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Charles Goodhart, professor emeritus of banking and finance at the London School of Economics, says it would have been "outstanding" for the Bank of England to change monetary policy on Thursday given the strength of the U.K. economy.
Aiman Ezzat, CFO of Capgemini, highlights that the group returned to organic growth in the previous quarter, due to improvements in most regions and strong performance in the financial services sector.
Rolf Schneider, head of macro research at Allianz SE, says the ECB's decision to cut its main interest rate was not the right one as it won't improve conditions "that strongly".
Ed Nusbaum, global CEO of Grant Thornton, explains that business optimism in the U.K. is at its highest level ever due to expectations of higher profits and wages.
European equities closed higher on Wednesday as investors reacted to earnings news and awaited monetary policy decisions from central banks in the U.K. and Europe.
Gary Cook, U.K. south coast organizer for GMB Union, says BAE's decision to cut jobs in U.K.'s shipyards is a "devastating blow for the area" economically.
Jan Godsell, professor of operations and supply chain strategy at the University of Warwick, explains that the BAE job cuts in Portsmouth were inevitable due to a downturn in demand.
Adolfo Mesquita Nunes, Portugal's secretary of state for tourism, says the country's tourism growth has been consistent and that the country remains "very good value for money".
Marco Tronchetti Provera, chairman at Pirelli Group, comments on the group's performance and says it has "all the tools to deliver," including new products and efficiency measures.
Rachel Dickson, head of curatorial services at the London Jewish Museum of Art and Anne Weber, co-chair at the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, talk about the significance of the discovery of the art pieces looted by the Nazi.
Anthony Duggan, head of research at Deloitte Real Estate, says the London crane survey shows that developers' confidence is picking up as the office development market hits a four year high.
European equities closed lower on Tuesday after the European Union's Commission released a relatively subdued outlook for the economy in its Autumn forecast.
Fabrizio Saccomanni, Italy's minister of economy and finance, says the government will monitor Alitalia and Telecom Italia during their transition phases but does not plan on making them public.
Greece's international creditors are due to meet the country's finance minister Tuesday for talks over the country's bailout program.
CNBC's Tom Mackenzie discusses tech innovations and future trends with industry exports, including the co-founder of IRobot from the Pioneer tech startup festival in Vienna.
Ed Balls, U.K. shadow finance minister, says Britain has shown it can push for European Union reforms in the past and says it needs to stay in the union to remain influential.
Gabriel Escarrer, CEO of Melia Hotels International, discusses the group's newest hotel in Dubai, the Middle East's "huge potential" and how diversifying risk helped them perform during the crisis.
European equities closed higher on Monday, with travel and leisure stocks the only laggard as budget airline Ryanair tumbled 12 percent, with expectations of monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank driving shares.
Elena Panaritis, former Greek politician and founder of Thought for Action, says the Troika's visit to Greece this week will highlight the country's need for more fiscal measures.
Olga Kefalogianni, Greek Minister of Tourism, talks about the sector's "record year," and how the country plans to increase and diversify its offerings for tourists.