Asian shares advanced on Thursday, inspired by Wall Street's biggest one-day gain since 2011 overnight.» Read More
Easing inflation and growth being one of the fastest in the region justify the central bank's decision to keep its key interest rate steady, says Amando Tetangco, Governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
On Friday, the Australian dollar hovered near multi-year lows after Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens said in an interview that the currency is "most appropriate" at 75 U.S. cents.
Want some time away from the city? CNBC's Susan Li takes you to the Blue Mountains, a mountainous region in New South Wales, in this new episode of "First Class."
Mark Tinker, Head of AXA Framlington Asia, discusses news that Beijing told its banks to step up lending in the final months of 2014 and relaxed enforcement of loan-to-deposit ratios.
Lee Quane, Regional Director for Asia at ECA International, discusses the rankings of Hong Kong and Singapore in its latest report, which surveys the living costs for expatriates in Asia.
Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow, Japan Studies at Council on Foreign Relations, says Prime Minister Abe hopes to garner "public endorsement" for his policies through Sunday's elections.
Andrew Colquhoun, Head of Asia-Pacific Sovereigns at Fitch Ratings, says the justification to delay the sales tax hike was an "eyebrow raiser" and discusses the possibility of downgrading Japan's credit rating next year.
On Thursday, officers arrested demonstrators staging a final sit-in including prominent democratic legislators like Emily Lau. Michael Degolyer, Director of HK Transition Project, discusses.
Based on previous incidences when oil dipped to $40 a barrel in 2009, the ongoing rout in prices could continue, says Jodie Gunzberg, Global Head of Commodities at S&P Dow Jones Indices.
Thursday's data indicate that the U.S. economy has improved and 2015 looks like a stronger year in terms of growth, says Stephen Wood, Chief Market Strategist at Russell Investments.
Lance Chody, Owner and CEO of Garrett Brands, says the U.S.-based popcorn store "resonates with people around the world" and that helps its expansion strategy.
Alan Hoo, Chairman of the Basic Law Institute, expects Thursday's police operation to remove all Occupy protest encampments, with the clearing of Admiralty's protest site being "symbolic."
Erwin Sanft, MD and Head of China & HK Equity Research at Standard Chartered, says the recovery of the mainland's property market is a risk for equities in the second half of 2015.
Alex Chow, Secretary General of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, tells CNBC's Emily Tan that "Occupy Central" has succeeded in triggering more social and political awareness in the city.
Mebane Faber, CIO of Cambria Investment Management, introduces the firm's newly launched exchange-traded fund (ETF) on the Nasdaq, which has no management fee.
Zoher Abdoolcarim, Asia Editor of TIME International, describes the mechanisms behind the shortlisting of the magazine's annual "Person of the Year."
With the U.S. recovery still intact, corporate earnings will get a boost, which will in turn lift equities, says Michael Kurtz, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Nomura.
Joe Zidle, Portfolio Strategist, Richard Bernstein Advisors, says a worse-than-expected machinery orders for October may fuel more stimulus, which will benefit Japan's market in the long run.
In this month's "First Class", CNBC's Susan Li travels to Sydney to check out the biggest development the city has seen in decades - six-star hotel and casino, Crown Sydney.
While downward pressure will continue to weigh on oil in the near future, prices are unlikely to go below $43 a barrel, says Matt Smith, Commodity Analyst at Schneider Electric.
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