Nicholas Watson, Latin America analyst at Teneo Intelligence, says an Argentine default is the most likely scenario, but that and eleventh-hour deal could still be reached.» Read More
Robert Boland, academic chair and professor of sports management at NYU, comments on the NFL as the draft kicks off in New York on Friday.
Francesco Galietti, founder and CEO of Policy Sonar, says Silvio Berlusconi is likely to try and turn his community service into a political opportunity, and that his lack of official successor is hurting his Forza Italia party.
Colin Coleman, head of investment banking for sub-Saharan Africa at Goldman Sachs International, says macro-economic stability has improved dramatically in Africa and discusses capital markets on the continent.
Tony Brenton, former U.K. ambassador to Russia, says Russia is trying to "get the temperature down" regarding Ukraine and start a discussion process with the West.
Li-Gang Liu, chief economist for Greater China at ANZ, says that deflation risk in China has risen and that it¿s time for authorities to contemplate easing monetary policy soon.
The strengthening of the exchange rate in the context of low inflation is cause for "serious concern" says Mario Draghi, president of the ECB.
Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, says the era in which the ECB pre-committed ended a long-time ago, and that exchange rates are being watched closely by the central bank.
Mario Draghi, ECB president, explains why the central bank chose to keep its key interest rates unchanged and says the council remains ready to fight risks of too prolonged a period of low inflation.
The ECB is "thankful" to political figures and institutions for their advice, says ECB President, Mario Draghi. However, he warns that it could be viewed as a threat to the bank's independence and damage its credibility.
Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg U.K., discuss the likely timing of the Bank of England's first rate hike.
Katie Stockton, chief technical strategist at BTIG, says the sell-off in momentum stocks is coming to an end and that valuations are quite "compelling."
Camilla Sutton, chief currency strategist at Scotiabank, comments on the euro ahead of the ECB's rates announcement. She expects the Mario Draghi to be 'very dovish' but to not take any action on Thursday.
Jorg Schneider, CFO at Munich Re, says the group is overall not concerned by the strong euro and discusses the group's investment strategy to make returns in the current low-yield environment.
Vivek Vaidya, vie president for automotive at Frost & Sullivan, says Toyota is recovering in both numbers and consumer confidence now that the car recall is behind it.
Tidjane Thiam, CEO of Prudential, comments on the group's dividend policy and says that while quantitative easing was necessary, they're now eager to see it end.
Tidjane Thiam, CEO of Prudential, says that the group has "many levers" to pull thanks to its diversification strategy and discusses the group's Asian operations.
Susan Emmett, research director at Savills, discusses the U.K. housing market and says the strong growth in prices in London is starting to filter through to the rest of the country.
Ansgar Belke, director of macro economy research at the University of Duisburg-Essen, says the pain threshold for the euro is different in many euro zone countries and argues that ECB President Mario Draghi should not seek to weaken the currency just yet.
Francis Gaskins, research director at Equities.com, discusses the Alibaba IPO and whether a higher valuation than Facebook would be justified.
Tuna Amobi, senior media and entertainment equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ, expects Disney shares to head for "all-time high territory" following the group's first-quarter results.