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The top geopolitical threats are increased terror attacks, state-level cyber threats and Asia's economic realignment, says Steve Wilford, APAC director at ControlRisks.
Competitive currency devaluations in Asia can be avoided if China explains that the weaker yuan is the result of a stronger dollar, says David Fernandez, APAC chief economist at Barclays.
David Fernandez, APAC chief economist at Barclays, explains the supply and demand dynamics in the oil market.
Markets are aware of how "notoriously volatile" Australia's employment data is, says Jesper Bargmann, Asia head of trading at Nordea Markets.
Markets are focused on the U.S. jobs picture, the Federal Reserve and price stability, explains Gavin Parry, MD at Parry International Trading.
At the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Asian automakers, particularly the Japanese, are showing consumers they are "style and performance leaders," says James Chao, APAC MD at IHS Automotive.
Michael Sarpi, chief operating officer at Compass Markets, says the dollar/yuan cross could hit 7 by this year, as dollar strength continues.
Social instability and unemployment as the result of China's economic transition are risks for the country's stock market, Alex Wong, director of asset management at Ample Capital, warns.
Craig McMahon, head of APAC research at Wood Mackenzie, says significant supply factors are weighing on oil prices, however, the market is balancing.
Borrowing yuan to short the currency has got expensive, explains Xavier Denis, global strategist at Societe Generale Private Banking.
Tommy Xie, OCBC economist, identifies the three key risks for China: Currency policy confusion, high corporate leverage and the difficulty of balancing reform and growth.
Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, director of research at Religare Capital Markets inSingapore, explains that Wilmar earnings were driven by the dollar/renminbi carry trade.
Philip Wee, senior currency economist at DBS, explains that the Hong Kong Interbank Offered Rate (HIBOR), which surged to a record high on Monday, is subjected to wild swings.
Sani Hamid, director of wealth management at Financial Alliance, says while Asian emerging markets could fall further, it would only be a temporary slip.
Bryan Ma, VP of client devices research at IDC, says this year's top tech themes include slowing of the smartphone market, the rise of augmented and virtual reality; and hype over artificial intelligence.
There is an element of irrationality with regards to investor views on the yuan while market liquidity is also thin, explains Robert Rennie, global head of FX strategy at Westpac Bank.
Samsung is losing out to Chinese rivals such as Huawei, Xiaomi and LeTV in the low-end smartphone segment in the mainland, explains Patrick Moorhead, president and principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.
The potential of China's tourism sector is enormous given the surge in the number of middle-income consumers, says John Woods, APAC CIO at Credit Suisse Private Banking.
John Woods, APAC CIO at Credit Suisse Private Banking, expects that the Chinese market turmoil will be resolved before Chinese New Year in February.
China had warned Pyongyang against nuclear testing, but now it should apply further pressure on North Korea, says Andrew Gilholm, APAC head of analysis at Control Risks.
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