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Adam Ereli, former U.S. ambassador to Bahrain, explains that the U.S. influence in the Middle East region is low because of poor aid.
Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, explains that tapering will remain investors' key focus in August and why the steepening of the yield curve is "not a major issue" yet.
European shares closed higher on Friday after a weak start to the day, despite continued market worries about the end of the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program.
The Saudi King has come out in support of the Egyptian interim government, reports Yousef Gamal El-Din, following another day of deadly violence across Egypt.
Nader Mousauizadeh, CEO of Oxford Analytica, talks about the Egyptian government's strategy and says the withdrawal of U.S. aid would have little short term impact as other gulf countries increased theirs.
Marshall Gittler, head of global FX strategy at IronFX Financial Services, discusses the U.S. dollar and says that tapering fears are holding the currency back.
James Ashley, senior economist at RBC Capital Markets, says the key event of the week was the recovery in the euro zone, which affected both core and weaker countries.
James Cronin, CTO at Venda, explains how important it is for retailers to embrace wearable technology early on.
Marcus Grubb, managing director for investment research and marketing at the World Gold Council, says gold prices are near their bottom, after hitting a four-year low in the second quarter.
European shares closed sharply lower on Thursday, as U.S. indexes saw their biggest one-day drops since June.
Hani Sabra, director for Middle East and North Africa at Eurasia Group, explains why the likelihood of Egypt collapsing into civil war is low, for the moment.
CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din reports from Cairo, where the Muslim Brotherhood has called for more protests and where the death toll has reached 525, according to government sources.
Ashraf Laidi, chief global strategist at City Index, explains why right now "it's all about the bond market" and discusses the U.S. dollar.
Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at SignalPro, charts the performance of the FTSE 100 and advises being cautious due to downside risks.
Adrian Drury, principal analyst for media and broadcast at Ovum, and Sharif Sakr, senior European editor at Engadget, discuss Apple stock, and stress that Apple needs a "knock-out release" of its new iPhone.
European shares were higher on Wednesday afternoon after euro zone growth data beat expectations.
Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, discusses the European banking sector and how bonds particularly in the periphery, are likely to continue to appreciate.
Nick Bate, U.K. economist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, comments on the latest Bank of England's minutes which showed that "divergence is opening up".
David Hartwell, principal Middle East and North Africa analyst at IHS, discusses the events in Egypt, where a compromise looks "pretty remote".
Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, talks about the "surprise" euro zone GDP number.