European shares closed higher on Wednesday, mirroring gains in the U.S. after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated his commitment to maintaining loose monetary policy.» Read More
Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist ay SignalPro, believes the trend for gold prices remains on the downside and says now is not the time to buy physical gold as prices will go still lower.
Alex van der Velden, partner and CIO at Ownership Capital, explains that the market is detached from fundamentals and advises investing in high quality, innovative, global companies.
European shares closed mixed on Thursday, after a rally in technology shares was curbed when Nokia released disappointing earnings. Yet more weak U.S. data also weighed on investor sentiment.
Dexter Thillien, senior analyst at IHS, says that in order to challenge Apple and Samsung, Nokia should either focus on lower prices, or innovate, and that it is doing neither at the moment.
Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, explains that the yen has not come under too much pressure because the markets are used to aggressive monetary policies.
Vladislav Soloviev, deputy CEO of Rusal, says China should do more to help the aluminum industry combat oversupply.
Fredrik Nerbrand, head of global asset allocation at HSBC, questions the effectiveness of OMTs and likens them to the "Wizard of Oz".
Russia is a prime investment location because of its massive natural resources, Ivan Glasenberg, the CEO of commodity trader Glencore said on Thursday.
“Time is running out“ for Francois Hollande to save France, says the country’s largest independent asset manager. But will he listen?
Cracks are showing in Russia's leadership as a slowdown in the economy is beginning to cause rifts at the heart of the government, with one academic telling CNBC on Thursday that the economy poses the biggest threat to the country's leadership.
Max Knudsen, chief market strategist at ADS Securities, says that while the yen has slipped against the dollar ahead of the G20 meeting, the long-term picture remains bullish.
Tony O'Reilly, CEO of Providence Resources, says Ireland could become the next big thing in oil and gas and that major exploration programs are being undertaken.
Vijay Rakesh, managing director and technology analyst at Sterne Agee, discusses Intel, its exposure to PC and its strategy towards the mobile market.
European shares were lower on Wednesday with worries about slowing growth and rumors of a credit downgrade for Germany curbing investor sentiment.
Scott Evans, head of equity sales at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, explains why European real estate is his "comfort blanket" and how central banks' stimulus has helped equity yields in the sector.
Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, says the mining sector does not offer good yields, but that opportunities will arise when the bottom of the market has been reached.
Sam Hill, fixed income strategist at RBC, explains that the IMF's lower growth forecasts for the U.K. proves that there is a limit to what monetary policy can achieve.
Matthew Lynn, founder of Strategy Economics, explains why Thatcherism might have resolved European economic problems faster.
Jose Vinals, director of the monetary and capital markets department at the IMF, says central banks' actions have brought time for politicians to fix fundamental problems.
Richard Rawlinson, partner at Booz & Company, discusses the increase in CEO hiring and the growing trend to bring in outsiders.