Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.» Read More
Graham Stock, chief strategist at Insparo Asset Management, talks about African growth opportunities, which sectors to tap into and how investors' perception is worse than reality.
Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the finance ministers of South Africa and Nigeria, discuss the impact of euro zone turmoil and a slowing China on their countries.
Alex Gunz, fund manager at Heptagon Capital, remains very positive on equities and picks his favourite stocks which include Electrolux and Duerr.
The risk-on rally continued on Wednesday, with European shares extending gains to close higher, boosted by upbeat Chinese export data.
Neil Looker, chief dealer Institutional FX at City Index, explains that the euro remains strong due to recent "robust" data.
Jens Larsen, chief European economist at RBC Capital Markets, believes that the IMF is too vague in its fiscal policy recommendation.
Tom Elliott, global strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, says "very low bond yields" are driven the markets' rally.
Germany's DAX breached its peak set in 2007 on Tuesday, but data released just a day earlier showed Germany's services industry contracted in April.
Kevin Gardiner, head of global investment strategy at Barclays, disagrees with the consensus that central banks intervention is what's keeping the market up.
Dave Wilson, CEO of the Graduate Management Admission Council, discusses the recent growth in MBA applications and says Asia is the main driver, particularly China.
European shares closed higher following some better-than-expected earnings reports, and upbeat manufacturing data from German.
Arnab Das, managing director of market research and strategy at Roubini Global Economics, says emerging markets growth rates will slow and that the risk of a Chinese hard landing remains.
Simon Maughan, financials sector strategist at Olivetree Financial Group, discusses Germany's sudden U-turn on a banking union and what it means for Europe.
Torrie Callander, senior corporate dealer at Global Reach Partners, believes the euro is currently over-supported and expects it to fall during the course of the year, on negative European data.
Didier Saint Georges, a member of the investment committee at Carmignac Gestion, says the environment for European bond investors remains supportive, following the successful Portuguese 10-year bond auction.
Laszlo Andor, commissioner for employment, social affairs and inclusion at the European Commission, calls for greater solidarity within the euro zone.
Arvind Ramakrishnan, principal Asia analyst at Maplecroft, discusses the summit between the U.S. and South Korea and says no change of strategy against North Korea is likely to be induced.
Max Knudsen, chief market strategist at ADS Securities, discusses the British Pound and explains why it has been one of the best performing currencies in April.
European stocks close off their lows Monday, after hitting five-year highs last week, amid hopes for further central bank stimulus and as investors largely shrugged off a tepid euro zone economic report.
Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, explains why U.S. investors prefer to buy domestic equities over emerging countries' despite less appealing valuation.