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European shares closed lower on Thursday, as GDP data disappointed and investors mulled the prospect of the European Central Bank announcing monetary stimulus in the next few weeks.
Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, says European GDP data proves the region is "not in a true recovery" and that the ECB has now made itself "redundant."
The European crisis is not over, as unemployment remains so high, says Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commission presidential candidate, who also discusses the rise of populism across the region.
Luke Johnson, director at Risk Capital Partners, discusses the upcoming AIM IPO of Patisserie Valerie and explains why that the company has been able to expand through the recession.
Tom Wilson, director of intelligence and analysis at Africapractice, discusses the on-going weeks-long strike in Lonmin's South African platinum mines and what it means for the metal.
European shares closed mixed on Wednesday, after wavering throughout the day, as investors digested the possibility of easing by the European Central Bank.
Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy, says investors are looking to get back into core European markets rather than stay in periphery, as the French and German markets are "much more cyclical."
The death toll following an explosion at a Turkish mine keeps on rising, says Emre Peker, reporter at The Wall Street Journal, adding that demonstrations have started in response to some of the Prime Minister's comments.
Jenny Dawson, founder of Rubies in the Rubble, and winner of the Veuve Cliquot new generation award, explains that her company is a luxury food brand that aims to raise awareness about global food imbalances.
Maarten-Jan Bakkum, global emerging markets strategist at ING Investment Management, says emerging markets have recovered a bit, due to "political excitement" and expectations of improved liquidity.
European bourses closed higher on Tuesday, as investors mulled whether new measures by the European Central Bank could soon be announced.
Didier Duret, global CIO of ABN Amro Private Banking, and Louis Gargour, CIO of LNG Capital, discuss how deflation fears have created a momentum trade in European government bonds.
European shares closed at six-year highs on Monday, with strong buying seen in the basic resources sector.
Ron Kruszewski, chairman and CEO of Stifel Financial, comments on the group's acquisition of Oriel Securities and monetary policy in the U.S. and Europe.
Guy Bisson, research director for television at IHS Global Insights, says BskyB's acquisition of Fox's German and Italian pay-TV assets would be about exploiting scale.
Percival Stanion, head of asset allocation at Baring Asset Management, says the UK pound is "definitely vulnerable" as the outcome of the 2015 general elections may not be as business-friendly as investors may expect.
Rory Scott, expert from bettting company Paddy Power, discusses the 2014 Eurovision contest and outlines the strong favorites.
John Campbell, former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, says that while the ANC has kept its strong majority in South Africa, the opposition seems to have made some inroads with the black vote.
European markets closed lower on Friday ahead of a proposed referendum of pro-Russian Ukrainians this weekend, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin calling for it to be postponed.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian finance minister, says the country has liberalized its power sector with "radical" reforms, and says the government is serious in resolving Nigeria's problems.