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
David McAlvany, CEO of McAlvany Financial Group, says the possibility of slowing demand on the back of faltering global growth, along with brewing geopolitics, could exacerbate the downside in crude oil prices.
Scott Haslem, chief economist at UBS, expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to trim 50 basis points off its cash rates by the first half of the year, likely during its March and May policy meetings.
To surprise the market, the Australian central bank will need to announce a 50-basis-point interest rate cut, says Daniel Tenengauzer, head of Global FX & EM Strategy at Royal Bank of Canada.
Lawrence Ho, co-chairman & CEO of Melco Crown Entertainment and James Packer, co-chairman of Melco Crown Entertainment, discuss the firm's decision to open a billion dollar casino resort in Manila.
Sam Stovall, managing director for U.S. Equity Strategy at S&P Capital IQ, says crude oil prices may be seeing a counter-trend rally and explains what that means for U.S. equities.
Asia's central banks will likely hog the market spotlight this week, while earnings season continues in Japan.
Advertisers are releasing their ads ahead of the Super Bowl to make their investments count, says Justin Graham, Chief Strategy Officer at M&C Saatchi Australia Group.
Paul Guest, Regional Head of Research & Strategy at LaSalle Investment Management, says the consolidation of China's property sector will create investment opportunities in the first and second-tier cities.
Andre De Silva, Head of Asia-Pacific Rates at HSBC, says the delay of a loan payment by state-owned investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad sets the stage for a downgrade in Malaysia's rating by Fitch.
Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia at Macquarie, explains why financial instruments are the real culprit behind the collapse of oil markets, instead of a supply glut.
Ajay Kapur, Head of Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, expects easier monetary policies to buoy the stocks in China, India and Japan.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's national address at the National Press Club on Monday is an "opportunity to reboot his government," says Peter Chen, Senior Lecturer at University of Sydney.
Crude oil prices could hit the low end of $30 a barrel because the market remains oversupplied, says Ajay Kapur, Head of Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
China is clearly slowing down and will need more expansionary monetary and fiscal policies going forward, says Ajay Kapur, Head of Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy at Westpac Bank, discusses how data over the weekend, namely lower-than-expected U.S. GDP and Chinese factory activity, are impacting global currencies.
David Hewitt, Co-head of Global Oil & Gas Equity Research at Credit Suisse, discusses how LNG projects and major oil firms in Asia are coping with the plunge in oil prices.
Andrew Freris, CEO at Ecognosis Advisory, explains why Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos will want to distance itself away from Greece's new government.
Daniel So, Strategist at CMB International Securities, says Coach reminds him of the embattled fashion group Esprit and it needs to fend off competition from rivals like Michael Kors carefully.
Cynthia Meng, Managing Director for China and Hong Kong Telecom, Media and Technology Equity Research at Jefferies, attributes Alibaba's quarterly revenue miss to its continued transition to mobile.
Pu Yonghao, Regional CIO for Northern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, says the greenback's upward momentum may continue "for years" on the back of a stronger U.S. economy and loose monetary policies in Europe and Japan.
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