Matthew Circosta, economist at Moody's Analytics, says Tuesday's retail sales and trade data are headed in the right direction hence the Reserve Bank of Australia will likely leave interest rates on hold.» Read More
Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, discusses the significance of Prince William's visit to China. He also explains why the agency remains "extremely bullish" on the mainland.
Tai Hui, chief Asia market strategist at JP Morgan, says India's 2015/16 budget outlined several long-term visions such as plans to cut corporate and income tax, but fell short of short-term milestones.
Tai Hui, chief Asia market strategist at JP Morgan, says falling inflation and expectations for "uninspiring growth" over the past 2 months triggered the interest rate cut in China.
While India faces issues in reining in its fiscal deficit, there is a need to increase investments to spur growth, says Duvvuri Subbarao, former governor of Reserve Bank of India.
On Thursday, Singapore-listed Noble Group blamed its full-year profit drop on an impairment charge, which adds credibility to Iceberg Research's allegations, says Roger Tan, CEO at Voyage Research.
Xavier Denis, investment strategist at SG Securities, expects an improvement in Japan's consumer confidence soon, with the government keen to push for wage increases.
Ismael Pili, head of Financials Research, Asia at Macquarie Securities, says Bill Winters could push through the much-needed structural reforms in Standard Chartered when he takes over as chief executive in June.
Brent Skorup, research fellow in the Technology Policy Program at Mercatus Center, George Mason University, discusses the net neutrality rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission Thursday.
Narongchai Akrasanee, Energy Minister of Thailand, says the gap between subsidized and market oil prices is small, with diesel and LPG trading at market prices now.
Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia, attributes the first quarterly net loss in two years to "paper loss from foreign currencies" and is pleased with improved operating numbers and results of its associates.
Richard Lancaster, CEO of CLP, discusses the firm's performance in 2014. He also outlines the firm's focus within Asia, with China and India as its primary growth markets.
With the sales tax hike jacking up the cost of spending, Japanese are consuming less, says Robert Medd, partner at GMT Research. He also discusses the possibility of a wage hike in March.
Mark Eibel, chief investment strategist at Russell Investments, attributes the mixed finish on Wall Street to a lack of U.S. data and the fact that markets are largely driven by events in Europe.
Peter Churchouse, author of The Churchouse Letter, says the merger of Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong Holdings and Hutchison Whampoa will provide shareholders with a range of benefits.
Amit Midha, president of Asia Pacific & Japan and chairman of Global Emerging Markets at Dell, says all of its business units are growing positively and discusses growing concerns over cybersecurity.
Andrew Sullivan, MD of Sales Trading at Haitong International Securities, discusses the surprise growth in Wednesday's HSBC flash PMI and news that the mainland is expanding an income-tax break.
Tim Smith, North Asia CEO at Maersk Line, says the sale of the group's 20 percent stake in Danske Bank is a "logical progression to make the firm more attractive."
Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas, expects the airline to benefit from lower fuel prices and moderating market capacity in the second-half, but declined to provide a full-year guidance.
Joe Magyer, senior analyst at the Motley Fool, remains bearish on Qantas's stock as airlines tend to underperform the market in the long run due to the sector's capital intensive and competitive nature.
Bradley Gastwirth, CEO of ABR Investment Strategy, says U.S. markets remain one of the best asset classes to invest in, with better earnings growth and shareholder-friendly activities.
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