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."

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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.