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Cambodia: The new frontier market darling?   Mon, 23 Mar '15 | 8:14 PM ET
Cambodia: The new frontier market darling?

For investors, Cambodia boasts of positive factors like political stability, low inflation and a stable exchange rate, says the country's Minister of Commerce, Sun Chanthol.

Why the US is concerned about China-led AIIB

Eswar Prasad, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, says the U.S. is worried that the China-backed financial institution could lead to a "race to the bottom" in terms of government standards.

Traders, beware of 'pain trade' in USD: Analyst

Ray Attrill, co-head of FX Strategy at National Australia Bank, says the pain trade of a weaker U.S. dollar is unfolding as markets catch up to downbeat U.S. data.

New Zealand, South Korea inks trade pact   Mon, 23 Mar '15 | 6:36 PM ET
New Zealand, South Korea inks trade pact

Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, New Zealand, discusses the free trade deal the country sealed with South Korea on Monday.

US February home sales is 'subpar': IHS   Mon, 23 Mar '15 | 6:19 PM ET
US February home sales is 'subpar': IHS

Patrick Newport, U.S. economist at IHS Global Insight, outlines the factors behind February's "disappointing" homes sales, but says the data will pick up later this year.

Fed rate hike to spark chaos? Unlikely: Pro

David Joy, chief market strategist at Ameriprise Financial, says the Fed has been "extraordinarily transparent" hence any rate hikes in the coming months won't spark market volatility.

Centralized power key to China's reform: Pro

Michael Pettis, finance professor at Peking University, says it will be difficult for Beijing to implement reforms without "centralizing power tremendously."

Is a June rate hike still on the cards?   Mon, 23 Mar '15 | 1:23 AM ET
Is a June rate hike still on the cards?

Jonathan Cavenagh, senior FX strategist at Westpac, discusses the timeline of the Federal Reserve's interest rate hike amid slowing economic data in the U.S.

Will Singapore see 'a fascinating decade' ahead?

Michael Schuman, TIME Magazine's business correspondent for Asia, outlines the merits of Lee Kuan Yew's economic policies and discusses the country's political future.

The next stage of growth for Singapore is...   Mon, 23 Mar '15 | 12:50 AM ET
The next stage of growth for Singapore is...

With its focus on raising productivity, Singapore's economy will continue to rely on its people, says Saktiandi Supaat, head of Global FX Strategy at Maybank.

After LKY, Singapore to see more political freedom?

Ernest Bower, Senior Adviser and Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, says Singapore will see "a more normal governance structure" from now on.

This analyst has a 'hold' rating on Sinopec   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 11:47 PM ET
This analyst has a 'hold' rating on Sinopec

Jackson Wong, Associate Director at United Simsen Securities, says Sinopec's stock will trade sideways until the unveiling of restructuring plans, which are likely due this year.

Odds of a Grexit? It's now 50-50: Expert   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 11:23 PM ET
Odds of a Grexit? It's now 50-50: Expert

Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, explains why the chances of a Grexit - or a Greek exit from the euro zone - is now 50 percent.

Why is China pushing for the AIIB   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 11:16 PM ET
Why is China pushing for the AIIB

Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, says the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is part of a bigger plan to endorse the yuan as a global reserve currency.

Is Japan's economy on track? This expert thinks so

Motoshige Itoh, member of Japan's Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, says areas like corporate profitability are improving and explains why the Bank of Japan is likely to adopt a "wait and see" approach for now.

Singapore enters post-LKY era   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 11:05 PM ET
Singapore enters post-LKY era

Apart from a crime-free economic powerhouse, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew is leaving behind a country that is experiencing enormous demographic changes, says PN Balji, strategist at RHT Digital & Media.

Why Singapore is likely to ease again   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 10:47 PM ET
Why Singapore is likely to ease again

With depreciation risks likely to remain on the Singapore dollar, the Monetary Authority of Singapore will ease policy at its April meeting, says Sim Moh Siong, FX strategist at Bank of Singapore.

Who's getting into the 'reflation game'?   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 10:37 PM ET
Who's getting into the 'reflation game'?

Jonathan Wilmot, head, Macro Investments at Credit Suisse Asset Management, says the trend of reflation has started to extend to Japan and Europe.

Jose Manuel Barroso

Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission, says the euro zone now has stronger instruments in place, which will prevent the exit of Greece.

Barroso: Lee Kuan Yew is a 'great statesman'

Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission, says Singapore's Lee was an "inspiration" with his stimulating analogies and for transforming Singapore into a "major economic power."

Singapore mourns the passing of founding father

Singapore's prime minister Lee Hsien Loong declared a 7-day period of national mourning to mark the death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew. CNBC's Pauline Chioh reports.

How the world will remember Lee Kuan Yew   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 9:13 PM ET
How the world will remember Lee Kuan Yew

Stephen Davies, CEO of Javelin Wealth Management, says Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew created a remarkable legacy, which other world leaders will look on with "enormous envy."

Why central banks are manipulating gold   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 8:48 PM ET
Why central banks are manipulating gold

Chris Powell, secretary of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc, explains why global central banks are intervening in the gold market.

FGE: Oil to touch $35-$40 by Q2 2015   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 9:36 PM ET
Fereidun Fesharaki, chairman and chief executive officer of FACTS Global Energy Group

Fereidun Fesharaki, chairman at FACTS Global Energy (FGE), explains why he expects global oil prices to touch $35-$40 per barrel by the end of the second quarter.

Why HSH remains positive on Myanmar   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 8:38 PM ET
Why HSH remains positive on Myanmar

Clement Kwok, CEO at Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels, says Myanmar remains one of the most exciting developing markets.

HSH CEO: Pleased with 2014 earnings   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 8:33 PM ET
HSH CEO: Pleased with 2014 earnings

Clement Kwok, CEO at Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels, says the hotelier saw "gains across the board" despite a mixed scene in global markets last year.

Ex-US ambassador: We are 'better off' because of LKY

Jon Huntsman, former U.S. ambassador to Singapore from 1992-1993, says Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew provided foreign leaders with "valuable clarity and insights" about Asia.

Why Indonesia is concerned about a weak rupiah

Indonesia's import figures for the past few months have been slowing due to a weaker currency, says Bambang Brodjonegoro, finance minister of Indonesia.

What Indonesia can learn from Singapore's LKY

Bambang Brodjonegoro, finance minister of Indonesia, says Lee Kuan Yew's emphasis on governance is an example for other Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, which is trying to balance growth and governance.

World Bank: We welcome China-led AIIB   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 7:32 PM ET
World Bank: We welcome China-led AIIB

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, managing director of the World Bank, says the need for infrastructure development in Asia is "very big" and institutions like the Asian Development Bank won't be able to able to fill the gap alone.

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