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  • Abe's 'Third Arrow' will be a damp squib: Pro   Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 9:07 PM ET
    Abe's 'Third Arrow' will be a damp squib: Pro

    Garry Evans, Global Head of Equity Strategy at HSBC, says expectations are high but Prime Minister Abe will struggle to break through the taboos surrounding structural reform in Japan.

  • Are Europe's attempts at transparency futile?   Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 10:20 PM ET
    Are Europe's attempts at transparency futile?

    Stephen Nash, Director of Strategy and Market Development at FIIG Securities, picks apart Mario Draghi's vague message on becoming more transparent.

  • Can yen weakness actually hurt Japan reforms?   Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 7:50 PM ET
    Yen's Weakness a Hurdle for Japan Reforms?

    Steven Saywell, Global Head of FX Strategy at BNP Paribas highlights the key obstacles standing in the way of implementing reforms in Japan.

  • China to scrap bank lending rate floor: CenBank   Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 7:32 AM ET
    China to scrap bank lending rate floor: CenBank

    China's central bank made a low-awaited announcement on interest rate reforms, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • China stock picks for the long term   Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 9:17 PM ET
    China stock picks for the long term

    Martin Schulz, Managing Director, International Equity at PNC Funds, says Chinese stocks provide some great longer-term opportunities. He discusses his top picks, Tencent, Qihoo and Hengan.

  • Sen. Warren: No risky trading with insured deposits Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 10:07 AM ET
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren

    The big banks should not be allowed to dip into FDIC-insured deposits to engage in risky trading activities, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said on CNBC Friday, as she pushed for a new, modern-day bank breakup bill.

  • New Financial Regulations Hard to Manage?   Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 4:45 AM ET
    New Financial Regulations Hard to Manage?

    Neil Owen, global practice director at Robert Half Financial Services, discusses how challenging the "wave of new regulations" is for financial services executives, especially finding the right talents to implement the changes.

  • Some Banks Still Too Big to Fail?   Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Some Banks Still Too Big to Fail?

    Eugene Ludwig, founder and CEO of Promontory Financial Group, talks about too big to fail banks and says the U.S. is "very close" to getting a "system to resolve the largest institutions".

  • EU Reforms Could Have Been Quicker: Olli Rehn   Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 4:45 AM ET
    EU Reforms Could Have Been Quicker: Olli Rehn

    Olli Rehn, the European Commission's economic chief, says the euro zone now has to finalise its banking union and insure better access to financing for SMEs and discusses France's fiscal target.

  • Why the EU Banking Union Needs Flexibility   Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    Why the EU Banking Union Needs Flexibility

    Anders Borg, Sweden minister of finance, argues that the current plan for a European banking union is too rigid, and would increase banks' financing costs.

  • Taiwan: The Tiger That's Lost its Teeth   Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | 9:37 PM ET
    Taiwan: The Tiger That's Lost its Teeth

    Richard Vuylsteke, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, discusses the protectionist environment in Taiwan and how the country can make itself more investment-friendly.

  • What the G8 Has Achieved   Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    What the G8 Has Achieved

    Alexander Mirtchev, board director at Atlantic Council, reviews the G8 meeting, its policy implications and what the main issues discussed were.

  • Deutsche Bank 'Horribly Undercapitalized': Regulator Saturday, 15 Jun 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Deutsche Bank AG's headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

    A top U.S. banking regulator called Deutsche Bank's capital levels "horrible" and said it is the worst on a list of global banks based on one measurement of leverage ratios.

  • Overweight Japan Equities Despite Volatility   Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 7:16 PM ET
    Enthusiastically Overweight On Japan Equities: Pro

    Michael Kurtz, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Nomura sees the Nikkei 225 hitting 16,000 by the end of 2013 and highlights possible sectors that have yet to reap the benefits of 'Abenomics'.

  • Robert Zoellick: Japan Growth Is a 'Sugar High'   Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 7:20 PM ET
    Robert Zoellick: Japanese Growth is a 'Sugar High'

    Robert Zoellick, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics explains why he thinks Japan needs to invest heavily in structural reforms.

  • China's Urbanization Plan Key to Growth: Pro   Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 9:35 PM ET
    China's Urbanization Plan Key to Growth: Pro

    Helen Zhu, Chief China Equity Strategist at Goldman Sachs, says although China's reform agenda remains unclear, Li Keqiang's urbanization plan will be the key driver of economic growth for the next 5 to 10 years.

  • Lack of Judgement to Blame for Crisis: CTSC Chair   Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    We Must 'Exercise Judgement': CTSC Chair

    Lord John McFall, former labour minister and chair of the Commons Treasury Select Committee, says the "financial architecture" is not to blame for the crisis but the lack of "engagement" and "judgment" by individuals is.

  • Why Japan Labor Market Needs Reform   Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Why Japan Labor Market Needs Reform

    Richard Gibbs, global head of economic research and chief economist at Macquarie Bank, says the Japanese government needs to encourage capital spending and reform its labor market and taxes.

  • Grubman: SEC Targeted Me and Other Top Analysts Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:29 PM ET
    Jack Grubman

    "Lightning doesn't strike the short trees," former analyst Jack Grubman tells CNBC in his first TV interview since his settlement with the SEC in 2003.

  • Bonus Limits Won't Reduce Competitiveness: Schulz   Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:51 AM ET
    Bonus Limits Won't Reduce Competitiveness: Schulz

    Martin Schulz, president of the European parliament, rejects the idea that implementing tougher bonus limits will reduce European banks' competitiveness.