Carlos Caicedo, principal analyst at IHS Country Risk, says that Argentina defaulting and then restructuring its debt a few months later could lead to capital flight, currency fluctuations and social unrest.» Read More
David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, says that as the political situation "heats up" in the U.S., the go-to currencies are now the euro and sterling.
Chris Schroeder, member of the board of advisors at Cairo School of Business, discusses how the Mideast is "one of the great stories of emerging markets."
European shares closed down on Wednesday, as the U.S. government shutdown continued and jobs data came in weak.
Tim Harris, head of investment at Lloyds TSB Private Bank, explains why he expects equities to continue to rally, especially towards the end of the year.
Philippe d'Arvisenet, head of economy research at BNP Paribas, comments on the ECB's decision to leave rate unchanged, and what it could do should the recovery stutters.
France's parliament passed a law on Tuesday imposing tough penalties on companies that shut down operations deemed economically viable, as President Francois Hollande struggles to save jobs in a declining industrial sector.
Olga Dergunova of the Russian agency for state property management, discusses privatizations and says there are many sectors in which the Russian government holds no stakes.
Mike DeNoma, CEO of GLH, comments on the launch of the brand's new luxury hotels, based on research which showed customers wanted more personalized services and world-class technology.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday as investors shrugged off the U.S. government's first partial shutdown in 17 years, and as fears eased of a government collapse in Italy.
Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group, discusses "one master compromise" in Washington.
Julie Meyer, founder of EntrepreneurCountry, explains that the company is not a platform for entrepreneurs to get funding, but one for them to grow revenues, as it helps them to network.
Nick Tolchard, head of Invesco Middle East, comments on a survey that revealed sovereign wealth funds invested a lot more in emerging than in developed markets in 2012.
European shares closed lower on Monday, with Italian stocks leading the fall after a series of cabinet resignations that could trigger an election.
Seth Merrin, CEO of Liquidnet, likens the U.S. Congress to "a bunch of children playing around" and discusses the market implications of a government shutdown.
Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge, comments on the political turmoil in Italy, where up to 20 senators from Berlusconi's PDL party could resign.
Artur Fischer, co-CEO of Borse Berlin, discusses Italy and highlights that center-right Silvio Berlusconi has always been full of surprises and could have some more "weapons" up his sleeve.
Anthony Hobley, head of climate change at Fulbright Norton Rose, says that if businesses do not adapt to climate change, the crisis faced will make the current one "look like a tea party".
European shares closed down on Friday, as a growing political crisis in Italy weighed on sentiment, combined with continual U.S. debt worries.
Slim Feriani, CEO of Advance Emerging Capital Limited, explains that there are a lot of opportunities in emerging markets at the moment, especially in China, Russia and South Korea.
Lothar Mentel, CIO, Paradigm Group at Tatton Investment Management, says European equities are "quite a risky play" at the moment and they only look cheap because problems are being ignored.