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The European Central Bank allotted 129.84 billion euros ($162 billion) in the second round of its targeted long-term refinancing operation (TLTRO). Gemma Godfrey, head of investment strategy at Brooks Macdonald Asset Management, discusses the results.
With Russia's central bank raising its key interest rate to 10.5 percent to protect the ruble, Boris Schlossberg, managing director at BK Asset Management, says it shows they're very fearful of capital outflows.
After ECB's data on the take-up of TLTROs, Boris Schlossberg, managing director at BK Asset Management says this could be "euro-positive", as it creates the idea of a delay in full QE.
Gemma Godfrey, head of investment strategy at Brooks Macdonald Asset Management, says both the U.S. and the U.K. can accelerate in their pace of growth in 2015, despite an overall global weakness.
Peter Thal Larsen, Asia editor at Reuters Breakingviews, says the Hong Kong protesters have got their message across, but hadn't managed to get closer to "true universal suffrage".
Quantitative easing was a success for the U.S., however will full-blown QE provide the same results for Europe? Nick Carn, founder of Carn Macro Advisors, considers this further.
With Norway and Russia's central banks trying to protect their currencies, Nick Carn, founder of Carn Macro Advisors, discusses why Norway is easing whilst Russia is expected to tighten its policy measures.
Membership fees have helped Costco beat its profit estimates for the first quarter, but will cheaper fuel benefit the retailer's sales? Brian Nagel, retail analyst at Oppenheimer & Co thinks it's a possibility.
Talking about the tech sector, Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners gives his predictions on whether tech IPOs will thrive in 2015.
With the U.S markets possibly hitting 18,000 this week, Ken Kamen, President at Mercadien Asset Management says that as markets hit these milestones, it causes people to "reassess" on whether we've gone "too far, too fast".
With an uncertainty of when oil prices will rise again, Miswin Mahesh, oil analyst at Barclays says OPEC's decision to let the markets "do whatever it takes" to balance prices, is like "the goalkeeper walking away" in a soccer game.
After Greece's snap election announcement, there's a "new level of uncertainty reflected in the stock exchange and bond market" says Kostas Botopoulos, chairman at Hellenic Capital Market Commission.
With the Russian ruble facing an uncertain future, Timothy Ash, head of EM Research at Standard Bank says that if changes aren't made, the currency will continue to see "downside pressure".
With the announcement of Greece's political uncertainty, Silvio Peruzzo, European economist at Nomura discusses how this could impact sovereign bond buying.
Ahead of the latest U.S. government spending bill, Ben White, chief economic correspondent at Politico, says the bill will be passed, as "nobody wants a shutdown".
We've seen more of a "Goldilock environment" for commercial real estate over recent months, with employment growth the fundamental driver, says Hessam Nadji, managing director and chief strategy officer at Marcus & Millichap Research and Advisory Services.
Discussing the Fed's rate hike timeline, Hugh Grieves, manager at CF Miton US Opportunities Fund, says the U.S. central bank has always made sure markets were aware of any changes about to take place.
U.K. jobs growth is expected to hit its highest level since 2005, according to Manpower's Employment Outlook survey, due to its "consistent steady growth". Mark Cahill, managing director, EMEA at Manpower, discusses further.
Emerging market currencies will be "more volatile" as we go into 2015, says Luis Costa, head of CEEMEA FX and rates strategy at Citi.
Discussing Europe's economic outlook in 2015, Kerry Craig, market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, sees a promising recovery, with consumer stocks and banks benefiting the most.
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