European equities closed lower on Friday, with investors reacting to earnings and euro zone inflation and unemployment reports.» Read More
European bourses closed higher on Tuesday, as investors mulled whether new measures by the European Central Bank could soon be announced.
Didier Duret, global CIO of ABN Amro Private Banking, and Louis Gargour, CIO of LNG Capital, discuss how deflation fears have created a momentum trade in European government bonds.
European shares closed at six-year highs on Monday, with strong buying seen in the basic resources sector.
Ron Kruszewski, chairman and CEO of Stifel Financial, comments on the group's acquisition of Oriel Securities and monetary policy in the U.S. and Europe.
Guy Bisson, research director for television at IHS Global Insights, says BskyB's acquisition of Fox's German and Italian pay-TV assets would be about exploiting scale.
Percival Stanion, head of asset allocation at Baring Asset Management, says the UK pound is "definitely vulnerable" as the outcome of the 2015 general elections may not be as business-friendly as investors may expect.
Rory Scott, expert from bettting company Paddy Power, discusses the 2014 Eurovision contest and outlines the strong favorites.
John Campbell, former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, says that while the ANC has kept its strong majority in South Africa, the opposition seems to have made some inroads with the black vote.
European markets closed lower on Friday ahead of a proposed referendum of pro-Russian Ukrainians this weekend, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin calling for it to be postponed.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian finance minister, says the country has liberalized its power sector with "radical" reforms, and says the government is serious in resolving Nigeria's problems.
Julian Roberts, CEO of Old Mutual, says that despite the recent events, Nigeria remains a country in which the group will continue to invest due to the government's "absolute commitment" to resolve the issues.
Maurice Levy, CEO of Publicis, tells CNBC that Omnicom's proposal did not include equality in the management team as previously promised, and added that Publicis's business model would be diluted by the deal.
Richard Batley, senior economist at Lombard, discusses the U.K. housing market and says it is "extremely interest rates sensitive," far more than previously.
European markets closed higher on Thursday as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted at possible stimulus measures next month.
Kokou Agbo-Bloua, head of equity and derivative strategy for Europe at BNP Paribas, expects European equities to do well towards the end of the year as "significant" pressure on the ECB could spur it to act.
Matthias Zieschang, CFO at Fraport, says the group is confident it will meet its guidance for the year and discusses how the Ukraine crisis could impact the group.
Guntram Wolff, director at Bruegel, says it's "quite clear" that the euro zone needs a lower euro, adding that the ECB is unlikely to come out with quantitative easing in June, but could cut rates.
Gabriele Galateri di Genola, chairman at Assicurazioni Generali, says that Italian corporations' governance has improved in recent year and is now "best in class" in some areas.
Hans-Werner Sinn, president of Ifo, accuses the EU of "window dressing" the Greek primary deficit figure for political reasons, as the European elections get closer.
European markets closed mixed on Wednesday as news from Ukraine painted a bleak picture of the country's ongoing conflict with neighboring Russia.