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Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, says EU-U.S. trade talks are positive as there has been an increase in protectionist measures in the past few years.
David Sneddon, managing director and global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, charts the recent performance of the USD/JPY trade and where it's heading.
Jamie Ingram, Middle East analyst at IHS, says that whatever the outcome in Iran "it will be more of the same" in terms of policy but that it could bring a different approach to negotiations with the West.
Christian Keller, economist at Barclays, talks about investing in emerging markets, how Fed tapering fears are impacting them and why he is very bullish on Mexico.
European shares close narrowly higher on Friday, having pared gains when U.S. markets dipped into negative territory following mixed economic reports.
Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, says that rising consumer confidence is based on "phony growth" and that the Fed's action could lead to a dollar crisis and a worse financial crisis than in 2008.
Ali Arouzi, reporter for NBC, reports from Tehran on the Iranian presidential elections, and discusses the candidates and the better-than-expected voting turnout.
Chris Wheeler, bank analyst at Mediobanca, expects the U.K. Chancellor to outline his plans for the privatization of Lloyds and RBS next week.
Otto Dichtl, managing director at Knight Capital Group, discusses bond market trends since the Federal Reserve tapering discussion began.
Max King, investment strategist at Investec Asset Management, says that a return to "normalization" is positive, as the Federal Reserve's stimulus program could ultimately be negative for bonds.
Bill Browder, chief executive and founder of Hermitage Capital Markets, told CNBC the Russian government is "apoplectic" over sanctions that he has campaigned for and if he gets assassinated, "everyone would know who did it."
Alex Donohue, press officer from Ladbrokes, discusses who could replace Hester at the head of RBS and says that insider Nathan Bostock is the current favorite.
Richard Branson and Jochen Zeitz, founders of B Team, want to encourage business leaders and young entrepreneurs to conduct business in a holistic manner and tackle global issues.
Mohammed Mansour, chairman of the Mansour Group, says that in selling Caterpillar products to emerging markets, he is "at the right place, at the right time".
European shares pared losses to close marginally lower on Thursday, after upbeat economic reports from the U.S.
Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, and Daniel Morris, global strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, discuss whether investing in emerging markets in still a good bet.
Simon Ballard, senior credit strategist at National Australia Bank, says that bond investors are now focusing on "macro and single name credibility" rather than chasing yields.
John McFall, former chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, questions the government's role in Stephen Hester's departure from RBS, and says it is bad for taxpayers.
Simon Maughan, financials sector strategist at Olivetree Financial Group, says that the market's reaction to Hester's outing from RBS is "correct".
Nikos Tsimpidas, political editor and union representative at ERA, the Greek National Broadcaster, comments on the actions taken to combat the shutdown of Greece's state broadcaster.