BRIEF-EBay's PayPal margins lower in 2014 "as we continue to invest heavily"

Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:03pm EST

Jan 22 (Reuters) - eBay Inc : * CFO says paypal margins will be lower in 2014 "as we continue to invest

heavily to protect and extend our leadership position" * CFO says "plan to make opportunistic repurchases of our common stock to

reduce the outstanding share count" * CEO: "I spoke with Mr. icahan briefly last week to hear his views" * CEO: "we continue to believe that the company, our customers, and our

shareholders are best served keeping paypal and eBay together."


After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.