Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.» Read More
Jaco Rouw, senior portfolio manager of core fixed income at ING Investment Mangement, says Euro/Dollar has not reacted to worries over Fed tapering or China growth.
Ana Armstrong, CEO of Armstrong Investment Managers LLP, says that theme-based investing is important, and favors companies involved in water infrastructure, and luxury goods.
Neil Campling, global TMT analyst at Aviate Global, says that Apple needs a bigger product cycle to maintain momentum, and will play 'catch up' with any new products.
Makram Fares, managing partner at StoneHedge, says that as the summer market lull comes, it is worth keeping the same exposure, but reducing the overall size of portfolio.
European shares pared earlier gains to turn largely negative on Tuesday, after a late session sell-off that traders attributed to concerns about disappointing Apple's earnings.
Barney Singer, head of emerging markets FX trading at Nomura, says that Turkey has done enough to calm the markets, but not shown "100 per cent commitment" to defending its currency.
Juergen Fitschen, head of the German Banking Association, says bank lending to countries is an "attractive business" under Basel III.
Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, discusses when the Federal Reserve might start tapering its asset purchasing program.
Jed Hallam, head of social strategy at Mindshare, says that information about the royal baby will be on Twitter before it will be on the easel outside Buckingham Palace.
Christian Keller, head of EM research at Barclays, says there is a lot of differentiation in emerging market policy, because of different economic situations.
Jonathan Russell, senior associate at Alaco, questions if GSK's action against bribery is being seen on the ground.
European shares pared gains on Monday, as stocks in the U.S. struggled following mixed corporate news.
Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, says that the financial sector has not yet recovered.
Derek Halpenny, European head of global currency research at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, talks about the impact on currency markets of the Japanese upper house elections.
Pedro Santos Guerreiro, director of Jornal de Negócios, says the austerity measures are not working for Portugal.
France is in a worrying situation, the country's finance minister told CNBC, but growth will return in the second half of the year.
Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, says Japanese PM Shinzo Abe needs to start implementing the "painful" policies needed to kickstart Japan's economy.
Portugal's government survived a vote of no confidence on Thursday, but a self-imposed deadline to come to an agreement over the country's bailout looms on Sunday.
Eivind Kallevik, CFO at Norsk Hydro, says that the power outage at the company's Brazilian refinery in the second quarter had an "impact" on results, but the company will begin to recover in the second half of the year.
European shares closed higher on Thursday afternoon, led by corporate earnings and strong jobs data from the U.S.