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Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, says if the fringe parties have a strong showing at the European elections, they will put pressure on the European Central Bank to implement policy to weaken the euro.
European shares closed slightly up on Thursday, after wavering throughout the day on mixed manufacturing and services data.
Alexei Kudrin, Russia's former finance minister, says the country should remain in major international bodies such as the World Bank, despite being suspended from the G-8 in March.
Charles Robertson, global chief economist at Renaissance Capital, says Russia is ready to "move on" from the Ukraine crisis and focus on bringing investment to the country.
Simon Ballard, head of credit strategy at National Australia Bank, says the credit market is bubbly at the moment.
Anastasia Kourovskaia, vice president of EMEA for Millward Brown Optimor, discusses why Apple has leapfrogged Google as the top brand and what this means for the companies' shareholders.
European shares closed slightly up on Wednesday, after wavering throughout the day, as investors looked towards central bank policy.
Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, says any policy action from the European Central Bank will disappoint the market and will not give equities a boost.
Alexei Kokin, oil and gas senior analyst at UralSib Capital, and Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, discuss the significance of the gas deal between China and Russia's Gazprom
Robert Joynson, senior analyst at Macquarie Group, says the outlook for freight rates is weak but Moller Maersk will be able to deal with the challenge.
Henry Dixon, U.K. equity portfolio manager at GLG, and Chris Turner, head of FX strategy at ING Financial Markets, discuss the strength of sterling and whether it is time to take profits.
Wolfango Piccoli, managing director of Teneo Intelligence, says the impact of the European Parliamentary elections will be minimal at the pan-European level, but could be stronger on domestic politics.
European shares closed slightly down on Tuesday, as investors remained cautious regarding stock valuations, the possibility of policy action from the European Central Bank, and upcoming elections.
Nick James, director of equity research at Numis Securities, says Microsoft's tablet strategy has failed so far and that it doesn't appear that the new release will change the pattern.
Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, and Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, discuss the U.K. economy and how there is still slack in the labor market.
The Pono Player aims to give music lovers a high-quality affordable portable experience, and was the third-largest kickstarted campaign, John Hamm, Pono CEO tells CNBC.
José Manuel Gonzalez-Paramo, former member of the ECB executive board, says the ECB is considering all action, and discusses the rally in the euro.
European closed mixed on Monday, with traders shunning riskier assets amid concerns over stock valuations, policy action from the European Central Bank and upcoming elections in the region.
Tom Elliott, international investment strategist at DeVere Group, says he's neutral on equities because of low capital expenditure levels in the U.S. and the U.K., and because loan growth in Europe is being held back by capital ratio requirements.
Shweta Singh, economist at Lombard Street Research, says the best part of the India elections is "the astounding majority", which will help ease the reform progress.