen in the first week of September and advises investing in European equities.
Franco Bernabe, CEO of Telecom Italia, comments on the "fragmented" European telecommunication sector and the political and economic situation in Italy.
Jim O'Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, says Friday's disappointing nonfarm payrolls numbers were not as important as most think, and that the Fed is still on track for a September tapering.
Henry Dixon, fund manager at Matterley Asset Management, highlights the opportunities to be found in the U.K. within a rising yield environment.
Abhishek Deshpande, oil markets analyst at Natixis, discusses the political premium attached to oil prices and says they will only spike to $150 if the situation in Syria spreads to other countries.
Geoff Wilkinson, head of technical strategy at Whitman Howard, charts the performance of the "struggling" DAX index and of the 10-year German Bund.
European shares closed higher on Thursday, after both the European Central Bank and the Bank of England voted to maintain ultra-loose monetary policy.
Richard Kelly, head of European rates and FX research at TD Securities, explains that U.K. bond yields surged on Thursday because the Bank of England did not release a statement following its rate decision.
Torrie Callander, senior corporate dealer at Global Reach Partners, says the risks are to the upside for the GBP/EUR trade, but to the downside for the EUR/USD trade, following the ECB's interest rate decision.
James Round, vice president of LBBW Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg, says ECB President Mario Draghi is keeping his cards "very close" and that his forward guidance strategy is "quite unique" at the moment.
Simon Ballard, senior credit strategist at National Australia Bank, comments on ECB President Mario Draghi's statement on Thursday.
Greece's financial troubles will not end in 2014 and it is therefore realistic to expect the debt-laden country will need additional money from the euro zone before it can return to markets, the head of euro zone finance ministers said.
Tim McCullough, technical strategist at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, charts the performance of the euro against sterling and forecasts a "reversal" to levels last seen at the beginning of August.
Jane Kinninmont, senior research fellow at Chatham House, discusses the U.S.'s stance on Syria, and says that whatever happens, political risk will keep on rising.
Stephen Furlong, senior equity analyst at Davy Research, explains that despite warning on guidance, Ryanair remains confident of its cash flow generation power.
Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, advises investors to reduce the overall risk level in one's portfolio, but still keep a certain amount of cyclicality.
Frederic Oudéa, CEO of Societe Generale, says that despite stabilizing, Europe still needs structural reforms.
Bill Blain, senior fixed income broker at Mint Partners, explains that the upcoming U.S. job number is key as it could send Treasurys above the 3 percent level.
The Greek edition of the Mickey Mouse magazine has become the latest victim of the country's economic crisis after its publisher announced that it would halt the publication after 47 years.
Lothar Mentel, CIO of Paradigm Group at Tatton Investment Management, says that the two big M&As announced on Monday and Tuesday show that cash is "finally getting spent".