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  • Will Swiss shock derail ECB's easing plan?

    Chris Probyn, Chief Economist at State Street Global Advisors, says the Swiss National Bank's decision to end the Swiss peg won't affect the ECB's gameplan on countering deflationary pressures.

  • Xiaomi takes on Apple, Samsung with Mi Note

    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is upping its game against bigger players like Apple and Samsung, with the launch of two new phablets on Thursday. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.

  • After Q4 earnings beat estimate, Intel shares... fell?

    Charles Sizemore, CIO of Sizemore Capital Management, says profit-taking and gloomy market sentiment could have weighed on Intel's stock overnight.

  • This conundrum stands in the way of a US rate hike

    A lack of wage growth in the U.S. and a disinflationary environment make it difficult for the Fed to raise rates this year, says Mike Moran, Head of Macro Research for the Americas, Standard Chartered Bank.

  • Why markets are 'frustrated'

    There is an overriding sense of anxiety over possible moves from the ECB and the Fed, which is stopping investors from buying the dip, says Kenny Polcari, Director of O'Neil Securities.

  • HK chief's annual address 'was boring': Legislator

    James Tien, Legislator of Liberal Party, says the economic measures unveiled by Hong Kong's chief executive CY Leung on Wednesday were repetitive of those in previous policy blueprints.

  • What will Xiaomi unveil at launch event?

    Bryan Wang, Vice President, Principal Analyst and Country Manager, China at Forrester Research, outlines his expectations for Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi ahead of Thursday's product launch event.

  • Did BlackBerry, Samsung engage in takeover talks?

    Sachin Shah, Special Situations & Merger Arbitrage Strategist at Albert Fried and Company, discusses news that Blackberry has denied reports it was in talks with Samsung about a potential takeover.

  • Don't panic, oil rout is an opportunity: ABN AMRO

    Didier Duret, CIO at ABN AMRO Private Banking, says markets need to look past the "short-term wobbles" in oil prices because they will ultimately be a major tailwind for the U.S. economy.

  • Al-Qaeda branch claims attack in Paris

    The Yemen branch of Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the attack on French publication Charlie Hebdo. Myron Belkind, President of National Press Club, discusses the news.

  • Tech Mahindra's M&A strategy

    CP Gurnani, CEO and Managing Director of Tech Mahindra, discusses the company's recent acquisitions and outlines how they help the firm to grow in areas like network services.

  • Why Credit Suisse is big on Indian stocks

    Neelkanth Mishra, India Equity Strategist at Credit Suisse, says India's "superior growth" will lift earnings, in turn boost equities. He also explains why cheaper oil isn't a net positive for Indian markets.

  • Oil adjusting to supply, demand changes: UBS

    Mark Haefele, Global Chief Investment Officer at UBS Wealth Management, discusses factors behind the collapse of oil markets. He adds that UBS is underweight emerging markets due to a lack of earnings growth.

  • In a diverging world, UBS is sticking by US stocks

    Mark Haefele, Global Chief Investment Officer at UBS Wealth Management, says U.S. markets may be the best place to be in 2015 amid rising volatility as growth rates and monetary policies globally diverge.

  • A 'modest recovery' in Japan this year: OECD

    Randall Jones, Head of Japan/Korea Desk at OECD, expects a modest recovery of 0.8 percent in Japan this year, due to a pick-up in exports and wage growth.

  • Why a split isn't the best way out for JPMorgan

    Marty Mosby, Director of Bank & Equity Strategies, Vining Sparks, explains why a break-up of J.P. Morgan's four main business units isn't the right answer for the American lender.

  • Commodity prices on free-fall - EMs to blame?

    Stephen King, Chief Global Economist at HSBC, says softer demand from emerging markets is playing a big role in driving down commodity prices.

  • HK property woes need time to resolve: Barclays

    Paul Louie, MD, Asia Ex-Japan Property Research at Barclays, says the government's plan is to increase housing supply, but properties require time to build, so results from that response won't be immediate.

  • Low oil prices are unsustainable: Citi

    Steven Wieting, Global Chief Investment Strategist at Citi Private Bank, says current prices of crude oil are at "un-sustainably low levels" that will "create great distress."

  • Hampton Creek: 'We want to make food better'

    Josh Tetrick, Founder and CEO of Hampton Creek, outlines plans to venture beyond its first product - an eggless mayonnaise - and launch plant-based pasta and scrambled eggs by end-2015.

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