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Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, explains the constraints the body is working under and why its power is limited.
Strong data from the U.K. services sector in March, coupled with better retail and consumer confidence, may indicate an improving British economy, easing worries that it could enter a triple-dip recession.
James Round, vice president of the LBBW Landesbank Baden, believes Draghi will focus on getting funds to small and medium enterprises by easing up on collateral requirements, or through launching a purchasing scheme.
Simon Ballard, senior credit strategist at the National Australian Bank, tells CNBC that recent history suggests a pull back is due, with equities 'prone for a correction' as markets get complacent.
The Bank of England opted on Thursday not to pump new money into Britain's stagnant economy, despite a new remit that gives it clearer leeway to disregard above-target inflation.
Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, tells CNBC that markets are much more ambivalent to political machinations than two years ago.
Thorsten Polleit, chief economist at Degussa Goldhandel, says the continued money-printing by the ECB is making matters worse.
A resurgence in European initial public offerings (IPOs) this year, seen recently with the Moleskin’s listing in Milan, will continue with further offerings in Germany in the second quarter, according to Goldman Sachs.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares were mixed ahead of policy decisions by the European Central Bank and the Bank of England.
Online currency bitcoin had 20 percent knocked off its price overnight on Thursday as one of its major exchanges became the victim of a hacking attack leading to a sell-off in the virtual currency after reaching an all-time high.
Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, and Guillaume Menuet, European economist at Citi, discuss why the ECB should cut rates in the near future.
Peter Dixon, senior economist at Commerzbank Securities, questions whether Cyprus is still a part of the European monetary union despite keeping the euro.
Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, tells CNBC that the ECB's OMT is a 'very powerful force' driving 'surprising resilience' in peripheral bond markets.
Has Cyprus extended capital controls by another week? That's the mystery facing the market on Thursday.
Alasdair Warren, head of European equity capital at Goldman Sachs, tells CNBC that Moleskine's difficult start shouldn't scare off other potential IPOs just yet, as they chose a tough market day to debut.
Stephane Deo, global head of asset allocation at UBS, warns that markets are now pricing in bank risk, which Mario Draghi and the ECB must address on Thursday.
Stefan Schneider, research chief international economist and head of macro economy at Deutsche Bank, tells CNBC that the ECB is not responsible for bailing out Europe's politicians, as well as economies.
Michael O'Sullivan, UK research and global portfolio analysis managing director at Credit Suisse Private Bank, discusses the power of momentum in investing at a time when economic data in Europe and Asia remains weak.
European shares opened higher on Thursday ahead of policy decisions by the European Central Bank and the Bank of England.
Madhur Jha, global economist at HSBC, explains why the commodities market remain weak despite expectations of an uptick in China's economy.
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Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky CEO, says that terrorists will soon start to use cyber tools for their crimes and discusses digital payments following the launch of Apple Pay.
European shares closed flat to lower on Friday, as investors monitored developments in Russia and Scotland, and looked ahead to an important U.S. Federal Reserve meeting next week.
The euro zone still needs structural reforms to enhance the effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policies, say ECB President Mario Draghi and Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup.