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European shares closed higher on Friday, despite investors' caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's meeting next week.
Steve Barrow, head of G10 research at Standard Bank, expects the Federal Reserve to start tapering in December, and says that if it happens in September, it will be "benign".
Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, explains why he thinks the Bank of England should not allow house prices to rise more than 5 percent annually.
Pierre Moscovici, France finance minister, explains that growth should be the global priority, and argues that the country is not "the sick child of Europe", and is reforming fast.
Harris Georgiades, Cyprus's finance minister, says the country's resilience has exceeded expectations, as the island is now "out of the danger zone" and has entered a "stabilization phase".
Geoffrey Yu, foreign exchange strategist at UBS, explains there is "not much juice left in the dollar", and advises getting back into risk.
Jens Larsen, chief European economist at RBC Capital Markets, says tapering is the "beginning of the end" and that investors will start talking about exit strategy and rate hike as soon as it starts.
Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP, highlights that there is a financial case for companies to curb their greenhouse emissions, but that there are not listening to it.
Marianne Brown, CEO of Omgeo, says that many trades fail because of settlement cycles and adds that when Europe harmonizes its cycle on the U.S. it will "mitigate risk".
Antoine Halff, editor of IEA's monthly Oil Market Report, comments on the oil market and says prices should ease as a lot more supply is expected to arrive on the market.
Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, expects the Fed to announce tapering at the next meeting but reiterates that the impact from tapering has already happened.
European shares closed off session lows on Thursday, after investor confidence took a hit earlier in the session with the release of weaker-than-expected euro zone data.
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Greece's shipping minister, explains how the Greek shipping sector remains "one of the success stories" of Greece and can help bring the country out of recession.
James Allen, head of regulation at Analysys Mason, doubts that capping roaming charges will be beneficial for the consumer as operators will have "to get their money back somewhere".
Ana Armstrong, CEO of Armstrong Investment Managers, and Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, discuss the possibility of another LTRO programme from the ECB.
Richard Perry, chief market strategist at Central Markets, charts the performance of the British pound and advises buying into its weakness as it is overbought.
Patrick Coveney, CEO of Greencore and Joanne Denney-Finch, CEO of IGD, discuss the 'Feeding Britain's Future' scheme which aims to introduce young unemployed people to opportunities in the food industry.
Arrigo Berni, CEO of Moleskine, discusses the political situation in Italy, and says events at a global or European level have more impact on Italians than domestic events do.
Gary Greenberg, lead portfolio manager at Hermes Fund Managers, says people have been "too harsh" on emerging markets and names China and Russia as his favourites as the moment.
European shares closed narrowly higher on Wednesday, having paused after rallying on Tuesday due to waning fears of imminent military action in Syria.