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European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, warns people from inferring anything regarding negative interest rates on deposit facilities from what he says in his speech, stating that "there is no news".
Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, says the Fed is unlikely to taper until March and that therefore the dollar will remain where it is and so will commodities.
Perry Link, professor emeritus of East Asian studies at Princeton University, casts doubts on the reforms China announced and wonders if they will change the U.S. perception of the country.
John Haynes, head of research at Investec Wealth & Management, discusses a potential January taper and says that markets have got to "go back to capitalism as we know it".
Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge, discusses the France/Italy meeting in which both countries backed a banking union and the divergences with Germany.
Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, former Polish prime minister,r efutes claims that polish reforms have stalled and says conditions for banks and businesses are continuously improving.
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".
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