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European markets closed lower on Friday ahead of a proposed referendum of pro-Russian Ukrainians this weekend, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin calling for it to be postponed.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian finance minister, says the country has liberalized its power sector with "radical" reforms, and says the government is serious in resolving Nigeria's problems.
Julian Roberts, CEO of Old Mutual, says that despite the recent events, Nigeria remains a country in which the group will continue to invest due to the government's "absolute commitment" to resolve the issues.
Maurice Levy, CEO of Publicis, tells CNBC that Omnicom's proposal did not include equality in the management team as previously promised, and added that Publicis's business model would be diluted by the deal.
Richard Batley, senior economist at Lombard, discusses the U.K. housing market and says it is "extremely interest rates sensitive," far more than previously.
European markets closed higher on Thursday as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted at possible stimulus measures next month.
Kokou Agbo-Bloua, head of equity and derivative strategy for Europe at BNP Paribas, expects European equities to do well towards the end of the year as "significant" pressure on the ECB could spur it to act.
Matthias Zieschang, CFO at Fraport, says the group is confident it will meet its guidance for the year and discusses how the Ukraine crisis could impact the group.
Guntram Wolff, director at Bruegel, says it's "quite clear" that the euro zone needs a lower euro, adding that the ECB is unlikely to come out with quantitative easing in June, but could cut rates.
Gabriele Galateri di Genola, chairman at Assicurazioni Generali, says that Italian corporations' governance has improved in recent year and is now "best in class" in some areas.
Hans-Werner Sinn, president of Ifo, accuses the EU of "window dressing" the Greek primary deficit figure for political reasons, as the European elections get closer.
European markets closed mixed on Wednesday as news from Ukraine painted a bleak picture of the country's ongoing conflict with neighboring Russia.
Ivan Mazalov, director at Prosperity Capital Management, says sanctions have had a limited impact on the Russian economy and discusses his strategy on investing in Russia.
Carsten Fritsch, commodity analyst at Commerzbank, says the price for wheat is likely to continue to rise on concerns about U.S. crops and the continued conflict in Ukraine.
European stocks closed lower on Tuesday, as continued violence in Ukraine and mixed earnings results made investors uneasy.
Regional trade agreements do not weaken the role of the WTO says Roberto Azevedo, the organization's director-general, as they exclude many countries such as emerging markets and poorer economies.
European shares closed lower on Monday as violence escalated in Ukraine over the weekend and as weak Chinese manufacturing data weighed on investor sentiment.
Alenka Bratusek, Slovenian prime minister, says that politicians' desire for reform in Slovenia is still there, despite the ruling coalition having lost its majority.
Jason Furman, chairman of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, says the U.S. has more to do, including raising the minimum wage and reforming the business tax code. He also comments on the benefits of trade deals.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Eurogroup president, says France still has a lot of work to do to reach its deficit target and that monetary policy is be better left to the ECB.