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European market closes lower     Thu, 31 Jul '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European shares closed lower on Thursday with investors reacting to quarterly earnings and some disappointing data from the euro zone.

Katie Koch, head of global portfolio solutions international at Goldman Sachs, says that while the sanctions are likely to weigh on the Russian economy, the risk of contagion to other emerging markets is low.

John Stephenson, president and CEO of Stephenson & Company Capital Management, discusses ExxonMobil ahead of earnings and says the results should be "pretty good".

The euro zone is probably already in deflation, says Mario Greco, CEO of Generali, adding that Europe needs more reforms to boost its labour market and competitiveness.

James Rickards, chief global strategist at West Shore Funds and author of 'The Death of Money', says it's too early to say whether Argentina's default will be contained.

Ross McInnes, CFO at Safran, discusses the group's latest results and the potential impact of Russian sanctions. He also highlights that the company is providing the engines for three new short-haul aircrafts.

Daniel Tenengauzer, head of emerging markets and global foreign exchange strategy at RBC, comments on the euro zone inflation data and says the divergence between U.S. data and European data is clear.

Why the Ebola outbreak spread so fast     Thu, 31 Jul '14 | 4:45 AM ET

Gregory Hartl, at the World Health Organisation, discusses the Ebola virus outbreak, saying health care organizations in Western Africa are under-resourced. He also discusses the risk for developed nations.

Wolfgang Schaefer, CFO at Continental AG, comments on the company's results and outlook, and discusses the impact the strong euro has had on the group's profitability.

EMs facing 'short-term' problems: Pro     Thu, 31 Jul '14 | 2:00 AM ET

Stephen King, chief global economist at HSBC, says that emerging markets are facing "short-term" balance of payment problems, but have long-term strength.

Argentina can come back: Generali CEO     Wed, 30 Jul '14 | 7:00 PM ET

Mario Greco, CEO of Generali, says Argentina has "structural issues" but can "come back" after it defaulted for the second time in 13 years.

Pelham Smithers, managing director at Pelham Smithers Associates, comments on Sony and Toshiba following their results, and says Sony seems to be in the early days of a "genuine recovery".

Robert Capurro, CEO of Canning House, discusses how Argentina's default could impact the local economy and says there could be a ripple effect to other Latin American markets.

David Rees, emerging market economist at Capital Economics, says Argentina's technical default is the "final hurdle" preventing the country tapping the markets to raise money.

Mario Greco, CEO of Generali, says geopolitical tensions make "subdued" economies worse.

Italian stocks to see 20% rise: Pro     Thu, 31 Jul '14 | 3:00 AM ET

Francesco Filia, CEO and CIO at Fasanara Capital, says Italian equities have a 20 percent upside over the next six months.

Lars Machenil, CFO of BNP Paribas, says the support from clients has given the bank "confidence" that it can continue operating.

European and U.K. stocks opened mixed on Thursday, with another blast of quarterly earnings from big-name companies in gear. and after news that Argentina has entered its second default in 13 years.

Michel Combes, CEO of Alcatel Lucent, says he expects to "win" in the tough telecoms market.

Ivan Menezes, CEO of Diageo, says despite weakness in China, the drinks company will continue to focus on the emerging markets.

Rolf Buch, CEO of Deutsche Annington, says the German housing market is in a "sweet spot".

Jacques van den Broek, CEO of Randstad, says the company is seeing "early signs" of recovery in Europe.

Mario Greco, CEO of Generali, says the company's rise in second quarter operating profit shows it is doing the "right things".

Olivier Mallet, CFO of Vallourec, says the steel pipe maker is facing "headwinds" in Brazil but defends the company's exposure to the emerging markets.

Kully Samra, U.K. managing director of Charles Schwab, says the strong U.S. second quarter GDP shows the strength of the underlying economy and cannot be blamed on "cheap money".

Lars Machenil, CFO of BNP Paribas, says he "regrets" what happened when the bank was fined $8.95 billion for breaking U.S. sanctions.

Are you suffering from 'infobesity'?     Wed, 30 Jul '14 | 11:45 AM ET

Dave Coplin, chief envisioning officer at Microsoft U.K., argues that many people should be more careful about how they use technology.

Manji Cheto, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, discusses the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Western Africa, the risk of contagion to other countries and the economic impact.

Adewale Tinubu, group chief executive at Oando, comments on the group's deal to acquire ConocoPhillips's Nigeria upstream business and what it means for the group.

Rebecca Healey, senior analyst at Tabb Group, discusses the importance of dark pools and says the focus should be on providing greater clarity.

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