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Daniel Morris, global investment strategist at TIAA-CREF Management, says the market expects Fed governor Janet Yellen to reaffirm that there is no change in tapering and in expectations for a rate hike.
Peter Hutton, energy analyst at RBC Capital Markets, discusses the impact the crisis in Iraq will have on oil production and says the propensity for the oil price to break its range upwards "is really quite high."
Jens Nordvig, co-head of global markets research Americas at Nomura, comments on the FOMC minutes and says that investors should focus on whether Janet Yellen will change her tone on inflation.
Jesper Koll, head of Japanese equity research at JPMorgan Securities Japan, discusses the Japanese economy and says that both consumer spending and business investment is growing.
John Hardy, foreign exchange strategist at Saxo Bank, says the market is "aggressively" pricing in a Bank of England rate hike in 2014, and comments on the latest minutes.
Miltiades Varvitsiotis, Greek minister of shipping and the Aegean, says Piraeus port should be fully privatized by year-end and that other ports could follow.
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Steven Englander, global head of G10 foreign exchange strategy at Citi, discusses Wednesday's FOMC meeting and says that the "dollar safe haven trade is the best" way to position.
Joanna Schwartz, CEO of EarlyShares.com, says that real estate crowdfunding is "really taking off" in the U.S., and that it is outpacing other sectors in equity crowdfunding.
Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, discusses German sentiment following the release of the ZEW data as well as the Fed's monetary policy.
John Coll, director of retail and lifestyle at Kantar Worldpanel, says the e-commerce market should grow by 47% in the next two years and discusses shopping patterns in different countries.
David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International, says that the U.K. inflation data "is undershooting" the Bank of England's expectations and discusses the timing for a rate hike.
Bod Dudley, CEO of BP says he's not concerned about the group's investment in Rosneft despite the situation in eastern Ukraine.
Alexander Korsik, CEO of Bashneft, says the unrest in Ukraine has had little impact on the group and that the decision to introduce a share sale either in London or Moscow will be made in "the spur of the moment".
William Patey, former U.K. ambassador to Iraq, discusses the reintroduction of American troops in Iraq and says the best outcome would be for Iraq's army to "get its act together".
Scott Shellady, CEO of Bull Reef Brokerage at TJM Institutional Services, says the tensions in the Middle-East could be what brings volatility and risk premium back to the market.
Gemma Godfrey, head of investment strategy at Brooks Macdonald, says sentiment has been "overshadowing economic realities" and there are now signs of cautions in the stock market.
Greg Valliere, chief political strategist at Potomac Research Group, says the situation in Iraq is "an enormous crisis" and that the implications are incredibly negative.
Uju Ifejika, CEO of Brittania-U, discusses how the Nigerian oil industry is looking towards Asia to make up for the loss of exports to the U.S. and highlights what the challenges for the sector are.
Johnny Mehta, CIO at Axis Investment Management Limited, discusses risks for equity markets and says that there appears to be a "high level of complacency".