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
Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, says there has been some positioning adjustment in the dollar as, contrary to the euro, it is vulnerable to weak data.
The U.K.'s FTSE 100 Index closed off its session highs on Wednesday, after worse-than-expected employment data was released in the U.S. Trade was thin, with most European bourses shut for the May Day public holiday.
Andrew Balls, head of European portfolio management at PIMCO, discusses central banks' strategy and explains why the ECB could start buying private sector assets in the future.
Jim O'Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, talks about recent weak U.S. data and how the Federal Reserve might respond.
Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, expects the ECB to cut its rate and says more needs to be done on the growth front in Europe, as it remains a "zombie economy".
Tom Bergin, European corporate strategy correspondent at Reuters, discusses BP's "surprisingly good" results but highlights that earnings were down.
European shares pared gains on Tuesday to close lower, after a raft of euro zone economic data softened earlier rises from positive earnings reports.
Kathleen Brooks, research director at Forex.Com, says the dollar is looking "fairly weak all around" and adds that the unclear macro picture keeps the U.S. currency range-bound.
Geoff Wilkinson, says the European market recovery is at odds with fundamentals, and highlights the performance of the banking sector.
Max Knudsen, chief market strategist at ADS Securities, analyses the performance of the GDP/USD, and says the momentum is bullish.
David Sadigh, CEO of Digital Luxury Group, talks about luxury goods in emerging markets, and says consumers in Brazil appreciate a more "casual" kinds of luxury.
Jonathan Compton, managing director at Bedlam Asset Management, believes there is not much opportunity for equity prices to go lower and discusses his top stock picks.
Ad Van Tiggelen, senior investment specialist at ING Investment Management Europe, explains why for the first time in three years, investors should not sell ahead of the summer.
European shares closed higher on Monday after Italy's new Prime Minister discussed his reform plans in his maiden speech to parliament.
Andy Brown, analyst at Panmure Gordon, explains why he keeps his buy stance on Balfour Beatty, despite the company issuing a second profit warning in six months.
Nicola Marinelli, portfolio manager at Glendevon King Asset Management, explains why he expects Italian bonds to come under pressure when the government attempts structural reforms.
David Bloom, global head of FX strategy at HSBC, says an ECB rate cut would not have much effect on the euro.
David Sneddon, global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, says the Nikkei has reached an "area of resistance" and now is the time to buy.
David Hartwell, senior Middle East and North Africa analyst at IHS, discusses the situation in Syria and says that it would take something "spectacular" to spur the West into a military intervention.
Michael Sinclair, CEO of Advanced Oncotherapy, explains why his company acquired Swiss firm Adam SA this week, citing its leadership in technology advancements.