Scott Kessler, senior equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ, highlights that Alibaba is and is likely to remain the primary driver for the Yahoo stock and discusses the group strategy.» Read More
Amit Kara, U.K. economist at UBS, says the U.K.'s trade balance for February is a "little bit better" than expected but points out that the goods trade balance remains "fairly wide."
Bruno Jeanbart, director of political studies and opinion polls at Opinionway, discusses reforms in France after the confidence vote on the new prime minister and explains why his main weakness might be President Hollande.
Yannick Naud, portfolio manager at Sturgeon Capital, discusses the Greek economy and its debt sales, adding that the market is currently "very lenient" on the euro zone's peripheral countries.
Javier Pérez-Tenessa, CEO of eDreams Odigeo, says the company has created "long-term value" and growth in 2014 will be "bigger" than previous years.
Kosha Gada, principal at A.T. Kearney, says World Wrestling Entertainment's new online video service is tapping the "passionate" fan base and could break even in its first year.
Jens Nordvig, head of fixed income research at Nomura Securities International, says investors should get back in the long-dollar trade as once U.S. data normalizes, the dollar will "regain its footing."
Alvin Liew, senior economist at UOB, says the Bank of Japan should have done some easing before the implementation of the sales tax hike as the impact on the economy will be negative.
Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg, says that after being solely consumption-led, the U.K. recovery is now benefiting from business investments.
Richard Windsor, founder of Radio Free Mobile, says profit growth will be harder to achieve for Samsung as value is moving into software ¿ an area where it is weak.
Otilia Dhand, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says the situation in eastern Ukraine is different than Crimea in terms of the ethnic make-up and Russian military presence.
Ben Lichtenstein, president at TradersAudio.com, says that the U.S. market is expected to open lower on Monday, continuing its downwards trend since Friday.
Jeremy Bonney, editor and product manager at CoinDesk, discusses bitcoin and highlights that there has been a flow of investments in the virtual currency since the Mt. Gox scandal.
David Sayer, partner at KPMG, warns that there is more pain ahead for U.K. banks and that a lot more has to be done to get returns on capital in line with the cost of capital.
Siddharta Sanyal, chief India economist at Barclays, explains why the possibility of a coalition government in India is no worry and adds that growth forecasts could be revised up if the coalition is seen as strong.
Luis Costa, emerging markets debt strategist at Citi, discusses the Indian elections and says the markets are likely to continue trading "with a positive tone", on the back of a positive outcome.
Julie Anna Needham, senior reporter at DealReporter, comments on the deal between cement makers Lafarge and Holcim and says the merger could be completed in the second half of 2015.
ECB Vice-President, Vitor Constancio comments on the relationship with the IMF and says that while the details on quantitative easing have not been discussed, the ECB is committed to using unconventional tools if needed.
Euro zone inflation has reached its bottom says ECB Vice-President, Vitor Constancio, adding that the ECB would only act if the period of low inflation started to impact its medium-term scenario.
Patrick O'Keefe, director or economic research at CohnReznick, expects nonfarm payrolls to come in above 200k and says it should push U.S. private employment to a record high in March.
Luigi Zingales, professor at the University of Chicago, says that American people no longer trust the financial system and that while the U.S. is recovering, it's not "healthy growth."