European shares were lower on Friday, with investors reacting to earnings news and economic data releases amid ongoing events in Gaza and Ukraine.» Read More
Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, says that while gold got "annihilated" in 2013, it should rebound in 2014.
Prinn Panitchpakdi, country head for Thailand at CLSA, says the Thai elections scheduled for February 2 are unlikely to go ahead as protests continue.
John Strickland, director at JLS Consulting, discusses Airbus' performance and expectations, as the group is due to introduce the A350 in 2014.
Bernard Aybran, CIO at Invesco Asset Management, says that equities are most attractive in Europe and Asia but that there are still "plenty of reasons" to be in the U.S. market.
Philip Tyson, government bond strategist at ICAP, discusses U.S Treasurys after highlighting that Friday's jobs report in the U.S. "contrasts significantly" with other data.
Todd Horwitz, author and founder of Averagejoeoptions.com, says he expects the U.S. jobs report to be "very positive", but says there are still "a lot of problems."
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Hessam Nadji, chief strategy officer at Marcus & Millichap, comments on real estate activity in the U.S. and highlights that commercial property offers compelling yields.
Brent Lang, senior writer at TheWrap, says there will be a "tense race" at the Golden Globes between "2 Years a Slave", "American Hustle" and "Gravity."
Patrick O'Keefe, director of economic research at CohnReznick, says further certainty on fiscal policy and low rates would add to U.S. growth momentum.
James Lockhart Smith, principal analyst for Latin America at Maplecroft, discusses Brazil's economy ahead of the October general elections, with Dilma Roussef remaining the favourite.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, leader of the All Ukrainian Union Fatherland, says the majority of Ukrainians support integration in the European Union, as Russia would not help implement the necessary reforms.
French president, Francois Hollande is said to be considering legal action against Closer Magazine which published a seven-page spread on his alleged affair with an actress, reports CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi.
Zhang Zhiwei, chief China economist at Nomura, says the overall Chinese trade data remain "pretty good" and that he is more worried about the domestic side.
Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, explains why he is "fairly optimistic" on the U.S. economy and why the dollar is on an upward trend.
Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, explains why the ECB chose to keep its policy unchanged and reiterates the bank's forward guidance and "accommodative stance".
Standard Chartered surprised markets by announcing that its finance director, Richard Meddings, would step down at the end of June. Allister Heath from City AM and Andy Brough from Schroders discuss the news.
Andy Brough, fund manager at Schroders, says U.K. retailers are struggling with consumers' move from out-of-town big supermarkets to local, small convenience stores.
Christian Philips, contingency underwriter at Beazley, discusses how the storm in the U.S. has impacted transport and event companies and what the cost of cancellations will be for them.
Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS, says the Fed minutes show that there's "clearly a difference of opinion" regarding tapering and says the Fed should have finished its bond-buying by year-end.