The global benchmark for equities - the S&P 500 - is likely to see a surge of over 5 percent in the next month, according to Nomura strategist Bob Janjuah.
Investors expecting 2014 to kick off with bumper profit growth to match a rally in stock markets could be disappointed.
The uproar over high-speed trading has highlighted the issue once again, but regulators around the world have already responded to the practice -- with a wide variety of measures.
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A Promo video for CNBC Meets HRH The Duke of York
CNBC Meets' Tania Bryer speaks to HRH The Duke of York, second son of reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.
In part two, HRH The Duke of York, Prince Andrew talks about his latest charitable projects, public duties and how he addresses his mother, The Queen.