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Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank and Maarten Jan Bakkum, global emerging markets strategist at ING Investment Management, discuss emerging markets and structural reforms.
Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, comments on EUR/USD, and says the market is treating ECB and Fed policies by different standards.
David Gauke, U.K. Treasury minister, explains that further cuts are needed to help the U.K. boost its infrastructure spending.
John Authers, senior investment columnist at the Financial Times, says the Chancellor's spending review was more political than financial, and highlights the importance of the Bank of England's change of leadership.
Ron William, founder & principal market strategist at RW Market Advisory, charts the VIX and warns of a break out pattern which points to increased volatility over the summer months.
European shares rebounded from seven-month lows to close higher on Tuesday afternoon.
Hans Stoter, CIO of ING Investment Management, says that the market is overdoing its tapering fears and advises adding risk to one's portfolio.
David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, talks about the currency market following the Fed meeting, the dollar and how the Norwegian krone got "absolutely smoked".
CNBC's Claudia Pensotti, reports from Milan where Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's former prime minister, was found guilty of having sex with a minor and abusing his power.
Henning Meyer, senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics's department of government, says that Angela Merkel's manifesto is based on "optimistic" growth expectations.
Michael Fuchs, economics affairs spokesman at CDU, promises that Germany would not use tax hikes to finance Angela Merkel's election manifesto, but would rely on revenues from higher growth.
Alec Young, global equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, explains why bond investors are getting as "rough a ride" as equity investors.
European shares accelerated losses to close on Monday, on ongoing concerns about an imminent scaling back of the U.S. Federal Reserve's asset purchases, plus liquidity fears in China.
Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, expects the U.S. dollar to be much more volatile over the summer months, and highlights the euro's resilience.
Anders Borg, Sweden minister of finance, argues that the current plan for a European banking union is too rigid, and would increase banks' financing costs.
Laurent Fransolet, head of European interest rates strategy at Barclays, says the sell-off in 10-year U.S. Treasurys is nearly over, and that yields will stabilize within the next few months.
Igor Shuvalov, Russia's deputy prime minister, talks about the country's growth prospects, and how the government plans to help small businesses, and decrease its oil dependency.
European shares rebounded before turning down and closing lower on Friday. This followed a heavy sell-off in the previous session after the U.S. Federal Reserve hinted it might scale back its asset purchases this year.
Slim Feriani, CEO of Advance Emerging Capital, discusses emerging markets and why Russia is the firm's biggest exposure.
Riccardo Ronco, technical analyst at Aviate Global, charts the performance of the S&P 500 and explains why it should go through a correction in the next three-to-six months.