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  • Drones

    Zero Zero Robotics' MQ Wang shares the features of the Hover Camera, a lightweight drone which provides eight minutes of airtime with a full charge.

  • M&A activity in ASEAN

    Bain & Company's Thomas Olsen says there's been great interest in Asean's tech firms and start-ups, given the enormous growth potential in the region.

  • Global market risks

    A Fed interest rate hike in June would be a nasty shock for equity markets, notes UBS Wealth Management Australia's David Sokulsky.

  • The Development Bank of Japan could contribute business services and offer advice to the Southeast Asian bloc, says DBJ's Satoshi Tomii.

  • targeting children with smartwatches

    Doki Technologies founder Casper Chien says the dokiWatch, which has GPS tracking, safety and communication features, will appeal to both children and parents.

  • An MSCI inclusion for A-shares would boost their credibility with global investors, says A&G Capital's Hilary Kramer.

  • Markets have priced in Fed tightening, but not the reality of higher rates and their potentially negative impact on the economy, says A&G Capital's Hilary Kramer.

  • Currencies

    The fact that the renminbi has weakened against a basket of currencies in recent months indicates Chinese authorities want to engineer gradual depreciation, notes Gareth Berry of Macquarie,

  • Understanding the delay in Japan's sales tax hike

    A delay in the sales tax hike may undermine Japan's fiscal credibility and invoke the wrath of international ratings agencies, warns Naomi Fink, CEO of Europacifica Consulting.

  • Hike

    Messaging drives data demand in India, so that benefits both telecoms and mobile messaging, explains Kavin Bharti Mittal, founder and CEO of Hike.

  • Growth in Japan

    Abe's execution has been non-existent, while the nation's business culture and demographics are also working against his economic plan, notes Brett McGonegal, chief executive officer at Capital Link International.

  • How harmful are e-cigarettes?

    E-cigarettes are a million times more dangerous than Hong Kong's air, notes Chung Shan Shan, assistant professor at Hong Kong Baptist University.

  • Regulating drone use

    Aerial technology is increasingly being used in real life scenarios, a drastic change from previous years when it was just hobbyists, notes Michael Perry, director of strategic partnerships at DJI.

  • (Hold off please) Fintech

    The fintech industry was essentially coined around tech companies who have moved into financial services, explains Neal Cross, chief innovation officer at DBS.

  • Japan Data

    A lack of improvement in inflation and GDP data means Abenomics isn't working, says James Purcell of UBS Wealth Management, who's been neutral on Japanese markets since January.

  • Japan Markets

    News of a postponed sales tax increase is helping corporate sentiment improve at the margin, says Kathy Matsui of Goldman Sachs Japan.

  • ECB Rate decision due Thursday

    As inflation pressure builds on Draghi, Nicholas Wilcox of J.P. Morgan Asset Management and David Roche of Independent Strategy discuss what options the ECB chief has at his disposal.

  • US Economy will bounce back to 3% growth: Roche

    David Roche, president and global strategist at Independent Strategy, attributes his bullish forecast to a strong jobs market that will induce more consumer spending.

  • Japan PM Abe to delay sales tax hike

    If Abe does delay the sales tax hike, snap elections are likely, according to Alvin Liew, senior economist at UOB.

  • More room for the dollar to grow

    Tan Teck Leng, FX analyst at UBS Wealth Management, attributes the bank's bullish stance on the greenback to recent positioning data and the chances of a looming U.S. interest rate hike.

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