SHANGHAI, Jan 29- Chinese banks seeking to profit from the country's stock market frenzy have bought into the recent surge in margin finance, foiling regulatory efforts to reduce debt-fueled speculation and amplifying the risk if the rally turns into a rout. That exposes China's banking system to greater risks, even as lenders struggle with an economic...» Read More
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Former Rep. Barney Frank said it would be embarrassing and wrong if JPMorgan ended up being compensated by the FDIC.
Robert Pickel, CEO, International Swaps and Derivatives Association says despite the bad reputation that derivatives have been left with following the 2008 global financial crisis, most of the instruments used are safe.
David Costa, Dean at Robert Kennedy College discusses Italy's competitive aspects.
Catherine Yeung, Investment Director, Fidelity Worldwide Investment talks about the investment opportunities in China's reform agenda and why Thailand is in a "sweet-spot".
Peter Schaffrik, head of European rates strategy at RBC Capital Markets, says now is the time for the Italian government to push through some reforms and discusses the U.K.'s latest PMI.
Michael Klibaner, head of research China at Jones Lang LaSalle, describes the Shanghai free trade as a "symbolic gesture" but stresses that China needs financial market reforms.
Brian Brenberg, assistant professor, explains what economic freedom is and why the U.S. has slipped from the second place worldwide to the seventeenth in one year.
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CNBC's Rick Santelli reflects on the what was lost and what was learned in the global financial crisis.
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports on the G20 and last night's meeting, which included a session where Russian President Putin asked every leader to voice his or her opinion on Syria. Many seemed to support President Obama's position.
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.
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.
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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.
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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".