Ian Gordon, head of banks research at Investec Securities, says it is no surprise that the Royal Bank of Scotland is looking to cut thousands of jobs as the profitability of the company has fallen.
Robin Doumar, managing partner at Park Square Capital, says the raft of new banking regulation which has caused banks to reduce lending, has opened a gap for non-bank lenders to step in to.
James Lockhart Smith, principal analyst for Latin America at Maplecroft, says the Brazilian central bank will hike interest rates further over the next few months as the country struggles with high inflation.
Robin Doumar, managing partner at Park Square Capital, says with the rise of non-bank lenders, larger M&A deals have been possible.
Bill Winters, CEO of Renshaw Bay and former co-CEO of JPMorgan Investment Bank, warns that "bad eggs" still remain in the banking industry.
Bill Winters, CEO of Renshaw Bay and former co-CEO of JPMorgan Investment Bank, says despite the "ups and downs" he had at JPMorgan, he "wouldn't trade it for anything".
Boris Schlossberg, managing director at BK Asset Management, says the Federal Reserve will continue with the monthly taper of its quantitative easing program despite a weak jobs number.
Petr Zemcik, director of European economics at Moody's Analytics, and Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, discuss whether it was right for the European Central Bank to keep its main interest rate on hold this month.
Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, discusses what to expect from Rio Tinto and Glencore Xstrata's earnings.
Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, says Bank of England governor Mark Carney could "water down" forward guidance as U.K. economic data improves sooner than expected.
Shweta Singh, economist at Lombard Street Research, says emerging market countries have not delivered structural reforms leaving them exposed to external influences such as action by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Arvind Ramakrishnan, head of Asia at Maplecroft, discusses the significance of the elections in Thailand and what they mean for the country's future.
Robert Perkins, editor for EMEA oil news for Platts, says BP is still suffering from the costs of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Charles Newsome, director of wealth and investments at Investec, says the company has a low exposure to emerging markets, and is waiting for a stronger economic picture to invest in those countries.
David Enrich, European banking editor at the Wall Street Journal, says banks are still "bleeding" as they continue to pay fines and undergo investigations over scandals such as Libor.
Abhishek Deshpande, oil and gas analyst at Natixis, says it is unclear how much oil Iran will bring to the market when the sanctions are lifted.
Graham Neilson, chief investment strategist at Cairn Capital, says the credit and equity market could stay "incredibly dull" this year, but there is likely to be volatility.
Matt Leyland, reviews editor at Total Film, discusses the films and actors that could be up for an Oscar when nominations are announced on Thursday.
Mark Hargreaves, European equity manager at Axa Framlington, says the equity market in 2014 will not give the same returns as this year, but there are many reasons to be optimistic.
Matthew Turner, precious metals analyst at Macquarie Securities, says investment in gold is unlikely to pick up, but the gold price will remain stable.
Stewart Paterson, partner and lead manager at Tiburon Taurus Fund, discusses the challenges facing Asian equities in 2014.
Alastair Paterson, CEO of Digital Shadows, discusses the threat of cyber attacks and how sensitive information could be leaked.
Derek Halpenny, European head of global currency research at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, says 2014 will focus on the dollar story.
Valentin Marinov, head of European G10 FX strategy at Citi, says the euro is seen as a safe haven as the markets fear tapering.
Kingsmill Bond, chief strategist at Sberbank CIB, discusses what could be said when Russian president Vladimir Putin delivers his state of the nation address on Thursday.
Abhishek Deshpande, oil and gas analyst at Natixis, says there will "robust demand" for oil from the global economy.
Michael Henderson, Latin America economist at Maplecroft, discusses the effect of tapering on Brazil and Mexico.
Ashraf Laidi, chief global strategist at City Index, discusses forward guidance ahead of the European Central Bank and Bank of England's latest policy decisions on Thursday.
Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research markets at RBS, says the European Central Bank will announce positive growth and inflation forecasts.
Jonathan Fenby, co-founder of Trusted Sources and managing director of the China team, discusses the significance of Britain's political visit to China.
Georg Szalai, international business editor at The Hollywood Reporter, discusses the top films this holiday season, including the Hunger Games and The Hobbit.
Stuart Conroy, founder of Activ8, discusses how the traditional distribution model has changed with the rise of online retail.
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