NEW YORK, Dec 23- In December 2013, Hanmag Securities Corp, a small South Korean brokerage firm, lost 46 billion won in a day after a stock option trading algorithm went bad. It was a fatal blow for a company that had just 15 billion won of capital- Hanmag went bust. During the financial crisis, regulators were reluctant to let wobbly traders such as Bear Stearns go bust,...» Read More
Stephen Nash, Director of Strategy and Market Development at FIIG Securities, picks apart Mario Draghi's vague message on becoming more transparent.
Steven Saywell, Global Head of FX Strategy at BNP Paribas highlights the key obstacles standing in the way of implementing reforms in Japan.
China's central bank made a low-awaited announcement on interest rate reforms, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
Alexander Mirtchev, board director at Atlantic Council, reviews the G8 meeting, its policy implications and what the main issues discussed were.
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.
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.
"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.
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.