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
Jiying Xiang, CTO of ZTE Wireless, outlines plans to roll out 5G in the second half of 2015, which will be much earlier than expectations for the technology to be ready in 2020.
While the revenue decline is smaller than expected, Macau's gaming sector appears set to be under pressure following lackluster takings during the Lunar New Year holiday, says Leon Liao, research analyst at Jefferies.
Hayden Briscoe, director of Asia Pacific Fixed Income at AB, says the rise in funding rates following a rate cut over the weekend could mean that China's policy transition mechanism is broken.
Wei Yao, China economist at Societe Generale and Paul Bloxham, chief economist, Australia & New Zealand at HSBC, discuss whether a 7 percent growth target contradicts with China's reform efforts.
Paul Bloxham, chief economist, Australia & New Zealand at HSBC, says Australia's growth data for the fourth quarter are a "downside surprise" and vindicate the central bank's rate cut decision last month.
Jim Rickards, chief global strategist at West Shore Funds, expects oil prices to trade between $50-60 for a year or two as Saudi Arabia attempts to put the U.S. shale frackers out of business.
The economy and an ongoing corruption crackdown will likely be top on the agenda at China's annual political meetings this week. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports from Beijing.
Brian Sponheimer, auto & capital equipment analyst at Gabelli & Company, explains why he's not worried about slower-than-expected U.S. auto sales in February.
Haim Malka, deputy director for the Middle East program at Center for Strategic & International Studies, explains the significance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech.
While U.S. markets still see upside potential, short-term concerns such as soft U.S. data have resulted in a pullback, says Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Boston Private Wealth.
Tariq Fancy, founder of Canadian tech start-up Rumie Initiative, outlines the firm's growth plans so as to provide kids in the developing world the chance to learn.
While China's sooner-than-expected rate cut could be seen positively, markets could also infer that the economy isn't doing very well, says independent economist Andy Xie.
With policy decisions made by a selected few, conventions like the National People's Congress are "not meaningful in substance," says independent economist Andy Xie.
Norikazu Saito, senior managing executive officer, Finance & Accounting, at Japan Airlines, expects profitability to improve due to cost-cutting measures and solid travel demand to Japan.
Scott Haslem, chief economist, Australia at UBS, discusses the raft of Australian data released early Tuesday and explains why the Reserve Bank of Australia will unveil a rate cut later in the day.
John Woods, MD, head of Fixed Income & senior portfolio manager at Citi Investment Management, says the U.S rate hike will be the critical focus for markets over the next 2-3 quarters.
Luisa Kroll, assistant managing editor for Wealth at Forbes Media, says the magazine's annual billionaires list shows China and California's tech entrepreneurs rising in terms of wealth creation.
Forbes has released its annual list of the world's billionaires, with Bill Gates taking the top spot. CNBC's Bernie Lo has more.
Christopher Rolland, semiconductor analyst at FBR Capital Markets, expects M&A activities in the semiconductor industry to accelerate.
While the Nasdaq Composite's close above the 5,000 mark is a solid move, it is "nothing more than a round number," says Kenny Polcari, director at O'Neil Securities.
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