KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 was down 0.2 percent to 19,969.02 and South Korea's Kospi fell 0.4 percent to 2,016.41. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged down 0.1 percent to 5,259.90. MIXED DATA: U.S. factory activity dropped last month to the lowest level since June 2009, the Institute for Supply Management said, as a strong dollar and low oil prices cut new orders...» Read More
Marcus Svedberg, chief economist at East Capital, explains the disconnect between China's economic situation and its stock market. He also explains why Europe is "almost out of the woods."
Vasu Menon, vice president, Wealth Management Group, OCBC, says soft economic data from China this week will likely be interpreted as good news for equities.
China is betting on a cross-border infrastructure initiative to cushion its economy, but experts warn the program may do more harm than good.
Palaniappan Chidambaram, former finance ministers of India, says India's government budget can accommodate the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter-bombers from France's Dassault Aviation.
Jack Rivkin, Altegris, and Lee Partridge, Salient Partners CIO, discuss the bull market and global investment strategies and opportunity.
Mainline investors are piling into Hong Kong shares - but can this continue as valuations increase? Charlie Awdry, Chinese equities fund manager at Henderson Global Investors, explains why he thinks it can.
China's consumer inflation remaining unchanged in March shows that domestic demand is sluggish, says Helen Qiao, chief economist, Greater China at Morgan Stanley.
Hartmut Issel, head of Equity and Macro for Asia- Pacific at UBS Wealth Management, says the sharp revision in China's corporate earnings may put a cap on Hong Kong's liquidity-driven rally.
While China's consumer inflation stabilized in March, it will likely continue easing over the next 2-3 months, prompting further easing, says Zhu Haibin, chief China economist and head of Greater China Economic Research of J.P Morgan.
Jan Dehn, head of research at Ashmore Investment Management, says the real upside for India is the domestic economy; adding that the real constraints are the lack of reforms and inefficiencies; all of which India's Prime Minister is addressing.
From copycat cars to a fake Disneyland, China has long been home of some extravagant counterfeits. CNBC has compiled a list of some the most crazy.
Despite Vietnam's economy being in the "best shape it has ever been," stocks have failed to capitalize on it. Kevin Snowball, CEO of PXP Vietnam Asset Management, explains why.
Gavin Parry, managing director at Parry International Trading, attributes the rally in the Hang Seng index to the removal of barriers for mainland money managers to buy H-shares last week.
Michael Beer, Vice President, Asia Pacific Transportation/Infra/Logistics Research, Citi Research, describes how the acquisition of TNT Express impacts FedEx's Asia portfolio.
John Hetherington, regional deputy head of Asia Pacific Research, Daiwa Capital Markets, discusses the sharp upswing in Hong Kong's equity markets on Wednesday.
David Roche, global strategist at Independent Strategy, says the Bank of Japan will have to roll out further easing in the second-half of 2015, but warns of risks from the central bank's ballooning balance sheet.
Marcel Thieliant, global economist at Capital Economics, thinks the Bank of Japan "will have to step up the pace of easing soon."
Luca Silipo, chief economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, says it is clear that easing isn't having an impact on Japan's economy and outlines the options that the Bank of Japan has.
Ashar Aziz, founder and vice chairman of FireEye, describes zero-day attacks and explains how the firm is offering a new form of cybersecurity against that.
Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, discusses news that Cloud Live became the first company to default on corporate bond principal in China.