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European markets were lower on Friday as fears over the situation in Ukraine returned to the top of investors' minds.
Steven Winoker, senior analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, comments on the potential GE-Alstom deal and says Alstom's energy unit would be "very complimentary" to GE's business.
Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, says the crisis in Ukraine has escalated "dramatically" as "Cold War rhetoric" is being used.
Eduard Zehetner, CEO of Immofinanz, explains that he wrote off exposure to Ukraine property five years ago, but that investments in Moscow property are the most profitable he has in his portfolio.
European shares closed higher on Thursday, despite fresh Ukraine concerns returning to the market. Stocks managed to recover earlier gains after a slew of earnings in the U.S. and Europe boosted investor sentiment.
Edmund Salvesen, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says the message regarding bonus payouts from Barclays' shareholders "couldn't be clearer," and discusses whether this could happen at other banks.
Emiliano Mellino, senior France correspondent at DealReporter, says that if an Alstom/GE deal was focused on the energy asset, it might be "easier to pull off."
Deborah Hargreaves, director of the High Pay Centre, says more reforms are needed to rein in executives' pay, as shareholders can't necessarily do it on their own.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday as investors reacted to a slew of earnings news and data released in the euro zone, China and the U.S.
Steven Saywell, global head of foreign exchange strategy at BNP Paribas, says inflation remains the main driver for the euro and expects inflation to weaken further, pushing the ECB into action.
Alexander Batchvarov, head of international structured finance at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, explains why the ECB could use securitization for an asset-purchasing operation.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday, with merger and acquisition activity starting a shortened trading week on a positive note.
Otilia Dhand, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says the upcoming Ukrainian presidential elections are unlikely to ease tensions on the ground.
Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, says earnings have been "decently good" so far, but forward guidance has been disappointing.
As we rapidly approach the month of "Sell in May and go away," this could well be a stock-pickers market.
Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.
European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors brushed aside concerns regarding Ukraine and focused instead on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.
Vincent Deluard, European strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says the strong euro is a problem for the region's companies, especially for the large exporters.
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Alan Mendoza, executive director at the Henry Jackson Society, and Simon Ballard, head of credit strategy at National Australia Bank, discuss the crisis in Ukraine and the impact on markets.