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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.
Michael Jones, Chairman and CIO at Riverfront Investment Group, calls the recent slump in oil prices as "a supply-driven collapse," which has been proven to benefit the global economy.
Philippe Espinasse, Author of "IPO: A Global Guide", discusses the performance of China's largest nuclear power producer in its market debut on Wednesday.
November's twin inflation data are in line with expectations for slower growth as China rebalances its economy, says Peter Alexander, Managing Director at Z-Ben Advisors.
Kevin Anderson, Head of Investments, Asia-Pacific at State Street Global Advisors, says a change in corporate tax and more structural reforms will bode well for Japan's stock market.
With outbound travel in China still at its infancy, the future of the luxury sector will continue to revolve around the mainland, says Erwan Rambourg, Head of Consumer and Retail at HSBC.
Emily Lau, Member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, says Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement has to end peacefully and discusses what are the next steps for the city's pro-democracy camp.
Frank Holmes, CEO & CIO at U.S. Global Investors, says China's A-shares are "going through a healthy correction" after a parabolic move for the past few months.
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