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Stephen Roper of Warwick Business School says that U.K. mid-market firms should outpace their European rivals this year, and discusses the main challenges for them.
Tom Caddick, head of fund management at Santander Asset Management, says multi-asset investing is a long-term strategy. He also outlines his stance of equities.
European shares closed down on Monday, after disappointing data out of the euro zone and ongoing turmoil in Iraq.
Matthew Elliot, CEO of Business for Britain, says the U.K. should renegotiate its membership of the European Union to bolster its influence in some key sectors, especially finance.
Matthieu Rolin, fund manager at Prigest, says that the Alstom/GE deal is good for shareholders and solves Alstom's cash problem. He argues that Bouygues is the real winner from this deal.
Edward Bonham Carter, vice chairman at Jupiter Asset Management, says that after such a "strong run", investors should be cautious and that the global market environment is "artificial".
Norway's finance minister Siv Jensen, says the country has built up a "massive bureacracy" and needs structural reform to grow faster.
Chris Gadd, soft commodities analyst at Macquarie Group, says that the rising price of chocolate is a "two part story", as demand has grown while production is relatively stagnant.
Tom Gearing, director of Cult Wine, talks about the potential returns from fine wine investing.
Barak Mendelsohn, senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, says that the Iraq crisis further destabilizes the Middle East. However, he is unconvinced that international intervention is needed.
Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin' Brands, discusses the group's expansion into Europe and says Germany is the "really exciting" story. He also comments on the group's coffee success.
European shares closed higher on Thursday, as investor sentiment was boosted after the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy is rebounding and that interest rates would stay low for some time.
Steven Winoker, senior analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, discusses GE's latest offer for Alstom's energy assets, and says the cash element is "critical".
George King, managing director of RBC Wealth Management, says that the surge in the equity markets contributed to the jump in high-net worth individuals in 2013.
Constantinos Maniatopoulos, chairman of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund, discusses the Chinese Premier's visit to Greece and the country's privatisation program.
European shares closed flat on Wednesday, as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy decision.
Jyrki Tervonen, CFO at H&M, comments on the group's quarterly performance and on the impact of geopolitical events. He also discusses the group's online strategy.
Anders Nilsson, CEO of Swedish cable company Com Hem, comments on the group's successful market debut on Tuesday.
John Davis, managing director at cloud technology provider BCSG, discusses London's tech sector, which he says benefits from great "optimism, buzz and investment".
Nils Andersen, CEO of Moller-Maersk, says he's surprised at China's decision to block the P3 alliance, but says it will have no impact on his company's performance.