Eileen Burbidge, partner at Passion Capital, says Weibo is trying to lower expectations with its IPO pricing due to poor results released on Wednesday and concerns about usage.» Read More
Eugen Weinberg, head of commodity research at Commerzbank, says Brent prices are "elevated and ahead of fundamentals" and that the spread with WTI currently has "a life of its own."
Jeff Ng, economist at Standard Chartered, expects the Philippines' fourth quarter GDP to be minimally impacted by the typhoon and says 2014 reconstruction could be accretive to the country's growth.
Alison Smale, Berlin bureau chief for the New York Times, says the German coalition partners gave a "fairly convincing show" on Wednesday and discusses what the coalition might do next.
Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, highlights that "there's nothing for Europe" in the German coalition deal and that costs for the government and employers will be "heightened".
Abhey Lamba, senior equity research analyst at Mizuho Securities USA, comments on HP's results and warns that the group's transition "won't be easy or quick."
Garrick Hileman, economic historian at the London School of Economics, describes China's adoption of Bitcoin as an "interesting paradox" as it helps circumvent the country's strict capital controls.
Nina Schick, policy advisor at OpenEurope, says that the German coalition talks on Europe reveal continued reluctance on the banking union front and deeper European integration.
Socrates Lazaridis, executive chairman of the Athens Exchange and Maarten-Jan Bakkum, senior emerging markets strategist at ING IM, discuss the impact the downgrade to emerging market status has had on Greek stocks.
Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg Bank, reacts to the U.K. GDP figure and says that while it is the start of a long-lasting recovery, it is also fragile as it is driven by domestic consumption.
Robert Barnard, partner at BDO, discusses Accor's new strategy as the group abandons leases to concentrate on its franchise and management business.
Nick Xanders, head of European equity strategy at BTIG, highlights that Europe is a "safety trade" when there's uncertainty in the U.S. but that it otherwise continues to underperform.
The latest deal with China over Greece's largest container shipping port signals strong confidence in the country, the Greek shipping minister said.
Phil Wahba, retail correspondent at Reuters, expects Chinese consumers to continue to be the main driver for Tiffany's as U.S. modest income earners have been pulling back.
Michael Purves, chief global strategist at Weeden & Co., says markets should be "more interesting" in early 2014 as valuations get stretched and volatility returns.
Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote, says it's the "best time in the history of the universe" to launch a startup and discusses Evernote's future, which includes an IPO.
Peter Oppenheimer, European equities strategist at Goldman Sachs, outlines his 2014 outlook for equities and says the positive story will continue but that drivers will change.
Paul Gambles, managing partner at MGMG International, says there is a "sense of greater calm" in Thailand on Tuesday and explains how it could be an entry point for investors.
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Greece's shipping minister, says the Greek economy has stabilized, and that it now needs to attract more investments instead of taxing.
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Greece's shipping minister, highlights that the Cosco/Piraeus Port deal is the biggest direct investment in Greece since the crisis began and discusses the port's privatization process.
Stephane Deo, global head of asset allocation at UBS, says that while the ECB is unlikely to surprise in the immediate future, "next year will be different."