Max Knudsen, chief market strategist at ADS Securities, highlights the strong improvement in the euro over the past four weeks and the growing confidence in the currency.» Read More
Alex Donohue, press officer from Ladbrokes, discusses who could replace Hester at the head of RBS and says that insider Nathan Bostock is the current favorite.
Richard Branson and Jochen Zeitz, founders of B Team, want to encourage business leaders and young entrepreneurs to conduct business in a holistic manner and tackle global issues.
Mohammed Mansour, chairman of the Mansour Group, says that in selling Caterpillar products to emerging markets, he is "at the right place, at the right time".
Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, and Daniel Morris, global strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, discuss whether investing in emerging markets in still a good bet.
European shares pared losses to close marginally lower on Thursday, after upbeat economic reports from the U.S.
Simon Ballard, senior credit strategist at National Australia Bank, says that bond investors are now focusing on "macro and single name credibility" rather than chasing yields.
John McFall, former chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, questions the government's role in Stephen Hester's departure from RBS, and says it is bad for taxpayers.
Simon Maughan, financials sector strategist at Olivetree Financial Group, says that the market's reaction to Hester's outing from RBS is "correct".
Nikos Tsimpidas, political editor and union representative at ERA, the Greek National Broadcaster, comments on the actions taken to combat the shutdown of Greece's state broadcaster.
Can Ertuna, reporter for NTV, quotes Turkish protestors as saying that the group meeting with the Prime Minister does not represent them, and describes the calm over Istanbul as "uneasy".
European shares closed lower on Wednesday, mirroring losses in U.S. markets, on continuing concerns about an imminent scaling back of ultra-loose monetary policies by central banks.
Kevin Gardiner, CIO for Europe at Barclays, remains positive on European equities in the medium term and says that bonds are still "very expensive" and should fall in price.
Darren Ruane, senior bond strategist at Investec Wealth & Investment, discusses the European bond market, but favours equities as they offer "real, good return".
Joel Stainton, senior strategist at SEB Futures, comments on the downgrade of the Greek benchmark index to emerging market status, and says that the market is going through an unwinding of the quantitative easing carry trade.
Francesco Radicati, Europe analyst at Informa, describes Vodafone's deal with Kabel Deutschland as "bold" and highlights that the company has limited scope to expand in Germany.
Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, highlights that it's impossible to predict what the impact of the Fed's tapering will be and says markets' fears about tapering have been "overblown".
European shares closed sharply lower on Tuesday, on ongoing concerns about the scaling back of monetary stimulus programs by central banks.
Tunc Aybak, leader of the international politics program at Middlesex University, says that despite social changes, the Turkish government has become less democratic and the gap between rich and poor has widened.
Laurent Fransolet, head of European interest rates strategy at Barclays, explains that the bond market is "in the process of stabilisation" and describes how it's likely to move for the rest of the year.
Matthew Lynn, founder of Strategy Economics, says the sell-off across asset classes is a "well established pattern" when summer is approaching and expects the rest of the year to be "dull".