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Pedro Santos Guerreiro, director of Jornal de Negócios, says the austerity measures are not working for Portugal.
France is in a worrying situation, the country's finance minister told CNBC, but growth will return in the second half of the year.
Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, says Japanese PM Shinzo Abe needs to start implementing the "painful" policies needed to kickstart Japan's economy.
Portugal's government survived a vote of no confidence on Thursday, but a self-imposed deadline to come to an agreement over the country's bailout looms on Sunday.
Eivind Kallevik, CFO at Norsk Hydro, says that the power outage at the company's Brazilian refinery in the second quarter had an "impact" on results, but the company will begin to recover in the second half of the year.
European shares closed higher on Thursday afternoon, led by corporate earnings and strong jobs data from the U.S.
Ashraf Laidi, chief global strategist at City Index, says that markets are beginning to "absorb" the Fed's message.
Laurent Fransolet, head of European interest rates strategy at Barclays, says demand for Spanish bonds is good and there has been little volatility in the level of rates after government bond auctions.
Petros Doukas, former Greek deputy finance minister, says that Greece cannot repay its debt, due to the current economic situation in the country.
Lee Simpson, senior equity research analyst at Jefferies International, says that Nokia's results suggest a "tale of two companies", with the handsets business struggling to find its feet.
Nick Parsons, head of strategy at National Australia Bank, says he Bank of England and the ECB will go to "QE infinity".
Germany offered Greece further aid to establish a growth fund on Thursday, but a German member of the European Parliament (MEP) told CNBC the amount was too small, and came two years too late.
Rob Hersov, founder of the Invest Africa Club, says that Africa has terrific growth and is "where the action is".
Mirjam Staub-Bisang, author of Sustainable Investing for Institutional Investors, says sustainable investing is for long-term, not short-term, investors.
Dan Scott, head of event driven research at Credit Suisse, says he likes companies that benefit disproportionately from a decline in the yen.
European shares were lower in a choppy day of trade on Tuesday.
Roger Bootle, founder of Capital Economics, and Alan Clarke, U.K. and euro zone economist at Scotiabank, talk about what a 'Brexit' would mean for the EU and the U.K..
Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, says that the Aussie dollar is getting higher, after bottoming.
Sudakshina Unnikrishnan, commodities analyst at Barclays, says that any hard landing scenario in China could be beneficial for Chinese gold demand.
Alec Young, global equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, says Bernanke calmed concerns over tapering and said the Fed are not ready to do anything.