Thailand saw healthy growth last year because the government's reform measures were successful, says Chadatip Chutrakul, CEO of Siam Piwat Company.» Read More
Jalil Rasheed, Investment Director, Head Of Singapore Office, Invesco, says he's not too concerned about the quarterly data prints given Singapore's transition to knowledge from manufacturing.
Mohamed Rafique Merican, CFO of Maybank Group, says factors such as weaker commodity prices and the implementation of the goods and services tax will weigh on loan growth this year.
Cesar Purisima, finance secretary of the Philippines, says factors such as better governance helped the country to grow over 6 percent every year since 2012. He adds that the government is aiming for a faster pace of growth so as to eradicate poverty.
Syed Hamid Albar, former Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs, says countries such as Malaysia should allow asylum seekers to land on their shores before a serious humanitarian problem emerges.
Sandra Seno-Alday, lecturer at the University of Sydney, highlights some challenges for the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community.
Teresita Sy-Coson, vice chairman of SM Investments Corporation, says awareness of regional integration will likely begin in 2015, but the completion of the ASEAN Economic Community may need time.
For investors, Cambodia boasts of positive factors like political stability, low inflation and a stable exchange rate, says the country's Minister of Commerce, Sun Chanthol.
China's expansion of its oil operations is only part of the reason behind its rising conflict with Vietnam.
Stephen Chang, Managing Director and Head of Asian Fixed Income at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, explains why Indonesian bonds look attractive.
Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia at Macquarie tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he thinks QE taper is irrelevant to the ASEAN markets.
Hozefa Topiwala, ASEAN Equity Strategist and Head of Singapore Research at Morgan Stanley, says Indonesia is the bank's least preferred market within the ASEAN region.
Curtis Chin, Managing Director, RiverPeak Group and former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank says the U.S needs to do more than just diplomatic or defense efforts.
U.S President Obama's decision to cancel his scheduled trip to Asia this weekend risks undermining the country's standing with regional allies.
Matt Bradley, President, ASEAN, Ford talks about the company's first dealership in Yangon, Myanmar and the prospects for building more manufacturing plants in Southeast Asia.
As ASEAN countries prepare to face up to the challenge of more competition, CNBC's Martin Soong got some answers from Wai Phyo, Managing Director of Yathar Cho, Myanmar's largest instant noodle maker.
Ajay Kapur, Head of Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch says that North Asian economies are safe havens right now amid the sell-off in emerging markets.
Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group discusses the benefits of expanding into Qianhai, Shenzhen.
Hozefa Topiwalla, Equity Strategist at Morgan Stanley Asean, says domestic growth is the key concern for countries like Indonesia due to rising cost of capitals and FED's tapering.
Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia, Macquarie tells investors which ASEAN markets they should bet on.
Kelvin Blacklock, CIO at Eastspring Investments says the markets that have moved up recently are those that have seen strong earnings growth. He says these defensive markets are looking expensive while the cyclicals appear cheap.