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Rob Carnell, chief international economist at ING and Ben White, chief economic correspondent at Politico, debate how much of an effect the sequester will have on the US.
Enda Kenny, Taoiseach of Ireland, tells CNBC that Ireland's economy is improving and a reflection of improving investor confidence in the country, although there are still enormous challenges to overcome.
Rahul Sharma, founder and MD of NeevCapital, tells CNBC that traditional U.S. supermarkets have destroyed value over the past decade and valuations have fallen sharply.
Rob Buckland, chief global equity strategist at Citi, tells CNBC that there are still some gains to be had in the US markets if investors are willing to be patient for the rest of the year.
Erdem Basci, central bank governor of Turkey, tells CNBC why Turkey is sensitive to exchange rate volatility and the focus should be on rebalancing rather than growth.
Tobias S. Blattner, director economic research at Daiwa Capital Markets, tells CNBC why the ECB should refrain from using any of its emergency powers unless the economic situation takes a turn for the worse.
Rahul Bajoria, regional economist at Barclays, tells CNBC why the Indian budget's introduction of a 'wealth tax' was primarily a one off symbolic attempt to prevent it's credit rating taking a hit.
Masayuki Kichikawa, MD & chief Japan economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, tells CNBC why Haruhiko Kuroda's strong QE credentials help make him the right choice for Bank of Japan governor.
Tom Enders, CEO of EADS, says the initial problems with the Airbus A380 are behind them as they record strong profits and predict further growth in 2013.
Charles Beazley, CEO of Nikko Asset Management, says the Italian election results are the continuation of a "lost decade" in Europe.
David Rubenstein, co founder and co CEO, The Carlyle Group, says that while he suspects the sequester will go ahead in the U.S., it will not affect his approach to long-term investments in the country.
William Chan, partner, tax services at Grant Thornton Tax Services Ltd, tells CNBC why the GDP targets set out in Hong Kong's budget are too high, despite an economic improvement this year.
Peter Chatwell, interest rate strategist at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, tells CNBC that he expects a 5% yield to tempt domestic demand in the Italian bond auction which should see recent panic subside.
Don Smith, government bond strategist at ICAP, tells CNBC why huge uncertainty in the markets will affect the Italian 10 year bond auction on Wednesday.
Jeffrey S. Gordon, president & CEO of Syniverse, tells CNBC why a change in European regulations to allow greater consumer freedom in choosing roaming networks means mobile companies will have to really optimize their service if they want to succeed.
Greg Furman, founder and chairman of The Luxury Marketing Council, tells CNBC why companies in the luxury sector continue to see double digit growth despite the economic climate.
Loredana Federico, Italy economist at UniCredit, tells CNBC why a short-term coalition excluding Silvio Berlusconi is the most likely outcome of the Italian election.
Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, tells CNBC that a combination of the Italian constitution and political maneuvering mean uncertainty is likely to drag on for months.
Simon Maughan, financials sector strategist at Olivetree Financial Group, tells CNBC that the markets won't react too negatively to the Italian elections, beyond the initial immediate dip, because the ECB are not yet concerned enough to step in.
Annalisa Piazza, economist at Newedge, tells CNBC that if the competing political parties want to keep Italy in the euro zone and retain its credibility they must find a way to marry their principles with continued economic reform.