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Eugen Weinberg, head of commodity research and Commerzbank, says now is not the time to buy gold as sentiment for the metal remains weak.
European shares closed mixed on Friday after data showed the number of U.S. jobs increased by less than expected in July.
Larry McDonald, senior director and U.S. credit, equity and policy strategist at Newedge, says the Fed is looking to pop asset bubbles which could bring tapering in around September.
Steven Saywell, global head of FX strategy at BNP Paribas, says that investors want to buy dollars but are waiting for some positive data to be the catalyst for a dollar rally.
Hurley Doddy, co-CEO of ECP, says Africa looks 'poised for further growth', and businesses can use techniques that have worked in other emerging markets.
Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, says that the U.S. will not be oil independent by 2020, this requires high oil prices, which are not guaranteed.
European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors reacted to strong U.S. and European data, as well as rate decisions from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE).
George Buckley, chief U.K. economist at Deutsche Bank, says the Bank of England needs to keep its forward guidance vague.
David Bailin, global head of managed investments at Citi Private Bank, tells CNBC that ECB President Mario Draghi's statement on Thursday points toward fragile growth in Europe.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy acknowledged on Thursday he made a mistake in his handling of a major corruption scandal in the ruling centre-right People's Party, but vigorously denied he had received illegal payments.
European shares were mixed on Wednesday as investors await a monetary policy announcement from U.S. Federal Reserve officials when they wrap up a two-day meeting.
Gerry Fowler, global head of equity and derivative strategy at BNP Paribas, says the environment is more favorable for U.S. equities to outperform in long term.
Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric, says the Invensys takeover is an interesting offer for the company's shareholders.
Larry Hatheway, chief economist at UBS Investment Bank, says that the upcoming jobs numbers will not be decisive in deciding the outcome of Fed monetary policy.
Ron William, founder and principal strategist at RW Market Advisory, takes a technical peek at WTI crude oil, and looks at the spread between it and Brent oil, while discussing related setups on the S&P 500 and gold.
European shares closed narrowly higher on Tuesday after a mixed bag of earnings reports, fresh economic data released from the euro zone, and a bank sell-off led by Barclays.
Ben Emons, a portfolio manager at Pimco, gives his take on how this week's Federal Reserve policy meeting will pan out.
Ashraf Laidi, chief global strategist at City Index, advises traders on how to play any news out of the U.S. Federal Reserve this week.
Fredrik Nerbrand, head of global asset allocation at HSBC, discusses the dichotomy between European regulators' push for "safer" banks, while also wanting them to lend more.
European shares pared earlier gains to close slightly down on Monday following a late sell-off after reports that Barclays will seek to raise £5 billion ($7.69 billion) via a rights issue.