Asian markets opened in the green Friday following Wall Street's positive close and a lack of action at Thursday's OPEC meeting as investors eye the upcoming U.S. jobs report.
Going forward, market forces will determine crude oil prices rather than OPEC, with shale oil as the swing factor, notes Bernstein's Neil Beveridge.
Community-oriented co-working spaces are flourishing across Asia, CNBC's Uptin Saiidi reports.
Robert McTeer, former Dallas Fed President, believes the U.S. economy is strong enough to embark on interest rate normalization.
The Fed will only hike once this year but interest rates will likely remain low to harmonize with low rates across the world, notes Hodges Funds' Gary Bradshaw.
CNBC's Uptin Saiidi asks passersby what they would do if their government handed out unconditional basic income every month.
UBS chairman Axel Weber explains why negative interest rates tend to work better in small economies where interest rate differential matters more to the local currency, as opposed to large markets.
UBS chairman Axel Weber believes the British referendum will likely overshadow the rest of June's key event risks, including the Fed meeting, adding that it's hard to predict the vote's outcome.
Higher interest rates give the Fed room to be accommodative should the economy deteriorate, explains Hugh Johnson of Hugh Johnson Advisors.
Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld explains how the exchange has worked to make its recent five acquisitions complimentary to one another.
China is one of the worst-performing markets in dollar terms year-to-date but prospects are set to improve in the second half, notes Ken Wong, Asia equity portfolio specialist at Eastspring Investments.
Ken Wong of Eastspring Investments explains how a fluctuating currency can boost exports and satisfy market participants.
Public spending is once again becoming an important engine of growth, says Fujitsu Research Institute's senior economist Martin Schulz.
China-led AIIB is a welcome addition to help fund infrastructural developments in the region, says Japan-led Asian Development Bank's VP, Stephen Groff.
Abe's decision to postpone the tax doesn't spell the end of government efforts at fiscal consolidation, says S&P's sovereign ratings director Kim Eng Tan.
JP Morgan Asset Management's APAC asset allocation head, Ayaz Ebrahim, gives his take on Japan's consumption tax hike delay.
Asian markets are lower with Japan in the red as the yen rises after PM Shinzo Abe announced a delay of the consumption tax hike till 2019.
Author and consultant, Marie Kondo, shows CNBC's Akiko Fujita how to pack her suitcase by rolling her clothes and throwing out things that do not 'spark joy'.
Governments should facilitate and manage changes that come with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, says Lippo Group's deputy chairman, Ginandjar Kartasasmita.
IHS Energy Insight's VP, Victor Shum, says markets should brace for the new oil order where prices and cost - not OPEC- drive the market.
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