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José Manuel Gonzalez-Paramo, former member of the ECB executive board, says the ECB is considering all action, and discusses the rally in the euro.
European closed mixed on Monday, with traders shunning riskier assets amid concerns over stock valuations, policy action from the European Central Bank and upcoming elections in the region.
Tom Elliott, international investment strategist at DeVere Group, says he's neutral on equities because of low capital expenditure levels in the U.S. and the U.K., and because loan growth in Europe is being held back by capital ratio requirements.
Shweta Singh, economist at Lombard Street Research, says the best part of the India elections is "the astounding majority", which will help ease the reform progress.
European shares closed mixed on Friday, having wavered throughout the day, with concerns remaining about slow growth, low inflation and hefty valuations.
Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief euro area economist at Barclays, comments on Portugal and says that while challenges remain, overall the picture is positive.
Virginie Maisonneuve, deputy CIO at PIMCO, and Cristian Maggio, emerging market strategist at TD Securities, discuss volatility in the stock markets, especially in emerging markets.
Philip Hoffman, CEO of the Fine Art Fund, comments on the past week's major art auctions at Christie's and Sotheby's.
Anders Borg, Swedish finance minister, says he is against the possible Pfizer-AstraZeneca takeover, and that Pfizer's CEO testimony to U.K. politicians did not reduce any uncertainty.
European shares closed lower on Thursday, as GDP data disappointed and investors mulled the prospect of the European Central Bank announcing monetary stimulus in the next few weeks.
Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, says European GDP data proves the region is "not in a true recovery" and that the ECB has now made itself "redundant."
The European crisis is not over, as unemployment remains so high, says Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commission presidential candidate, who also discusses the rise of populism across the region.
Luke Johnson, director at Risk Capital Partners, discusses the upcoming AIM IPO of Patisserie Valerie and explains why that the company has been able to expand through the recession.
Tom Wilson, director of intelligence and analysis at Africapractice, discusses the on-going weeks-long strike in Lonmin's South African platinum mines and what it means for the metal.
Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy, says investors are looking to get back into core European markets rather than stay in periphery, as the French and German markets are "much more cyclical."
European shares closed mixed on Wednesday, after wavering throughout the day, as investors digested the possibility of easing by the European Central Bank.
The death toll following an explosion at a Turkish mine keeps on rising, says Emre Peker, reporter at The Wall Street Journal, adding that demonstrations have started in response to some of the Prime Minister's comments.
Jenny Dawson, founder of Rubies in the Rubble, and winner of the Veuve Cliquot new generation award, explains that her company is a luxury food brand that aims to raise awareness about global food imbalances.
Maarten-Jan Bakkum, global emerging markets strategist at ING Investment Management, says emerging markets have recovered a bit, due to "political excitement" and expectations of improved liquidity.
European bourses closed higher on Tuesday, as investors mulled whether new measures by the European Central Bank could soon be announced.