Ruth Lea, economic advisor at Arbuthnot Banking Group, says the U.K. economy is "not out of the woods yet" as the country still has a large budget deficit.» Read More
Paul Young, founder and master chocolatier at Paul A Young Fine Chocolates, comments on the "massive growth" seen in luxury chocolate products ahead of London's Salon du Chocolat.
Olyvia Kwok, founder of Willstone Management, discusses her company which offer loans against art, by offering up to 50 percent of a piece's estimated price.
Prince Charles argues that the current pensions system's focus on "quarterly capitalism" is becoming "unfit for purpose".
Ben Simpfendorfer, managing director at Silk Road Associates, says that the Chinese economy remains "fundamentally imbalanced" and needs to see a recovery in its light industry.
Charles Dumas, chairman and chief economist at lombard Street Research, explains that U.S. GDP growth for the fourth quarter will be lower than expected due to the shutdown but that he is "bullish" on 2014 growth.
Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestle, explains that the group expects to achieve its guidance due to a combination of "real internal growth" and "softening" prices.
Marty Mosby, banking analyst at Guggenheim Partners, says that as a "pure player broker-dealer", Goldman Sachs revenues could be under more pressure than at other banks.
George Gonvales, head of U.S. rates strategy at Nomura, discusses the U.S. bond market and points out that the "year started with fiscal crisis and will end with fiscal crisis".
Michael Haynes, CEO of American Precious Metals Exchange, explains that the physical trading for gold has been up recently and that investors have a "longer-term interest".
Brian Gardner, senior vice president and Washington research analyst at Keefe Bruyette & Woods, talks about Treasurys following the announcement of the Congress deal and where they¿re likely to head next.
Paul Kavanagh, chairman and partner at Killik Capital, reacts to the latest U.K retail sales number and highlights that consumer spending is picking up as saving ratios are coming down.
Kevin Lilley, portfolio manager Old Mutual European equities fund at Old Mutual Global Investors, discusses the outlook for the consumer staples sector and argues it's best not to go long.
Mark Daniel, chairman of Cuscaden Group and John Hardy, head of FX strategy at Saxo Bank, comment on the impact the U.S. political deadlock had on the dollar.
Darren Schuringa, founder & portfolio manager at Yorkville Capital Management and Josef Schuster, founder of IPOX Schuster, discuss U.S. energy market IPOs after Plains GP became the largest IPO of this year on Tuesday.
Ian Hogg, head of mobile analysis at IHS Electronics and Media, says the Apple iPhone 5c is not really cheaper than previous models but expects iPhone shipments to grow compared to last year.
Patrick Spencer, director of international institutional equity sales at Baird, says that while Treasury trading has slowed, markets expect U.S. politicians to "come to their senses".
Atanas Bostandjiev, U.K. and international CEO of VTB Capital, says that due to the situation in the U.S., now is a good entry point for the "emerging markets investor" and says the Russian "story is still very constructive".
Alan Clarke, director of fixed income strategy and banking & markets at Scotiabank, reacts to the release of the latest U.K. unemployment figures and says the U.K. economy is in a "sweet spot".
Amir Anvarzadeh, market strategist at BGC Partners, comments on Softbank's acquisition of game-maker Supercell and says the group doesn't seem to have a "clear-cut strategy" regarding M&A.
Fred Neumann, co-head of Asia economic research at HSBC, says the political stalemate in the U.S has prompted Asian investors to look for alternatives to the dollar.