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  • Are tourists still flocking to the Maldives? Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 1:01 AM ET
    Maldives tourism

    Moosa Zameer, Tourism Minister of Maldives, says external factors affected Maldives tourism, not internal politics.

  • Tri:Factor: Wary of China? Here are EM alternatives Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 12:56 AM ET
    TriFactor : Emerging Markets

    Michael Preiss, executive director at Taurus Wealth Advisors, identifies Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam as three good investment alternatives to China.

  • More stimulus for China manufacturing? Bad idea Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 12:51 AM ET
    China Manufacturing

    Ryan Roberts, analyst at MCM Partners, says a combination of monetary and fiscal policy reforms will be needed to help China's economy rebalance.

  • What does BOJ hope to achieve with new policy? Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 12:20 AM ET
    BOJ Policy step

    Eric Robertsen, from Standard Chartered Bank, outlines the objectives of the Bank of Japan's new negative rates policy.

  • Here are the three top safe-haven investments Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 12:44 AM ET
    Here are the three top safe-haven investments

    According to V. Anantha Nageswaran, CEO at Vansight, the three safe-haven investments are gold, stable currencies such as the dollar, and uncorrelated equity markets such as Vietnam.

  • Just why is OPEC overproducing? Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 12:38 AM ET
    Just why is OPEC overproducing?

    As a leading market player in the oil sector, it doesn't make sense for Saudi Arabia to hold back on its spare capacity, says Ivan Szpakowski, head of Asia commodity research at Citi.

  • Zika virus outbreak in South America is different: Pro Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 12:24 AM ET
    Zika virus outbreak in South America is different: Pro

    Amesh Adalja, senior associate at UPMC Center for Health Security, says this is the first time the virus has appeared in the western hemisphere.

  • Amari resignation not good news Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 12:09 AM ET
    Amari resignation not good news

    Japan's economy minister Akira Amari was crucial to the signing of the TPP, says Mikio Kumada, executive director and global strategist at LGT Capital Partners.

  • BOJ decision a 'nice, medium-sized surprise' Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 12:02 AM ET
    BOJ decision a 'nice, medium-sized surprise'

    Mikio Kumada, executive director and global strategist at LGT Capital Partners, says BOJ decision reflects well on governor Kuroda.

  • Why this investor is betting on Tencent Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 12:48 AM ET
    Why this investor is betting on Tencent

    Tencent is in a stronger position compared with Alibaba as seen from its stock performance and Beijing's internet initiatives, explains Ronald Wan from Partners Capital International.

  • Are firms ready for cyber crisis management? Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 12:36 AM ET
    Are firms ready for cyber crisis management?

    Mary Galligan, director at cyber risk services at Deloitte, says there is a big increase in firms practicing their cybersecurity response plans.

  • 'There are whispers of possible BOJ easing' Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 12:16 AM ET
    'There are whispers of possible BOJ easing'

    Rabobank's Michael Every says more quantitative easing will only help marginally, but the BOJ can't stand pat given weaker consumption.

  • 'Fed is now data-dependent' Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 12:07 AM ET
    'Fed is now data-dependent'

    Frank Troise, MD at SoHo Capital, says investors can be assured there will not be four Fed rate hikes this year.

  • Is Asia on the right path to fight corruption? Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 12:52 AM ET
    Is Asia on the right path to fight corruption?

    Srirak Plipat, Asia regional director at Transparency International, talks about transparency and corruption issues in Asia, including China, India and Malaysia.

  • Tri:Factor: Here's why oil prices will stay under pressure Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 12:32 AM ET
    Tri:Factor: Here's why oil prices will stay under pressure

    Ravi Krishnaswamy from Frost & Sullivan, says the worsening supply glut, slowing global demand and a new geopolitical reality will keep oil markets under pressure.

  • 'Fed has to be cautious and overly dovish' Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 12:17 AM ET
    'Fed has to be cautious and overly dovish'

    David Sokulsky at UBS Wealth Management Australia, says continued volatility will keep the Fed from raising rates this year.

  • How attractive are European financials now? Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 12:43 AM ET
    How attractive are European financials now?

    Willem Nabarro of Exane-BNP Paribas, identifies the balance sheet exposure that some of the European banks have to emerging markets and oil.

  • Fed is unlikely to sound very dovish: Strategist Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 12:33 AM ET
    Fed is unlikely to sound very dovish: Strategist

    Fed will not be very dovish because both the U.S. labor market and services sector are still strong, says Roy Teo, senior FX strategist at ABN AMRO Bank.

  • Asian oil capex down 15% this year: JPMorgan Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 12:15 AM ET
    Asian oil capex down 15% this year: JPMorgan

    Scott Darling, regional head of oil & gas research at JPMorgan, says this could be the second year of a three-year cost deflation cycle for upstream oil companies.

  • Will markets be soothed by central banks this week? Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 12:05 AM ET
    Will markets be soothed by central banks this week?

    Nicholas Ferres from Eastspring Investments says the BOJ and the ECB, not the Fed, are likely to provide dovish rhetoric to soothe markets.

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  • Sri Jegarajah

    Based in Singapore, Sri is the co-anchor of CNBC's Capital Connection and an experienced business and financial markets correspondent.

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