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European shares closed lower on Wednesday, mirroring losses in U.S. markets, on continuing concerns about an imminent scaling back of ultra-loose monetary policies by central banks.
Darren Ruane, senior bond strategist at Investec Wealth & Investment, discusses the European bond market, but favours equities as they offer "real, good return".
Joel Stainton, senior strategist at SEB Futures, comments on the downgrade of the Greek benchmark index to emerging market status, and says that the market is going through an unwinding of the quantitative easing carry trade.
Francesco Radicati, Europe analyst at Informa, describes Vodafone's deal with Kabel Deutschland as "bold" and highlights that the company has limited scope to expand in Germany.
European shares closed sharply lower on Tuesday, on ongoing concerns about the scaling back of monetary stimulus programs by central banks.
Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, highlights that it's impossible to predict what the impact of the Fed's tapering will be and says markets' fears about tapering have been "overblown".
Tunc Aybak, leader of the international politics program at Middlesex University, says that despite social changes, the Turkish government has become less democratic and the gap between rich and poor has widened.
Laurent Fransolet, head of European interest rates strategy at Barclays, explains that the bond market is "in the process of stabilisation" and describes how it's likely to move for the rest of the year.
Matthew Lynn, founder of Strategy Economics, says the sell-off across asset classes is a "well established pattern" when summer is approaching and expects the rest of the year to be "dull".
Max Knudsen, chief market strategist at ADS Securities, explains with charts why he is positive on both the USD/JPY and GBP/USD for now.
David Livingstone, associate fellow of international security at Chatham House, discusses PRISM and calls for a "mature debate" about privacy between countries and their citizens.
European shares closed slightly lower on Monday, dragged down by miners following warnings from analysts that Chinese growth would slow further after weaker than expected trade data.
Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, expects stocks to stabilize before continuing to drift higher in the coming weeks.
Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the IEA, talks about the need for policymakers to act now to tackle climate change and how they're hoping to get emerging countries involved.
Jakob Thomasen, CEO of Maersk Oil, says that by launching a video game, Quest for Oil, he hopes to explain the oil industry to the masses and perhaps bridge a skill shortage gap.
Kathy Lien, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management, discusses S&P's upgrade of the U.S., the dollar and Japan's GDP revision.
Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, says another round of haircuts in Greece is not going to happen and describes the ECB's OMT program as "a mirage".
Social instability in Turkey has more in common with Russia in 2012 than the more destabilizing ¿Arab Spring¿, according to Anthony Skinner, the head of Middle East and North Africa at risk consultancy Maplecroft.
Maria Molland, head of Europe at Fab.com, comments on their quick success and how the website plans to become the world's leader in "emotional e-commerce".
Pawel Tamborski, Poland's deputy treasury minister, describes how Poland is working on boosting infrastructure investment and lowering its deficit.