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
Factors such as a lack of alternatives amid a property slump are driving investors to the stock market, says Andrew Sullivan, managing director of Sales Trading at Haitong International Securities.
Niccolo De Masi, chairman & CEO of Glu Mobile, discusses news that Chinese internet behemoth Tencent is taking a 15 percent stake in the San Francisco-based developer.
Corey Boles, senior U.S. analyst at Eurasia, says former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson have "extreme long shots of capturing the nomination."
Julia Wang, Greater China economist at HSBC, says the final PMI reading showed "continued contraction" of China's factory sector and is a reminder that the economy still needs monetary support.
Apart from Xiaomi, China's video streaming site LeTV is gunning for the U.S. market with its "Le 1 Pro" smartphone. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.
Helen Mak, senior director of Retail Services at Colliers International, discusses the various factors weighing on Hong Kong's retail space.
Michael Spencer, co-head of Global Economics at Deutsche Bank, says recent employment data indicate that the Chinese economy isn't growing fast, which explains the change in monetary policy.
Victor Cui, CEO of ONE Championship, says this weekend's mega fight emphasized Pacquiao's popularity in Asia, "a region that's hungry for local heroes."
Michael Every, head of Financial Markets Research, Asia-Pacific for Rabobank, discusses news that the IMF is on the verge of declaring China's currency fairly valued.
While Chinese markets look "incredibly constructive", investors shouldn't expect the country's growth to re-accelerate, says Paul Krake, founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies.
Bambang Brodjonegoro, finance minister of Indonesia, says the roles of the Asian Development Bank and China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank are complementary.
Daniel Hynes, commodity strategist at ANZ Research, attributes a rise in investor appetite for commodities to factors like a weaker U.S. dollar and easing moves from China.
With Australia's major banks priced for perfection, Westpac's minor miss on expectations will see its shares come under pressure, says David Ellis, head of Australian Banking Research at Morningstar Australasia.
Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory, says a rise in interest rates will incur a "big shock" and long-term bond yields will fall, instead of going up.
Pieter Walraven, founder of PIE, says there's a "great opportunity" for its product that incorporates the elements of modern chat apps with work features such as file-sharing.
Liao Qiang, China Bank Analyst at S&P, discusses the share of non-performing loans in Chinese banks.
Ben Collett, head of Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, says the Bank of Japan needs positive expectations that inflation can rise and a weaker yen, which could hit 250 per dollar in the long run.
Scott Seaman, senior analyst for Asia at Eurasia Group, says a true apology for Japan's wartime atrocities didn't happen in prime minister Shinzo Abe's landmark speech to the U.S. Congress.
Atul Goyal, senior analyst at Jefferies, explains why Sony's full-year operating profit, due late Thursday, could beat its guided forecast of 300 billion yen announced last week.
Klaus Baader, head of Research for Asia at Societe Generale, says the Bank of Japan will need to admit that its inflation target has to be reduced at today's meeting, paving the way for more stimulus by the fourth quarter.
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