While the Nasdaq Composite's close above the 5,000 mark is a solid move, it is "nothing more than a round number," says Kenny Polcari, director at O'Neil Securities.» Read More
With China's economy in a structural downshift, Ben Simpfendorfer, MD & Founder, Silk Road Associates, says latest official purchasing mangers index (PMI) data from China is not surprising.
With the situation in Ukraine unlikely to escalate, Richard Duncan, Chief Economist, Blackhorse Asset Management, says ongoing crisis will not have a long-lasting impact on financial markets.
CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team discuss how Asian stock markets may react to the unrest in Ukraine this week.
Japan's economy is showing 'strong signs of improvements', says Amir Anvarzadeh, Director of Japan Equity Sales at BGC Securities Singapore, adding that fall in demand after April's tax hike will be shortlived.
Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets, says India needs to decide soon on whether it wants its economy to be market-driven or state-controlled.
Alecia Quah, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific at IHS Country Risk, says Thailand could see more unrest if the anti-graft body issues charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for corruption on Thursday.
Kevin Snowball, CEO of PXP Vietnam Asset Management, discusses Vietnam's economic resilience to the Fed's taper and believes that the country's wobbly banking sector is improving.
Rob Subbaraman, Chief Economist, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura, says South Korean President Park Geun-hye's three-year economic plan suggests structural reforms that will promote long lasting growth.
Kelvin Tay, MD & Regional CIO, Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, explains why he thinks the outlook for emerging markets still remains lackluster.
Abenomics need lag time to work, says Jonathan Slone, CEO of CLSA, adding that secondary effects have started to realize which will likely boost growth, albeit at a slower pace.
Arjuna Mahendran, Emirates National Bank of Dubai talks about the politics of subsidies in emerging markets and how that is hurting the economies from within along with the Fed's tapering.
CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team asks Guy Look, CFO and Executive Director of Sasa International and Mohamed Rafique Merican, Group CFO of Maybank Group about their concerns for businesses in Asia.
Tony Nash, Vice President at business information company IHS, says Chinese New Year distortion is to blame for recent weak economic data from China.
A failure to address emerging market turmoil could pave the way for another financial crisis, Indian central bank chief Raghuram Rajan told CNBC.
Bin Shi, Portfolio Manager, China Fund at UBS Global Asset Management, says China is currently going though a difficult stage in its economic transition.
Sam Le Cornu, Senior Portfolio Manager, Asia Listed Equities, Macquarie Funds Group, is still upbeat about Chinese corporate earnings, despite the HSBC China PMI falling to a seven-month low in February.
Mathias Cormann, Finance Minister of Australia, says Australia will stand to benefit if the G-20 commits to hard targets for stronger growth.
Miranda Carr, head of China research at NSBO, says China could need more economic stimulus in the second quarter of 2014, following further disappointing data.
With China's economy showing fresh signs of weakness, questions are rising over whether the country can protect its 7-plus percent growth rate.
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities, explains why he thinks the HSBC PMI data is a more reliable barometer of China's economic health.