Donna Kwok, senior China economist at UBS, says the dismal readings of Chinese manufacturing activity indicate that Beijing is having a hard time maneuvering a turnaround in its economy.» Read More
Rahul Bajoria, regional economist at Barclays, expects key reforms involving the goods and services tax (GST) and land acquisition to be cleared within the next 6-12 months.
Singapore's manufacturing and services sectors expanded in the first quarter, topping expectations for a contraction, alongside strong growth in construction output, says Joseph Incalcaterra, economist at HSBC.
Mark Tinker, head of AXA Framlington Asia, says policymakers are telling markets to move beyond interest rates and start focusing on improving productivity around the world.
James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute, explains why both the Bush and Obama administrations have erred in the handling of Iraq's state of affairs.
His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed explains why the U.S. strategy of supplying more weapons to the Iraqi forces isn't the solution to ensure Iraq's stability.
Bill Marmion, Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum, says China's decision to help bankroll a major expansion by Brazilian iron ore giant Vale is a "smart move."
Bill Marmion, Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum, says he welcomes all foreign investments in Western Australia. He also explains why the government doesn't support an iron ore inquiry.
Frank Holmes, CEO & chief investment officer of U.S. Global Investors, says dividend-paying stocks are attracting strong buy orders amid an environment of low interest rates.
Ratmir Timashev, president & CEO of Veeam Software, says the Switzerland-based company prefers to stay private because that will give it "the ability to execute without pressure from external investors."
Hans Goetti, head of Investment for Asia at Banque Internationale a Luxembourg, says factors such as low share ownership and further policy support will give Chinese stocks a leg-up.
As global central banks remain in easing mode, one needs to ask whether the U.S. economy is strong enough to withstand a stronger dollar, says Roger Bridges, global rates & currencies strategist at Nikko Asset Management.
The stronger-than-expected consumer price index released last week supported the Fed's case for a rate hike later this year, says Elias Haddad, senior currency strategist at Commonwealth Bank.
John Rice, vice chairman of General Electric (GE), says the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a great opportunity for the U.S. to help resolve the shortfall in infrastructure.
After going through a "cyclical trough", China is seeing improved demand which hint at a recovery, says Martin Lakos, division director of Wealth Management at Macquarie.
Martin Lakos, division director of Wealth Management at Macquarie, explains the market repercussions if Greece defaults on payment due to the International Monetary Fund this month.
Alvin Liew, senior economist at UOB, attributes the wider-than-expected decline in Japan's April import volumes to the plunge in oil prices from a year ago period.
CNBC's Hadley Gamble asks Masoud Barzani, President of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq, how worried he is about the future of Iraq amid ISIS' advance.
Chua Soon Ghee, managing director for Southeast Asia at A.T. Kearney, outlines the trends that attracted the Consumer Electronics Association to launch its inaugural event in Asia.
While the 15-year peak on the Nikkei 225 is an "eventuality", the 7-year high on the Shanghai Composite is a "little more confusing", says Joe Magyer, senior analyst at The Motley Fool.
Abhisit Vejjajiva, former Prime Minister of Thailand, says a referendum will help to eradicate any questions about the constitution's legitimacy and avoid further conflicts.
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