European equities closed mixed on Thursday as oil prices and a slightly hawkish tone from the U.S. Federal Reserve managed to dent investor sentiment.» Read More
European equities closed higher on Wednesday, recouping the previous day's losses, as investors prepared for the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's final policy meeting of the year.
Pierre Moscovici, France's finance minister, discusses the banking plans discussed by euro zone finance ministers, including a common backstop.
Philippe Gudin, chief European economist at Barclays, explains why he hopes the European Parliament won't accept the banking union deal proposed by the Eurogroup.
David Haigh, CEO of Brand Finance, estimates that "Brand Santa" is worth around $1.6 trillion - some twenty times the size of Apple.
Kevin Norrish, head of commodities research for EMEA and Asia at Barclays, says that 2013 was a tough year for commodities, and while 2014 will be difficult, "things are gradually getting better."
David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore, says that China remains a "land of opportunities" and selects the stocks he thinks should do well in Asia in the future.
European equities closed lower on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policy meeting of the year.
Jon Cox, head of European equities at Kepler Chevreux, says that in 2014, discretionary products should do particularly well as the consumer mood improves globally.
Simon Segars, CEO of ARM Holdings, says there is lots of innovation ahead at the high-end of mobiles devices and discusses the group's outlook for 2014.
European equities ended the day slightly lower on Friday after a day of flattish trade, as investors continued to speculate over when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start to unwind its bond-buying program.
Declan Ganley, CEO of Ganley Group, argues that Ireland is in the same position it was in 2010 and that "nothing has been done" to resolve the debt "saddled" on taxpayers.
Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, warns that the U.K. is likely to face several political challenges in 2014.
Sean Rad, CEO of Tinder, says the app is a "more efficient way" for people to form relationships, and explains how it plans to monetize in the future.
Charlotte Ingham, senior political risk analyst at Maplecroft, warns that conflict and political instability will continue to increase in 2014, especially in Middle Eastern and North African states.
European equities extended a two-week sell-off to close lower on Thursday, as investors booked profits on heightened fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve could act soon start to unwind its bond-buying program.
Brooks Newmark, member of the U.K. Treasury Select Committee, comments on U.K. economic policy and what it has done to help bring the cost of living down.
Thomas Jordan, chairman of the Swiss National Bank, discusses the appreciation of the Swiss franc and explains why the minimum exchange rate remains "absolutely necessary" for Switzerland.
Allister Heath, editor of CityAM, says that while the euro zone has exited the first phase of its crisis, "tensions are going to mount" as countries grow at different paces.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he sees no reason to abandon his spending pledges despite an economic downturn in the country.
Jose Vinals, director of the Monetary and Capital Markets department at the IMF, stresses that while Europe has started to recover, more needs to be done on fiscal policy and banking regulations.