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European shares closed mixed, off session lows on Wednesday, as investors reacted to earnings and hopes that the Greek debt dispute would be resolved.
Discussing Greece, Adam Posen, president of Peterson Institute for international economics & former BoE MPC member, says that "in the short term," Greece and Europe are moving in the right direction. However a short-term loss for Greece will not help Europe in the long-term.
In terms of Greece and Europe, Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho, says they have "to meet in the middle," therefore the difficult reforms aren't thrown away.
Adam Posen, president of Peterson Institute for international economics & former BoE MPC member says the issue with Greece is that things aren't going to change. So we should just give them the money rather than just "drag out all of Europe for the sake of a few million euros."
Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, Vice President of FIFA is stepping up his game in the presidency elections, saying that FIFA needs to have "clear transparency" and "proper reforms."
European equities closed higher Tuesday, thanks to a rally in the energy and basic resources sectors and a degree of relief over Greece's latest plans to renegotiate its debt.
The first half of 2015 will be "good news for consumers" and bad news for oil producers, says Richard Mallinson, geopolitical and oil analyst at Energy Aspects.
David Owen, managing director and chief European economist at Jefferies, says that 2015 will be the year that we'll see some renegotiating of Greece's debt.
FireEye have released a report about a hacking operation that breached the Syrian opposition's data through the use of fake female identities. Richard Turner, EMEA vice=-president of FireEye, explains further.
Could Russia's recent downgrade spread to other emerging economies? James Purcell, cross asset strategist at UBS, doesn't think so.
European equities closed mixed on Monday, after a volatile day of trading.
How much power does Greece currently have over negotiating its debt? Elena Panaritis, economist at Thought 4 Action, says there are only two options: "default within euro," or "paying back the debt."
Sachin Patel, head of U.K. capital markets at Funding Circle, discusses peer-to-peer lending and the benefits of it.
Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, says that there is not enough oil demand growth, which will lead to a continued surplus of supply for the first half of 2015.
European equities closed lower on Friday, with investors reacting to earnings and euro zone inflation and unemployment reports.
Lynnden Brannigan, head of technical strategy at Barclays, discusses currencies and oil movements.
Sue Noffke, UK equities fund manager at Schroders, says the European Central Bank's bond-buying program will take time to make an effect.
Alexander Gunz, fund manager at Heptagon Capital says there's a "very limited case for investing in wine," especially due to its "appalling" performance and its inefficiencies attached to the market.
Pablo Goldberg, managing director at Blackrock talks about the current state of emerging markets and business strategy.
European equities closed mixed on Thursday as oil prices and a slightly hawkish tone from the U.S. Federal Reserve managed to dent investor sentiment.