Ranjith Gopinathan, programme manager, life sciences and healthcare practice at Frost & Sullivan, discusses pharmaceutical groups Merck and Pfizer ahead of their quarterly results.» Read More
Atul Goyal, analyst at Jefferies, says Nintendo needs to change strategy and go where their customers are: mobile.
Filippo Alloatti, senior research analyst at Hermes Fund Managers, comments on Deutsche Bank's latest results and says the tone used by management is concerning.
Jean-Dominique Sénard, CEO of Michelin, comments on the group's Russian operations and says Europe needs to be more competitive to deal with moves in the euro currency.
Paul Sedgwick, head of investment at Frank Investments, says that there appears to be a "wall of worry" in most asset classes at the moment, and explains why this earnings season is quite important.
Bob Iaccino, chief market strategist at Tethys Partners, says that U.S. groups' guidance has been on the negative side and discusses what will drive the market this week.
Carter Worth, chief market technician at Sterne Agee, says that despite what the U.S. market cap may suggest, small and mid-size groups are "starting to falter".
Kian Abouhossein, banking analyst at JP Morgan, discusses the decline in fixed income revenues for big banks and discusses how they are adjusting their models.
The Hague arbitration court ordered Russia to pay $50 billion in damages to Yukos' former shareholders. Tim Osborne, director at GML, says Russia is likely to try and avoid paying.
Guy Foster, group head of research at Brewin Dolphin, says that the strong sterling is likely to remain a headwind for U.K. earnings
Tim Skeet, managing director for financial institutions DCM at RBS, says that "economics is remodelling itself" and that the financial sector needs more regulation.
Gabriel Stein, director of asset management services at Oxford Economics, says that neither the U.S. nor the EU will implement sanctions likely to deter Russia from supporting the rebels.
European shares were lower on Friday, with investors reacting to earnings news and economic data releases amid ongoing events in Gaza and Ukraine.
Todd Horwitz, author and founder of Averagejoeoptions.com, says the S&P could break above the 2,000 mark on Friday and that all eyes are on next week's U.S. GDP data.
Andrii Kuzmenko, acting Ukrainian ambassador to the U.K., says Russia would see a retaliation from Ukraine as grounds to invade and urges the EU and U.S. to implement sectorial sanctions.
Jordan Crook, writer at TechCrunch, says shareholders should remain patient with Amazon as it's "making a land-grab" to bring in future yields.
Greg Valliere, chief political strategist at Potomac Research Group, says there is no chance for a fundamental tax reform in the U.S. this year but that the 2015 outlook for tax inversion could be "cloudier".
Hootan Yazhari, head of frontier markets equity research at BofA Merrill Lynch, explains why Saudi Arabia's move to open its market to foreign investors as a "huge game-changer for the region".
Mujtaba Rahman, senior European analyst at Eurasia, says that harsher EU sanctions against Russia could be implemented next week and that Germany, France and the U.K. will feel the pain "equally".
Marc Ostwald, strategist at ADM Investor Services, says the preliminary reading of the U.K.'s second quarter GDP is unlikely to change the outlook for rates.
Cato Stonex, fund manager at THS Partners, comments on BskyB's acquisition of Sky Deutschland and says that the long-term prospects in Germany are "excellent".