BEIJING, March 11- Following are comments from a media conference by Zhou Xiaochuan, the governor of the People's Bank of China, Deputy Governor Yi Gang, the head of China Banking Regulatory Commission, Shang Fulin, as well as the heads of China Insurance Regulatory Commission and the China Securities Regulatory Commission. For a related story, see.» Read More
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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, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics explains why he thinks Japan needs to invest heavily in structural reforms.
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.
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.
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.
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Martin Schulz, president of the European parliament, rejects the idea that implementing tougher bonus limits will reduce European banks' competitiveness.
Harris Georgiades, Cyprus finance minister, comments on Cypriot reforms, discussions with Russia, capital controls and why he expects the first installment of the bailout shortly.
Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at INSEAD says a lot of the political debates in Europe have gone away little by little. He says it is time to find ways to bring growth back to Europe's economy.
Richard Ward, CEO of Lloyd's, highlights that the European Union is very important to the U.K's financial sector but that some of its planned regulations could hurt.
Edward Pinto, resident fellow at American Entreprise Institute, discusses how the U.S. mortgage lending business should be reformed following strong profits from Fannie Mae.
Greg Medcraft, Chairman of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, explains why the issue for financial systems is not about more regulation, but about appropriate regulation.
Robert Pickel, CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, delves into the complexities of setting global standards for the derivatives market.
Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, tells CNBC that many Japanese business leaders remain skeptical over prime minister Abe's motives for reform.
Thousands of U.K. financial sector workers risk being frozen out of the industry unless they pass mandatory tests measuring their personal ethics and integrity.
China's financial reform campaign has indeed chalked up considerable victories, but it appears more time will be needed before additional and necessary reform measures take root. The Caixin reports.