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How badly did weather hit US retail?     Thu, 10 Apr '14 | 5:30 AM ET

Jharonne Martis-Olivo, director of research at Thomson Reuters, says the harsh weather had a big impact in U.S. retail in the first quarter, and that analysts have lowered their expectations.

Fed 'has been testing' the market: Pro     Thu, 10 Apr '14 | 5:00 AM ET

Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital, says the minutes revealed the Fed is testing the market and that interest rates won't be raised "anytime soon."

Francesco Galietti, founder and CEO of Policy Sonar, likens Italian politics to a "Machiavellian play" ahead of Berlusconi's court hearing and discusses the impact the electoral reform could have.

Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, highlights that while there's been a rebound in activity in U.K. housing, it's still a third down from its peak and lack of supply remains the main issue.

Bryan Roberts, retail insights director at Kantar Retail, says M&S results show "savvy data-management" and a lack of clarity on some areas, such as clothing.

Jens Weidmann, president of the Bundesbank, says the International Monetary Fund's call for the European Central Bank to carry out quantitative easing was not a lecture but a contribution to the debate.

Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, says the rally in southern European bonds, Greece especially, is "the stuff of fiction" and proves sentiment is disconnected from fundamentals.

Iain Armstrong, divisional director at Brewin Dolphin, says BP's decision to take a 20 percent stake in Russian oil company Rosneft was a "very good deal" in the long term.

Marco Talmon, founder and CEO of Viber, says the company's new e-commerce services are not turning the app into "one big supermarket".

BoE on 'autopilot': Pro     Thu, 10 Apr '14 | 3:00 AM ET

Bill O'Neill, head of U.K. investment office at UBS Wealth Management, says the Bank of England is on "autopilot" as the U.K. economy improves and a 2015 interest rate hike looms.

Fed actions will 'see-saw': Pro     Thu, 10 Apr '14 | 2:23 AM ET

Nick Carn, founder of Carn Macro Advisors, says the U.S. Federal Reserve's actions will "see-saw".

Andrii Deshchytsia, foreign minister of Ukraine, says Russia is overcharging Ukraine for gas and is using it as a political tool.

Carrefour sales hit by FX effects     Thu, 10 Apr '14 | 3:04 AM ET

CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports on Carrefour's earnings which saw sales hit by negative currency effects.

Andrii Deshchytsia, foreign minister of Ukraine, says more "determined sanctions" can be deployed if Russia continues its aggressive actions.

Bate C Toms, chairman of the British Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, said Russia's invasion of Ukraine was aimed at destabilizing the country.

Jens Weidmann, president of the Bundesbank, says that by delaying the correction of its excessive budget deficit twice, France is endangering the credibility of European Union rules.

Europe opens higher on dovish Fed     Thu, 10 Apr '14 | 3:00 AM ET

European shares opened higher on Thursday with investor sentiment buoyed by the release of the minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting.

Don Smith, government bond strategist at ICAP, says investors buying the latest round of Greek bonds are buying into an improving economic environment in Europe.

Karl Hennessy, CEO of the global broking center at AON, says elections in the emerging markets as well as the potential for currency controls are the biggest risks for several countries.

Fred Neumann, co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC, says China's export sector has "cooled down" and will not be the driver of the country's economy in the future.

George Buckley, chief U.K. economist at Deutsche Bank, says the new appointments at the Bank of England will not significantly affect the timing of the first interest rate rise.

China won't see further stimulus: UBS     Thu, 10 Apr '14 | 12:52 AM ET

Paul Donovan, Global Economist, Managing Director at UBS, explains why he's not disturbed by China's March trade report.

How this firm is making wheelchairs cool     Thu, 10 Apr '14 | 12:21 AM ET

Satoshi Sugie, CEO at Whill, explains why he wanted to design a "cool" electric wheelchair.

Jens Weidmann, president of the Bundesbank, says inflation will gradually rise in the future and so far has been driven by factors out of the European Central Bank's control.

Expect further easing from China: Pro     Thu, 10 Apr '14 | 12:13 AM ET

Hans Goetti, Head of Investment Asia, Banque Internationale a Luxembourg, explains why he expects a RRR cut from the Chinese central bank.

Fitbit: How our devices help people     Wed, 9 Apr '14 | 11:32 PM ET

James Park, CEO & Co-founder of Fitbit, says the firm's wearable devices that track personal metrics of its users focus on the health of common people rather than athletes.

Koji Endo, Managing Director at Advanced Research, estimates the impact of Toyota's recall to be around 50 to 60 billion yen, which is small compared to the firm's expected income.

Amy Yong, Vice President, Macquarie Research, discusses the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

Jason Moser, Senior Analyst at The Motley Fool, calls Toyota Motor's latest recall "preemptive" and says it could prompt automakers to be more proactive in the future.

Despite Chinese Premier Li saying that Beijing won't implement short-term stimulus, Nicholas Ferres, Investment Director, Global Asset Allocation at Eastspring Investments, explains his easing call.

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