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To get a sustained rise in bond yields, markets will need stronger data and a change in Fed expectations, says Simon Warner, head of Fixed Income at AMP Capital.
Pratik Gupta, head of Equities, India at Deutsche Bank, says markets will likely be disappointed if the Reserve Bank of India doesn't cut interest rates by 25 basis points next month.
Following the spring wage negotiations, nominal wage growth in Japan will likely exceed inflation rate for the rest of 2015, says Masakazu Takeda, portfolio manager at Hennessy Japan Fund.
Brendan Brown, head of Research at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International, outlines his expectations for the U.K.'s April consumer prices.
Syed Hamid Albar, former Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs, says countries such as Malaysia should allow asylum seekers to land on their shores before a serious humanitarian problem emerges.
Wellian Wiranto, economist at OCBC, says Indonesia risks seeing a widening in current account deficit in the second quarter, alongside domestic inflation issues.
Negative sentiment remains in the iron ore markets due to expectations of more supply coming, says Annalisa Jeffries, associate editorial director, Asia Metals at Platts.
Peter Rodwell, division president for Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa at McDonald's, discusses the unveiling of "Create Your Taste" burger kiosks in Asia.
Frank Chen, head of Research, China at CBRE, says a relaxation of tax rules and down payment requirements, alongside policy easing measures, helped to stabilize China's property market.
Barnabas Gan, analyst at OCBC, says government spending and improved tourist arrivals in Thailand have failed to offset slower growth in private consumption and exports.
While income levels in Japan are improving, the government is taking away consumers' spare cash via the sales tax hike, says Robert Medd, partner at GMT Research.
Dickie Wong, executive director at Kingston Securities, discusses the worries over fresh initial public offerings in the Shanghai market and explains why Hong Kong shares are in need of a pullback.
Charles-Edouard Bouee, CEO of Roland Berger, says a complete liberalization of state-owned enterprises isn't necessary and explains why Beijing should consider a mixed ownership model.
Girija Pande, executive chairman of Apex Avalon Consulting and chairman of Tata Consultancy Services for Asia Pacific, discusses Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's objectives in China.
Jay Richards, commodity analyst at Just Spreads, explains why he is "cautiously optimistic" that the El Nino effect has been accounted for in the commodity markets.
Michael Every, head of Financial Markets Research, Asia-Pacific at Rabobank, says buying the current dip in the greenback may be dangerous, but he expects the currency to bounce back in the second half of 2015.
Given that interest rates will likely stay low, equity valuations are still relatively cheap, says Puru Saxena, CEO of Puru Saxena Wealth Management.
Apart from deeper economic engagements, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will likely persuade China to expedite the settlement of border issues, says S D Muni, distinguished fellow at Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses.
Paul Yong, vice president of equity research at DBS, outlines his bullish estimates for Singapore Airlines ahead of the release of fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday.
The 2015 budget includes short-term measures that will act together with monetary policy, along with long-term plans that will drive the economy, says Savanth Sebastian, equities economist at CommSec.
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