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  • 'No one can compete with Tencent in China'

    Jackson Wong, associate director at Huarong International Studies, says Tencent has an unbreakable hold on the Chinese market.

  • An employee works on an assembly line producing Mercedes-Benz cars in Beijing, August 31, 2015.

    China's consumer inflation moderated again in October, while producer prices declined for the 44th straight month.

  • 'Chinese program has great vision for long term'

    Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at Northern Trust thinks China's economic reforms will take time and care to achieve results, as the country shifts to a new normal.

  • 'There's no reason PBOC can't continue to ease'

    Michael Spencer, co-head of global economics at Deutsche Bank, says that, aside from temporary spikes in food prices, China's inflation rate is weak but stable.

  • How elections in Myanmar impact its economy

    Nyantha Maw Lin, managing director at Vriens and Partners Myanmar, sees a move towards economic globalization amid the country's first free election.

  • Does the BJP's state election defeat really matter?

    Michael Kurtz, global head of equity strategy at Nomura, explains why a loss for PM Narendra Modi's party in the Bihar elections was "not a particularly big deal."

  • Japan posted a current account surplus for the 15th straight month in September as the trade balance swung to a surplus, data showed.

  • Markets are ready for China's Q4 data: Kurtz

    Michael Kurtz, global head of equity strategy at Nomura, reckons the most important message to markets is that China's data won't show a hard landing.

  • China markets are 'divorced from the real economy'

    Simon Male, head of Asian equities at Auerbach Grayson, discusses why China's markets don't reflect the country's weak overall demand.

  • Is there money to be made on Chinese investments?

    Gao Xiqing, the former president and CIO of sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation, tells the Boao Forum for Asia conference that there is still opportunities in the mainland.

  • A guide to keeping '1,000 shareholders' happy

    KoreConX boss Oscar Jofre tells how crowdfunded businesses can manage shareholders' expectations by communicating, issuing ownership certificates, and holding AGMs using technology.

  • BJP leader Narendra Modi.

    India's PM Modi has proved a charismatic international statesman, but trouble at home threatens to derail his U.K. charm offensive, the Financial Times reports.

  • Crowdfunding is all about access: OurCrowd CEO

    Jonathan Medved, CEO of OurCrowd, says his crowdfunding platform is all about helping investors find the next hot deal in secretive Silicon Valley.

  • Go long on China: Expert

    China has an amazing savings rate, cash-financed assets, and most big companies have vast amounts of cash on their balance sheet, says Uwe Parpart, MD & head of research at Reorient Financial Markets.

  • Should commodity investors worry about China?

    Chinese trade data suggests the country's 'old economy' is still slowing, which is not good news for commodity investors, says Dominic Schnider, head of commodity and APAC forex at UBS Wealth Management.

  • China's service sector gaining pace: Pro

    Binay Chandgothia, MD and portfolio manager at Principal Global Investors, says many of China's service sectors are gaining momentum amid the transformation from a manufacturing-led economy.

  • Is this the end of Modi-mania? Nope!

    A loss for Narendra Modi's BJP party's in the Bihar state elections does not undermine the Indian government's economic agenda. according to Taimur Baig, chief economist at Deutsche Bank.

  • 'Timing of CICC IPO is very challenging'

    Ronald Wan, CEO of investment banking at Partners Capital International, says the reception CICC's float receives will depend on how confident investors are in China's financial sector reforms.

  • A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Yangon on November 8, 2015.

    Voting proceeded smoothly in Myanmar's first free nationwide election in 25 years, the nation's biggest stride yet in a journey to democracy from dictatorship.

  • A worker polishes steel coils at a factory of Dongbei Special Steel Group in Dalian, China.

    China's trade figures missed expectations by a wide margin in October, reinforcing views Beijing will need to do more to stimulate demand.

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