Brian Hayes, Ireland's deputy finance minister, comments on the country's "very successful" bond auction on Thursday and says investors shouldn't read too much into the negative GDP reading.» Read More
European stocks closed higher on Friday, with France's CAC 40 posting a five-and-half-year high.
Kerry Craig of JP Morgan Asset Management is sanguine about Friday's weak U.K. retail sales numbers, but the rebound in consumer spending needs to spread to the corporate sector.
Commerzbank's Simon Quijano-Evans says the instability in Ukraine stems from competing needs to secure future energy supplies.
The suspension of the Nigerian central bank governor means criticism by the central bank of government policy will no longer be tolerated, says Manji Cheto of Teneo Intelligence. However, it does not necessarily mean the central bank will lose its ability to act independently of government.
Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO of Suez Environment, says he wants to step-up investment in countries like Italy rather than in northern Europe, "where all the investment has been done before".
Miranda Carr, head of China research at NSBO, says China could need more economic stimulus in the second quarter of 2014, following further disappointing data.
Accor CEO Sébastien Bazin discusses the hotelier's annual results, which were reported on Thursday.
European stocks closed lower on Thursday, with sentiment remaining fragile after poor data from China and France.
Liberum's Peter Atherton says U.K. energy companies could keep tariffs flat come next September, after Centrica reported that 360,000 of its customers quit in the fourth quarter due to price hikes.
Chris Tinker, founder of Libra Investment Services, says the falloff in BAE Systems' stock after a profit warning is overdone, because the U.S.'s defense cutbacks are old news.
Charles Hecker of Control Risks says the political turmoil in Ukraine is "incredibly unpredictable", and that the country's president has lost control of the situation.
European stocks closed mixed on Wednesday, with worse-than-expected jobs data weighing on the U.K.'s FTSE 100, and investors awaiting the release of the latest minutes from the U.S Federal Reserve.
Virginie Maisonneuve, deputy CIO of PIMCO, says the political instability in Italy could provide a buying opportunity for investors.
DataSift founder Nick Halstead discusses his plans to launch an IPO in a couple of years' time. DataSift aggregates social media data for businesses and Halstead is famed as the founder of Twitter's "retweet" button.
ISS CEO Jeff Gravenhorst talks about the company's IPO announcement. The stock listing would be the second largest Nordic IPO since 2010.
Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, a German member of the European Parliament, says officials should not "threaten" Switzerland regarding its vote to restrict immigration from other European Union countries.
European stocks closed flat on Tuesday, after mixed data from Germany and reports that PSA Peugeot Citroen had finalized a deal with China's Dongfeng.
Hans Redeker, the head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, discusses the threat deflation poses to Europe.
Jon Brager, senior credit analyst at Hermes Fund Managers, says Peugeot's capital hike is an "obvious credit positive".
Mairead Molloy, global director of Berkeley International, discusses the dating industry and the difficulties of finding love online.