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The Aussie dollar is forecast to fall to 66 cents against the U.S. dollar by mid-year, says Ray Attrill, co-head of FX strategy at National Australia Bank.
Brett McGonegal, CEO at ReOrient Group, says an increase in interest rates by the Fed has driven global volatility.
Jamie Lin, founding partner at AppWorks Venture, explains how to invest in Taiwan's start-up scene and the need for economic diversification.
Michael Preiss, executive director at Taurus Wealth Advisors, says the Jakarta blasts could dampen market sentiment although the impact is hard to quantify.
Markets did not react much to Jakarta blasts, in part because it was offset by the BI rate cut, says Sarina Lesmina, head of Indonesia research at CLSA.
Lu Yu, portfolio manager of EM strategies at Allianz Global Investors, says the company expects the yuan to stabilize in the second half of the year.
Global equities were trading better yesterday but after EIA data came out, U.S. equities got slammed, says Eric Robertsen, head of global macro strategy at Standard Chartered Bank.
CNBC's Akiko Fujita has more on the latest developments in Jakarta.
Markets have been overwhelmed by a rising pile of risks this year, explains Eric Robertsen, head of global macro strategy at Standard Chartered Bank.
Steve Wilford, APAC director of Control Risks Group, says the location of the Jakarta attacks suggests the perpetrators appear to be targeting both locals and foreigners.
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.
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