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
Masatsugu Asakawa from Japan's Ministry of Finance says the use of monetary policy has not been exhausted but it cannot boost the economy on its own.
BOJ's negative rates policy strikes a good balance for Japanese banks, says Masatsugu Askawa, Vice Minister for International Affairs at Japan's Ministry of Finance.
The Cuban Government has been focused on U.S. businesses that boost Cuba's revenue, says the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council's John Kavulich.
Paul Sheard, global chief economist at Standard & Poor's, says market sentiment on China has improved, even though underlying factors haven't changed.
Asian markets are up in early trade, while Japan markets are shut for the Vernal Equinox holiday celebrating the start of spring.
China's corporate debt is high but its household and government debt is much lower compared to the U.S., says Uwe Parpart from Capital Link Intl.
Crystal Cruises expects the number Chinese guests on its luxury cruises to double this year, says the company's president Edie Rodriguez.
Beijing has been tolerant of surging prices in Tier 1 cities as most other cities are still seeing only moderate housing price growth, says Alan Jin, property analyst for Asia ex-Japan at Mizuho Securities.
China isn't replicating the Western system of high frequency trading, highly-leveraged bonds and structured portfolios, says Mark Tinker, head of Framlington Equities Asia at AXA Investment Managers.
Find out what Rusty Cerven, bar manager at London's The Gibson Bar in London, puts into our signature cocktail. Pickled snow mushrooms are one ingredient. Really.
Tim Adams, president and CEO of the Institute of International Finance, discusses key issues on the table at the upcoming China Development Forum.
Negative interest rates are having a negative effect on the markets, creating a problem for the central bank, says Richard Titherington, CIO and head of EM and APAC equities at JPMorgan Asset Management
Investors are unperturbed by Pyongyang's ballistic missile launch, with the Kospi slightly higher and the won flat against the dollar.
Jean-Sebastien Jacques is likely to focus on cost management rather than implement major strategic changes, says Jeremy Hook at TMS Capital.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is paying a heavy political price for her leadership on the EU migrant crisis, says Iain Anderson, executive chairman of Cicero Group.
Despite China's massive environmental issues, the nation is leading the way in clean technology, says Francois Perrin, portfolio manager for Greater China markets at East Capital.
Productivity-boosting steps in the form of capacity reduction and job layoffs are expected this year, warns Helen Qiao, greater China economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
In this series of 'Art on Squawk,' CNBC's Bernie Lo explores the challenges and opportunities graffiti artists face in Hong Kong.
Access, diagnostics and the quality of cancer care are challenges in developing countries, warns Dr Masum Hossain, APAC regional president and managing director of Pfizer Oncology.
Dr Masum Hossain, APAC regional president and managing director of Pfizer Oncology, explains why immunotherapy is a priority for the pharmaceutical firm, especially in Asia.
Get the best of CNBC in your inbox