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
Social instability in Turkey has more in common with Russia in 2012 than the more destabilizing ¿Arab Spring¿, according to Anthony Skinner, the head of Middle East and North Africa at risk consultancy Maplecroft.
Maria Molland, head of Europe at Fab.com, comments on their quick success and how the website plans to become the world's leader in "emotional e-commerce".
Pawel Tamborski, Poland's deputy treasury minister, describes how Poland is working on boosting infrastructure investment and lowering its deficit.
Paras Anand, head of European equities at Fidelity, talks about the European market's "resilience" and how investors are in danger of being overly pessimistic on Europe.
Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, explains why the medium-term view of the European credit market remains positive, due to ECB actions.
European shares closed lower on Thursday after both the European Central Bank and the Bank of England left their main benchmark interest rates unchanged.
Laurent Fransolet, head of European interest rates strategy at Barclays, discusses the sell-off in the bond market following Draghi's speech and markets' expectations of further ECB easing.
Adam Maciejewski, CEO of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, says they have reached the limits for organic growth and are looking into other options such as mergers and acquisitions.
Heiko Peters, economist at Deutsche Bank, expects the ECB to cut the refinancing rate in July or August, but highlights that it's really "up to governments" to implement the necessary reforms.
Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, says investors shouldn't interpret today's ECB decision as a lack of options, but as proof there's no urgency to implement further easing.
Jean-Francois Cope, president of France's UMP Party, says France needs to improve its relationship with Germany.
European shares closed sharply lower on Wednesday.
Kevin Gardiner, CIO for Europe at Barclays, foresees a tapering off of global central bank stimulus measures by the end of the year, and says apart from some short-term volatility, markets will be "able to live with it".
Twenty-eight Greek companies headed to New York for an investor roadshow on Wednesday. Socrates Lazaridis, chairman of the Athens Stock Exchange, took CNBC through the different types of firms which had made the trip.
Jon Moulton, chairman at Better Capital, discusses whether markets overacted to the U.S. ADP employment report, seen as a pre-indicator of the widely watched government non-farm payroll numbers.
John Kay, economist and visiting professor of economics at LSE, explains that the "basic mechanism" of the financial crisis is built into the current system, as it's geared towards the creation of bubbles.
Richard Perry, chief market strategist at Central Markets, discusses the U.S. dollar ahead of Friday's jobs report, and says he expects pressure on the EUR/USD trade to continue in the long-term.
Richard Perks, director of retail research at Mintel International, says Tesco has been doing "all the right things", but these measures won't have paid off yet, due to the horse meat scandal.
European markets closed higher, but off session highs in afternoon trade on Tuesday, as worse-than-expected factory data for the euro zone dented investor sentiment.
Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, says fragile sentiment is persisting and expects intra-day volatility to continue for the rest of the week.