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  • Markets: China's a 'good reform story' Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Markets: China's a 'good reform story'

    China's inflation prices have fallen to a five year low in December. Geoff Dennis, head of GEM equity strategy at UBS discusses why he recommends it for 2015.

  • US rate hike isn't doom for Asia: Fidelity Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 12:15 AM ET
    US rate hike isn't doom for Asia: Fidelity

    Asia has the ability to self-sustain, which makes a return of 2013's taper tantrum unlikely as the Fed moves closer to a rate hike, says Medha Samant, Investment Director of Asian Equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment.

  • China December inflation signals persistent weakness Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 9:13 PM ET

    China's annual consumer inflation hovered at a near five-year low of 1.5 percent in December, signalling persistent weakness in the economy.

  • What Beijing needs to take note with stimulus Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 8:31 PM ET
    What Beijing needs to take note with stimulus

    Will Oswald, Global Head of Fixed Income, Credit and Commodities at Standard Chartered, says China is in need of more stimulus as low inflation persists, but authorities need to avoid sparking a surge in equities.

  • The odds of a China implosion in 2015 are... Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 7:24 PM ET
    The odds of a China implosion in 2015 are...

    Michala Marcussen, Global Head of Economics at Societe Generale and Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer at DBS Private Bank, discuss the risks of a hard landing in the mainland.

  • Why Kim Jong Un is smiling on his birthday Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 5:33 PM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks through a pair of binoculars during an inspection of the Hwa Islet Defence Detachment standing guard over a forward post off the east coast of the Korean peninsula.

    A look at North Korea's growing, not-so-isolated economy, and key reasons Kim Jong Un is feeling good after three years in power.

  • Forces fueling US economy Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 10:08 AM ET
    Forces fueling US economy

    CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down the headwinds and tailwinds facing the U.S. economy.

  • Taper tantrum won't repeat in Asia: JPMorgan Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 12:24 AM ET
    Taper tantrum won't repeat in Asia: JPMorgan

    Geoff Lewis, Global Market Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, explains his optimism for Asian economies to withstand potential rises in U.S. interest rates.

  • Can the opposition win Sri Lanka elections? Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 10:43 PM ET
    Can the opposition win Sri Lanka elections?

    Roman Scott, Chairman at The Calamander Group, discusses the odds of an opposition win amid great dissastisfaction for the current regime under President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

  • Cold weather to be a boon for Fast Retailing: Pro Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    Cold weather to be a boon for Fast Retailing: Pro

    Mikihiko Yamato, Deputy Head of Research, Japan Retail at SG-Ji, outlines his expectations for Fast Retailing's first quarter results due Thursday and discusses the firm's expansion in the U.S..

  • Are bond yields flashing a panic signal? Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 9:26 PM ET

    Government bond yields in the U.S., Europe and Japan are plumbing lows, suggesting a flight to safety, but analysts aren't ready to hit the panic button.

  • Trouble brews for Malaysia (and it's not just oil) Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 9:02 PM ET
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Malaysia's outlook is set to deteriorate in 2015 following three years of robust growth, and experts say it's not just due to crashing oil prices.

  • Why Credit Suisse prefers H shares to A shares Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 8:34 PM ET
    Why Credit Suisse prefers H shares to A shares

    While mainland investors have built in "a QE-type of expectation", Hong Kong investors have yet to do so. If that materializes, HK-traded Chinese stocks may get a boost, says Vincent Chan, Head of China Equity Research at Credit Suisse.

  • Why this expert is betting big on Japan Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 8:18 PM ET
    Why this expert is betting big on Japan

    Daryl Liew, head of portfolio management at REYL Singapore, expects Prime Minister Abe to push through some difficult structural reforms like corporate tax cuts in Japan this year.

  • Japan tax hike impact to end come spring: Pro Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    Japan tax hike impact to end come spring: Pro

    Peter Boardman, Managing Director at Tradewinds, expects a 3-4 percent rise in wages from April onwards, which will subsequently lead to improvements in Japan's consumption spending.

  • India’s deficit test: Doable, after all Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 5:42 PM ET

    India faces a tough feat of achieving its fiscal deficit target this year, but major banks have voiced their confidence in the government.

  • China's stock market is not in a bubble Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    Chinese stock investors gather at a securities firm in Fuyang, in China's Anhui province on January 7, 2015.

    China's stock market is no longer like a casino — it's behaving more like the US market, according to research from these NYU Stern professors.

  • Why nervous traders are fleeing to Treasurys Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 10:03 PM ET
    Why nervous traders are fleeing to Treasurys

    Investors are buying into bonds because they are worried about equities, valuations and falling oil prices, says Kumar Palghat, Founder & Director of Kapstream Capital.

  • Little relief ahead for Malaysian ringgit: Citi Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 9:42 PM ET
    Little relief ahead for Malaysian ringgit: Citi

    Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi, believes that the Malaysian ringgit will continue to underperform amid lower oil prices. Hence investors should continue to short the currency.

  • Malaysia, brace for slower growth in 2015 Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 9:31 PM ET
    Malaysia, brace for slower growth in 2015

    Vishnu Varathan, Senior Economist at Mizuho Bank, outlines the double whammy that will contribute to a "distinct deceleration" in Malaysia's growth for the year ahead.

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