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James Lockhart-Smith, principal analyst for Latin America at Maplecroft, says that the boost from the world cup for Brazil's economy will be "minimal".
Ian Bagshaw, co-head of EMEA private equity at White & Case, talks about why he thinks private equity is making a comeback.
Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, says that the ECB meeting on Thursday could disappoint markets.
Boris Schlossberg, managing director at BK Asset Management, talks about how the European Central Bank's monetary policy will affect investors.
Malek Bou-Diab, portfolio manager at Bellevue African Opportunities, says structural reforms being carried out by African countries present opportunities for investing in the region, despite some of the political and security tensions that remain.
Bruce Stokes, director of the global economic program at the Pew Research Center, says support for the European Union is "rebounding" but in some countries it remains low.
Antonio Barroso, senior vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says the Portuguese government will not backtrack on its tough austerity reforms, but will need to offer voters incentives ahead of the election.
Jim Roth, co-founder of Leapfrog Investments, talks about mircroinsurance for the emerging market consumer.
Mike Tyndall, autos analyst at Barclays, discusses Volkswagen's takeover bid for Scania and why it could be good for the German carmaker.
Mark Artus, CEO of 1HQ, discusses the implications behind the possible acquisition of Pfizer by AstraZeneca.
Steve Blitz, senior economist at ITG Research, says that when wages begin to rise, it is a sign that the Federal Reserve will begin to hike interest rates.
Ian Stannard, head of European FX strategy at Morgan Stanley, says if the European Central Bank does not take any policy action at its next meeting, the euro will "rebound".
Anna Rosenberg, associate Sub-Saharan Africa practice leader at Frontier Strategy Group, says South Africans are frustrated by the weak economy ahead of elections which could see the ANC lose their dominant position.
Alex Tarrant, M&A reporter at Dealreporter, discusses the implications of a potential deal between Pfizer and AstraZeneca.
Peter Hutton, energy analyst at RBC Capital Markets, says energy companies will see a "lackluster" set of results this quarter.
Scott Kessler, head of technology sector equity research at S&P Capital IQ, says the Alibaba IPO could be the largest ever company coming public.
James Butterfill, global equity strategist at Coutts, says it is difficult to see how the European Central Bank will implement quantitative easing.
Benoit Anne, head of emerging market strategy at Societe Generale, says the concept of the "fragile-five" emerging markets is "misguided," as many of the countries have shrunk their current account deficits.
Jonathan Rosenthal, banking editor at The Economist, says there is "massive regulatory pressure" on banks as earnings season gets underway.
Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets, says there is nothing to suggest that the equity sell-off is more than just a "corrective phase"
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