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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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
CNBC's Geoff Cutmore provides a preview of Mario Draghi's announcement on monetary policy from the European Central Bank and Bank of England.
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.
After two years of stellar gains for global investment banks, JPMorgan has announced its top picks for the sector in the coming year.
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.
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.
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.
The monetary policy committee of the South Korean central bank held its policy interest rate steady in a unanimous vote on Thursday.
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.
Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer, DBS Group Wealth Management, discusses a possible timeline for the end of U.S. monetary stimulus.
Ed Ponsi, Managing Director at Barchetta Capital Management, describes why the U.S. economic recovery remains tepid, which will see tapering last into 2014.
Americans increased their borrowing in November, led by continued gains in auto and student loans.
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