With Obama set to visit Hiroshima, CNBC's Akiko Fujita speaks to a Japanese atomic bomb survivor.
Across Asian markets, the energy plays rose as oil hit the $50-a-barrel mark for the first time since November, but broader markets were mixed.
The Fed hike would create turbulence for Asian markets and present a good investing opportunity, says OCBC Bank's Vasu Menon.
U.S. economic data have been a mixed bag so a rise in interest rates might not be best for all parts of the economy, notes Rabobank's Michael Every.
Pioneer Investments' John Carey says U.S. firms are not spending as much on capital expenditure because of the global economic uncertainty.
Tran Qui Thanh, THP chairman and CEO, tells CNBC how he turned the beverage company into a success at a time when entrepreneurs received little support.
The emerging affluent Chinese are conservative investors, with only 8 percent investing cross-border, says Charles Schwab's Lisa Hunt.
Citi's Mohammed Apabhai says the yuan is moving in line with the strengthening dollar given the Fed rate hike expectations.
As cyberattacks grow more sophisticated, firms need to be more vigilant and proactive with security, says Navigant MD Robert Anderson.
Center for Strategic and International Studies' Scott Kennedy warns that Beijing believes more in the effectiveness of the state than in free markets.
If the U.K. votes to leave, Brexit negotiations will last for about two years, explains JPMorgan Asset Management's John Tobin.
JPMorgan Asset Management's John Tobin says a June Fed rate hike has a 35 percent market probability while a July move is at 65 percent.
Asian markets are up Thursday taking their lead from Wall Street's higher close.
Intertanko Chairman Nikolas Tsakos says crude below $60 per barrel is good for the tanker service business but this is not reflected in its share price.
Accusations have been made about Alibaba's relationship with its affliates and its accounting practices, explains Wedbush Securities' Gil Luria.
There are neither catalysts to push U.S. markets higher, nor major risks to the downside, says David Schiegoleit from Private Client Reserve, U.S. Bank.
"It's a great time to buy in a supermarket of opportunity," explains Hedley Widdup of Lion Selection Group, citing Australia's Doray Minerals, Rum Jungle Resources and Auricup Resources as recommendations.
UOB's Dennis Khoo explains that there unlikely to be any mobile payment adoption issues given the high smartphone penetration rate in Singapore.
Investors face too many uncertainties such as the Fed hike timing and possibility of Donald Trump as president, says John Petrides from Point View WM.
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network CEO Naina Subberwal Batra explains that the platform deploys capital to the social sector based on VC principles.
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