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If the European Central Bank fails to carry out quantitative easing on Thursday, global risk asset markets could go into free fall, says Paul Krake, Founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies.
Simon Smiles, CIO for Ultra High Net Worth at UBS Wealth Management, says rising capital inflows into hedge funds reflect demand for alternative investments like private equity.
Peter Harbison , Executive Chairman at CAPA, says Spring Airlines, which made its market debut in Shanghai on Wednesday, has a good brand and is popular for its innovation.
Charles Li, CEO of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), expects the replication of a Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect program in Shenzhen to hopefully materialize by this year.
Allen Sinai, Chief Global Economist at Decision Economics, discusses the divergence in central bank policies this year.
Dennis McNally, Chairman of PWC International, discusses survey results which showed a dip in confidence levels among CEOs this year, most significantly in developing economies like China.
Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura, outlines the differences between U.S. President Obama and the Republican-led Congress in issues like national security.
Vadim Zlotnikov, Chief Market Strategist and Co-Head of Multi-asset Solutions at AllianceBernstein, discusses Marc Faber's comments that investors should start to short central banks.
Asian stock markets traded higher late Tuesday, with sentiment supported by China's fourth quarter gross domestic product which beat expectations.
If China reveals a GDP reading that is lower than its growth target, it indicates a "new normal" with an emphasis on higher quality growth, says Louis Kuijs, Chief Economist, Greater China at RBS.
Giles Keating, Global Head of Research, Private Banking & Wealth Management at Credit Suisse, says markets need to stop worrying about low inflation, which is driven by cheaper oil prices that will benefit the global economy.
Dickie Wong, Executive Director at Kingston Securities, discusses the crackdown on margin lending in China's financial markets, which led to a plunge in mainland stocks on Monday.
Andrew Lee, Global Head of Alternative Investments at UBS, says an increasingly diverging world economy presents opportunities for hedge funds and private markets like private equity.
With the Bank of Japan buying a substantial amount of JGBs, along with cheaper oil and a weak yen, there is no reason for additional easing, says Takuji Okubo, Principal and Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors.
Stefan Selig, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, explains how the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) will help to speed up the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade talks.
Todd Youngberg, Global Head of Credit at Aviva Investors, expects lower yields and tighter spreads if the European Central Bank unveils quantitative easing on Thursday.
Gavin Wendt, Founding Director & Senior Resource Analyst at MineLife, says Rio Tinto's iron ore sales for 2014 provide the miner with a "robust warchest" to address shareholder issues.
Laura Fitzsimmons, Vice President, Futures & Options, JPMorgan Investment Bank, expects the European Central Bank to roll out a program worth 500 billion euros, but warns that the central bank could disappoint.
Josh Frydenberg, Assistant Treasurer of Australia, says the nation is not aiming to increase the rate or base of the goods and services tax (GST).
Josh Frydenberg, Assistant Treasurer of Australia, outlines his optimism over China's reforms and discusses the risks a slowdown in the world's second largest economy means for Australian resources.
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