Europe's growing divisions are disheartening for people who expected a unifying continent of peace, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
Investors bet that an emphatic election victory for Japan's ruling party would see a continuation of the ultra-loose "Abenomics" policy.
Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS Wealth Management, explains his positioning of long on European equities while underweight on U.K. equities.
Draghi said cryptocurrencies "should be embraced with lots of attention to its potential risks."
The euro has remained impervious to political developments recently, but investors said the single currency could run into some resistance.
Rachel Winter, investment manager at Killik & Co, and Bob Parker, investment committee member at Quilvest Wealth Management, discuss the European economy.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks about whether his institution's asset-purchasing program is distorting markets.
Christoph Rieger, head of Rates & Credit Research, Commerzbank, says the market reaction to the ECB's timeline for exiting stimulus showed relief.
European stocks finished Friday's session mostly higher, with a strong uptick in commodities helping prop up sentiment.
The head of the European Central Bank defended a pledge to keep interest rates at rock bottom on Thursday, batting back German calls for a speedy exit from years of easy money in the euro zone.
Moritz Kraemer, S&P's sovereign global chief ratings officer, discussed the impact of a failure to raise the U.S. debt ceiling
Some emerging markets haven't used global liquidity to sufficiently take care of debt and leverage, S&P Global Ratings said
The CEO of a major European bank offered a stark warning for his industry on Thursday, suggesting that years of accommodative policy by global central banks could quickly turn sour.
European shares ended mostly higher Thursday, as investors digested the latest news surrounding Brexit.
Michael Purves of Weeden says there are several factors that are colliding to help keep the risk appetite on in the markets.
Peter Spiegel of the Financial Times says the Fed, ECB and Bank of England are wrestling with policy moves in this current era of no inflation.
Jeremy Stretch, head of G10 FX strategy at CIBC Capital Markets, speaks about how the issue of Catalan independence is affecting the euro.
The euro hit a one-week peak on Tuesday.
Europe finished under slight pressure on Tuesday as investors monitored the ongoing political uncertainty in the Catalonia region of Spain.
Gold prices drew support from geopolitical tensions and a softer dollar.