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European shares opened mixed on Thursday as investors continue to ponder what policy response the European Central Bank (ECB) will announce next week.

Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, says the "exuberance" is coming out of sovereign bond yields in Europe and it is better to buy into "boring" large cap companies.

Sir Ian Cheshire, CEO of Kingfisher, says the deal to acquire Mr Bricolage in France is a long-term move despite a struggling economy in the country.

Sir Ian Cheshire, CEO of Kingfisher, shares his barbeque tips as the summer approaches.

Japan's economy in a 'quagmire': Pro     Thu, 29 May '14 | 2:10 AM ET

Jim Swanson, chief investment strategist at MFS Investment Management, and Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, discuss Japanese stocks and the country's economy.

Carlo Gallo, director of Enquirisk, says global companies could view U.S. technology firms with increasing mistrust due to alleged links with the National Security Agency.

Luis Costa, emerging market strategist at Citi, discusses whether the increase in tourists buying the Brazilian real will affect the price movement of the country's currency.

European market closes lower     Wed, 28 May '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European shares closed slightly down on Wednesday, despite a slew of positive data being released for the euro zone.

Emiliano Mellino, senior France correspondent at Dealreporter Europe, says GE has made a lot of steps towards a deal with Alstom, but that issues around the nuclear assets remain unresolved.

DAX to hit 10,000: Pro     Wed, 28 May '14 | 11:00 AM ET

Kokou Agbo-Bloua, head of equity and dreivative strategy for Europe at BNP Paribas, says it's "highly probable" the German DAX will hit 10,000.

Emmett Kilduff, founder and CEO of Eagle Alpha, talks about how his company helps traders get ahead using Twitter when they make their investment decisions.

Valeant is a 'serial acquirer': Pro     Wed, 28 May '14 | 5:50 AM ET

Brigitte de Lima, senior health care analyst at Results Healthcare, discusses Valeant as Allergan rejects its takeover bid and following news that it will sell some assets to Nestle.

David Wu, luxury goods and beauty analyst at Telsey Advisory Group, expects Michael Kors' results to beat market expectations, and discusses the outlook for the group.

How to position for US equity rally     Wed, 28 May '14 | 5:00 AM ET

Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenbglatt Securities, argues that the U.S. equity market is set up for a rally,and says consumer staples and telcos are the best positioned sectors a leg up.

Scott Knight, partner at BDO, explains why a chasm in sentiment between companies and those advising them on IPOs is developing.

Wolfgang Piccoli, managing director at Teneo Intelligence, says the nomination of the European Commission president will require a "grand bargain", and discusses Italian politics following the European elections.

Thailand: 'The worst is over'     Wed, 28 May '14 | 4:20 AM ET

Mayuree Chowvikran, investment strategist at Maybabk KimEng Securities, says the worst is over for the Thai economy, as domestic consumption should pick up again in June.

US data is 'meh': Pro     Wed, 28 May '14 | 4:00 AM ET

Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, comments on recent U.S. data and advises on how to invest in the dollar.

Rebecca Hampson, European editor at ETF.com, discusses why investors are moving money from equity to bond ETFs.

Simon Maughan, head of research at OTAS Technologies, says there is further upside in small cap equities which could drive the stock markets higher.

Johan Utterman, portfolio manager at Lombard Odier, discusses how to invest in an aging population after the flotation of over-50s insurance group Saga.

George Buckley, chief U.K. economist at Deutsche Bank, discusses the potential outcomes of Scottish independence and what it could mean for the country's currency, politics and membership of the European Union.

Peter Sullivan, head of European equity strategy at HSBC, says merger and acquisition activity could more than double in 2014.

Snowden: I was trained as a spy     Wed, 28 May '14 | 2:50 AM ET

In an interview with NBC News, Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked documents related to U.S. surveillance methods, says he was trained as a spy, refuting claims by the U.S. government that he was a low-level worker.

Europe shares open slightly lower     Wed, 28 May '14 | 3:00 AM ET

European shares opened slightly lower on Wednesday, failing to receive a boost by another record high for the S&P 500 index overnight and modest buying in Asian markets.

Steven Saywell, global head of FX strategy at BNP Paribas, says sterling is undervalued and a rate hike from the Bank of England at the end of 2014 could push the currency higher.

Navid Malik, head of life sciences research at Cenkos Securities, says Nestle is moving into dermatology, an area it feels is "underserved".

Pressure on Dutch customers: Ahold CEO     Wed, 28 May '14 | 2:20 AM ET

Dick Boer, CEO of Ahold, says there is pressure on the spending of consumers in the Netherlands.

Philippe Legrain, author of European Spring, says the European Union needs a "dynamic" leader to reshape the institutions.

Irene Mia, regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Economist Intelligence Unit, discusses Brazil's World Cup headache as it grapples with civil unrest and infrastructure issues.

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