Markets have built up a lot of expectation ahead of the speeches from central bankers at Jackson Hole, says Todd Horwitz, author and founder of Averagejoeoptions.com, with all eyes are on Fed Chair Janet Yellen¿s comments on Friday.» Read More
Ashish Shah, head of global credit at AllianceBernstein, discusses Ireland's borrowing costs which fell below those of the U.K. and the U.S. as well as opportunities in the high yield credit market.
Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, says that the IEA's increased oil demand expectation is not "surprising" as the economy recovers.
Alex DeGroote, media analyst at Panmure Gordon, says digital is "picking up a lot of the slack" from physical magazine sales but highlights that revenues are still slow as online content is not necessarily paid-for.
Ladislav Hornan, chairman at UHY, talks about the top foreign direct investments league and explains that low corporate tax is not the only draw for foreign investors.
Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, describes the interim deal with Iran as a "genuine breakthrough" but highlights that "plenty can interfere" with progress towards a longer-term deal.
Doug Peterson, president at McGraw Hill Financial, explains that governments are facing a massive gap in infrastructure projects with institutional investors likely to make up the shortfall.
Diana Choyleva, director and head of the U.K. service at Lombard Street Research, says the implementation of necessary financial sector reforms in China will be "unpleasant and very difficult" and lead to "below-trend growth."
Paul North, head of product management for EMEA asset servicing at BNY Mellon, discusses the impact of new E.U. rules on hedge funds - and that the majority of firms are yet to comply.
Nick Xanders, head of European equity strategy at BTIG, says investors should be "more cautious" on the European banking sector and Swiss banks are "probably the safest" at the moment.
Marc Elliott, mining analyst at Investec, says downside risks for commodities are "diminishing" and that the mining sector's "big shocks" are now "done and dusted."
Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank, discusses Chinese growth and says the government still has "enough leeway" to launch infrastructure projects on a "selective" basis.
Edmund Salvesen, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, highlights that Deutsche Bank's litigation will be "at the forefront of investors' attention" and that the bank's turn-around will be slow and cautious.
After four years of sector underperformance due to oversupply and a lack of demand, miners present a buying opportunity in 2014, analysts say.
Peter Hutton, energy analyst at RBC Capital Markets, comments on Shell's profit warning and says it is a "reminder" and not new information.
Alan Knuckman, senior market analyst at Trading Advantage, explains why he remains optimistic as markets could keep reaching new highs.
Vasily Karasyov, senior analyst for media at Sterne Agee, says that the revenue growth trajectory of Disney's cable networks is overestimated.
Patrick Wang, managing director at Evercore Partners, discusses Intel following the profit warning and says the biggest concern for investors will be guidance on the group¿s data center growth.
Charles Stewart, CEO at Itau BBA International, explains that while Brazil is facing "near-term headwinds", the long-term fundamentals remain "extremely compelling."
Jim O'Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, discusses the U.S. economy and says the December jobs report is an "aberration" as most data are positive.
Thomas Monaco, managing director at Forensic Asia, explains his assessment of HSBC and why he believes that the group could find itself with a significant capital shortfall.