European shares ended higher on Monday, with sentiment boosted by a rebound in the Russian ruble and earlier gains in the oil price reversed on supply fears.» Read More
European shares closed lower on Wednesday with investors shunning banking stocks after regulators announced penalties for the alleged manipulation of foreign exchange markets.
Louis Gargour, chief investment officer of LNG Capital, says Russian President Vladimir Putin's move to start sending tanks towards Ukraine again is "directly related" to his popularity ratings and his need to appear "strong".
Jon Kemp, vice-president of the Science Business Unit of e2V, talks about the European Space Agency's success in landing on a comet, and how the comet provides "real clues", "fossil record" and "material" about the universe.
Martin Wheatley, CEO of the U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority, says the regulator wants to send a "strong and early message" to banks about unacceptable behavior.
Dr. Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International talks about the rumours of a 'snap election' in Japan, saying it is a 'probability' in order to delay another sales tax hike.
European stocks ended the day in the green on Tuesday, after fluctuating throughout the day.
Jan Erik Back, CFO of SEB, talks about his company's relationship with banking regulators, which he describes as "love-hate".
Athanasios Orphanides, professor at MIT Sloan School of Management and former ECB governing Council member, says he sees "fragility and problems ahead" due to European governments' failure to create a true banking union in Europe.
Athanasios Orphanides, professor at MIT Sloan School of Management and former ECB governing Council member, says the ECB is "the most independent central bank in the world", and discusses how difficult it is to calibrate monetary policy when interest rates are close to zero.
Panos Paleologos, founder and CEO at HotelBrain, says Greece has had a "record year" in arrivals of tourism and thinks that this sector will help bring back their "confidence" and "ambition".
Andrew Goldberg, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management talks about China's retail sales and how Alibaba is already a "tremendous" story that many will follow.
European shares closed higher on Monday, with Carlsberg gaining after reporting earnings, and shares in Serco sinking over 30 percent.
Stephen Jones, CIO of Kames Capital, says forecasts "sustained economic growth" in U.K. and U.S. markets.
Juergen Fitschen, co-CEO of Deutsche Bank says that Europe face "one big disadvantage" versus the U.S. - the price of energy.
Simon Moore, international director at the CBI, says Britain has taken positive steps in trade with China, but more can be done.
Renée Friedman, principal analyst at IHS, says that while there has been a "chillier tone" from Russia, we are not heading towards another Cold War.
Robert Parker, senior adviser at Credit Suisse, says irrespective of the crisis in Ukraine, Russia will stay in recession for the next year.
European stock indexes closed lower on Friday, with the exception of the U.K.'s benchmark FTSE 100 after the U.S. economy produced fewer than expected jobs in October and tensions in Ukraine unsettled investors once more.
Per Bank, chief executive officer & managing director of Dansk Supermarket says they are returning to the U.K. because the "competition is fierce", especially in discount compared to Germany and Denmark.
Alexander Gunz, fund manager at Heptagon Capital says a combination of factors is contributing to the health and wellbeing market growing at an "exponential rate", including longevity, and increased pressure to eat more healthily.