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
Amanda Bradford, founder & CEO of The League, says the app focuses on privacy and aims to build "a community of ambitious people." She also responds to criticisms about the app being elitist.
Yerlan Syzdykov, head of emerging markets, bond & high yield at Pioneer Investments, says bonds in emerging Asia offer a better deal, compared to other EMs like Latin America and eastern Europe.
Sonia Cheng, CEO of Rosewood Hotel Group, explains her bullish outlook on China's hospitality sector in this week's "Managing Asia."
Jonathan Brodsky, managing director at Advisory Research, says Japan's corporate governance reforms will pick up steam this year, offering real long-term opportunities in the stock market.
Sophia Chan, Under Secretary for Food and Health, Hong Kong, says the city usually sees two flu seasons every year as the dominant virus could survive in both cold and hot weather.
The rally in Rio Tinto's stock on Friday suggests that markets are liking the miner's full year profit, which rose 78 percent due to drastic cost cuts, says Jonathan Barratt, CIO of Ayers Alliance Securities.
Despite last year's bull run, mainland stock markets are still cheap, trading at 15 times price-earnings ratio, says Jonathan Garner, MD and chief Asia and emerging market equity strategist at Morgan Stanley.
While an immediate resolution to the Greek drama is unlikely, rhetoric from both parties seem to be softening, says John De Clue, chief investment officer, Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank.
Bill Smith, president at SAM Advisors, says the staying power of Wall Street will depend on the Fed and global geopolitics. He also discusses why Greece will remain in the European Union.
Song Seng Wun, regional economist at CIMB, says Malaysia's outlook for the year will depend on whether commodity prices and external demand see meaningful rebounds.
Despite the U.S. launching a legal challenge to Chinese export subsidies on Wednesday, Donna Kwok, senior china economist at UBS, says trade issues aren't a key risk for China at the moment.
Joshua Crabb, head of Asian Equities at Old Mutual Global Investor, says hopes for greater policy responses in Japan following weak inflation data, are buoying the benchmark Nikkei 225 index.
Ryan Arrowsmith, CEO of Asia at The Greater Group, explains why retailers are "cautiously buoyant" about the upcoming festive shopping period.
Henry Guo, senior research analyst at JG Capital, says Baidu should continue to invest aggressively amid intensifying competition from Tencent and Alibaba.
Peter Boardman, managing director at Tradewinds, says the jump in December's core machinery orders before the implementation of a corporate tax cut, signals a positive outlook for corporate Japan.
Johann Schneider-Ammann, Economy Minister of Switzerland, says the surge in the Swiss franc is a huge challenge for businesses, but declined to comment what the ideal exchange rate should be.
Andrei Illarionov, former chief economic advisor to Russian President Putin, outlines the "bad signs" that are hampering the achievement of a ceasefire in Ukraine.
Junheng Li, head of Research at JL Warren Capital, says demand for Tesla's luxury electric cars in in China is seeing a "disconnect between expectations and reality."
John Derrick, director of Research at U.S. Global Investors, says latest news out of the meeting in Brussels should be a positive development for stock markets, as well as the euro.
Mike Kane, CEO of Boral, says significant cost cuts for the past 2 years and improving housing sectors in key markets like Australia and the U.S. helped the firm to return to profitability.
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