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Laurent Fransolet, head of European interest rates strategy at Barclays, discusses the sell-off in the bond market following Draghi's speech and markets' expectations of further ECB easing.
Adam Maciejewski, CEO of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, says they have reached the limits for organic growth and are looking into other options such as mergers and acquisitions.
Heiko Peters, economist at Deutsche Bank, expects the ECB to cut the refinancing rate in July or August, but highlights that it's really "up to governments" to implement the necessary reforms.
Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, says investors shouldn't interpret today's ECB decision as a lack of options, but as proof there's no urgency to implement further easing.
Jean-Francois Cope, president of France's UMP Party, says France needs to improve its relationship with Germany.
Kevin Gardiner, CIO for Europe at Barclays, foresees a tapering off of global central bank stimulus measures by the end of the year, and says apart from some short-term volatility, markets will be "able to live with it".
European shares closed sharply lower on Wednesday.
Twenty-eight Greek companies headed to New York for an investor roadshow on Wednesday. Socrates Lazaridis, chairman of the Athens Stock Exchange, took CNBC through the different types of firms which had made the trip.
Jon Moulton, chairman at Better Capital, discusses whether markets overacted to the U.S. ADP employment report, seen as a pre-indicator of the widely watched government non-farm payroll numbers.
John Kay, economist and visiting professor of economics at LSE, explains that the "basic mechanism" of the financial crisis is built into the current system, as it's geared towards the creation of bubbles.
Richard Perry, chief market strategist at Central Markets, discusses the U.S. dollar ahead of Friday's jobs report, and says he expects pressure on the EUR/USD trade to continue in the long-term.
Richard Perks, director of retail research at Mintel International, says Tesco has been doing "all the right things", but these measures won't have paid off yet, due to the horse meat scandal.
European markets closed higher, but off session highs in afternoon trade on Tuesday, as worse-than-expected factory data for the euro zone dented investor sentiment.
Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, says fragile sentiment is persisting and expects intra-day volatility to continue for the rest of the week.
Emre Deliveli, economist and writer at the Hurriyet Daily News, says the Turkish government has a lot of public support, and that no compromise will be found until the Prime Minister's return from North Africa.
Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, says the Fed will not begin to taper off bond purchases until next year, due to continued low inflation and the sequestration's negative impact on GDP.
The International Monetary Fund has praised France's reform efforts in a review of the country which appears to be in stark contrast with the European Commission's comments last week.
As Russia's economic growth slows, analysts and business leaders have warned of deep and wide-reaching political consequences if the situation deteriorates further.
Robert Scoble, startup liaison officer at Rackspace, discusses the rise of wearable tech, how to monetize it and why Google is making a much smarter play than Apple.
Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, explains why there is a "good basis" for oil prices to be moving higher in the second half of the year.