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Nik Stanojevic, mining analyst at Brewin Dolphin, talks about the challenges facing miners in South Africa following growing unrest, but adds that the weakening rand should help.
Guy Verhofstadt, former prime minister of Belgium and leader of the ALDE Group, says the euro zone need to sort out its banking sector by implementing a banking union.
Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, comments on the latest U.S. data for April and explains why the U.S. economic recovery will continue at a very slow pace.
Roelof Jan Van Den Akker, senior technical analyst at ING Wholesale Banking, charts the Nikkei and discusses short and long-term trends in EUR/USD and USD/ZAR.
Gary Greenberg, head of emerging markets at Hermes, discusses emerging markets, the slowdown in India, the "too cheap" Russian market, and explains why his preferred stock is a Chinese dairy company.
European shares closed lower on Friday after disappointing German and Italian data was released. In addition, markets continued to see selling on fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve could begin to taper its asset-purchasing program.
Yra Harris, partner on Praxis Trading, explains why he is not expecting any reversal in the market and why the Nikkei will surprise people on the upside.
Peter Boyland, analyst at IHS Electronics and media, comments on the EU's plan to abolish mobile phones' roaming charges in Europe, and what the operators' main arguments against are.
OPEC Secretary General Abdullah al-Badri tells CNBC that OPEC's main concern is the fragile state of the world economy.
Neil Atkinson, director of energy research and analysis at Datamonitor, says OPEC is right in keeping its production quota unchanged, and that the oil price should stay at the same level for some time.
Moorad Choudhry, a professor at the department of mathematical sciences at Brunel University, and Valentin Marinov, director of foreign exchange strategy at Citi, discuss the possibility of further ECB rate cuts.
Russian businessmen and officials close to President Vladimir Putin have stolen up to $30 billion from funds intended for preparations for next year's Sochi Winter Olympics, according to a report released on Thursday by opposition leaders.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, explains that European sovereign credit is "really overblown" and heading for a correction.
Gareth Lewis-Davies, senior oil strategist at BNP Paribas, expects OPEC to keep its production quota unchanged, and discusses the appointment of a new secretary general.
European shares pared gains, but closed higher on Thursday, after a round of soft U.S. data. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 Index close provisionally up.
Kevin Gardiner, CIO for Europe at Barclays, expects "some sort of technical step back" in the short term in European equities, but adds that it remains an "inexpensive" market.
Yannis Stournaras, Greece finance minister, says the improved OECD forecast for Greece's GDP is "more consistent with present developments" and expects a "slight positive growth" in 2014.
Michael Plavnik, a foreign exchange specialist at Citi, says that the dollar has fallen against the euro and the pound but is correcting itself against higher yielding currencies.
Michael O'Leary, CEO of Ryanair, says the U.K.'s competition watchdog is "completely out of touch" and "irrelevant" following their decision that Ryanair should reduce its holding in Aer Lingus.
Bill Blain, senior fixed income broker at Mint Partners, explains why May has been such a bad month for bond investors and why June "will be interesting".