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  • Logic has prevailed with Rio Tinto's dividend policy

    CEF Holdings's Warren Gilman said expectations of an increase in Rio Tinto's dividend were overdone and the dividend cut was inevitable.

  • Suncorp CEO: Diversification has its benefits Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 8:57 PM ET
    Suncorp CEO: Diversification has benefits

    Suncorp's CEO Michael Cameron, says the banking and life insurance business unit had a strong H1, but the general insurance division was hit by market volatility and natural disasters.

  • Could negative JGB yields persist? Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 8:52 PM ET
    Negative bond yields could persist for longer

    Saxo Bank Group's Adam Reynolds says JGBs negative yields are not an anomaly or just because of market volatility.

  • Markets have two-fold concern: Investor Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 8:40 PM ET
    Asian Markets remain volatile:  Ma

    Markets are concerned about Fed tightening rate and China's economic health, says William Ma, CIO at Noah Holdings Hong Kong.

  • Are Tesla's goals achievable? Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 7:29 PM ET
    Neutral on Tesla

    Ben Kallo from Robert W. Baird, says Elon Musk has always set very aspirational goals for Tesla and often gets very close to meeting them.

  • Market testing Kuroda's credibility: Nomura Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 7:18 PM ET
    Market Analysis

    Nomura's Michael Kurtz warns that the BOJ is struggling with a stronger yen and a 50 b.p. decline in Japan's inflation expectations.

  • Does Trump have a point on trade? Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 6:42 PM ET
    Does Trump have a point on trade?

    China's rise as a global manufacturer has reduced U.S. manufacturing employment, explains David Autor, co-author of The China Shock: Learning from Labour Market Adjustment to Large Changes in Trade.

  • How data-dependent is the Fed? Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 6:14 PM ET
    Fed unlikely to reverse course of monetary policy

    Battery Park Capital's Bill Smith argues that it makes no sense for a gradual Fed tightening when economic data is not strong.

  • HK police relations with citizens hits a new low Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 2:11 AM ET
    Police clash with protesters at Mong kok on February 9, 2016 in Hong Kong.

    A prominent Hong Kong student activist blames the deteriorated relationship between police and the people of Hong Kong for the Mongkok riots on Monday.

  • What's the deal with bonds? Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 9:07 PM ET
    Navigating Market Volatility

    Geoff Lewis from Manulife Asset Management explains that amid the current volatility, banks don't mind holding onto bonds with negative yield.

  • Expect softer Q1 retail sales: Credit provider Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 9:01 PM ET
    US Retail

    Andrew Tananbaum from Capital Business Credit, says retails sales for Spring/Summer season are flat year-on-year based on U.S. orders to China.

  • Mongkok riots: More than just street food? Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 8:37 PM ET
    Hong Kong protests

    Joseph Cheng founder of Power for Democracy explains what he believes led to the clash between the police and demonstrators earlier this week.

  • 'Stronger yen wasn't in BOJ's playbook' Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 8:29 PM ET
    Japan Markets

    Japan's policymakers might have to revise their goals for Abenomics, says Geoff Lewis, global market strategist at Manulife Asset Management.

  • Dollar/yen to dip below 110 in coming months: CBA Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 7:52 PM ET
    Yen thriving amidst current risk-averse mood

    Japanese yen is surging because it is well-supported by a large current account surplus of nearly 3 percent of GDP, explains Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Elias Haddad.

  • Star Wars drove Disney's Q4 earnings: Analyst Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 6:54 PM ET
    Disney Earnings

    Disney's strong earnings were driven by the Star Wars franchise, but the shares fell on cord-cutting concerns, says Tim Nollen, senior media analyst at Macquarie.

  • Why Clinton can't openly attack Sanders' policies Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 6:50 PM ET
    New Hampshire Primaries 2

    Nolan McCarty, from Princeton University, explains why it is tricky for Hillary Clinton to publicly confront Bernie Sanders about his proposed policies.

  • Winners and losers of New Hampshire polls? Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 6:33 PM ET
    Winners and losers of New Hampshire polls?

    Nolan McCarty, from Princeton University, says it is hard to be certain because New Hampshire polling is "notoriously inaccurate."

  • Short the markets, long gold: Investor Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 6:27 PM ET
    Short equities, long Gold : Merk

    Our strategies are to short the S&P index, go long on gold, trade currencies based on risk sentiment, says Axel Merk of Merk Investments.

  • 'Banks are in a negative feedback loop' Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 6:08 PM ET
    'Banks are no longer allowed to take risks'

    Banks' significant headwinds will only reduce their appetites to extend loans and hurt economic growth, says Axel Merk from Merk Investments.

  • Feng Shui fortunes for the Monkey Year Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 8:57 PM ET
    CNY Fengshui PKG

    Feng Shui master Raymond Lo tells CNBC that the Monkey King has 72 transformations, so 2016 will be a year of changes.

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