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Energy innovation is creating new opportunities for start-ups and software, explains John Licata, founder and chief energy strategist at Blue Phoenix.
Gareth Nicholson, investment manager at Aberdeen Asset Management Asia, explains Asian investment grade corporates look very attractive.
Katrina King, director of research and strategy at QIC, lists the factors contributing to greater volatility in markets.
Europe's migrant crisis, sovereignty and future trade deals are some of the key issues, says Theresa Fallon, Senior Associate at European Institute for Asian Studies.
The Federal Reserve is right to take a dovish tone as the conditions for a rate hike "really aren't there there" with U.S. wage growth slow and the economy "just sputtering along", says King Lip, Chief Investment Officer at Baker Avenue Asset Management.
Gold prices are down on profit-taking but may rebound if prices stay above $1,220 an ounce, says Jonathan Barratt Chief Investment Officer at Ayers Alliance Securities.
The emerging markets represent 30 percent of world capitalization, 30 percent of GDP and 30 percent of world trade, so you're underweight if you own less than that, says Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group at Franklin Templeton Investments.
Central Bank stimulus measures such as asset purchases are no longer aimed at liquidity provision, said Bryan Goh, CIO at Bordier & Cie.
Roy Teo, senior FX strategist at ABN AMRO Bank says the Fed will likely revise their 'dots' projection to about two to three hikes this year.
Richard Goyder, managing director at Wesfarmers, says investors expect calculated risks because they also expect high returns.
China's economy is expected to slow in 2016 relative to last year, explains Lorraine Tan, director of equity research for Asia at Morningstar.
James Dorsey from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies explains the significance of Putin withdrawing Russian forces from Syria.
Martin Schulz from Fujitsu Research Institute says the BOJ is likely to use a mix of other policies because negative rates are unpopular in Japan.
Juerg Kiener from Swiss Asia Capital says oil prices have rebounded but the rebalancing of supply will likely only happen in the second-half of 2016.
Morningstar's Anthony Serhan says its time to get back to the fundamentals and cut the reliance on what central banks can do for markets.
Sri Lanka will strive to tighten its belt to improve its debt rating, the country's finance minister told CNBC.
Adam Reynolds from Saxo Bank Group shares his outlook for the Aussie dollar, Canadian dollar and the South African rand.
Jeremy Sullivan from Hamilton Hindin Greene says markets are expecting one to two more rate cuts from the New Zealand central bank this year.
Sri Lanka's recent credit rating downgrades are due to problems inherited from the previous administration, says Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake.
CBRE's Frank Chen says high inventory in lower-tier cities, overheating in tier-one cities and an overreliance on the property market are key risks.
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