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European shares closed higher on Tuesday as a blast of big-name earnings from the continent boosted investor sentiment. However, both the Italian and Spanish markets closed in negative territory.
Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, discusses the outlook for the U.S. dollar against developed and emerging market currencies.
Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum Capital, discusses Telefonica's bid to acquire Vivendi's Brazilian assets and says Vivendi is giving itself time for other bid to come in.
France’s plans to reform its economy and cut its debt face “significant” risks, one of the world’s most respected ratings agencies has warned.
Philip Coggan, Buttonwood columnist at The Economist, says that asset managers could trigger the next crisis due to increasingly tight regulations.
Alexa Lion, analyst for Sub-Saharan Africa at Frontier Strategy Group, says the U.S. is "playing catch-up" with the EU and China when it comes to trade with Sub-Saharan Africa.
European shares pared gains to close mixed-to-lower on Monday, as investors reacted to corporate earnings and a state bailout for Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo.
Timothy Ash, head of emerging markets research at Standard Bank, discusses Turkey following the central bank's latest rate cut and says the concentration of power is a concern.
The underlying problems in Europe's southern economies have not been solved, says Hans-Werner Sinn, president at the Ifo Institute. He also criticizes the ECB potential use of quantitative easing.
Tim Graf, head of macro strategy for Europe at State Street Global Markets, says that global confidence, while still high, is deteriorating.
European shares reaccelerated losses on Friday afternoon to close the week lower, despite a weak employment report from the U.S. that tempered concerns the Federal Reserve would hike interest rate sooner than hoped.
Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says Iliad's bid to take over T-Mobile U.S. is surprising and that the price is below the U.S. provider's value.
Peter Rosenstreich, chief foreign exchange analyst at Swissquote Bank and Kerry Craig, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, discuss the U.S. jobs report and its impact on markets.
Jean-Pierre Camadieu, chairman & CEO of Solvay, describes Brazil as the "weak point" for the company and says more M&A activity is on the way.
Jon Reynolds, CEO of Swiftkey, discusses the U.K. start-up scene and says that global investors are starting to look at the U.K. for future opportunities.
European shares closed lower on Thursday with investors reacting to quarterly earnings and some disappointing data from the euro zone.
Erin Davis, senior equity analyst at Morningstar, discusses Lloyd's Banking Group's results and says that while the bank will probably pay a very small dividend in 2014, it will then "quickly ramp it up".
Henri Proglio, CEO of EDF, says he is very confident that the group will beat expectations in 2014.
Dave Coplin, chief envisioning officer at Microsoft U.K., argues that many people should be more careful about how they use technology.
Manji Cheto, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, discusses the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Western Africa, the risk of contagion to other countries and the economic impact.