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After the announcement of targets at the annual National People's Congress (NPC), the devil "remains in the implementation," says Jonathan Fenby, China marketing director of Trusted Sources.
Mark Weinberger, global CEO of EY, expects the firm to hire 65,000 new employees globally this year, up from 60,000 in 2014, on the back of strong growth in the U.S. and emerging markets.
Deb Clarke, head of Investment Research at Mercer, says June has a "fair probability" of seeing a rate hike in the U.S., but warns of the risks of a stronger greenback.
Simon Quijano-Evans, head of Emerging Markets Research at Commerzbank, expects "plenty of downside" for the euro over the next 12-18 months.
Paul Krake, founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, discusses news that a documentary on China's struggles with pollution entitled "Under the Dome" have been removed from the country's websites.
Paul Krake, founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, says both the Bank of Japan and the Abe administration have "lost control over policy tools" to lift inflationary expectations.
Tsuneo Watanabe, director of Policy Research at The Tokyo Foundation, explains why Ukraine and economic issues are likely to top the agenda of German chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Japan.
Martin Dolan, chief commissioner of Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), says only 40 percent of the search area has been covered thus far. He adds that the search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 will continue as long as resources are available.
Dinesh Bhatia, CEO and co-founder of TradeHero, says the gaming app is a fun way to learn stock trading. TradeHero is ranked as the top financial app in 91 countries.
Daryl Liew, head of portfolio management at REYL Singapore, remains positive on Japanese shares due to strong earnings momentum.
While the company will likely see slower growth this year as China's economy cools, the quality of growth will be better, says Wang Jianlin, chairman of Dalian Wanda Group.
Raghuram Selvaraju, managing director, Healthcare equity research at MLV & Co, discusses whether AbbVie's acquisition of Pharmacyclics for about $21 billion is a good move.
Martin Rapaport, chairman of Rapaport Group, explains why investing in diamonds is a "volatile trade."
Stephen Roach, senior fellow at Yale University, says China's new growth target of "about 7 percent" shows that it is moving away from the old practice of central planning.
Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1993-1997, expects a "lower payroll figure" for February given the bad weather in the east coast.
Ralph Schlosstein, president and CEO of Evercore, says big lenders are trimming staffing levels because independent firms are gaining market share. He also discusses the firm's ambitions in Asia.
Charles Li, CEO of HKEx, tells CNBC how the implementation of the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect contributed to the bourse operator's annual profit.
Brian Jacobsen, chief portfolio strategist at Wells Fargo, expects Wall Street to see "substantial upside" ahead, with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 closing the year at 6,000 and 2,300, respectively.
Apart from profit-taking, the declines in Wall Street point to concerns over Friday's nonfarm payrolls, says JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade.
Evan Feigenbaum, vice chairman at Paulson Institute, outlines his theory of a "new Asian order" and explains how that poses as a challenge to the U.S.
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