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European shares pared gains on Tuesday to close lower, after a raft of euro zone economic data softened earlier rises from positive earnings reports.
Kathleen Brooks, research director at Forex.Com, says the dollar is looking "fairly weak all around" and adds that the unclear macro picture keeps the U.S. currency range-bound.
Geoff Wilkinson, says the European market recovery is at odds with fundamentals, and highlights the performance of the banking sector.
Max Knudsen, chief market strategist at ADS Securities, analyses the performance of the GDP/USD, and says the momentum is bullish.
David Sadigh, CEO of Digital Luxury Group, talks about luxury goods in emerging markets, and says consumers in Brazil appreciate a more "casual" kinds of luxury.
Jonathan Compton, managing director at Bedlam Asset Management, believes there is not much opportunity for equity prices to go lower and discusses his top stock picks.
Ad Van Tiggelen, senior investment specialist at ING Investment Management Europe, explains why for the first time in three years, investors should not sell ahead of the summer.
European shares closed higher on Monday after Italy's new Prime Minister discussed his reform plans in his maiden speech to parliament.
Andy Brown, analyst at Panmure Gordon, explains why he keeps his buy stance on Balfour Beatty, despite the company issuing a second profit warning in six months.
Nicola Marinelli, portfolio manager at Glendevon King Asset Management, explains why he expects Italian bonds to come under pressure when the government attempts structural reforms.
David Bloom, global head of FX strategy at HSBC, says an ECB rate cut would not have much effect on the euro.
David Sneddon, global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, says the Nikkei has reached an "area of resistance" and now is the time to buy.
David Hartwell, senior Middle East and North Africa analyst at IHS, discusses the situation in Syria and says that it would take something "spectacular" to spur the West into a military intervention.
Michael Sinclair, CEO of Advanced Oncotherapy, explains why his company acquired Swiss firm Adam SA this week, citing its leadership in technology advancements.
European shares closed lower after U.S. growth figures missed expectations pointing to a potential slowdown in the world's biggest economy.
Edward Dempsey, CIO of Pension Partners, says investors are "caught in a hard place" as a "contraction is arriving in the U.S.", and that it's better to be exposed to defensives.
Torrie Callander, senior corporate dealer at Global Reach Partners, says the yen will weaken further against the dollar and that the current euro strength against the dollar doesn't make much sense.
Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, discusses the repatriation of Japanese money, as Japanese investors continue to be net sellers of foreign assets, particularly European.
David Sneddon, managing director and global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, says the bounce in gold prices is a "corrective rally" and thus remains bearish on gold.
France may be facing declining growth in the euro zone, but the country is hoping to capitalize on strong demand in China for its 'nouveau-riche' products.