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Jesse Sherman, portfolio manager at Renaissance Asset Management, says the Turkish central bank's decision to hike rate will impact 2014 growth but that it restores confidence and credibility.
Dirk Becker, deputy head of German research at Kepler Cheuvreux, says Deutsche Bank is "managing alright" considering all it has to do and says it can make 2014 "the last bad year."
Alan Knuckman, senior market analyst at Trading Advantage, explains that he is "somewhat encouraged by the market" as the pull-back hasn't gotten worse and bonds haven't touched new highs.
Darren Chervitz, portfolio manager at Jacob Asset Management, says the market's reaction to Apple's quarterly numbers is "overdone" as the group continues to perform well.
Markus Kerber, director general at the BDI, says the electricity price is the "biggest obstacle" for German businesses to invest.
Steven Englander, global head of G10 foreign exchange strategy at Citi, says that liquidity in emerging markets is "terrible" and that investors are scared that the Fed will back away from its forward guidance.
Henryka Bochniarz, president at the Polish Confederation of Lewiatan, highlights that Poland has a strong economy with "huge potential" and that it still wants to be part of the euro zone.
Timothy Ash, head of emerging markets research ex-Africa at Standard Bank, says the market wants an "aggressive move" from the Turkish central bank as the policy so far has been "confusing."
Charles Dumas, chief economist at Lombard Street Research, discusses emerging markets and says the underlying issue is the Chinese slowdown.
Luis Videgaray Caso, Mexico's finance minister, expects the market to "differentiate" Mexico from other emerging markets due to the country's good fundamentals and "strong reform agenda."
Lawrence Lundy, ICT consultant at Frost & Sullivan expects the fourth quarter of 2013 to be the "best quarter Apple has ever had" and discusses expectations for 2014.
Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, describes the equity sell-off as "carnage" and says it was due to the combination of factors including bad payroll numbers, tepid earnings and weak Chinese manufacturing.
Julie Deane, co-owner and founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company, says Index Ventures' $21 million investment in the company should help it expand quicker, especially in China.
Rob Cox, global editor at Reuters Breakingviews, says that with the Fed tapering, investors have to be a lot more selective.
Andrew Sangster, editor at Hotel Analyst, discusses the luxury hotel sector, the advantages of not owning physical properties, and instead franchising or managing hotels.
Keith McGregor, EMEIA restructuring leader at EY, points out that U.K. profit warnings fell to a three-year low in 2013 due to "great momentum" in the first half.
Bhanu Baweja, global head emerging markets research at UBS, discusses emerging markets currencies as the Turkish lira fell to a record low against the dollar and euro.
Ibrahim Turhan, chairman and CEO at Borsa Istanbul, says that Nasdaq OMX's equity stake in the Turkish exchange will allow it to improve IT infrastructure and anchor Istanbul as a "financial hub" in the region.
Chris Watling, CEO at Longview Economics, says credit expansion in Europe could start this year as the region is now in a "clear recovery phase."
Stefano Pessina, chairman at Alliance Boots, says that Obamacare is going in the right direction conceptually but that its practical application was not well-handled.