Here is a list of videos to refill the idea jar:
- U.S. tops for competitiveness
The United States topped the World Economic Forum’s latest global competitiveness index, under new methodology. The WEF says top universities and innovative businesses helped the U.S. eclipse concerns over its fiscal health.
- How Will MiFID Change European Trading?
The EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid) launched Thursday. It will create a single European market and consolidate the regulatory regime for equities and derivatives. Charlie McCreevy, EU internal market commissioner, speaks to CNBC’s Guy Johnson about the regulatory system.
- MiFID vs. Basel II
The European Union’s MiFID launched on Thursday. CNBC’s Guy Johnson talks to Chris Pickles, chairman of MiFID Joint Working Group, and Dr, William Chambers, associate professor of professional practice in administrative sciences at Boston University, about the differences between MiFID and the US’s Basel II regulatory system.
- More Writedowns Expected
The bank writedowns are expected to continue, warns Bill Gross, chief investment officer, Pimco. He tells CNBC’s Amanda Drury & Sri Jegarajah that investments banks have underestimated their writedowns.
- Petrobras CEO on Rising Price of Oil
Oil hit a new record high above $96 on Thursday before retreating. Shares in state-controlled oil company Petrobras have soared on Brazil’s Bovespa Index on rising commodity prices. Jose Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo, CEO of Petrobras, speaks to CNBC’s Anna Martin about what’s driving the price of oil.
- Jim Rogers Says Bernanke Is ‘A Nut’ for Cutting Rates
Jim Rogers, chairman of New York-based Beeland Interests Inc., talks with Bloomberg’s Betty Liu about today’s October U.S. jobs report, Federal Reserve monetary policy, his investment advice, and the outlook for investment banks and growth in China.
- No More Guaranteed Rate Cuts
The Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and the ECB are back to relying on economic data to indicate whether rate cuts are needed, and that realization was a reason for Thursday’s selloff, Howard Wheeldon, partner at BGC Partners, tells Geoff Cutmore on “Squawk Box Europe.”