European shares closed higher on Thursday, after a business activity index showed the euro zone rebounded in July.» Read More
European shares were mixed on Monday afternoon, as a worse-than-expected earnings report from HSBC weighed on the market, following strong data from Europe's services sector.
Ed Dempsey, chief investment officer at Pension Partners, says that the current period of good economic data is a "sweet spot" for equity investors.
John Authers, senior investment columnist at the Financial Times, and Simon Maughan, financial sector strategist at Olivetree Financial Group, discuss HSBC's earnings, and how companies that miss their targets are getting "badly punished".
David Enrich, European banking editor at the Wall Street Journal, says banks are reducing assets to improve leverage ratios.
Eugen Weinberg, head of commodity research and Commerzbank, says now is not the time to buy gold as sentiment for the metal remains weak.
European shares closed mixed on Friday after data showed the number of U.S. jobs increased by less than expected in July.
Larry McDonald, senior director and U.S. credit, equity and policy strategist at Newedge, says the Fed is looking to pop asset bubbles which could bring tapering in around September.
Steven Saywell, global head of FX strategy at BNP Paribas, says that investors want to buy dollars but are waiting for some positive data to be the catalyst for a dollar rally.
Hurley Doddy, co-CEO of ECP, says Africa looks 'poised for further growth', and businesses can use techniques that have worked in other emerging markets.
Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, says that the U.S. will not be oil independent by 2020, this requires high oil prices, which are not guaranteed.
European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors reacted to strong U.S. and European data, as well as rate decisions from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE).
George Buckley, chief U.K. economist at Deutsche Bank, says the Bank of England needs to keep its forward guidance vague.
David Bailin, global head of managed investments at Citi Private Bank, tells CNBC that ECB President Mario Draghi's statement on Thursday points toward fragile growth in Europe.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy acknowledged on Thursday he made a mistake in his handling of a major corruption scandal in the ruling centre-right People's Party, but vigorously denied he had received illegal payments.
European shares were mixed on Wednesday as investors await a monetary policy announcement from U.S. Federal Reserve officials when they wrap up a two-day meeting.
Gerry Fowler, global head of equity and derivative strategy at BNP Paribas, says the environment is more favorable for U.S. equities to outperform in long term.
Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric, says the Invensys takeover is an interesting offer for the company's shareholders.
Larry Hatheway, chief economist at UBS Investment Bank, says that the upcoming jobs numbers will not be decisive in deciding the outcome of Fed monetary policy.
Ron William, founder and principal strategist at RW Market Advisory, takes a technical peek at WTI crude oil, and looks at the spread between it and Brent oil, while discussing related setups on the S&P 500 and gold.
European shares closed narrowly higher on Tuesday after a mixed bag of earnings reports, fresh economic data released from the euro zone, and a bank sell-off led by Barclays.