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European shares closed slightly higher on Tuesday, as the U.K.'s FTSE Index rose after being closed for a public holiday and other bourses took a breather from their rally on Monday.
The capitalist system has triumphed and has proven to be "remarkably resilient" says Lawrence Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary.
Lynn Forrester de Rothschild, CEO at EL Rothschild says that business is better-placed than government to create the opportunities for inclusive capitalism.
Steven Woolfe, UKIP economic spokesperson and MEP-elect, says that UKIP's primary belief is that a free trade agreement will help the UK economy.
Otmar Issing, president at the Center for Financial Studies at Goethe University, says that the European election results show that a strong majority of Europeans still support European integration.
Hugo Dixon, editor-at-large at Reuters News, says that the outcome of the European elections shows that the European Union needs to be reformed.
Alexey Uljukaev, economy minister for Russia, says that domestic investment is most important for Russia's economy.
Anton Siluanov, finance minister of Russia, says increasing government expenditure would be "negative" for Russia' economy and lead to a loss of investor confidence.
Fan Gang, director of the National Institute of Economic Research, says claims that China manipulates its currency are "ridiculous".
Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, says if the fringe parties have a strong showing at the European elections, they will put pressure on the European Central Bank to implement policy to weaken the euro.
European shares closed slightly up on Thursday, after wavering throughout the day on mixed manufacturing and services data.
Alexei Kudrin, Russia's former finance minister, says the country should remain in major international bodies such as the World Bank, despite being suspended from the G-8 in March.
Charles Robertson, global chief economist at Renaissance Capital, says Russia is ready to "move on" from the Ukraine crisis and focus on bringing investment to the country.
Simon Ballard, head of credit strategy at National Australia Bank, says the credit market is bubbly at the moment.
Anastasia Kourovskaia, vice president of EMEA for Millward Brown Optimor, discusses why Apple has leapfrogged Google as the top brand and what this means for the companies' shareholders.
European shares closed slightly up on Wednesday, after wavering throughout the day, as investors looked towards central bank policy.
Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, says any policy action from the European Central Bank will disappoint the market and will not give equities a boost.
Alexei Kokin, oil and gas senior analyst at UralSib Capital, and Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, discuss the significance of the gas deal between China and Russia's Gazprom
Robert Joynson, senior analyst at Macquarie Group, says the outlook for freight rates is weak but Moller Maersk will be able to deal with the challenge.
Henry Dixon, U.K. equity portfolio manager at GLG, and Chris Turner, head of FX strategy at ING Financial Markets, discuss the strength of sterling and whether it is time to take profits.