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Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, comments on metal commodities and says prices for base metals, iron ore and gold could move higher towards year-end.
Joseph Dayan, head of markets at BCS Financial Group, discusses how the country's equity markets are getting more accessible.
European shares closed lower on Thursday, tracking the downward trend in U.S. stocks as the budget deadlock in Washington continued for a third day.
Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, expects to see a lot of "fancy accounting" as the shutdown drags on and explains why it's still a "bull market environment" for equities.
David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, says that as the political situation "heats up" in the U.S., the go-to currencies are now the euro and sterling.
Chris Schroeder, member of the board of advisors at Cairo School of Business, discusses how the Mideast is "one of the great stories of emerging markets."
European shares closed down on Wednesday, as the U.S. government shutdown continued and jobs data came in weak.
Tim Harris, head of investment at Lloyds TSB Private Bank, explains why he expects equities to continue to rally, especially towards the end of the year.
Philippe d'Arvisenet, head of economy research at BNP Paribas, comments on the ECB's decision to leave rate unchanged, and what it could do should the recovery stutters.
France's parliament passed a law on Tuesday imposing tough penalties on companies that shut down operations deemed economically viable, as President Francois Hollande struggles to save jobs in a declining industrial sector.
Olga Dergunova of the Russian agency for state property management, discusses privatizations and says there are many sectors in which the Russian government holds no stakes.
Mike DeNoma, CEO of GLH, comments on the launch of the brand's new luxury hotels, based on research which showed customers wanted more personalized services and world-class technology.
Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group, discusses "one master compromise" in Washington.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday as investors shrugged off the U.S. government's first partial shutdown in 17 years, and as fears eased of a government collapse in Italy.
Julie Meyer, founder of EntrepreneurCountry, explains that the company is not a platform for entrepreneurs to get funding, but one for them to grow revenues, as it helps them to network.
Nick Tolchard, head of Invesco Middle East, comments on a survey that revealed sovereign wealth funds invested a lot more in emerging than in developed markets in 2012.
European shares closed lower on Monday, with Italian stocks leading the fall after a series of cabinet resignations that could trigger an election.
Seth Merrin, CEO of Liquidnet, likens the U.S. Congress to "a bunch of children playing around" and discusses the market implications of a government shutdown.
Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge, comments on the political turmoil in Italy, where up to 20 senators from Berlusconi's PDL party could resign.
Artur Fischer, co-CEO of Borse Berlin, discusses Italy and highlights that center-right Silvio Berlusconi has always been full of surprises and could have some more "weapons" up his sleeve.