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John Authers, senior investment columnist at the Financial Times, and Allister Heath, editor at CITY AM, discuss the prospect of a September tapering.
Allister Heath, editor at City AM, says Janet Yellen would not make the best Federal Reserve Chairman, and explains why Donald Hohn is his favorite candidate.
Riccardo Ronco, technical analyst at Aviate Global, charts the performance of the MSCI Brazil and says the trend is still pointing down and now could be the time to book some profits.
Stan Laurent, CEO of Photobox, discusses his business, which enables consumers to do more with their smartphone photos.
Alpesh Patel, principal at Praefinium Group, explains that India needs to work on its infrastructure, as raising interest rates is ineffective..
Mark Parry, senior investment manager at Aberdeen Solutions, highlights that there is a lot more issues going on in the U.S. beyond tapering, such as Bernanke's successor and the debt ceiling.
European shares trimmed losses to close lower on Tuesday, but investors remained cautious ahead the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting, which starts on Tuesday.
Fashion retailer Topshop has chosen the "innovative" Chirp app to connect and send content to its fans and consumers, reports CNBC's Karen Tso from London Fashion Week.
Patrick Bergel, CEO of Chirp, tells CNBC how Chirp became the top app in over 50 countries worldwide in less than a year, and why it has the potential to become "a very powerful technology".
Michael Sneyd, FX analyst at BNP Paribas, expects the U.S. dollar to gain ground against other low-yielding G10 currencies in the case of "dovish tapering", but weaken against riskier currencies.
Charlie Parker, investment editor at Citywire, says that while there are plenty of reasons to start tapering at a gradual pace, there is little reason to accelerate it and "take risk on it".
Roger Kay, president and founder of Endpoint Technologies Associates, comments on the news that Twitter is heading for an IPO, which could be the "biggest this year", and Twitter's strategy.
David Sneddon, managing director and global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, charts the performance of the IBEX. He expects it to continue to rally.
Hannah Almassi, fashion editor at Grazia, discusses the global fashion industry and highlights the differences between the fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
European shares closed higher on Friday, despite investors' caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's meeting next week.
Steve Barrow, head of G10 research at Standard Bank, expects the Federal Reserve to start tapering in December, and says that if it happens in September, it will be "benign".
Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, explains why he thinks the Bank of England should not allow house prices to rise more than 5 percent annually.
Pierre Moscovici, France finance minister, explains that growth should be the global priority, and argues that the country is not "the sick child of Europe", and is reforming fast.
Harris Georgiades, Cyprus's finance minister, says the country's resilience has exceeded expectations, as the island is now "out of the danger zone" and has entered a "stabilization phase".
Geoffrey Yu, foreign exchange strategist at UBS, explains there is "not much juice left in the dollar", and advises getting back into risk.