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Mark Parry, senior investment manager at Aberdeen Asset Management, says he is now cautious on equities as the "Fed is on a timetable", and rising bond yields impact on valuation support.
Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, explains that despite increased tension in peripheral Europe, he is not too worried about bond yields rising.
Anthony Skinner, head of MENA at Maplecroft, discusses the situation in Egypt, how divided the opposition is, and the urgent need for reforms aligned with IMF demands.
David Bailin, global head of managed investments at Citi Private Bank, says the market is at an "inflection point", with many good opportunities in the U.S., Japan and China.
Maurice Benisty, chief commercial officer at GE Capital EMEA, says Europe's medium-sized companies are "small in number but big in impact", and growing above the market rate.
The U.S. economy has already "hit bottom" but companies should still look outside the U.S. for opportunities, says Greg Hollis, the CEO of Trinity Protection Services. He suggests investigating Africa.
European shares closed higher on Monday, shadowing gains on Wall Street, where the Dow bounced above the psychologically important 15,000 level.
Mark Malloch-Brown, a former U.K. government minister and United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, says he "learned to live" with bugging while working at the UN.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, warns that markets still have not fully factored in a slowdown in the Chinese economy.
Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at SignalPro, charts gold and advises not to buy into the dips and watch for higher prices.
Sharif Sakr, senior European editor at Engadget, describes Blackberry's quarterly results as "more than bad", due to disappointing sales of its new Blackberry 10 device.
Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, says the recent interest rate rise is not enough to derail the U.S. economy, and how it might actually provide a great buying opportunity.
European shares closed narrowly lower on Friday, as investors traded cautiously in a choppy session that marked the last day of the second quarter.
Enrico Letta, Italy prime minister, remains confident about the future of the coalition, despite Berlusconi's conviction, and says there is no derivatives problem.
Frances Robinson, EU correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, discusses the outcome of the EU Summit, and says many topics "were shelved" and that "underlying structural problems" still hinder progress.
Simon Ballard, senior credit strategist at National Australia Bank, says the desperate chase for yields "no longer applies", as when yields rise, investors "don't have to go as far".
Moorad Choudhry, professor at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Brunel University, explains why he believes the decline in gold is actually a "good sign".
Jyrki Katainen, Finland prime minister, says the EU needs to create credibility through its public financing and its banking union, and that Germany has been very constructive in building the region's economy.
Roelof Van Den Akker, technical analyst at ING Wholesale Banking, charts gold and says a further decline is expected.
Ian Harnett, European strategist at Absolute Strategy Research, says the Fed's tapering is a long way away and advises investing in commodities and emerging markets when tapering does happen.