Finn Kydland, professor of economics at the University of California and 2004 Nobel Prize Laureate, discusses monetary policy and says the Fed's recent behavior raises questions.» Read More
Tanuja Randery, CEO of MarketPrizm, says the Italian transaction tax will increase the cost of Italian equities and the negative impact on liquidity will be greater than the tax revenues it raises.
Tom Elliott, global strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, says the U.S. economy can absorb the sequester cuts, but the potential weight of Medicare over the next couple of decades needs to be addressed.
Patrick Coveney, CEO of Greencore, says to win back consumer confidence after the horse meat scandal, common standards have to be set for the food supply chain.
Stephen Hester, CEO of RBS, says the bank has one more big year of restructuring in 2013 before it starts looking like a normal company.
Paul Donovan, deputy head of global economics at UBS, says a weak yen is not universally good for the Japanese economy, as many companies export in the yen.
Leopoldo Alvear, CFO of Bankia, says the bank's balance sheet is clean from real estate assets and covered for credits, ready to return to profitability this year.
Portuguese Economy Minister Alvaro Santos Pereira says it would be "totally" out of the question for Portugal to leave the single currency.
Richard Perry, chief market strategist at Central Markets, takes a technical look at currencies, analyzing the GBP/USD, EUR/GBP and USD/JPY pairs.
Caroline Neville, president of Cosmetic Executive Women, says the British 'kit and caboodle' industry employs 1 million people, and urges British cosmetic brands to capitalize on exports to emerging markets.
Louisa Bojesen reports on Italy's strong bond auction and the gains for most European stocks on Wednesday.
Bob McKee, chief economist at Independent Strategy, explains why there was strong demand for Italy's bond auction despite the political uncertainty. He also talks about the outlook for U.S. GDP growth.
Jacopo Barigazzi, editor-in-chief of Linkiesta, weighs up Beppe Grillo's web nous against media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi's TV presence.
Simon Ballard, senior credit strategist at National Australia Bank, advises long-term bond investors not to buy, as we are not yet at the bottom of the dip.
Euro zone shares sank to three month lows on Tuesday after an Italian election stalemate renewed concerns about the future of the single currency area.
Nasser Marafih, CEO of Qatari Qtel, discusses the rebranding of his company as "Ooredoo", a move that was announced this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief Southern European economist at Barclays, says a temporary coalition is the most market-friendly scenario for Italy.
Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, thinks yields on Spanish 10-year bonds will probably remain at Tuesday's levels.
Viber CEO Talmon Marco explains how his messaging and voice-calling app, launched in 2010 to rival Skype, is adding half a million users per day.
Investec Head of Research John Haynes says he is optimistic a Berlusconi-majority in the Italian Senate will not prevent progress in structural and fiscal reforms continuing.
Todd Gebhart, co-president at McAfee, warns of new risks to mobile security, and adds that one-third of users do not bother with passwords.