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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".
Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial, says the EUR/USD will rise as the euro is oversold and the U.S. will prevent a higher dollar to avoid deflation.
Kona Haque, commodity research analyst at Macquarie Group, explains why coffee prices are at over 3 year lows and how rising consumption in emerging markets is providing "a huge impetus" to the industry's growth.
European stocks closed lower on Wednesday as concerns continued over the possibility the Federal Reserve might begin tapering of asset-purchasing.
Pawan Malik, principal and head at Navigant, says that hikes in sovereign bonds are likely to trigger a sell-off, and explains the impact it would have on the stock market.
Vitor Constancio, vice president of the ECB, explains why the ECB won't implement negative deposit rates for a while, and says Europe need to regulate cross-border banking.
Paul Robson, currency strategist at RBS, expects the euro to decline against the dollar through the year, as the current environment is supportive of the U.S. dollar and there are still many challenges ahead for Europe.
Charlie Parker, investment editor at Citywire, questions whether the European Commission has the authority to force countries to implement reforms, and highlights the disconnect with the U.S.
While banks must be "credible" and have capital buffers in place, they also must remain profitable to prevent them from taking unnecessary risk, the German central banker responsible for financial stability said.
Concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith discusses the Chime for Change concert, at which attendees decide which organization gets their support.
George Selgin, professor of economics at the University of Georgia, explains how deflation can be a good thing, if caused by improved production techniques and costs rather than by shrinking demand.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday, as markets in the U.K. reopened after a public holiday on Monday, and recent volatility in Asia subsided.
Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, expects the second half of the year to be "encouraging" and for markets to continue to go higher, but at a slower pace.
David Hartwell, senior Middle East and North Africa analyst at IHS, comments on the end of the EU's arms embargo on Syria and says it's more a diplomatic move than a military one.
Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France, says France needs to improve its competitiveness by implementing reforms to allow more flexibility, and by targeting spending.