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Neil Shearing, chief emerging markets economist at Capital Economics, says that Friday's rate hike by the Russian central bank is a "pre-emptive move" to forestall capital outflows ahead of sanctions.
The uncertainty surrounding the geopolitical crisis centered on Ukraine is unlikely to go away any time soon.
European shares closed higher on Thursday, after a business activity index showed the euro zone rebounded in July.
Tomas Fiala, CEO of Dragon Capital, comments on the day's events in Ukraine, which include the resignation of the Ukrainian prime minister.
Europe is at risk of terrorist attacks as "hundreds" of fighters in Syria hold Western passports, say Torbjorn Soltveldt, principal MENA analyst at Maplecroft, following the Norwegian terror attack warning.
Alan Brown, senior adviser at Schroders, discusses high-frequency trading and regulation, as Barclays files to dismiss the U.S. suit against its dark pool trading.
Bruce Jenkyn-Jones, head of listed equities at Impax Asset Management, says geopolitical events have shown the need for energy diversification. He selects his top "green" picks.
European shares closed higher on Wednesday amid corporate earnings news and ongoing turmoil in Gaza and Ukraine.
Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says the violence in the country has had very little impact on monetary policy, and discusses China's investments on the African continent.
Jon Fredrik Baksaas, CEO of Telenor, discusses the group's exposure to Ukraine and Russia and says that "economic parameters tend to shift" back into positive mood after big negative events.
Kristina Church, director for European auto and components research at Barclays, says she's worried about the long-term structural changes needed at Daimler to deal with regulatory costs.
The U.K. is facing accusations of hypocrisy for attacking France for supplying Russia with a warship while sending its own military supplies.
Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, explains that oil demand is steadily rising, and says there is strong growth on the supply side to meet that demand.
Nour Al Hammoury, chief market strategist at ADS Securities, says it's a "historic day" for Saudi Arabia and the region, as the kingdom announces it will soon open its market to foreign investors.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday with investors shrugging off concerns surrounding events in both Gaza and Ukraine.
Alex Paterson, senior analyst at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, comments on the group's quarterly results and on the "disappointing" parcel business.
Alexey Kulichenko, CFO at Russian steel and mining company Severstal, says the sanctions imposed on Russia have had no impact on the group so far.
Ukraine needs the EU to speak with one voice to stop the "continuous inflow of heavy weaponry" into Russia, says Pavlo Klimkin, Ukrainian foreign minister.
There were strong signals Tuesday that the European Union is preparing to step up its economic sanctions against Russia.
Andrei Illarionov, former chief economic adviser to the Russian President, says Vladimir Putin will stop at nothing to control Ukraine.