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European shares closed lower on Wednesday with investors reacting to disappointing data and concerns that tensions between Russia and Ukraine could escalate further.
Ian Gordon, equity research analyst at S&P Capital IQ, discusses Standard Chartered's results, and says the group's losses should be lower in the second half.
Ashley Heppenstall, CEO of Lundin Petroleum, says delays in its Norway project have negatively impacted production, but that the group should now be "past the worst".
Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets, says there is the prospect for a technical rally for the euro and that a period of sterling "bullishness" is coming to an end.
Christian Sylt, editor at Formula Money, comments on the Ecclestone bribery trail - which ended after the F1 boss offered a $100 million settlement - and what it means for the sport.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday as a blast of big-name earnings from the continent boosted investor sentiment. However, both the Italian and Spanish markets closed in negative territory.
Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, discusses the outlook for the U.S. dollar against developed and emerging market currencies.
Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum Capital, discusses Telefonica's bid to acquire Vivendi's Brazilian assets and says Vivendi is giving itself time for other bid to come in.
France’s plans to reform its economy and cut its debt face “significant” risks, one of the world’s most respected ratings agencies has warned.
Philip Coggan, Buttonwood columnist at The Economist, says that asset managers could trigger the next crisis due to increasingly tight regulations.
Alexa Lion, analyst for Sub-Saharan Africa at Frontier Strategy Group, says the U.S. is "playing catch-up" with the EU and China when it comes to trade with Sub-Saharan Africa.
European shares pared gains to close mixed-to-lower on Monday, as investors reacted to corporate earnings and a state bailout for Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo.
Timothy Ash, head of emerging markets research at Standard Bank, discusses Turkey following the central bank's latest rate cut and says the concentration of power is a concern.
Tim Graf, head of macro strategy for Europe at State Street Global Markets, says that global confidence, while still high, is deteriorating.
The underlying problems in Europe's southern economies have not been solved, says Hans-Werner Sinn, president at the Ifo Institute. He also criticizes the ECB potential use of quantitative easing.
European shares reaccelerated losses on Friday afternoon to close the week lower, despite a weak employment report from the U.S. that tempered concerns the Federal Reserve would hike interest rate sooner than hoped.
Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says Iliad's bid to take over T-Mobile U.S. is surprising and that the price is below the U.S. provider's value.
Peter Rosenstreich, chief foreign exchange analyst at Swissquote Bank and Kerry Craig, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, discuss the U.S. jobs report and its impact on markets.
Jean-Pierre Camadieu, chairman & CEO of Solvay, describes Brazil as the "weak point" for the company and says more M&A activity is on the way.
Jon Reynolds, CEO of Swiftkey, discusses the U.K. start-up scene and says that global investors are starting to look at the U.K. for future opportunities.