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
Anna Rosenberg, sub-Saharan Africa analyst at Frontier Strategy Group, discusses what the implications of Nigeria becoming the biggest African economy are for the country and the continent.
Mikio Kumada, global strategist at LGT Capital Partners, says Chinese equity indices have been trading sideways and are likely to do so until some issues are resolved ¿ such as the excessive credit expansion.
Marius Daheim, senior government bond analyst at Bayerische Landesbank, discusses the successful Greek bond sale and why investors are so quick to buy European peripheral debt.
Elena Panaritis, economist and founder at Thought 4 Action, says that while the Greek bond auction signals the country is doing better, the country needs to continue with its structural reform programs.
Tim Harris, CEO of Harris Capital, says U.S. banks are looking increasingly interesting and that while a couple European lenders still have to prove their "balance-sheet worth", the sector has pulled through the worst.
David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International and Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, discuss what the "new normal" for U.K. interest rates will be once they start rising.
Divina Knowles, CFO and COO at Mind Candy, says the company plans to follow the success of Moshi Monsters with new products that'll show investors it's a "predictable" and sustainable business.
Jessica Ground, U.K. equities fund manager at Schroders, says questions remain over Marks and Spencer's online strategy and clothing ranges.
Ed Fulton, spokesman at Sporting Index, says Tiger Wood is unlikely to win the US Masters and discusses stronger contenders for the title.
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.
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.
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.
Steven Englander, global head of G10 foreign exchange strategy at Citi, says the Fed minutes might reveal a more hawkish side, as well as concerns over the supply side of the U.S. economy.
Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International, comments on Toyota auto recall and says this is part of a trend in which recalls will become larger because manufacturers use the same parts across a range of models to cut costs.
Nik Modi, managing director at RBC Capital markets, discusses Constellation Brands ahead of earnings and says there is still a lot more momentum and upside for the group, led by the beer business.
Carm Huntress, CEO at RxREVU, explains that the app is aimed at reducing the waste and cost of health care by presenting patients with efficient but cheaper alternatives to their prescriptions.
Rob Carnell, chief international economist at ING, says the Fed minutes would be "redundant" if the central bank was doing a "good job" and says investors will look for further details on interest rate guidance.