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Bob Iaccino, chief market strategist at Tehthys Partners, expects U.S. trading to be flat on Friday, but says the Microsoft earnings beat could pull the tech sector higher.
Norman Young, senior equity analyst at Morningstar, says Microsoft has the resources to compete in the "land-grab" for cloud business, and that the shift to a cloud- and mobile-led strategy is positive.
Annika Falkengren, CEO of SEB Bank, comments on the bank's activity in Ukraine, Russia and the Baltic countries, and says activity in Sweden and Germany is picking up.
Michael Purves, chief global strategist at Weeden & Co., discusses U.S. earnings and says the market is "pretty resilient", signalling that further upside is possible.
James Kretchmar, CTO for EMEA at Akamai, discusses online security and how it's becoming an increasingly important trend as cyberattacks are getting higher in volumes.
Andrew Sullivan, director of Asian sales trading at Kim Eng Securities, says the latest Japanese inflation data is a "little bit disappointing" and shows that momentum is slowing slightly.
Bryan Roberts, retail insights director at Kantar Retail, says the U.K. is seeing a "tepid uplift" in consumer activity and that retailers are becoming more optimistic about the year ahead.
Daniel Gleeson, mobile analyst at IHS, says that Microsoft's control over Nokia's software and hardware businesses gives the group greater ammunition to challenge Android and iOS leadership.
Christian Esters, senior director for sovereign ratings at Standard and Poor's Ratings Services, says the reasons behind Russia's credit rating downgrade include capital outflows and increased risks of slower growth.
Victor Anthony, managing director at Topeka Capital Markets, says Facebook is performing "exceptionally well" with engagement at an all-time high and revenue growing for the third quarter in a row.
Grigoris Kouteris, general manager at Upstream, says one of the key lessons from Apple's results is the focus on emerging markets and the company's "move beyond the developed world."
Pedro Noronha, managing partner at Noster Capital, explains that he remains "not terribly excited" about Apple in spite of the positive quarterly numbers.
Samir Arora, fund manager at Helios Capital Management, says the strong turnout for the Indian elections signals that "everybody wants a change" and discusses the impact on the domestic stock market.
Chirantan Barua, senior research analyst for U.K. banks at Sanford C. Bernstein, comments on Barclays ahead of shareholder votes on pay.
Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, says that Turkish banks face much slower growth but highlights that overall, "most pressures have been priced in."
Johnny Mehta, CIO at Axis Investment Management, says the rise in M&A activity is a good sign for the equity market and explains that volatility should increase in the coming months.
Hans Vestberg, CEO of Ericsson, says that the decline in revenue in the first quarter was very much expected and expects sales in the mobile infrastructure business to increase as the year progresses.
Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says the U.S. and Japan need to strengthen their economic relations and that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be the main issue of this visit.
MacNeil Curry, head of global technical strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, expects gains in the U.S. stock markets to continue and for the S&P 500 to reach new highs.
David Tinsley, U.K. economist at BNP Paribas, discusses the minutes of the Bank of England's rate-setting meeting and says that, with unemployment falling, these get-togethers could get "more interesting" and "fractured."
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