Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, discusses sterling following the U.K.'s weak manufacturing data and discusses the outlook for the currency.» Read More
European shares closed higher on Tuesday, as markets in the U.K. reopened after a public holiday on Monday, and recent volatility in Asia subsided.
Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, expects the second half of the year to be "encouraging" and for markets to continue to go higher, but at a slower pace.
David Hartwell, senior Middle East and North Africa analyst at IHS, comments on the end of the EU's arms embargo on Syria and says it's more a diplomatic move than a military one.
Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France, says France needs to improve its competitiveness by implementing reforms to allow more flexibility, and by targeting spending.
David Sneddon, managing director and global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, says the spread difference between 10-year U.S. and German bonds should widen, making it "one of the best trade".
The French central bank chief urged President Hollande and his government to stop hiking taxes and to cut government spending. His comments on Tuesday echoed ratings agency Standard & Poor's calls.
Analysts warn that French president François Hollande's latest embarrassing U-turn on executive pay, will not be enough to restore entrepreneurs' confidence in the country.
Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at SignalPro, takes a technical look at Nymex oil prices and says that the lack of demand should drive prices lower over the coming weeks.
Jon Cox, head of European consumer equities at Kepler Capital Markets, explains why China's duty cut for Swiss watches is more of a "margin enhancement story" than a demand story.
Hans Stoter, CIO at ING Investment Management, highlights that despite the correction, the stock markets are still up on the month and says the Fed's tapering will lead to a "knee-jerk" reaction.
Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at SignalPro, says it is better for investors to remain on the sidelines, despite the continuing rally in equities.
Workers at global internet retailer Amazon.com's German operations are set to go on a second daylong strike on Monday in a dispute over pay and benefits.
Jack Penrod, CEO of the exclusive beach club, Nikki Beach, tells CNBC that St Tropez never got hit by the financial crisis and kept going straight up.
Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodities market strategy at BNP Paribas, tells CNBC that continued QE by the US Fed, a pickup in the Chinese economy and a continued squeeze on Iranian production will drive oil up.
Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close, where stocks have come in lower.
Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close, where stocks are sharply lower.
James Bullard, member of the Federal Reserve, tells CNBC why the US economy has taken longer than expected to recover, despite the huge amounts of stimulus.
Jan Randolph, head of sovereign risk at IHS Global, tells CNBC that the financial system is representative of two drunks: the financial markets and the real economy.
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has arrived at a French court where she is due to be questioned over her involvement in an arbitration payment made to a billionaire.
European shares closed higher on Wednesday, mirroring gains in the U.S. after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated his commitment to maintaining loose monetary policy.