European shares closed higher on Thursday, after a business activity index showed the euro zone rebounded in July.» Read More
European shares closed narrowly higher on Wednesday, having paused after rallying on Tuesday due to waning fears of imminent military action in Syria.
Gary Greenberg, lead portfolio manager at Hermes Fund Managers, says people have been "too harsh" on emerging markets and names China and Russia as his favourites as the moment.
Michael Widmer, metals strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discusses metal commodities and says gold should rally if tapering does not start soon.
Johan Jooste, head of the London investment office at Julius Baer, expects sovereign yields to continue rising as part of the "normalization" process, and discusses corporate bonds.
Makram Fares, managing partner at StoneHedge Partners, explains that equities remain the asset class of choice as the price action is "looking quite strong across all sectors".
Ian Henderson, CEO of Shawbrook Bank, explains the rapid success of the bank ,and says it focus on lending to small firms and its "personalized service" are at the core of its progress.
Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, discusses how the U.S. dollar is likely to fare once tapering starts and advises buying the British pound against the American currency.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday, as the imminent threat of Western military action against Syria receded and fresh Chinese data boosted investor sentiment.
Didier Leroy, Toyota Europe CEO, expects the company's market share to improve this year due, in part, to its "leadership in terms of hybrid technology".
Moorad Choudhry, professor at the department of mathematical sciences at Brunel University, says that a military strike in Syria would impact the market, and that tapering in September "makes sense".
Roelof Van Den Akker, senior technical analyst at ING Wholesale Banking, explains why he is bullish on oil, and advises buying on weakness.
Paul Pester, CEO of TSB, says TSB is different from Lloyds, as all its savings will be used to "support the local economy", and discusses the possibility of a sale or listing.
David Wan, CEO of Harvard Business Publishing, comments on a survey which shows that global business leaders are suffering from a crisis of confidence, and discusses what that implies.
Jonathan Compton, managing director at Bedlam Asset Management, says that while the investing environment is slowly returning to normal, U.S. tapering could push many markets back into recession.
Ian Robertson, member of the board of management at BMW, explains how the dynamics of the car industry are beginning to shift, and discusses the outlook for electric car sales.
Alexander Mirtchev, executive chairman at RUSI International, says the G20 was a "very interesting meeting", despite Syria overshadowing it.
Chris Walker, FX strategist at Barclays, says that the U.K's recovery is now priced into the sterling, and says the Olympic bid win is another reason to short the Japanese yen.
Guy Foster, group strategist at Brewin Dolphin, discusses the political situation in Italy, and explains how it's no longer such a destabilising factor for the market.
Federico Ghizzoni, CEO of Unicredit, tells CNBC, at the Ambrosetti Forum in Italy, that a political crisis in Italy would threaten its economic recovery.
Roberto Azevedo, director-general of the WTO (World Trade Organization) discusses the uptick in global protectionism.