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European stocks ended the day flat on Wednesday, ahead of latest meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve, although Portuguese stocks fell sharply amid concerns over one of the country's biggest financial groups.
Espirito Santo's debt woes are a group problem, rather than an issue with Portugal's banking sector, says Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit.
Media organisations can no longer afford to rely purely on advertising and must instead learn "just like start-ups" to monetize digital content, says Neil Berkett, chairman of Guardian Media Group.
The World Cup has been good to pubs because it is a spectacle enjoyed by sporty and non-sporty people alike, says Tim Martin, founder and chairman of J D Wetherspoon.
European shares ended the day lower on Tuesday, dragged down by banking stocks amid reports that more lenders had begun settlement talks with U.S. authorities.
We are seeing worse-than-expected data from the U.K. -- usually an outlier where Europe is concerned -- leading us to conclude that it's not yet ready for a rate rise, says David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC.
Mergers and acquisitions and IPOs tend to happen when the business cycle is peaking, said Obe Ejikeme, European equity & quant strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.
Slovakia is a relatively new country - at a little over 20 years old - and needs to reconcile its youthful energy with experience, says Michal Stencl, founder and CEO of Sygic.
European stocks closed lower on Monday following weak industrial production data for Germany, which stoked fears of a slowdown in Europe's largest economy.
Problems in Hungary and Romania that led to a profit warning by Erste Bank understandably panicked investors, said Andreas Treichl, CEO of Erste Group, adding that the market reaction was "harsh".
We need to understand the difference between U.K. and U.S. English, as mistakes may prove costly, says Allyson Stewart-Allen, CEO of International Marketing Partnership.
European shares ended the day on a negative note on Friday, but were higher on the week.
All we need to see an upside in Saint-Gobain is a small reversion to the mean in the French housing market, says Alex Gunz, fund manager at Heptagon Capital.
Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy at UBS, forecasts interest rates in the U.K. will be hiked before the end of 2014.
Nour Al-Hammoury of ADS Securities discusses the recent volatility in the Dubai stock index.
The big danger for Europe's banks in the second half of the year remains over-regulation, says Chris Tinker, founder of Libra Investment Services.
Dimitris Daskalopoulos, vice chairman of Business Europe, says Greek small- and medium-sized enterprises have "survived" through the financial downturn but it is now time for them to "flourish".
There is "nothing compelling" to justify recent investor enthusiasm in the peripheral European economies, especially Spain, says John Kray a director at S&P Capital IQ.
Without structural reforms there is "nothing" the ECB can do to stimulate growth in peripheral countries, says Christoph Schmidt, chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts.
Indiegogo Co-Founder Danae Ringelmann explains how her platform - the largest in the world for crowdfunding - makes money.