The Big Mac Index compares how much a Big Mac costs in 38 countries, explains Edward McBride, finance editor at The Economist. He outlines which currencies are the most under- and over-valued.» Read More
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.
European shares closed higher on Monday as investors breathed a sigh of relief following the release of second-quarter Chinese growth data, which met analyst's expectations and eased fears of a sharp growth slowdown.
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.
Lee Hardman, currency analyst at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, says the ECB are "happy and satisfied" with their current level of forward guidance, but could strengthen it in the future.
Vince Cable, UK business secretary, discusses new rules to hold people who have "recklessly endangered institutions on which the economy depends" to account.
The French president Francois Hollande appeared the eternal optimist on Sunday when he told the nation that France was "in recovery" despite economic evidence to the contrary, prompting analysts to say Hollande was refusing to face up to France's economic reality.
If the Fed begins pulling its irons out of the stimulus fire in September, the resulting rocketing of the dollar will lead to a course reversal by early 2014.
Saker Nusseibeh, CEO of Hermes, says the U.S. economy could see a huge boost if it lets illegal immigrants enter the legal economy.
Michel Barnier, European commissioner for internal market and services, highlights the need for the U.S. and E.U. to regulate their financial sectors.
Christian Keller, economist at Barclays, discusses expectation for the Chinese quarterly GDP number, and explains why he expects the country to grow 7.4 percent this year.
Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, comments on the emerging markets corporate debt correction, and says valuations are still appealing.
European shares pared gains on Friday afternoon, with weak data from the euro zone showing that its economic recovery still hangs in the balance.
Moritz Kraemer, managing director of European sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor's (S&P), explains why the rating agency has upgraded its outlook for Ireland.
Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, says that despite big moves in Portuguese government bond yields, there is in reality, very little trade.
Ed Nusbaum, global CEO of Grant Thornton, comments on a survey which shows there has been a "reversal of fortune" when it comes to business confidence in the U.S. and China.
Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, talks about the impact of non-OPEC supply on oil prices, and says the increase in U.S. shale gas may not lower prices.
European shares closed higher on Thursday following dovish comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and renewed optimism on the economic outlook in Japan and China.
Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, explains that the ECB is "happy" with a weaker euro, but is concerned that Portugal could have trouble funding itself.
Andrew Tonner, technology and telecoms analyst at The Motley Fool, discusses Microsoft's restructuring announcement, and explains why he is very "skeptical".