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  • Will PAP's win give Singapore stocks a lift?

    Amid Fed and China-related uncertainties, the victory by Singapore's ruling party will only have a short-lived boost on market sentiment, says Selena Ling, head of Treasury Research and Strategy at OCBC Bank.

  • Should you place your bet on China's consumers?

    Mark Tinker, head of AXA Framlington Asia, says the wider-than-expected 10.8 percent jump in August retail sales is a "huge tailwind" for firms catered to Chinese consumers.

  • Where oil prices are headed

    Scott Darling, regional head of oil & gas research at JP Morgan, explains why he is expecting Brent crude to hit $50 a barrel in the fourth quarter and $53 in 2016.

  • Forget rate hike, Fed will do more QE: Expert

    A weakening U.S. economy, alongside the crisis in China, means that the Fed will launch another round of quantitative easing, says Richard Duncan, chief economist at Blackhorse Asset Management.

  • Watch out for this economic indicator from China

    If China's broad M2 money supply continues to expand, it could decrease the odds of another cut in the reserve requirement ratio, says Gavin Parry, managing director of Parry International Trading.

  • The culinary adventures of Bob Blumer

    Bob Blumer, culinary creationist and host of shows like "Glutton for Punishment," discusses the seven Guinness World Records that he has achieved.

  • Malaysia central bank to stand pat on rates: Pro

    Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank, says the Bank Negara Malaysia will likely be troubled by the risks from a weakened ringgit and high household debts.

  • Weak inflation will spark more China easing: Pro

    With inflation data below expectations, the Chinese central bank will cut interest rates and the reserve requirement ratio again in the fourth quarter, says Dickie Wong, executive director of Kingston Securities.

  • China data will suggest continued weakness: Pro

    Emily Dabbs, economist at Moody's Analytics, expects the data dump due over the weekend to show a continued slowdown in China, especially in retail sales and sectors that are exposed to the housing market.

  • Never heard of the FATCA? Listen to this

    Joan Crain, wealth strategist at BNY Mellon Wealth Management, outlines what you need to know about the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

  • Economic prospects: The key issue for Singapore polls?

    Curtis Chin, Asia Fellow at the Milken Institute, says Singaporeans will likely be voting for who they think can ensure the success of Singapore amid slowing growth across the region.

  • Despite slowdown, Lawson sees potential in China

    Tetsu Yamada, senior vice president of International Business Division at Lawson, says its focus on daily necessities puts the convenience store giant in a better position to weather the slowdown in China.

  • Sorrell: 'I'm an unabashed bull on China'

    Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, explains why he remains bullish on China despite slowing economic growth and recent volatility in the country's stock market.

  • September rate hike? It's a 50-50 chance: Olson

    Mark Olson, Former Fed Governor from 2001-2006, explains why there remains a "50-50" chance of a rate hike in the U.S. next week.

  • Why this strategist is neutral on US stocks

    From a valuation perspective, Stephen Wood, chief market strategist at Russell Investments, prefers European and Japanese equities to Wall Street.

  • China won't see hard landing, says Premier Li

    While China's transition is a "painful and treacherous" one, the country is on track to achieve its growth target for the year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said at the World Economic Forum in Dalian.

  • A pedestrian holding an umbrella looks at an electronic stock board outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian shares outside South Korea declined on Thursday, as economic data out of the region's top two economies heightened concerns about growth.

  • Lippo Group: Excited about reforms in Indonesia

    John Riady, executive director of Lippo Group, says the new initiatives announced by Indonesian President Joko Widodo this week is a "great first step" and reflects the government's commitment to reforms.

  • Why the tumble in China's PPI is a concern

    Grace Ng, senior China economist at JP Morgan, says the persistent decline in the producer price index could hurt corporate revenue, which limits fixed investments and the country's overall growth.

  • AirAsia CEO: Not worried about yuan devaluation

    AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes says pricing elasticity will help the airline overcome the recent devaluation of the yuan.

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