The FBI have stated that North Korea's government is responsible for the Sony attack. Neil Ashdown, deputy head of Asia analysis at IHS, weighs in, saying that it's difficult to "definitively attribute" a hacking attack to a particular group or state.» Read More
Edward Hunt, senior defense consultant at IHS Jane's, discusses escalating tensions between Japan and China over an island dispute.
European stock markets closed higher after data released on Friday showed that the number of people without jobs across the euro zone fell in October by the largest amount since April 2011.
Angela Knight, chief executive of Energy U.K., responds to the news that a cap may be imposed on the prices U.K. energy providers can charge. Knight says only a fraction of the price is within the control of energy companies.
Philippe Gudin, head of euro area economics at Barclays, says he is "surprised" at the timing of the Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgrade of the Netherlands, as he expects a rebound in growth next year.
Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, discusses what impact the U.K.'s Funding for Lending scheme will have on the housing market and the economy.
European equities closed higher on Thursday, with the expulsion of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi from the Italian Senate fuelling hopes of stability, and after a positive handover from Wall Street boosting investor sentiment.
Gautam Batra, CIO at Signia, explains why he is cautious on equities going into year-end, and why he is overweight on cash.
Volker Treier, deputy CEO of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, argues that the proposed German coalition would lead to a loss of competitiveness.
Antonin Jullier, global of equity trading strategy at Citi, forecasts less upside for equities in the U.S. in 2014 than in Europe or emerging markets, as it has already "rallied so much."
Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, talks about how winning the Expo 2020 bid is a "key milestone" for Dubai, as it will create a "new wave of sustainable growth."
Guillermo Felices, head of European asset allocation at Barclays, explains why investors' bullishness towards equities is very strong at the moment.
David Sneddon, global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, charts the performance of the Japanese Nikkei and explains why it's like looking like "deja-vu."
European equities were higher on Wednesday with investors boosted by strong earnings, a coalition deal in Germany, and strong performances from U.S. stocks continuing.
Bob McKee, chief economist at Independent Strategy, casts doubts on the sustainability of the U.K.'s recovery, as the housing market remains "lumpy."
Nicola Borri, assistant professor of economics at LUISS University in Rome, says "everybody" expects Silvio Berlusconi to be ousted from the Italian Parliament, and discusses the impact this would have on reforms.
Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero says the euro was a "straightjacket" for Spain at the beginning of the crisis.
Keith Brown, Scotland's minister for Transport and Veterans, defends Scotland's independence bid and refutes claims its economy would be weakened, due to the country's rich resources.
European equities closed lower on Tuesday following worse-than-expected U.S. consumer confidence data and mixed corporate earnings, which saw Remy Cointreau and Hugo Boss fall.
The latest deal with China over Greece's largest container shipping port signals strong confidence in the country, the Greek shipping minister said.
Euclid Tsakalotos, member of the Greek parliament for Syriza, discusses the Greek bailout and says creditors hope the country is not on track, as it allows them to pile on the pressure for more reforms.