Nicolas Véron, senior fellow at Bruegel says the European banking stress tests will show how rigorous a supervisor of the banks the ECB will be.» Read More
Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, expects the Fed to announce tapering at the next meeting but reiterates that the impact from tapering has already happened.
European shares closed off session lows on Thursday, after investor confidence took a hit earlier in the session with the release of weaker-than-expected euro zone data.
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Greece's shipping minister, explains how the Greek shipping sector remains "one of the success stories" of Greece and can help bring the country out of recession.
James Allen, head of regulation at Analysys Mason, doubts that capping roaming charges will be beneficial for the consumer as operators will have "to get their money back somewhere".
Ana Armstrong, CEO of Armstrong Investment Managers, and Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, discuss the possibility of another LTRO programme from the ECB.
Richard Perry, chief market strategist at Central Markets, charts the performance of the British pound and advises buying into its weakness as it is overbought.
Patrick Coveney, CEO of Greencore and Joanne Denney-Finch, CEO of IGD, discuss the 'Feeding Britain's Future' scheme which aims to introduce young unemployed people to opportunities in the food industry.
Arrigo Berni, CEO of Moleskine, discusses the political situation in Italy, and says events at a global or European level have more impact on Italians than domestic events do.
European shares closed narrowly higher on Wednesday, having paused after rallying on Tuesday due to waning fears of imminent military action in Syria.
Gary Greenberg, lead portfolio manager at Hermes Fund Managers, says people have been "too harsh" on emerging markets and names China and Russia as his favourites as the moment.
Michael Widmer, metals strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discusses metal commodities and says gold should rally if tapering does not start soon.
Johan Jooste, head of the London investment office at Julius Baer, expects sovereign yields to continue rising as part of the "normalization" process, and discusses corporate bonds.
Makram Fares, managing partner at StoneHedge Partners, explains that equities remain the asset class of choice as the price action is "looking quite strong across all sectors".
Ian Henderson, CEO of Shawbrook Bank, explains the rapid success of the bank ,and says it focus on lending to small firms and its "personalized service" are at the core of its progress.
Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, discusses how the U.S. dollar is likely to fare once tapering starts and advises buying the British pound against the American currency.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday, as the imminent threat of Western military action against Syria receded and fresh Chinese data boosted investor sentiment.
Didier Leroy, Toyota Europe CEO, expects the company's market share to improve this year due, in part, to its "leadership in terms of hybrid technology".
Moorad Choudhry, professor at the department of mathematical sciences at Brunel University, says that a military strike in Syria would impact the market, and that tapering in September "makes sense".
Roelof Van Den Akker, senior technical analyst at ING Wholesale Banking, explains why he is bullish on oil, and advises buying on weakness.
Paul Pester, CEO of TSB, says TSB is different from Lloyds, as all its savings will be used to "support the local economy", and discusses the possibility of a sale or listing.