Nina Hachigian, Ambassador, U.S. Mission to ASEAN, says the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) demonstrates the "strong political will" in Southeast Asia.» Read More
Richard Harris, CEO, Port Shelter Investment Management expresses optimism that U.S. policymakers may avert a fiscal debacle but given the last minute rush, it may be nothing to brag about.
Daryl Guppy, CEO, Guppytraders.com charts the PSE Composite, while Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS explains why he's not bullish on the Philippines. due to empty promises of institutional reforms.
Ajay Kapur, Asian Head of Equity Strategy, Deutsche Bank says looking at valuations doesn't work. He advises investors to buy stocks that guarantee earnings and return on equity.
Michael Araneta, Consulting & Research Director, IDC Financial Insights Asia Pacific says Asian banks will spend 2013 focused on their home markets as they fill the vacuum left by European banks.
Erik Lueth, Senior Regional Economist, RBS details why 2013 will be a good year for Asia. He says domestic demand has held up, ASEAN has been growing above historical rates and that the slowdown in the economies of China and India has been domestically-driven.
Iwan Azis, Head of Office of Regional Economic Integration, Asian Development Bank doesn't think the ASEAN economic community will meet all its targets by 2015, but stresses the significance of the community-building consensus in the bloc.
Lorraine Tan, Director of Equity Research at S&P Capital IQ shares her strategy for trading the ASEAN markets.
The Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece treated The Onion's spoof of Kim Jong-un as the"Sexiest Man Alive" for 2012 as a straight-laced story, heralding The Onion's "honor" of the stout North Korean dictator. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
China’s neighbors are seething with anger over new Beijing-issued passports that they see as the latest, underhand, Chinese jab in an ongoing regional row about maritime territory. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
Hugh White, Professor of Strategic Studies, Australia National University says Obama's swing through Southeast Asia re-affirms his commitment to the region while bringing to light the rivalry between the U.S. & China.
Avery Poole, Lecturer at the University of Melbourne says China will pay close attention to U.S. President Obama's visit to Cambodia and Myanmar, some of Beijing's allies in the region.
Andrew Rickards, CEO, Yoma Strategic Holdings says that there's a lot of scope to invest in Myanmar as the country makes its investment rules clearer.
Leif Eskesen, Chief Economist for India & ASEAN at HSBC thinks the Fed's QE3 is one of the few remaining tools left that is still capable of fixing the U.S. economy.
Peter Fleet, President, ASEAN at Ford says the automaker is recovering from the Thai floods and seeing strong demand for its vehicles.
An Irish vote could spell good luck for the euro, and Swiss growth is surging - it's time for your FX Fix.
Despite the recent turbulence in the euro zone, the leader of the World Trade Organisation believes that a single currency should be a “long-term goal” for the countries in the ASEAN economic area.
"I think ASEAN regional integration is an extremely serious, well managed process with the necessary degree of both progressivity and consistency. If you look at the world at large there are three integration processes that are really moving forward ASEAN, East Africa and Central America," Pascal Lamy, director-general of the WTO, told CNBC.
With economic growth slowing in both China and India and policymakers facing increasing challenges, analysts tell CNBC that investors should look beyond these two countries for profitable returns in 2012.
Amar Gill, Head of Thematic Research, CLSA, says foreign direct investment in ASEAN has tripled over the last three years. His top picks for the region are Bank Rakyat, Public Bank and CP Foods.
Leaders of Southeast Asian countries are meeting in Bali this week to try to push for the creation of a free trade zone by 2015 that would rival China and India. But can the region match up to their size and importance?