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The crisis in Ukraine may have slipped from the headlines briefly, but the increasing risks it poses shouldn’t be far from investors’ minds.
European shares closed flat on Monday, at the start of a week packed with important economic data, starting with euro zone inflation figures.
James Hartop, group managing director for corporate client solutions in EMEA at UBS, says there could be some upside for emerging markets equities in the second half of the year.
Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, discusses Iraq and says the turmoil in the country is part of a wider trend for the disintegration of borders.
David Hauner of BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research comments on the bank runs in Bulgaria, and says they are likely related to the Ukraine/Russia crisis.
Glenn Lovett, president of global strategy at Repucom, discusses how Wimbledon's all-white rule forces sportswear designers to innovate.
Eric Partaker, co-founder of Chilango, discusses the company's crowdfunding campaign through the issuance of "Burrito bonds".
European markets finished slightly up on Friday afternoon, after wobbling around the flat line throughout the day.
Andrew Lilico, director at Europe Economics, comments on the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker for the position of Commission President by EU leaders, and what this means for the U.K
Simon Smiles, CIO of ultra high net worth at UBS, says the market rallies can go further from here, despite a "pretty good" first half of the year.
Tom Metzold, portfolio manager at Eaton Vance, says tobacco-maker will have to branch out of traditional cigarettes as the potential for e-cigarettes is "dramatic".
European markets closed slightly lower on Thursday, with shares in Barclays and Standard Chartered ending the day sharply down following news of a lawsuit and a profit warning respectively.
David Herro, CIO at Harris Associates, says the prospects for global economic growth this year are getting better, and discusses investing in emerging markets.
R.J. Hottovy, global director of consumer equity research at Morningstar, outlines the factors which make Alibaba an "attractive" story ahead of the company's New York IPO.
Ed Salvesen, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, comments on the banking sector following Standard Chartered's profit warning and Barclays' potential fine from US authorities.
Victoria Barbary, director at the Soverign Wealth Center, says that Norway's Sovereign Wealth Fund has been under political pressure to make larger returns.
Miguel Azevedo, head of investment banking for Africa at Citigroup, says the growth prospects for Nigeria are "very positive" and that the country's economy is no longer oil-dependent.
European closed down on Wednesday, amid concern over violence in Iraq and mixed data out of the U.S.
Peter Attard Montalto, emerging market economist at Nomura, discusses the political scandal in Poland, saying it has put the independence and credibility of the central back in question.
Kokou Agbo-Bloua, head of equity and derivative strategy for Europe at BNP Paribas, says that Pfizer is likely to submit another bid to acquire AstraZeneca as a deal would still make "a lot of sense".