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Didier Duret, global CIO at ABN Amro Private Banking, explains that the lack of clarity from central banks is a good thing as it gives them "discretion to act".
The German Green party has suggested a national vegetarian day. CNBC took to the street to ask Germans what they think of the proposal.
European shares closed lower on Friday, after St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said the U.S. central bank could taper its $85-billion-a-month bond-buying program in October.
Jason Bontempo of Glory Resources, discusses red tape in Greece and explains why any foreign company should closely watch the local elections taking place in the country.
Notis Mitarachi, Greek deputy development minister, says Greece is "absolutely open for business" and has reduced its red tape with a fast-track law for big projects.
Artur Fischer, joint CEO of the Berlin Bourse, highlights how tight the election race is in Germany and discusses what it would mean for the social democrats to be in the ruling coalition.
Peter Schaffrik, head of European interest rate strategy at RBC, says that even if the current German coalition gets back to power in Germany, its majority might be so tiny that it could bring uncertainty.
Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi, says equities remain the "most exciting asset class" and advises on how to position your portfolio in emerging markets.
Nader Mousavizadeh, geopolitical analyst at Macro Advisory Partners, says the threat of a U.S. strike prompted the deal between Syria and Russia, and explains how Iran is opening the dialogue.
Andrew Balls, head of European portfolio management at Pimco, questions whether the "very dovish" talk from the Fed is a sign that Yellen is next in line and says the U.S. bond curve remains attractive.
European shares pared gains but close higher on Thursday, with trade in the U.S. choppy, a day after the Federal Reserve surprised markets by opting to maintain its $85 billion-per-month asset purchases.
Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg, says the U.K. economy is gradually improving on the back of strong retail sales, but that the Bank of England will still wait until the second half of 2015 to hike rates.
Charlie Morris, head of absolute return at HSBC Global Asset Management, says European equities offer the most value.
Christine Foyster, head of wealth management at HSBC U.K., comments on HSBC's retirement survey, which revealed that fewer people expect to be able to fully retire, especially in the U.K.
European shares closed higher on Wednesday, having trimmed gains during the session as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's news conference after the central bank's monetary policy meeting.
Michael Gayed, co-portfolio manager at ATAC Inflation Rotation Fund, says the Federal Reserve no longer controls the U.S. yield curve, and discusses Treasurys.
George Osborne, the U.K.'s finance minister, says that while there is cause for concern, the U.K. is not in the midst of a housing boom.
Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, talks about the upcoming opening of the second Dubai airport, and why it has the potential to become the world's largest airport.
Allister Heath, editor at City AM, says Janet Yellen would not make the best Federal Reserve Chairman, and explains why Donald Hohn is his favorite candidate.
John Authers, senior investment columnist at the Financial Times, and Allister Heath, editor at CITY AM, discuss the prospect of a September tapering.