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  • How will US jobs report influence the Fed?     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    John Carey, Executive Vice President & Portfolio Manager at Pioneer Investments, thinks Friday's jobs report will beat expectations and outlines why he's optimistic on U.S. markets

  • India eases foreign direct investment rules Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 6:30 PM ET

    RBI relaxed foreign direct investment regulations to allow investors to exit their investments subject to the conditions of a minimum lock-in period.

  • SocGen's bold call: Sub-7% unemployment ahead Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 2:39 PM ET
    Jessica Cortes looks for part-time work at Carter's Children's Wear during a job fair in Sunrise, Fla.

    SocGen's chief U.S. economist says the jobless rate will hit a five-year low.

  • Art Cashin: This jobs number could hurt stocks Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    Art Cashin of UBS talks about what he'll be looking for when the government reports on December jobs growth.

  • Cashin's asterisk on the market     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss the market's "significant move" on the close as fund managers "shuffle" their portfolios.

  • US’s Lew flies to Portugal as periphery parties Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 12:11 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (R) and Portuguese Finance Minister Maria Luis Albuquerque arrive for a press conferece at the Finance ministery in central Lisbon on January 8, 2014.

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew finished his Europe tour in Portugal on Thursday, which looked set to launch a five-year bond.

  • ECB leaves rates unchanged: The reaction     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    The European Central Bank left its refinancing rate unchanged at 0.25 percent. Johan Jooste, head of the London investment office at Julius Baer, discusses the effect of the decision.

  • No January jitters thanks to Fed: Hedge fund pro Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    The bottom line in the debate over the Fed's QE moves is that investors are not scared of a market meltdown, hedge fund manager Dinakar Singh says.

  • Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, explains why the ECB chose to keep its policy unchanged and reiterates the bank's forward guidance and "accommodative stance".

  • Adam Posen, Peterson Institute for International Economics president, discusses the challenges for the European Central Bank and growth prospects for the euro zone.

  • 'Still premature to declare victory': Draghi     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Answering CNBC's Geoff Cutmore, Mario Draghi highlights that the "weak" and "fragile" European recovery is vulnerable to many risks as unemployment remains "unacceptably high".

  • What to expect from Fed's Yellen     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    Rana Foroohar, Time Magazine assistant managing editor, shares her thoughts on whether to expect policy changes from newly appointed Fed Chair Janet Yellen. She is very concerned about the human impact of unemployment, says Foroohar.

  • Is ECB QE on the horizon?     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Johan Jooste, head of the London investment office at Julius Baer, says soft inflation numbers could force the European Central Bank into quantitative easing, but this is something that Mario Draghi would want to avoid.

  • Friday's jobs report countdown     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    Phil Orlando, Federated Investors, and Michelle Girard, RBS chief economist, provide a preview of Friday's jobs data. I don't think the labor number will change very much, predicts Girard.

  • James Round, vice president at LBBW Landesbank Baden - Wurttemberg, says European Central Bank president Mario Draghi is not under pressure to announce a change in policy.

  • Euro zone awaits ECB's rate decision     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore provides a preview of Mario Draghi's announcement on monetary policy from the European Central Bank and Bank of England.

  • Fed is split on tapering: Economist     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS, says the Fed minutes show that there's "clearly a difference of opinion" regarding tapering and says the Fed should have finished its bond-buying by year-end.

  • And JPMorgan's favorite investment bank is.... Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 3:43 AM ET

    After two years of stellar gains for global investment banks, JPMorgan has announced its top picks for the sector in the coming year.

  • South-East Asia to ease further in 2014     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 4:25 AM ET

    Jeff Ng, south-east Asia economist at Standard Chartered, expects both the Indonesian and South Korean central banks to hike rates this year after leaving them unchanged on Thursday.

  • Expect further easing from ECB: Economist     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Thorsten Polleit, chief economist at Degussa Goldhandel, says euro zone inflation numbers are a "strong incentive" for the ECB to push ahead with further easing policies in the coming months.

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