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Wellian Wiranto, Economist at OCBC Bank, expects Joko Widodo to win the presidential elections by a 5 percentage point margin over rival Prabowo Subianto.

David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore, remains optimistic on the mainland despite a new report showing that China's debt has soared to two and a half times its economy.

Greg Waldron, Asia Managing Editor at Flightglobal, says the handing over of the black boxes will significantly help investigations. He also explains why comments from Russia's Malaysia envoy seem "dubious."

John Herbst, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine from 2003 to 2006, says it is important for both the U.S. and Europe to mete out more serious sanctions on Russia.

In a bid to boost work efficiency, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is allowing employees to take after-lunch naps starting from August. CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team discuss.

Tracking the fate of Malaysia Airlines     Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 9:45 PM ET

Mark Weiss, Civil Aviation Team Leader at The Spectrum Group, explains his pessimistic outlook for the Malaysian carrier which has suffered two tragedies in four months.

Norman Chan, Investment Director at NAB Private Wealth Advisory, says U.S. fast food firms need to react swiftly to the new food safety scandal in China in order to get its shares back on track.

David Cui, Head of China Equity Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says investors who favor Chinese equities are ignoring risks in the mainland.

Sony's Walkman makes a comeback     Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 8:45 PM ET

Sony has unveiled the new Walkman ZX1, a digital music player priced at $700. CNBC's Kaori Enjoji has more.

Richard Martin, Managing Director of IMA Asia, discusses the possibility of a credit rating downgrade for Indonesia ahead of the country's presidential election results.

Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Wealth Management Group, says Chinese stocks may do well over the next three months but will likely underperform in the long run.

Thomas Pickering, former Ambassador to the U.N, explains why international efforts have failed to yield a conclusion as to who shot down the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Why US stocks will continue rising     Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 7:17 PM ET

Investors are returning into U.S. equity markets to buy on dips, which could propel Wall Street higher, says Brian Jacobsen, Chief Portfolio Strategist at Wells Fargo Advantage Funds.

Vasu Menon, Vice President, Wealth Management at OCBC Bank, says a stronger growth story and accommodative monetary policies make developed economies more attractive than emerging markets.

Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, says sanctions on Russia should be targeted in technology and finance.

Peter Boockvar, Chief Market Analyst at The Lindsey Group, says issues in Ukraine and the Gaza strip won't hurt equity markets for long, but warns of the former's impact on the European economy.

Stock markets are focused on corporate earnings, which will likely continue to deliver amid a U.S. recovery, says Ayaz Ebrahim, Deputy CEO & CIO, Asia ex-Japan at Amundi HK.

Why a ceasefire in Gaza is unlikely     Mon, 21 Jul '14 | 12:42 AM ET

Coline Schep, Middle East Analyst at Control Risks, says both Israel and Hamas have put out extensive demands that are hard to fulfill, thus complicating the possibility of reaching a truce.

Sakttiandi Supaat, Head of Global FX Strategy at Maybank, says a sustained U.S. dollar rally will only occur next year.

Ben Goldsmith, Associate Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, says more European involvement is needed to increase the effect of sanctions on Russia.

Colin Chapman, President, NSW at Australian Institute of International Affairs, says Europe may be hesitant to support more sanctions on Russia due to trade relations and energy reliance.

Simon Gross Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory at LGT Bank Singapore, advises investors to stay invested in stock markets but take up some form of protection amid geopolitical risks.

S&P: We prefer slower growth in China     Sun, 20 Jul '14 | 11:13 PM ET

Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist Asia Pacific at Standard and Poor's Ratings Services, explains why higher growth data may not benefit China.

Jeffrey Halley, Senior Manager of FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets, says the greenback is a safe trade amid geopolitical risks and the outlook for global monetary policy.

Hans Weber, President at Tecop International, says Ukrainian forces are located too far away to shoot down the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Tim Condon, Head of Research for Asia at ING Financial Markets, says accommodative policies by central banks make it difficult for any event "to be big enough to increase volatility."

Catherine Yeung, Investment Director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, says global investors still see China as the "big bad economy" and are deterred by the opaqueness of Beijing's reform agenda.

Melissa Chau, Senior Research Manager, Client Devices at IDC Asia Pacific, explains why Xiaomi has a higher chance of succeeding in India's smartphone market.

The consequences of MH17 plane tragedy     Sun, 20 Jul '14 | 8:36 PM ET

George Hamlin, President, Hamlin Transportation Consulting, expects airlines to take on longer flight routes which will lead to higher travel costs as a result of the Malaysian jet crash.

Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow at Yale University, names the issues that have impacted bilateral ties between U.S. and China and says both countries need to address this "trust deficit" soon.

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