Tomohiko Taniguchi, a special advisor to Shinzo Abe's Cabinet, says the unlikely alliance between the Democratic Party and the Japanese Communist Party meant an unpredictable election.
The Japanese PM is likely to release a supplementary budget worth 5 trillion yen, as well as revise the constitution, says Eisuke Sakakibara from Aoyama Gakuin University.
Xylem CEO Patrick Decker identifies the water-related challenges that countries face and explains how his firm provides solutions.
The major risks in China are in the restructuring of state-owned enterprises, says Societe Generale's Alain Bokobza.
Societe Generale's Alain Bokobza says slower growth in China and Japan, as well as Brexit uncertainty, will keep the Fed from raising rates in 2016.
Asian markets were strongly positive in early Asian trade on Monday; Nikkei up 1.84 percent.
Turnbull will struggle to gain support for legislation because the diverse Senate doesn't share many common values, Murdoch University's Ian Cook warns.
The Japanese economy must be more inclusive and provide more flexible workplace arrangements, Tomohiko Taniguchi, a special advisor to Shinzo Abe's Cabinet, tells CNBC.
A cabinet reshuffle is needed for PM Shinzo Abe to roll out new economic packages, says Keio University's Tomohiko Taniguchi.
The Fed will need to keep a close eye on the U.S. presidential elections before it makes its move, says UOB's Peter Chia.
Investments during the first half of 2016 dropped 42 percent on-year to $73 billion, says Michael Maduell of the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute.
As DFZQ becomes the first brokerage to list since the 2015 mainland market rout, Ivan Li of Tung Shing Securities warns Chinese financials will have a tough time this year.
Since Brexit, markets have largely forgotten about the pessimism surrounding China and its financial markets, notes Mark Tinker of AXA Investment Managers.
Investors need more details on the post-Brexit landscape, says Mark Tinker of AXA Investment Managers. Until then, they will continue to sit on the sidelines, he added.
As more oil supply comes online, prices could fall further, according to Dominic Schnider of UBS Wealth Management.
Relative to whats going on in the rest of the world, Japan seems like a good investment, according to Nicholas Weindling of JPMorgan Japan (Yen) Fund.
Jonathan Brodsky of Cedar Street Asset Management believes emerging markets look good in the short-term.
Asian equities were mixed on the last trading day of the week amid lower oil prices and caution ahead of the U.S. jobs report.
Regarding parliamentary elections on Sunday, there is no real opposition to take on PM Abe's ruling party, explains Tsuneo Watanabe of The Tokyo Foundation.
The University of Hull's Matt Beech explains why Theresa May will likely win the Conservative Party leadership.
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