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Is Sony's turnaround plan bearing fruit?   Wed, 22 Apr '15 | 11:31 PM ET
Is Sony's turnaround plan bearing fruit?

Tim Bajarin, president at Creative Strategies, is surprised that Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai's restructuring efforts are bearing fruit so quickly.

China relaxing card-clearing is 'good news': Pro

Stuart Leckie, chairman of Stirling Finance, discusses news that China will be opening up its market for clearing domestic bank card transactions to foreign players.

Get out of A-shares, head for Hong Kong: Pain

Jonathan Pain, author of The Pain Report, remains positive on Chinese stocks, but advises investors to move out of Shanghai and get into H-shares where there is a significant valuation discount.

Did HFT spark 2010 'flash crash'?   Wed, 22 Apr '15 | 10:55 PM ET
Did HFT spark 2010 'flash crash'?

High-frequency trading is back in the spotlight after the arrest of a U.K. trader who allegedly caused the May 2010 Wall Street "flash crash." CNBC discusses the news with Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppy traders.com.

A RBA rate cut in May? It's now 50-50: Westpac

Jonathan Cavenagh, senior FX strategist at Westpac, says Australia's first-quarter inflation data released on Wednesday isn't weak enough to guarantee an interest rate cut next month.

Why you should keep faith in Facebook stock   Wed, 22 Apr '15 | 10:31 PM ET
Why you should keep faith in Facebook stock

David Williams, CEO of Williams Capital Advisors, says Facebook's miss on revenue due to a stronger U.S. dollar "isn't a meaningful miss" and expects further upside for the stock.

Nasdaq: The catalyst to take Wall Street higher?

Ben Lichtenstein, president of Tradersaudio.com, says the U.S. tech sector has the potential for a major upside, which will likely drive Wall Street to all-time highs.

Huayi Brothers sets sights on Hollywood   Wed, 22 Apr '15 | 9:47 PM ET
Huayi Brothers sets sights on Hollywood

Dennis Wang, CEO of Huayi Brothers, says the company is banking on its capital power and the attractiveness of the mainland market to expand into North America.

Reading Hong Kong's electoral reform plan   Wed, 22 Apr '15 | 9:36 PM ET
Reading Hong Kong's electoral reform plan

Michael Degolyer, director of the Hong Kong Transition Project, discusses Hong Kong government's new proposal on how the city's next chief executive will be selected.

Hang Seng at 32,000? Citi says very likely   Wed, 22 Apr '15 | 9:13 PM ET
Hang Seng at 32,000? Citi says very likely

Ken Peng, Asia investment strategist at Citi, explains why the bank's new target for the Hang Seng index at 32,000 isn't far-fetched and outlines the sectors he likes.

Can NYC leapfrog HK to take skyscraper crown?

Nicholas Holt, Asia Pacific Head of Research at Knight Frank, says prime top skyscraper rents in New York are unlikely to overtake Hong Kong, which remains the world's highest, in the near term.

Is Sony finally reaping restructuring results?

Damian Thong, division director and senior analyst of Japan Technology at Macquarie Securities, discusses news that Sony raised its earnings estimates for the second time in three months on Wednesday.

TCL: Smart home tech due for a breakthrough

With various companies like Apple designing their products, smart home technology will mature in the coming years, says Tomson Li, chairman & CEO of TCL Corporation.

SGX: Trade link with Taiwan in the works   Wed, 22 Apr '15 | 8:14 PM ET
SGX: Trade link with Taiwan in the works

Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, president of the Singapore Exchange, explains why the stock operator is keen to launch a cross-border trading platform with Taiwan.

Asia is in a 'crazy bull market': Barings   Wed, 22 Apr '15 | 8:07 PM ET
Asia is in a 'crazy bull market': Barings

Amid the rally sparked partly by the launch of Chinese stimulus, some markets in Asia are on their way into bubble territory, says Khiem Do, head of Asian Multi-Asset at Baring Asset Management.

USBIC: TPP doesn't help US job creation   Wed, 22 Apr '15 | 7:48 PM ET
USBIC: TPP doesn't help US job creation

Kevin Kearns, president of the U.S. Business & Industry Council (USBIC), explains why he is against the multinational trade agreement Trans-Pacific Partnership.

'Mcdonald's has more problems than a math book': Pro

Aaron Allen, restaurant consultant at Aaron Allen and Associates, says McDonald's first-quarter earnings show the Golden Arches lagging behind on every key performance metric.

Is the dollar hurting US earnings? Not really: Pro

Kenny Polcari, director of O'Neil Securities, says the impact of a soaring greenback hasn't been that negative and the gains on Wall Street indicate that investors are not disappointed with earnings.

India's tax disputes will end soon: Eurasia

Sasha Riser-Kositsky, associate, Asia of the Eurasia Group, says concerns over India's new tax on foreign investors, called the minimum alternate tax, won't impact the country's investment environment.

eBay will benefit from PayPal spin-off: Pro

Gil Luria, managing director, Research of Wedbush Securities, explains why eBay won't take a hit when it spins off the faster-growing PayPal later this year.

Australian PM urges Europe to turn away migrant boats

Colin Chapman, president of Australian Institute of International Affairs NSW, explains why Australian prime minister Tony Abbott's advice to Europe is "a bit premature."

Are regulations a boon or bane for bitcoin?   Wed, 22 Apr '15 | 12:17 AM ET
Are regulations a boon or bane for bitcoin?

Speaking to CNBC at the Smart Nation Innovations 2015, David Moskowitz, founder of Coin Republic, discusses the regulatory treatment of bitcoin in countries like Singapore.

Why EM Asia markets are back in favor   Wed, 22 Apr '15 | 12:08 AM ET
Why EM Asia markets are back in favor

Apart from cheaper valuations compared to the U.S. and Europe, Asia markets are not facing any destabilizing factors, says Sui Jau Wong, general manager at Fundsupermart.com.

Yahoo results are 'disappointing', says this expert

Bob O'Donnell, founder and chief analyst at Technalysis Research, says Yahoo's first-quarter earnings still point to several unresolved "big questions."

Time to short German bunds?   Tue, 21 Apr '15 | 11:35 PM ET
Time to short German bunds?

David Mann, chief economist, Asia at Standard Chartered Bank and Kelvin Tay, MD & Regional CIO, Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, discuss comments from Janus Capital's Bill Gross that German debt offers an opportunity for short sellers.

China, brace for more defaults this year: UBS

Kelvin Tay, MD & Regional CIO, Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, says Kaisa's dollar bond default is symptomatic with what will likely happen in China throughout 2015.

Google: Mobile is an 'exciting opportunity'   Tue, 21 Apr '15 | 11:14 PM ET
Google: Mobile is an 'exciting opportunity'

Caesar Sengupta, VP, Product Management at Google, outlines the company's plans in the mobile arena, especially after the launch of the Android One.

Why the RBA is reluctant to cut rates   Tue, 21 Apr '15 | 10:44 PM ET
Why the RBA is reluctant to cut rates

Jeffrey Halley, senior manager for FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets, says an interest rate cut is unlikely to have a "multiplier effect" on Australia's economy.

The mini robot for average Japanese households

Speaking to CNBC at the Smart Nation Innovations 2015, Hiroshi Ishiguro, co-founder and CEO of Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories, says his interactive robot is suitable for families with small houses in Japan.

Growing greens go high-tech in Singapore   Tue, 21 Apr '15 | 9:51 PM ET
Growing greens go high-tech in Singapore

With locally-grown produce accounting for less than 10 percent of Singapore's vegetable needs, the Southeast Asian country is leveraging on technology to change that. CNBC's Bernie Lo reports.

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