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Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, former prime minister of Poland, describes the country's new finance minister as "perfect for the job" due to his strong economic background.
Roland Berger, founder and honorary chairman at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, explains that German coalition talks seem to center on left-wing issues and that if implemented could lead to a slowdown in growth.
Chris Williamson, global chief economist at Markit, comments on the latest French PMI release and says that it's running at a level "consistent with a contraction" in GDP.
Dana Telsey, CEO and chief research officer at Telsey Advisory Group, tells CNBC that it's "getting better" for JC Penny and discusses the store's promotional strategy ahead of quarterly results.
Francesco Filia, CEO and CIO at Fasanara Capital, explains that he remains "very cautious" on tapering and why he prefers European and Japanese equities over U.S.
Daniel Franklin, executive editor at The Economist, highlights how 40 percent of the world population will vote in 2014 and discusses the impact it could have on the world economy.
Melanie Baker, U.K. economist at Morgan Stanley, explains that the key thing to look for in the Bank of England's minutes is a sense that a rise in interest rates "won¿t happen anytime soon."
Adam Somlai-Fischer, co-founder at Prezi, talks about the environment for start-ups in Hungary and securing investments.
Didier Saint-Georges, member of the investment committee at Carmignac Gestion, discusses Ben Bernanke's comments on Tuesday and says tapering will be "very gradual."
Kristina Hooper, U.S. head of investment and client strategies at Allianz Global Investors, explains why she expects the U.S. housing market to improve but at a slower pace than seen so far.
Daniel Ives, managing director at FBR Capital markets, says Microsoft has found the "secret sauce" for its cloud operation and discusses the search for a new CEO.
James Crawshaw, IT and telecoms analyst at S&P Capital IQ, on how Nokia's networks business has staged a "remarkable turnaround" to be the world's third largest.
José Ángel Gurría, secretary general at the OECD, says Janet Yellen's nomination as Fed chairman makes "a lot of sense" and that it's "inevitable and in a way desirable" to start tapering.
Richard Madigan, CIO at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, expects equities to remain well-supported through 2014 as central banks¿ stimulus "won't be radically dismantled quickly".
Ingeborg Oie, senior analyst for European medical devices and health care services at Jefferies, highlights the health care sector's outperformance to the bear market and selects her top stock picks.
John Strickland, director at JLS Consulting, discusses European airlines following EasyJet's year-on-year jump in profit and highlights the difference in strategies with Ryanair.
Tim Harris, CEO of Harris Capital, says the equity market is not "at the end of the party yet" as central banks are likely to continue injecting liquidity for a little while longer.
Alan Knuckman, senior market analyst at Trading Advantage, expects the U.S. stock market to continue to climb higher despite the low amount of "believers."
Garrick Hileman, economic historian at the London School of Economics, highlights the risks, including regulatory, and advantages of the online currency, Bitcoin.
Terry Leahy, ambassador for International Festival for Business, says the U.K. needs to rebalance its economy with the private sector and exports playing a more important role.