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Martin Lee, principal at Hassell, says there is a growing trend for "activity-based workplaces," a concept that means work spaces are designed for specific tasks.
The natural gas market had been trading near 17-year lows, but January is typically when demand peaks, says Tim Evans, energy futures specialist at Citi Futures.
The ASEAN Economic Community is the most ambitious project that the association has undertaken,but policies will be implemented in phases over years, says Frederic Neumann, MD and co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC.
Robert Rapier, chief investment strategist at Investing Daily, says maintaining production levels has cost OPEC around $500 billion this year, but it may pay off if U.S. shale oil producers are forced to shut.
There had been multiple spillover effects from the Middle East this year, from the migrant crisis to oil prices, says Frederic Neumann, MD and co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC.
The tech sector's strong performance could be a trend that lasts for years, notes Ari Wald, executive director and head of technical analysis at Oppenheimer & Co.
Iraq still has to clear improvised explosive devices left by militants around the city, and the threat from ISIS remains, explains Sim Tack, director of analytical support and military analyst at Stratfor.
Apple's iPhone sales, which account for two-thirds of total revenue, have not been stellar as more people hold onto their old models, explains Bob O'Donnell, founder of Technalysis Research.
Hong Kong was the top IPO market in 2016 in terms of proceeds, while Shenzhen's stock exchange had the greatest number of floats, says Ringo Choi, APAC IPO Leader at EY.
Equity markets will be follow oil's lead in the near term, unless U.S. consumer data strengthens, says David Schiegoleit, senior portfolio manager at The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank.
Richard Harris, chief executive of Port Shelter Investment Management, discusses whether Saudi Arabia's 2016 spending cuts are a sign of a larger problem.
Major Asian equities closed mostly lower on the first day of the final trading week for 2015.
Expect better transparency of "true pricing" on companies with exposure to oil-related debts, says Bill Smith, CIO and senior portfolio manager at Battery Park Capital.
Australia's current account deficit and terms of trade decline will drag the Australian dollar 0.65 percent lower, says Dominic Schnider, head of commodity and APAC Forex at UBS Wealth Management.
The rise of Asia's growing middle class could give South Korea's skiing industry a fillip, says Tai Hui, chief Asia market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management.
Travis Briggs, CEO of ROBO Global, explains how the Robo Index tracks publicly traded companies that are focused on technology and applications.
Faced with an impending aging population crisis, Singapore turns to innovative solutions like the RoboCoach to help engage senior citizens in exercise.
The market for Nymex crude is so well supplied that there won't be any large flows of U.S. crude exports in the near term, says Azlin Ahmad, crude oil editor at Argus Media.
Tai Hui, chief Asia market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management, explains that it will be difficult for the ECB to reach consensus for further quantitative easing.
There was little difference in the performance of various asset classes in 2015, such as bonds and developed market equities, notes Tai Hui, chief Asia market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management.
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