The Big Mac Index compares how much a Big Mac costs in 38 countries, explains Edward McBride, finance editor at The Economist. He outlines which currencies are the most under- and over-valued.» Read More
Notis Mitarachi, Greek deputy development minister, says Greece is "absolutely open for business" and has reduced its red tape with a fast-track law for big projects.
Artur Fischer, joint CEO of the Berlin Bourse, highlights how tight the election race is in Germany and discusses what it would mean for the social democrats to be in the ruling coalition.
Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi, says equities remain the "most exciting asset class" and advises on how to position your portfolio in emerging markets.
Peter Schaffrik, head of European interest rate strategy at RBC, says that even if the current German coalition gets back to power in Germany, its majority might be so tiny that it could bring uncertainty.
Nader Mousavizadeh, geopolitical analyst at Macro Advisory Partners, says the threat of a U.S. strike prompted the deal between Syria and Russia, and explains how Iran is opening the dialogue.
Andrew Balls, head of European portfolio management at Pimco, questions whether the "very dovish" talk from the Fed is a sign that Yellen is next in line and says the U.S. bond curve remains attractive.
European shares pared gains but close higher on Thursday, with trade in the U.S. choppy, a day after the Federal Reserve surprised markets by opting to maintain its $85 billion-per-month asset purchases.
Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg, says the U.K. economy is gradually improving on the back of strong retail sales, but that the Bank of England will still wait until the second half of 2015 to hike rates.
Charlie Morris, head of absolute return at HSBC Global Asset Management, says European equities offer the most value.
Christine Foyster, head of wealth management at HSBC U.K., comments on HSBC's retirement survey, which revealed that fewer people expect to be able to fully retire, especially in the U.K.
Michael Gayed, co-portfolio manager at ATAC Inflation Rotation Fund, says the Federal Reserve no longer controls the U.S. yield curve, and discusses Treasurys.
European shares closed higher on Wednesday, having trimmed gains during the session as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's news conference after the central bank's monetary policy meeting.
George Osborne, the U.K.'s finance minister, says that while there is cause for concern, the U.K. is not in the midst of a housing boom.
Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, talks about the upcoming opening of the second Dubai airport, and why it has the potential to become the world's largest airport.
Allister Heath, editor at City AM, says Janet Yellen would not make the best Federal Reserve Chairman, and explains why Donald Hohn is his favorite candidate.
John Authers, senior investment columnist at the Financial Times, and Allister Heath, editor at CITY AM, discuss the prospect of a September tapering.
Riccardo Ronco, technical analyst at Aviate Global, charts the performance of the MSCI Brazil and says the trend is still pointing down and now could be the time to book some profits.
Stan Laurent, CEO of Photobox, discusses his business, which enables consumers to do more with their smartphone photos.
Alpesh Patel, principal at Praefinium Group, explains that India needs to work on its infrastructure, as raising interest rates is ineffective..
Mark Parry, senior investment manager at Aberdeen Solutions, highlights that there is a lot more issues going on in the U.S. beyond tapering, such as Bernanke's successor and the debt ceiling.