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  • Philippines: No longer the 'sick man of Asia'? Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 5:48 PM ET
    Philippines: No longer the 'sick man of Asia'?

    Jalil Rasheed, investment director at Invesco, likes the real estate and infrastructure sectors of the Philippines due to strong domestic consumption and political longevity.

  • China expands tax breaks, vows more fiscal support Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:40 AM ET

    China is expanding an income-tax break to help more companies and will speed construction of water projects, the cabinet said.

  • Chinese shares brush off better-than-expected data Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    Chinese shares brush off better-than-expected data

    Dickie Wong, executive director at Kingston Securities, says Chinese shares may be losing steam in the Year of the Sheep, with better-than-expected data failing to spur markets on Wednesday.

  • Don't cheer surprise upside in China flash PMI: HSBC Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 8:45 PM ET
    Don't cheer surprise upside in China flash PMI: HSBC

    John Zhu, greater China economist at HSBC, says growth in China's manufacturing sector remains subdued and attributes the surprise upside in February's PMI to seasonal effects.

  • China easing depends on growth target: Pro Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 8:14 PM ET
    China easing depends on growth target: Pro

    If China's leaders set a growth target of 7 percent at the upcoming National People¿s Congress, expect a lot more easing, says Sam Le Cornu, senior portfolio manager, Asia Listed Equities at Macquarie Funds Group.

  • Fears aside, one Asia market may still have legs Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    India traders at the Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd. office in Mumbai, India.

    A stunning election result in India won't derail liberalization of the economy—and the real challenges lie elsewhere, anyway.

  • In anticipation of Singapore's Jubilee Budget Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 8:45 PM ET
    In anticipation of Singapore's Jubilee Budget

    Amy Ang, ASEAN Financial Services Tax Leader at EY, outlines her expectations for this year's budget, which comes along with Singapore's 50th anniversary.

  • Assessing Japan's 2% inflation target Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 8:17 PM ET
    Assessing Japan's 2% inflation target

    While Japan has a good chance of escaping deflation, it will be difficult for the country to hit the Bank of Japan's inflation target, says Ken Peng, Asia Investment Strategist at Citi Private Bank.

  • How will Greece impact Asia? Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 7:40 PM ET
    How will Greece impact Asia?

    Pakorn Peetathawatchai, CFO at the Stock Exchange of Thailand and Pahala Mansury, CFO of Bank Mandiri, discuss the impact that the Greek crisis has on Asia's financial markets.

  • Greek debt won't be repaid, says this expert Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 5:48 PM ET
    Greek debt won't be repaid, says this expert

    Kingsley Jones, founder and CIO of Jevons Global, explains why it is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt.

  • BOJ will achieve 2% inflation: LDP lawmaker Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 7:16 PM ET
    BOJ will achieve 2% inflation: LDP lawmaker

    Kozo Yamamoto, lawmaker with the Liberal Democratic Party, expects the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to attain its 2 percent inflation target next year.

  • BOJ will ease - the question is when Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 5:34 PM ET
    BOJ will ease - the question is when

    The Bank of Japan will announce additional easing measures but the timing remains uncertain, says Daisuke Nomoto, senior portfolio manager at Columbia Management Investment Advisers.

  • Behind CapitaLand's robust Q4 results Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 12:51 AM ET
    Behind CapitaLand's robust Q4 results

    Lim Ming Yan, CEO of CapitaLand, attributes the 187 percent leap in fourth-quarter profits to factors like a pick-up in its Vietnam business and higher gains from its investment properties.

  • This expert is increasing exposure to Europe Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 8:15 PM ET
    This expert is increasing exposure to Europe

    Low risk of a Greek credit crisis and improving fundamentals are reasons to invest in Europe, says David Gaud, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Fund Manager at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management.

  • Can China hold the fort at 6.5% growth? Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 8:05 PM ET
    Can China hold the fort at 6.5% growth?

    A Chinese official said the mainland needs to guarantee 6.5 percent annual growth for its 13th five-year plan. David Gaud, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Fund Manager at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, discusses.

  • Fresh stimulus from BOJ soon? Not yet: Pro Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 7:34 PM ET
    Fresh stimulus from BOJ soon? Not yet: Pro

    Masazumi Wakatabe, professor at the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University, says the Bank of Japan will be monitoring the effects of its last stimulus package in Tuesday's policy meeting.

  • Japan isn't out of the woods yet: Expert Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 5:47 PM ET
    Japan isn't out of the woods yet: Expert

    While Japan Inc looks attractive, the country's economy remains a problem that needs to be solved by Prime Minister Abe, says Richard Martin, managing director at IMA Asia.

  • Japan exits recession: Reaction Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Japan exits recession: Reaction

    As Japan exits technical recession, Tapan Datta, head of global asset allocation at Aon Hewitt, says the "picture is far from benign" as there's very little growth in the Japanese economy.

  • Why short euro is the way to go Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 9:46 PM ET
    Why short euro is the way to go

    Nizam Idris, MD, head of Strategy at Macquarie, expects the euro to hit 1.12 to the dollar over the next 3 months on the back of growth worries and uncertainty over Greece.

  • Why China will like a weaker yuan Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 8:17 PM ET
    Why China will like a weaker yuan

    In order to fuel a pick-up in exports, Beijing will try to keep the yuan "reasonably stable, which could entail some weakening against the dollar", says Simon Cox, MD & investment strategist, Asia Pacific at BNY Mellon Investment Management.

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