The softness in Asian markets is because of profit taking after a strong bull run in the past week, says Ample Capital's ALex Wong. » Read More
Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak is seeing the end of his tenure after coming under attack from one of his predecessors, Mahathir Mohamad, says Hans Vriens, managing partner at VRIENS & Partners.
The jobs report for March won't deter the Fed from normalizing rates, but the rise will likely be incremental, says Chong Yoon-Chou, investment director at Aberdeen Asset Management.
Chong Yoon-Chou, investment director at Aberdeen Asset Management, says a "Grexit" will be one of the "shocker news" that will cause a jitter on global markets.
Oil prices firmed up in early Asian trade because of a weaker U.S. dollar and hopes that additional supply from Iran won't happen anytime soon, says Vandana Hari, Asia Editorial Director at Platts.
Philip Wee, senior currency economist at DBS and Tai Hui, chief Asia market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, explain why a softer jobs report in March won't dent the greenback's rise.
With a Fed rate hike indicative of a strong U.S. economy, markets will get over the initial negative impact, says Tai Hui, chief Asia market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management.
Fiona Woodhouse, deputy director (Welfare) of Hong Kong SPCA, explains why the rise in impulse-buying and adoption of rabbits during the Easter holiday remains a problem.
Derek Gillman, chairman of Impressionist and modern art at Christie's, discusses the upcoming sale of Pablo Picasso's 1950s masterpiece "Les Femmes d'Algers."
Stephen Sheung, head of Investment Strategy at SHK Private, discusses news that Hong Kong's Executive Council won't be renewing the free-to-air license of Asia Television (ATV).
Charles Blankley, CIO at Gemmer Asset Management, expects the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report due on Friday to be on the softer side, ranging between the high end of 100,000 and low end of 200,000.
Alex Bumazhny, director, Gaming, Lodging & Leisure at Fitch Ratings, says March's gambling revenue shows sequential improvements and expects projects rolling out later this year to stabilize the sector.
Stephanie Brinley, senior analyst at IHS Automotive, explains why the Lincoln's new Continental Concept and Honda's next-generation Civic caught her eye.
Xavier Denis, global strategist at Societe Generale Private Banking, says the oil glut will suppress any rebound in prices and explains why gold will see continued downside.
Dalia Kaye, director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy at RAND Corporation, says the negotiating parties are unlikely to "walk away empty handed" after investing considerable amount of time.
Boris Schlossberg, managing director of BK Asset Management, says there could be a "volatile, short reaction" to Friday's jobs data followed by an extended reaction next week when markets return from the Easter holiday.
Mark Eibel, chief investment strategist at Russell Investments, says 2015 will be a year for investors to own assets beyond U.S. large caps.
Mark Eibel, chief investment strategist at Russell Investments, says U.S. corporates could see flat earnings due to factors like plunging oil prices.
Chinese shares outperform the region as data suggesting a sluggish economy fueled hopes of more monetary stimulus measures.
Bridget Weishaar, equity analyst at Morningstar, says consumer sentiment held up during the recent winter and explains why this year will be a turning point for U.S. consumers.
Ringo Choi, APAC IPO Leader at EY, expects the number of initial public offerings (IPOs) in the Greater China market to increase this year.
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