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European shares closed higher on Tuesday as easing tensions in Ukraine and stellar earnings reports and the anticipation of more stimulus boosted sentiment.
The Ukraine-Russia dispute has caused consternation for many of the region’s oligarchs already – but a Ukrainian egg tycoon may be the first to crack.
Russell Quirk, CEO of eMoov, says that the role of the estate agent is overstated as the digital revolution made it possible for sellers and buyers to have access to key housing market information.
Tanya Abraham, senior research executive at YouGov, discusses the Scottish referendum ahead of a second debate and highlights that the likelihood of a vote against an independent Scotland increases with age.
European shares closed sharply higher on Monday as investors relaxed over the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
Adam Challis, head of residential research at JLL, discusses the U.K. housing market and says that weakness in demand is starting to create a headwind on market activity.
Pact Coffee is a coffee delivery service explains Stephen Rapoport, founder of PactCoffee.com, which sources "specialty" coffees.
Geoffrey Yu, foreign exchange strategist at UBS, discusses currencies following reports of a Russian military incursion into Ukraine and how geopolitical concerns could change the outlook for foreign exchange.
Carl Bildt, Swedish foreign minister, says the EU is still hoping for a de-escalation in Ukraine, but that it will react to further Russian aggressions. He also discusses the EU's stance on Iraq.
Recent events in and around Russia seem to have highlighted risks of investing in the country – yet the rouble and the MICEX have had a good week.
Jonathan Northcroft, soccer correspondent at "The Sunday Times", discusses the Russian Football Union's decision to incorporate Crimean clubs into its league.
Nic Brown, head of commodities research at Natixis, discusses gold and explains that there is scope for prices to go lower.
European shares pared losses and closed higher on Thursday, with the easing of tensions in Ukraine helping investor sentiment.
Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, explains that the weak German GDP was due to a combination of a "calendar effect" and the "Putin factor".
Samuel Greene, founding director of the Russia Institute at King's College London, says Russia is trying to accomplish several contradictory missions at once with its aid convoy to the Ukraine.
Colin Valentine, chairman at CAMRA, explains why more and more U.K. breweries are opening while there is an increasing number of pubs closing down.
Raghuram Selvaraju, head of healthcare equity research at Aegis Capital, says "German Merck's" second quarter was "solid and respectable" but that its biopharmaceutical business is its weak spot.
European shares closed higher Wednesday, helped along by a rally in the insurance sector, as investors remained focused on geopolitical tensions.
Chris Tinker, founder of Libra Investment Services, says that a weak German GDP number would be an opportunity for Germany and the ECB to push France and Italy towards more structural reforms.
Russia's richest man, Alisher Usmanov, is selling a 10 percent stake in USM as a "motivational incentive" for the firm's management team.