While fresh geopolitical fears after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane sent most Asian equities lower, oil prices and some energy plays saw gains.» Read More
Ahead of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy decision on Thursday, Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC explains why the consumption hike is an integral part of fiscal reform.
Brendan Brown, Head of Research at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International says long term rates in all countries except Japan have broken free from central bank manipulation.
Philippa Malmgren, President of Principalis Asset Management, discusses how investors are finding new ways to protect against inflation.
Richard Clarida,Global Strategic Advisor at PIMCO explains why he thinks that U.S. treasury yields will edge lower towards the end of the year.
Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO, Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management highlights the economic similarities between Japan, Singapore and Detroit and what they need to do to resurrect their economies.
Kathy Lien, Managing Director of FX Strategy of BK Asset Management says that while there are some green shoots evident in the Euro Zone, the region's battle against recession is far from over.
Dr. Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, tells CNBC the Japanese data is not that bad as areas of weakness will improve by next quarter.
Michael Hewson, Senior Market Analyst at CMC Markets, says markets are giving Japanese authorities the benefit of the doubt at the moment, but reforms need to start happening in the country.
The markets are suffering from unexpected geopolitical anxiety, said Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services.
Anantha Nageswaran, CEO of Vansight, discusses the Federal Reserve's taper talk that has been dogging markets.
Guy Stear, Head of Research, Asia, Société Générale, previews the week's central bank meetings in Australia, Japan and South Korea.
Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC tells CNBC that the consumption tax will dampen economic activity in Japan.
Tohru Sasaki, FX strategist at JP Morgan thinks Japanese government bond yields will decline gradually in coming weeks.
Ten-year yields are resuming their rise. That is likely to remain a problem today — especially if housing stocks come under more pressure.
Harmen Overdijk, Head of Portfolio Management for Asia at EFG International, says Tokyo markets could soar as high as 21,000.
Steven Saywell, Global Head of FX Strategy at BNP Paribas highlights the key obstacles standing in the way of implementing reforms in Japan.
Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC thinks Shinzo Abe is in a good position to push forward reforms but explains that the biggest hurdle he will have is reining in his own party.
Taro Kono, Member of Japan's House of Representatives discusses what economic reforms could pass after Shinzo Abe's landslide victory in Sunday's upper-house elections.
Stephen Halmarick, Head of Investment Market Research at Colonial First State Global Asset Management, breaks down Bernanke's testimony and what it means for investors in Asia.
Ben Collett , Head, Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers is pessimistic about Japanese markets and recommends shorting Japan autos. Roger Nightingale, Economist at RDN Associates joins in the conversation.