European equities closed mixed on Thursday as oil prices and a slightly hawkish tone from the U.S. Federal Reserve managed to dent investor sentiment.» Read More
Alex van der Velden, partner & CIO at Ownership Capital, says investors are now looking beyond Fed tapering, and advises buying equities in developed markets with "robust governance".
Jose Brandao de Brito, chief economist at Millennium BCP, expects the "political fighting" in Portugal to calm down, and says the outcome will reaffirm its commitment to the Troika program.
Nader Mousavizadeh, co-founder and partner at Macro Advisory Partners, says Egypt is "on the brink of economic collapse."
CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din reports from Cairo where the people are waiting on a statement from the armed forces after the President refused to step down.
Andrew Angeli, senior associate at CBRE Global Investors, describes how London's housing market differs from the rest of the U.K.'s.
Jon Fredrik Balsaas, president and CEO of Telenor, talks about the launch of operations in Burma (Myanmar), where there is a "lot of pent up demand".
Mark Parry, senior investment manager at Aberdeen Asset Management, says he is now cautious on equities as the "Fed is on a timetable", and rising bond yields impact on valuation support.
European shares recovered slightly Tuesday after earlier losses, as worrying euro zone signals gave way to better-than-expected U.S. factory orders.
Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, explains that despite increased tension in peripheral Europe, he is not too worried about bond yields rising.
Anthony Skinner, head of MENA at Maplecroft, discusses the situation in Egypt, how divided the opposition is, and the urgent need for reforms aligned with IMF demands.
David Bailin, global head of managed investments at Citi Private Bank, says the market is at an "inflection point", with many good opportunities in the U.S., Japan and China.
Maurice Benisty, chief commercial officer at GE Capital EMEA, says Europe's medium-sized companies are "small in number but big in impact", and growing above the market rate.
The U.S. economy has already "hit bottom" but companies should still look outside the U.S. for opportunities, says Greg Hollis, the CEO of Trinity Protection Services. He suggests investigating Africa.
European shares closed higher on Monday, shadowing gains on Wall Street, where the Dow bounced above the psychologically important 15,000 level.
Mark Malloch-Brown, a former U.K. government minister and United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, says he "learned to live" with bugging while working at the UN.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, warns that markets still have not fully factored in a slowdown in the Chinese economy.
Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at SignalPro, charts gold and advises not to buy into the dips and watch for higher prices.
Sharif Sakr, senior European editor at Engadget, describes Blackberry's quarterly results as "more than bad", due to disappointing sales of its new Blackberry 10 device.
Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, says the recent interest rate rise is not enough to derail the U.S. economy, and how it might actually provide a great buying opportunity.
European shares closed narrowly lower on Friday, as investors traded cautiously in a choppy session that marked the last day of the second quarter.