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Over the weekend, more than 40 world leaders marched together with over one million people in Paris to show solidarity against terrorism. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.
Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partners, says the likelihood of a revival of an euro zone crisis is small as the conditions now are different from those in 2012.
Richard Harris, Chief Executive at Port Shelter Investment Management, says structural inefficiencies are curbing Japan's growth and explains why a weak Japan won't necessarily impact the world.
Brendon O'Connor, Associate Professor at University of Sydney, says the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to India embodies the U.S.' hope for tighter economic and security relations.
Peter Churchouse, Author of "The Churchouse Letter" and Richard Harris, Chief Executive at Port Shelter Investment Management, discuss news that the Asia's richest man is planning to reorganize his 2 flagship companies.
Richard Harris, Chief Executive at Port Shelter Investment Management, says December's jobs report is encouraging and explains why U.S. retail sales are rising amid stagnant household income.
Markets this week will be eyeing key data from Asia's three largest economies amid the backdrop of slumping oil prices and uncertainty in Europe.
Asian stock markets enjoyed an upbeat session on Friday, but volatile trade played out in Shanghai, with the benchmark index closing down 0.2 percent after jumping to a more than 4-year high.
For oil prices to rebound, more adjustments in production output will be needed, says Will Oswald, Global Head of Fixed Income, Credit and Commodities at Standard Chartered.
Issues with "getting approvals for the technology" could have caused Sony to postpone the PlayStation 4's launch date in China, says Lewis Ward, Research Manager, Consumer Gaming & Mobile Entertainment, IDC.
Apart from an increase in e-commerce penetration, Chinese consumers are placing more emphasis on healthy and innovative products, says Jean Chan, Senior Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein.
Will Oswald, Global Head of Fixed Income, Credit and Commodities at Standard Chartered, says China is in need of more stimulus as low inflation persists, but authorities need to avoid sparking a surge in equities.
Will Oswald, Global Head of Fixed Income, Credit and Commodities at Standard Chartered, expects the U.S. economy to add 240,000 jobs in December. He adds that a lack of wage growth will mean the Fed will only hike interest rates in September.
Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer at DBS Private Bank, expects the Nikkei 225 to hit 22,000 after both the index and dollar-yen broke out of a 20-year downtrend last year. He also expects dollar-yen to hit 128 in 2015.
David Greene, Head of Dealing at AFEX Australia, outlines factors that may have tamed domestic spending in Australia, but says the data could be a pre-cursor to a better figure in December.
Michala Marcussen, Global Head of Economics at Societe Generale and Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer at DBS Private Bank, discuss the risks of a hard landing in the mainland.
Michala Marcussen, Global Head of Economics at Societe Generale and Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer at DBS Private Bank, expect a rate hike in the U.S. by June and debate whether more increases will ensue.
Scott Hamilton, Aviation consultant at Leeham Company, says the investigation into Indonesia's flight-route permit issues is not addressing the root cause of the AirAsia tragedy.
John Thompson, CEO & CIO at Vilas Capital, says Standard Chartered's stock-trading and underwriting business lacked the scale and profits to compete with bigger banks.
For the longer term, stay positive on U.S. stock markets as lower oil prices are a net positive for the developed world, says Bill Stone, Chief Investment Strategist at PNC Asset Management.
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