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Elga Bartsch, chief European economist at Morgan Stanley, discusses the string of European GDP data released on Friday and what it means for the euro zone economy.
Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge, says Matteo Renzi has time to implement much-needed structural reforms in Italy, starting with electoral reform.
Martin Blessing, CEO of Commerzbank, says the company will review whether it is going to pay shareholders a dividend at the next annual board meeting.
Alex DeGroote, media analyst at Panmure Gordon, says the Comcast and Time Warner Cable deal is "culturally a good fit" and will make Comcast a cable "titan".
Ted Potrikus, executive vice president of Retail Council of New York, says some shops are selling spring clothes despite snowy U.S. conditions, which reminds customers that "warmer days are coming".
Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestle, says the company has shown growth in Europe and the emerging markets, despite posting slowing sales growth in 2013.
Ken Kamen, president of Mercadien Asset Management, says there is "euphoria on Wall Street" as a large number of M&A deals go through.
Prakriti Sofat, senior regional economist at Barclays, says she expects Indonesia's growth to be 5 percent in 2014, down from 5.8 percent the year before.
Jonathan Parkman, head of agriculture at Marex Spectron, says the strong performance of Mondelez and Nestle in the cocoa sector underpinned the commodity's price rally last year.
Vincenzo Scarpetta, political analyst at Open Europe, says Matteo Renzi's reputation will benefit from remaining outside of government and being seen as the driver of reforms.
Richard Windsor, founder of Radio Free Mobile, discusses the deal between Lenovo and Motorola and what the Chinese phone manufacturer needs to do to be a major smartphone player.
European stocks closed higher on Wednesday as investors around the globe cheered a combination of U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's reassurance of supportive monetary policy, strong Chinese export data and a U.S. debt deal in Congress.
Craig Veysey, head of fixed income at Sanlam Private Investments, discusses his thoughts on Bank of England governor Mark Carney's forward guidance message.
Jeffrey Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial, discusses the forward guidance issued by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney, says forward guidance is working amid a wave of criticism of the governor's flagship policy.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney, says when the central bank has to raise rates it will only do so "steadily", while stimulus to the economy will need to remain "exceptional".
Ian Livingston, the U.K.'s minister of state for trade and investment, and Brian Cotter, public affairs director at the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland, discuss the business environment in Ireland.
Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities, says investors were expecting a "disaster" with the U.S. debt ceiling debate but markets are now moving higher after a deal was reached.
Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, says the Bank of England should make its forward guidance message simpler so people can make more sense of it.
Enda Kenny, Taoiseach of Ireland, said the country's corporate tax rate is "based in law" and "transparent", amid criticism that multinational companies are using Ireland as a tax haven.
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