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European equities closed higher on Friday, boosted by the FTSE 100 after better-than-expected retail sales data in the U.K., with miners the biggest contributors to the day's rally.
Liam Halligan, economics commentator at the Telegraph Media Group, comments on the NSA spying allegations ahead of a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama.
Kona Haque, head of agricultural research at Macquarie Group, expects sugar prices to fall further during the next six months. She says the market will bottom-out before the end of 2014.
Simon Colvin, analyst at Markit, explains that U.K. retailers, particularly supermarkets, have been "heavily targeted by short-sellers" since the holiday season.
European equities closed lower on Thursday, just below 5-1/2-year highs, with losses in the retail sector after weak earnings pared somewhat by strong performances from mining stocks.
Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, says that while 2013 was one of the worst years for emerging countries' credit markets, they will prove more "resilient" in 2014.
Heath Jansen, global head of metals and mining research at Citigroup, explains that the mining sector has gone through the "five stages of grief", and that he is now bullish on the sector.
Kaushik Basu, chief economist at the World Bank, says there should not be a strong negative reaction to tapering, as most of the correction took place in anticipation of the event.
European equities closed higher Wednesday, boosted by a World Bank report that said global growth is set to accelerate in 2014, and after Wall Street chalked up its strongest performance in 2014 in the previous session.
Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, comments on the U.K government's decision to cap RBS's cash bonus and explains why he thinks it's a "stupid idea."
Alan Clarke, director for fixed income strategy, banking and markets at Scotiabank, discusses Carney's comments on the U.K's housing market and forward guidance.
Christof Ruehl, BP's chief economist, comments on the group's 2035 energy outlook and says it expects oil demand in 2035 to be at the level seen in 1985.
Jon Cox, head of European consumer equities at Kepler Chevreux, discusses Lindt after the group's sales beat forecasts and explains that it is the "clear market leader" in premium chocolate products.
European equities closed higher on Tuesday, despite a string of disappointing statements on Wall Street, with strong U.S. retail-sales data for December buoying markets late on.
Paul Lee, head of technology at Deloitte, outlines his top 10 technology predictions, including smaller tablets and the growth in online education courses.
Richard Perry, analyst at Hantec Markets, charts the performance of the USD/JPY and EUR/USD, and explains that the former might soon go through "a bit of a corrective phase."
European equities closed higher on Monday, with earnings updates helping to bolster investor sentiment.
Simon Maughan, head of research at OTAS Technologies, comments on regulators relaxing Basel debt rules.
Adam Ereli, former U.S. ambassador to Bahrain, says that the U.S. Congress should not pass further sanctions against Iran, as the country will be kept "on a tight leash" for the next few months anyway.
French first lady who has been admitted to hospital following reports of President Hollande's affair will be discharged on Monday.