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Norman Lamont, former U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer and chairman of the Small Companies Dividend Trust, comments on the upcoming U.K. budget.
Commenting on investigations into fraud at the Bank of England, Andrew Goodwin, senior U.K. economist at Oxford Economics says the central bank needs to be more transparent.
The ECB will commence its monthly 60-billion-euro ($66.3 billion) bond purchases on March 9, bank head Mario Draghi said Thursday.
The Bank of England left policy steady Thursday, barely causing a stir in markets -- a contrast to six years ago when it cut rates to a record low.
The Bank of England has announced this month's rate decision, which remains unchanged. Peter Chatwell, interest rate strategist at Mizuho International, gives his response, whilst discussing the sterling currency.
Peter Chatwell, interest rate strategist at Mizuho International,says there's room for the UK guilt curve to steepen further as political risks have not yet been factored in.
Killian Hurley, CEO of Mount Anvil, tells CNBC that London's housing market needs radical change and says supply, not demand, is the central issue.
Both the European Central Bank and the Bank of England are due to announce interest rate decisions on Thursday.
As central banks are aware that what they say impacts the markets, the banks "agonize" over each statement's language says Michael McMahon, associate professor at University of Warwick.
Standard Bank has posted its latest set of earnings. Sim Tshabalala, CEO of Standard Bank, discusses the results.
Harris Georgiades, finance minister of Cyprus, discusses whether the bond-buying programme will help Cyprus, saying he is a "strong supporter" of the ECB's new policy.
Janet Henry, chief European economist at HSBC, says today's ECB policy update will be fairly "muted" and "all about the detail."
Brazil hiked interest rates to a six-year high on Wednesday, but economists say the move only tips the country closer to recession.
Will Oswald, global head of FICC Research at Standard Chartered Bank, outlines his forecast for Friday's nonfarm payrolls and says the key risk for markets is the FOMC meeting next week.
Negative yields signal concerns about deflationary risks and could add to the difficulty of the European Central Bank's bond-buying program, says Mitul Kotecha, head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays.
Kathy Lien, managing director of BK Asset Management, says the latest rate hike could throw Brazil into a deeper recession hence investors should avoid the country's bonds.
Like a financial Pied Piper, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi could call the tune for markets Thursday.
BOJ's reflationary credentials will be burnished by new board member Yutaka Harada, but his views suggests he is unlikely to back further QE.
Simon Warner, head of Global Fixed Income at AMP Capital, says the increase in monetary stimulus will pave the way for better growth through 2015.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman, Ben Bernanke discusses the economic downturn and policies intended to address it at the "Rethinking Finance" conference, presented by The Century Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Princeton Club of New York.