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Yujiro Goto, senior FX strategist at Nomura, said markets were comfortable with the prospect of Larry Summers as the next Fed chief.
European shares were higher in afternoon trade on Thursday, with investor sentiment boosted by earnings reports and gains seen in Asian stock markets.
Dana Allin, senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy and transatlantic affairs at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, discusses the political impact of Western intervention in Syria.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, says the Fed will feel more comfortable about tapering in September on the back of good U.S. economic data.
Stuart Culverhouse, chief economist at Exotix, discusses Argentina, following a court ruling that it must repay its $1.3 billion of debt to investors.
Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at SignalPro, charts the recent performance of the Dow and explains why investors should brace themselves for a "massive" drop in 2014.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday, as riskier assets were shunned by investors on concerns about a possible military strike on Syria.
Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEX Group, discusses the market's risk aversion, because of Syria, which could remain for the next two weeks.
Elsa Lignos, G10 currency strategist at RBC, explains that the currency market is going through a "classic risk-off response" to concerns about tapering.
The U.S. has revealed that only a few hours would be needed after Obama's decision for a punitive strike to be launched, even if taken outside UN framework, reports NBC's Richard Engel.
Charles Diebel, head of market strategy at Lloyds Bank Wholesale Banking and Markets, comments on John Carney's first official speech as Bank of England governor, and says it was a "reiteration" of what had already been said.
Joel Stainton, senior strategist at SEB Futures, says that a major reaction to Syrian news would be overdoing it, as the country is not linked to any commodity or resource.
In a rare outburst, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Greece should never have been allowed to join the single currency.
YotaPhone CEO Vlad Martynov introduces the Yotaphone smartphone, which is a "typical Android" phone—but with two screens.
European shares experienced their biggest daily drop in two months, and closed lower, on Tuesday amid fears of a possible U.S.-led military strike in response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria.
Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, expects the markets to start going lower and advises buying into the decline.
Eugen Weinberg, head of commodity research at Commerzbank, says the situation in Syria is only relevant to oil prices if the tensions spread to other countries in the region.
Syria has said it would be "defiant" in the face of a U.S- led military intervention, which could take place before the end of the week, reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin.
Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, comments on the U.S. debt ceiling and the news that President Obama looks set to appoint Larry Summers as the next Fed chairman.
The upswing in German business sentiment continued in August, according to data from Germany's Ifo Institute released on Tuesday.