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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.

The legacy of Lee Kuan Yew   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 7:23 PM ET
The legacy of Lee Kuan Yew

Frank Lavin, U.S. ambassador to Singapore from 2001-2005, discusses the leadership style of Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and outlines his most important legacy.

Lee Kuan Yew was 'irreplaceable': OCBC   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 6:51 PM ET
Lee Kuan Yew is 'irreplaceable': OCBC

Vasu Menon, Vice-President, Wealth Management Singapore, OCBC, describes the legacy of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew.

Credit Suisse: Why Singapore is important   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 7:15 PM ET
Credit Suisse: Why Singapore is important

Helman Sitohang, CEO, Asia Pacific Credit Suisse, describes the significance of Singapore, which is currently home to Credit Suisse's biggest headquarter in the Asia-Pacific region.

Lee Kuan Yew is 'Asia's greatest statesman': IHS

Rajiv Biswas, Asia Pacific chief economist of IHS Global Insight, describes Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew as the "greatest Asian statesman in the post-colonial era."

Lipton: 'ASEAN is in better shape now'   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 6:31 PM ET
Lipton: 'ASEAN is in better shape now'

Economies in Southeast Asia are now well managed with enough exchange rate flexibility, which will act as a "shock absorber" to events such as a U.S. rate hike, says David Lipton, first deputy managing director of the IMF.

BNM: We're not immune to FX volatility   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 6:21 PM ET
BNM: We're not immune to FX volatility

Speaking to CNBC in an exclusive interview, Zeti Akhtar Aziz, governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), describes how volatility in the currency markets is impacting Malaysia.

This week, watch out for central banks, US data

Channing Smith, managing director at Capital Advisors, expects global central banks to stay "easy for a long time" and outlines his expectations for the flurry of U.S. data due this week.

What could rock markets this week   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 6:13 PM ET
What could rock markets this week

CNBC's Pauline Chiou reports on the key events and data that traders will be watching in the week ahead.

Remembering Lee Kuan Yew   Sun, 22 Mar '15 | 6:00 PM ET
Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore's first prime minister and founding father Lee Kuan Yew passed away at 3:18 am local time on Monday. CNBC takes a look at the life of this well-respected leader.

Factors that will sway oil prices   Fri, 20 Mar '15 | 1:41 AM ET
Factors that will sway oil prices

Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO at Swiss Asia Capital, says the impact of plunging oil prices will likely prompt a supply cutback in the second half of the year, but warns of risks from the U.S. dollar in the near term.

Sony's PS4 goes to China: Will it succeed?   Fri, 20 Mar '15 | 1:34 AM ET
Sony's PS4 goes to China: Will it succeed?

Ajay Sunder, senior director at Frost and Sullivan, says sales of the PlayStation 4 in China may get a boost from the console's global success, but warns of risks from the limited game selection.

Wages to rise in Japan? We'll see: Natixis   Fri, 20 Mar '15 | 1:22 AM ET
Wages to rise in Japan? We'll see: Natixis

Luca Silipo, chief economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, says Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe's "soft approach" has thus far yielded little results on wage increases.

Easing impact differs for Shanghai, HK shares

While Shanghai shares responded well to China's monetary easing, markets in Hong Kong did not see the same reaction, says Aadil Ebrahim, VP & portfolio manager at AllianceBernstein.

Why Sony's PS4 could be a success in China   Thu, 19 Mar '15 | 11:32 PM ET
Why Sony's PS4 could be a success in China

Atul Goyal, senior analyst at Jefferies, explains why Chinese consumers will like Sony's PlayStation 4 videogame consoles despite limited digital availability.

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