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Ali Arouzi, reporter for NBC, reports from Tehran on the Iranian presidential elections, and discusses the candidates and the better-than-expected voting turnout.
Chris Wheeler, bank analyst at Mediobanca, expects the U.K. Chancellor to outline his plans for the privatization of Lloyds and RBS next week.
Otto Dichtl, managing director at Knight Capital Group, discusses bond market trends since the Federal Reserve tapering discussion began.
Max King, investment strategist at Investec Asset Management, says that a return to "normalization" is positive, as the Federal Reserve's stimulus program could ultimately be negative for bonds.
Bill Browder, chief executive and founder of Hermitage Capital Markets, told CNBC the Russian government is "apoplectic" over sanctions that he has campaigned for and if he gets assassinated, "everyone would know who did it."
Alex Donohue, press officer from Ladbrokes, discusses who could replace Hester at the head of RBS and says that insider Nathan Bostock is the current favorite.
Richard Branson and Jochen Zeitz, founders of B Team, want to encourage business leaders and young entrepreneurs to conduct business in a holistic manner and tackle global issues.
Mohammed Mansour, chairman of the Mansour Group, says that in selling Caterpillar products to emerging markets, he is "at the right place, at the right time".
European shares pared losses to close marginally lower on Thursday, after upbeat economic reports from the U.S.
Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, and Daniel Morris, global strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, discuss whether investing in emerging markets in still a good bet.
Simon Ballard, senior credit strategist at National Australia Bank, says that bond investors are now focusing on "macro and single name credibility" rather than chasing yields.
John McFall, former chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, questions the government's role in Stephen Hester's departure from RBS, and says it is bad for taxpayers.
Simon Maughan, financials sector strategist at Olivetree Financial Group, says that the market's reaction to Hester's outing from RBS is "correct".
Nikos Tsimpidas, political editor and union representative at ERA, the Greek National Broadcaster, comments on the actions taken to combat the shutdown of Greece's state broadcaster.
Can Ertuna, reporter for NTV, quotes Turkish protestors as saying that the group meeting with the Prime Minister does not represent them, and describes the calm over Istanbul as "uneasy".
Kevin Gardiner, CIO for Europe at Barclays, remains positive on European equities in the medium term and says that bonds are still "very expensive" and should fall in price.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday, mirroring losses in U.S. markets, on continuing concerns about an imminent scaling back of ultra-loose monetary policies by central banks.
Darren Ruane, senior bond strategist at Investec Wealth & Investment, discusses the European bond market, but favours equities as they offer "real, good return".
Joel Stainton, senior strategist at SEB Futures, comments on the downgrade of the Greek benchmark index to emerging market status, and says that the market is going through an unwinding of the quantitative easing carry trade.
Francesco Radicati, Europe analyst at Informa, describes Vodafone's deal with Kabel Deutschland as "bold" and highlights that the company has limited scope to expand in Germany.