Bertrand Badre, Chief Financial Officer at the World Bank, describes his view on emerging market nations like India and Indonesia.» Read More
Medha Samant, Investment Director of Fidelity Worldwide Investment says ASEAN countries offer a sustainable, long-term growth profile. She singles out the Philippines and explains why it is the new market darling for investors.
Wellian Wiranto, Investment Strategist, Barclays says domestic-oriented Asian economies & related-equities will continue to outperform this year.
Allan Redimerio, Director, Corporate & Infrastructure Ratings at S&P explains why Islamic finance is an attractive tool to attract investments into Indonesia. He cites its focus on the real economy as a key reason.
Daniel Hui, Head of EM Asia FX Strategy, J. P. Morgan says the absence of more monetary efforts from both the Fed and ECB have limited upside potential of EUR/USD. He thinks it's which central bank will influence the currency more.
Greater spending from the burgeoning emerging market middle class is one of those themes global and emerging market investors have clung to as developed market consumers and governments deleverage. But there’s a growing risk emerging market consumers could start pulling back as industrial commodity prices fall and higher food prices lighten consumers’ wallets.
Andre De Silva, Head of Asia Pacific Rates at HSBC says India needs to address its twin deficits and inflation pressures before easing policy. He adds that monsoon woes and power outages could add further inflationary pressures.
Chetan Ahya, Asia Pacific and India Economist, Morgan Stanley says investors should look at countries that are creating domestic demand on a sustainable basis because that will be the key to growth over the longer term.
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South-East Asia's biggest economy, Indonesia, beat second-quarter GDP forecasts at 6.4 percent year-on-year. Barclays regional economist Prakriti Sofat told CNBC how strengthening domestic consumption and investment offset export weakness.
Ismael Pili, ASEAN banks analyst, Macquarie Securities said he likes ASEAN banks for their resilience and the strong domestic demand story.
Pahala Mansury, CFO, Bank Mandiri discusses his company's profit numbers with CNBC. He adds that the bank has been cautious in extending U.S. dollar or foreign-denominated lending.
Gita Wirjawan, Trade Minister of Indonesia says long term investors continue to look at Indonesia despite the controversial tax, stating that investment realizations grew by 30% in Q2.
If you've never heard of Ulan Bator, that's about to change.The Christian Science Monitor reports.
Owen Hegarty, Vice Chairman of G-Resources says its new Martabe gold mine in Indonesia is not subject to the raft of restrictions the country placed on its mining sector earlier this year.
Pork and chicken will join beef on the menu of expensive meats as drought and US ethanol policy combine in a corn “disaster”, the head of the world’s largest pork producer has said. The FT reports.
When Jakarta-based Saratoga Capital sought to raise $400 million for its new private equity fund in recent months, investors generously offered $1.3 billion instead. Brazil has slowed dramatically, China continues to look weak despite interest rate and reserve requirement cuts, India’s growth has fallen to multiyear lows and Russia remains dependent on volatile oil prices for its prosperity.
Aninda Mitra, Head of Southeast Asia Economics at ANZ highlights the strengths of the Southeast Asian markets. He thinks near term risks to the region's currencies will come from financial volatility in global capital flows.
Jimmy Koh, Head of Research and Investor Relations, UOB says that investors are looking for safe havens despite low returns.