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US economy in a 'sweet spot': Morgan Stanley  Sun, 11 Jan '15 | 5:49 PM ET

Malcolm Wood, Head of Investment Strategy at Morgan Stanley, says the latest jobs data show a "continuation of strong US employment growth" and discusses whether the lack of wage growth poses risks.

Alaistair Chan, Economist of Moody's Analytics, says monetary policy in China tends to have a 9-12 month lag, so last year's rate cut will only show its impact in the second half of 2015.

Could oil revisit $35?  Sun, 11 Jan '15 | 5:22 PM ET

Jay Richards, Commodity Analyst at Just Spreads, says oil prices could test $35 a barrel - lows hit during the 2008-09 financial crisis - by the end of February or March.

US December jobs data confirm recovery: Pro  Sun, 11 Jan '15 | 5:12 PM ET

The nonfarm payrolls report for December indicates that the U.S. remains a bright spot amid a sluggish global economy, says Michael Yoshikami, Founder & CEO of Destination Wealth Management.

Steve Pelayo, Regional Head of Technology Research for Asia-Pacific at HSBC, explains why firms like TSMC and Delta can be viewed as the "common denominators" of the "Internet of Things" revolution.

Colin Chapman, President, New South Wales, Australian Institute of International Affairs, suspects Al-Qaeda is behind the attack of satirical French publication Charlie Hedbo.

Political change in Sri Lanka: What's next?  Fri, 9 Jan '15 | 12:22 AM ET

Incumbent President Rajapaksa has conceded defeat in the presidential elections. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director at the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, discusses the factors shaping the political change.

US rate hike isn't doom for Asia: Fidelity  Fri, 9 Jan '15 | 12:15 AM ET

Asia has the ability to self-sustain, which makes a return of 2013's taper tantrum unlikely as the Fed moves closer to a rate hike, says Medha Samant, Investment Director of Asian Equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment.

Expect 270,000 US jobs in December: ANZ  Fri, 9 Jan '15 | 12:03 AM ET

Khoon Goh, Senior FX Strategist at ANZ, explains his optimism for the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report due Friday.

Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman at CAPA - Center for Aviation, says Vistara's challenge will be getting cost-conscious Indians to pay more. The airline's restriction to domestic routes for now won't be helpful.

StanChart's decision 'not surprising': Pro  Thu, 8 Jan '15 | 10:33 PM ET

Lachlan Colquhoun, Chief Executive at East and Partners Asia, discusses news that Standard Chartered will dismantle its stock broking, equity research and equity listing desks globally.

Tracking the outlook of retail in 2015  Thu, 8 Jan '15 | 10:25 PM ET

Dana Telsey, CEO and Chief Research officer at Telsey Advisory Group, says 2015 will be characterized by improving consumer sentiment and "smart retailing" by retailers to capture market share.

These 2 factors could delay PBOC easing  Thu, 8 Jan '15 | 10:09 PM ET

Pu Yonghao, Regional CIO, APAC at UBS Wealth Management, says a strong loan growth in December and a robust performance by the A-share market in 2014 could delay monetary easing in China.

How will US jobs report sway the dollar?  Thu, 8 Jan '15 | 9:43 PM ET

Jonathan Cavenagh, Senior FX Strategist at Westpac Bank, expects the U.S. nonfarm payrolls for December to see some consolidation, which may lead to dollar weakness temporarily.

Thomas Buckingham, Fund Manager of European Equity Group at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, says European corporate earnings have improved and expects a low euro to benefit export companies.

Benjamin Segal, MD and Global Equity Portfolio Manager at Neuberger Berman, expects U.S. stocks to see growth of "high single digits" this year, but warns of risks associated with valuations and non-U.S. earnings.

Issues with "getting approvals for the technology" could have caused Sony to postpone the PlayStation 4's launch date in China, says Lewis Ward, Research Manager, Consumer Gaming & Mobile Entertainment, IDC.

How Chinese consumers have changed  Thu, 8 Jan '15 | 8:36 PM ET

Apart from an increase in e-commerce penetration, Chinese consumers are placing more emphasis on healthy and innovative products, says Jean Chan, Senior Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein.

For oil prices to rebound, more adjustments in production output will be needed, says Will Oswald, Global Head of Fixed Income, Credit and Commodities at Standard Chartered.

Will Oswald, Global Head of Fixed Income, Credit and Commodities at Standard Chartered, says China is in need of more stimulus as low inflation persists, but authorities need to avoid sparking a surge in equities.

Will Oswald, Global Head of Fixed Income, Credit and Commodities at Standard Chartered, expects the U.S. economy to add 240,000 jobs in December. He adds that a lack of wage growth will mean the Fed will only hike interest rates in September.

DBS' bullish outlook for Nikkei in 2015  Thu, 8 Jan '15 | 7:41 PM ET

Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer at DBS Private Bank, expects the Nikkei 225 to hit 22,000 after both the index and dollar-yen broke out of a 20-year downtrend last year. He also expects dollar-yen to hit 128 in 2015.

David Greene, Head of Dealing at AFEX Australia, outlines factors that may have tamed domestic spending in Australia, but says the data could be a pre-cursor to a better figure in December.

Michala Marcussen, Global Head of Economics at Societe Generale and Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer at DBS Private Bank, discuss the risks of a hard landing in the mainland.

Michala Marcussen, Global Head of Economics at Societe Generale and Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer at DBS Private Bank, expect a rate hike in the U.S. by June and debate whether more increases will ensue.

Scott Hamilton, Aviation consultant at Leeham Company, says the investigation into Indonesia's flight-route permit issues is not addressing the root cause of the AirAsia tragedy.

John Thompson, CEO & CIO at Vilas Capital, says Standard Chartered's stock-trading and underwriting business lacked the scale and profits to compete with bigger banks.

For the longer term, stay positive on U.S. stock markets as lower oil prices are a net positive for the developed world, says Bill Stone, Chief Investment Strategist at PNC Asset Management.

Implications of a stronger dollar on EMs  Thu, 8 Jan '15 | 5:51 PM ET

Charles Blankley, CIO of Gemmer Asset Management, says the outlook for emerging market equities will remain challenging for the next 6 months as investors worry about "potential land mines."

Sasha Riser-Kositsky, Associate, Asia of Eurasia Group, says the opposition coalition led by Maithripala Sirisena will likely win the election, but warns of risks from populist policies.

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