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  • 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.

  • Modest spread tightening in periphery bonds     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    Michael Mewes, head of the fixed income group in Frankfurt at JP Morgan Asset Management, says there is an opportunity for "very modest" spread tightening in the European periphery bonds.

  • Joerg Kraemer, chief economist at Commerzbank, says the European Central Bank is likely to take action to increase bank lending in the near future.

  • South Korea central bank held rates in unanimous vote Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 11:54 PM ET
    Bank of Korea Governor Kim Choong-Soo

    The monetary policy committee of the South Korean central bank held its policy interest rate steady in a unanimous vote on Thursday.

  • Contrarian call: Why BOK will cut rates     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    While many don't expect a rate cut from the BOK, Freya Beamish, Economist at Lombard Street Research, expects they will due to concern over the won.

  • When will the Fed pull the plug on QE?     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer, DBS Group Wealth Management, discusses a possible timeline for the end of U.S. monetary stimulus.

  • Why taper will only end in 2015     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 5:33 PM ET

    Ed Ponsi, Managing Director at Barchetta Capital Management, describes why the U.S. economic recovery remains tepid, which will see tapering last into 2014.

  • US consumer borrowing up $12.3 billion in November Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 3:14 PM ET
    A man uses a credit card to pay for gas in Miami, Florida.

    Americans increased their borrowing in November, led by continued gains in auto and student loans.

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