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Germany's DAX breached its peak set in 2007 on Tuesday, but data released just a day earlier showed Germany's services industry contracted in April.
Kevin Gardiner, head of global investment strategy at Barclays, disagrees with the consensus that central banks intervention is what's keeping the market up.
Dave Wilson, CEO of the Graduate Management Admission Council, discusses the recent growth in MBA applications and says Asia is the main driver, particularly China.
European shares closed higher following some better-than-expected earnings reports, and upbeat manufacturing data from German.
Arnab Das, managing director of market research and strategy at Roubini Global Economics, says emerging markets growth rates will slow and that the risk of a Chinese hard landing remains.
Simon Maughan, financials sector strategist at Olivetree Financial Group, discusses Germany's sudden U-turn on a banking union and what it means for Europe.
Torrie Callander, senior corporate dealer at Global Reach Partners, believes the euro is currently over-supported and expects it to fall during the course of the year, on negative European data.
Didier Saint Georges, a member of the investment committee at Carmignac Gestion, says the environment for European bond investors remains supportive, following the successful Portuguese 10-year bond auction.
Laszlo Andor, commissioner for employment, social affairs and inclusion at the European Commission, calls for greater solidarity within the euro zone.
Arvind Ramakrishnan, principal Asia analyst at Maplecroft, discusses the summit between the U.S. and South Korea and says no change of strategy against North Korea is likely to be induced.
Max Knudsen, chief market strategist at ADS Securities, discusses the British Pound and explains why it has been one of the best performing currencies in April.
Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, explains why U.S. investors prefer to buy domestic equities over emerging countries' despite less appealing valuation.
European stocks close off their lows Monday, after hitting five-year highs last week, amid hopes for further central bank stimulus and as investors largely shrugged off a tepid euro zone economic report.
Kathy Lien, managing director at BK Asset Management, says a break of 100 for the USD/JPY is inevitable but will not happen this week as no major data is coming out.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, believes European bond yields will remain very low despite disappointing data because "they're the ultimate safe haven".
The French benchmark CAC index has performed strongly, suggesting that local politics are not of great concern to the market.
After one year in office, no French president has been as unpopular as Francois Hollande.
Ten of thousands of French protesters marched to denounce austerity on Sunday to mark the end of President Francois Hollande's first year in office.
Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial, discusses the performance of the DAX, which reached a new high on Friday.
Keith McLoughlin, CEO of Electrolux, expects growth from everywhere in the world except Europe, and says growth in the U.S. will be boosted by the recovery in the housing market.