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European shares ended the day lower on Tuesday, dragged down by banking stocks amid reports that more lenders had begun settlement talks with U.S. authorities.

UK not ready for rate rise: Pro     Tue, 8 Jul '14 | 11:00 AM ET

We are seeing worse-than-expected data from the U.K. -- usually an outlier where Europe is concerned -- leading us to conclude that it's not yet ready for a rate rise, says David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC.

Media organisations can no longer afford to rely purely on advertising and must instead learn "just like start-ups" to monetize digital content, says Neil Berkett, chairman of Guardian Media Group.

The World Cup has been good to pubs because it is a spectacle enjoyed by sporty and non-sporty people alike, says Tim Martin, founder and chairman of J D Wetherspoon.

Slovakia is a relatively new country - at a little over 20 years old - and needs to reconcile its youthful energy with experience, says Michal Stencl, founder and CEO of Sygic.

Stronger growth in U.S. chain store sales is proof of robust consumer spending in the U.S., says Jharonne Martis, director of research at Thomson Reuters.

San Francisco's parking apps in focus     Tue, 8 Jul '14 | 5:20 AM ET

A ban on disruptive parking apps in San Francisco is about municipalities controlling parking environments as part of their wider public policy objectives, says Cherrie Fuzell, CEO of Parkmobile.

The stock market is not "over bought" in the long run and despite a recent dip it is poised to enter a period of high and sustained multiples, says Michael Purves, chief global strategist at Weeden & Co.

Tony Shiret, retail analyst at Espirito Santo, says Marks & Spencer's clothing range needs to "find its place" in the market.

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup, says Italy's competitiveness has to improve in order for its economy to pick up.

Mykola Golovko, global consumer electronics industry analyst at Euromonitor International, says smaller and more competitive smartphone makers are eating away at Samsung's market share.

Roberto Jaguaribe, ambassador of Brazil to the U.K., says economically, the World Cup was a success for Brazil, giving the country much-needed infrastructure.

Roberto Jaguaribe, ambassador of Brazil to the U.K., says the German soccer squad is intelligent and organized but has no flair.

Rob McCreery, founding partner at Libra Investment Services, says in the last year markets have never traded above fair value.

Ewen Cameron Watt, chief investment strategist at BlackRock Investment Institute, says that oil prices could be the catalyst for increased volatility in the markets.

Italian finance minister Pier Carlo Padoan, says he is "on the same line" as the German government and other EU finance chiefs about the need for structural reform.

The way we fuel our cars could be about to change. Could solar and electric vehicles be the future?

Ryan Bransfield, analysts at Markit, and Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, discuss the headwinds facing certain sectors in relation to dividend payouts.

European shares opened higher open on Tuesday with a slew of data due out for the euro zone and as investors contemplate the beginning of corporate earnings season.

Charlie Muirhead, founder and CEO of Rightster, says the company has made recent acquisitions to scale up the business and is eying profitability in 2015.

CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi discusses the problems facing Marks and Spencer and the pressure on CEO Marc Bolland to turn the company around.

Petar Chobanov, finance minister of Bulgaria, says that the government bond issue last month is proof that international investors still have confidence after a recent bank run in the country.

Mergers and acquisitions and IPOs tend to happen when the business cycle is peaking, said Obe Ejikeme, European equity & quant strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.

Slovakia's banking industry is "pretty liquid", well-capitalized and has low levels of non-performing loans, says Jozef Sikela CEO of Slovakia's largest commercial bank, Slovenska Sporitelna.

European stocks closed lower on Monday following weak industrial production data for Germany, which stoked fears of a slowdown in Europe's largest economy.

Problems in Hungary and Romania that led to a profit warning by Erste Bank understandably panicked investors, said Andreas Treichl, CEO of Erste Group, adding that the market reaction was "harsh".

Natarajan Chandrasekaran, CEO of Tata Consultancy Services, discusses the importance of big data, the company's expansion plans, and the "huge potential" in India.

Natarajan Chandrasekaran, CEO of Tata Consultancy Services, discusses the company's hiring plans, business structure, and what it is like to work at the firm.

Michael Gurkam founder of BruinHill Partners LLC, says equities will be "full steam ahead" after the U.S. Federal Reserve minutes are published.

Chris Yates, principal at Yates Consulting, says U.S. airport security will be "stepped up" over time in response to evidence that al Qaeda is creating weapons to evade airport checks.

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