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John Meyer, analyst at SP Angel, welcomes the new BHP CEO's focus on expanding the oil business which differentiates the company from other miners.
David Goldberg, homebuilders and building products analyst at UBS, says after last year's U.S. homebuilders rally there is a lot of profit-taking, so investors who want to be long in housing now, have to go further up on the risk curve to less safer names.
Madhur Jha, global economist at HSBC, says the weak fourth quarter is behind and expects the German economy to grow 0.6% this year.
Michael Plavnik from Citi reverse engineered Japan's inflation target saying the yen will need to weaken 40-50% in the 2-year period with dollar/yen reaching 120.
Nitin Bhas, senior analyst at Juniper Research, explains why the new HTC device could be a make-or-break way for the Taiwanese company to gain back market share from Apple and Samsung.
Mark O'Hare, CEO of Preqin, says leverage is back, as multiples on buyout deals are going up.
Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, contemplates the risks around Italy, coming from the domestic parliamentary elections as well as a contagion from Cyprus.
Tim Stanley, historian and author, from Oxford University, explains the U.S. political dynamics around the sequester cuts.
Iain Armstrong, oil analyst at Brewin Dolphin, explains Brent price is effected by the global economy, while NYMEX Crude is a local brand impacted by developments in shale oil, unconventionals and the pipelines in the U.S.
Francesco Filia, CEO & CIO of Fasanara Capital, going long Nikkei and short yen, as the rally in the Nikkei is going to be purely nominal, offset more than proportionally by the devaluation of the yen.
Dirk van Vlaanderen, VP European equities at Jefferies, comments on Carlsberg's weaker-than-expected results, saying Western Europe is a declining beer market, so brewers focus on high-margin and high growth Asia this year.
Lee Downham, mining and metals transactions at Ernst & Young, says deal activity in mining & metals is set to recover in 2013, financed by private equity.
Jose Angel Gurria Trevino, secretary general of the OECD, tells CNBC that talk about currency wars is just a distraction from much more important issues.
Lael Brainard, U.S. under-secretary to the treasury for international affairs, tells CNBC that all members of the G7 will adhere to this week's currency statement, while it's important to avoid "loose talk" on currencies.
Michael Haynes, CEO of the American Precious Metals Exchange, tells CNBC that demand for physical gold remains strong regardless of a fall in the day to day price.
David Joy, chief marketing strategist at Ameriprise Financial, tells CNBC that the Heinz buyout is indicative of a market where there's lots of money on corporate balance sheets.
Ray Clacher, managing and creative director at Gieves and Hawkes, tells CNBC why the market for men's luxury clothing has experienced such a boom over the past five years.
Andrew Leung, founder of Andrew Leung International Consultants, tells CNBC about the trends driving an increase in mergers and acquisitions in Asia.
James P Walsh, senior economist Asia Pacific department at the IMF, emphasizes the importance of infrastructure investments to stimulate growth.
Daragh Maher, FX strategist at HSBC, tells CNBC that despite what the G20 are saying, there is a currency war taking place. Although Japan won't be able to maintain their aggressive weakening of the yen.