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Jun Okumura, Visiting Scholar at Meiji Institute for Global Affairs, says Prime Minister Abe's trip to Australia signifies the latter's position as Japan's second-most important security ally.

With U.S. firms focused on cost control amid a healthy global economy, there's no reason for earnings to see a surprise downside, says Kerry Series, Founder & CIO of Eight Investment Partners.

Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi, says a robust June jobs data is unlikely to result in a more hawkish Fed and thus, the greenback will struggle to maintain its upside momentum.

Francis Cheung, Head of China & HK Strategy at CLSA, outlines his expectations for China's inflation and trade numbers due later this week.

David Mann, Regional Head of Research, Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, says the Fed's impact on global markets has declined while the importance of the European Central Bank has risen.

Mark Thompson, Director, Southeast Asia Research Centre at City University of Hong Kong, says Jokowi failed to build a strong image and was put on the defensive by "black propaganda" from his opponent.

What will drive earnings in Asia?     Sun, 6 Jul '14 | 9:12 PM ET

Fan Cheuk Wan, CIO, Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse Private Banking and Wealth Management, outlines the requirements for Asian firms to see a boost in earnings.

Reading global markets via football     Sun, 6 Jul '14 | 8:15 PM ET

Lutfey Siddiqi, MD, Foreign Exchange Asia-Pacific at UBS, draws analogies between global financial markets and the World Cup.

Hiroyasu Sato, Chief Portfolio Manager, Tokio Marine Asset Management, describes reasons why investors should remain bullish on Japanese stocks.

Kerry Brown, Director, China Studies Center at University of Sydney, says Australia is in a "difficult position" to remain neutral between Japan and China.

Pavlo Sultansky, Ambassador of Ukraine to Singapore, says the retake of Slaviansk by Ukrainian forces indicates that order being restored. He is confident that other territories will be recaptured soon.

Stephen Sheung, Head of Investment Strategy at SHK Private, explains why increased capital inflows doesn't mean that investors have turned positive on emerging markets.

Expect better US data for Q2: Pro     Sun, 6 Jul '14 | 7:19 PM ET

Stephen Sheung, Head of Investment Strategy at SHK Private, expects the U.S. to see a significant re-balancing in the second quarter, which will benefit Asian countries like South Korea.

In conjunction with CNBC's 25th anniversary, Matthew Taylor recaps the big events that took place in Australia in 1989 and how the country has changed since then.

Ahead of Wednesday's data release, Julian Evans-Pritchard, China Economist at Capital Economics, explains his expectations for stable consumer prices and a pickup in producer prices.

Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia & New Zealand at HSBC, says comments from the central bank governor may continue to weigh on the Australian dollar this week.

Dennis Gartman, Editor and Publisher of The Gartman Letter, explains his expectations for U.S. earnings to be "reasonably good" and why he's long on aluminum producer Alcoa.

Watch out for these in the week ahead     Sun, 6 Jul '14 | 6:08 PM ET

A raft of Chinese data and several central bank decisions, are due to happen this week. CNBC's Christine Tan highlights which events you should be watching.

Here's a look at the three-week long transformation of CNBC's studio at the Singapore Exchange.

Marc Saluzzi, Chairman, The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry, says it aims to become the investment hub for Chinese firms in Europe.

Sean King, Vice President at Park Strategies, says Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to South Korea isn't about North Korea but rather, it is an "anti-Japan and U.S. play."

Hurricane Arthur intensifies     Fri, 4 Jul '14 | 12:31 AM ET

Mike Seidel, Meteorologist & Field Reporter for The Weather Channel, tells CNBC the latest developments of the Hurricane Arthur from Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

Changi Airport's plans for growth     Fri, 4 Jul '14 | 12:21 AM ET

Liew Mun Leong, Chairman, Changi Airports Group, says the Singapore airport had a good year in 2013 for receiving 54 million passengers. He later outlines future plans for two more terminals.

Shailesh Rao, Vice President, APAC, Americas & Emerging Markets at Twitter, describes the role of the social networking and microblogging service in international events like the World Cup.

Can Modi live up to expectations?     Thu, 3 Jul '14 | 11:21 PM ET

Duvvuri Subbarao, Former RBI Governor from 2008 to 2013, highlights what the Indian government needs to do, even if it involves "difficult political decisions" that may affect them in the near term.

Why DBS is 'sanguine' about China     Thu, 3 Jul '14 | 11:06 PM ET

China remains a significant economic force and comments about a demise in the mainland are "premature", says Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS. He also describes the opportunities the lender sees in China.

Is HTC out of the woods yet?     Thu, 3 Jul '14 | 10:51 PM ET

While new product launches and aggressive cost cutting helped HTC to meet revenue target for the second quarter, the smartphone maker still faces issues in sales, says Wanli Wang, Analyst at CIMB.

Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS, says a slow consumption demand and weak first quarter growth indicate that the macro prospects of the U.S. economy isn't as positive as market expectations.

Jeffrey Halley, Senior Manager, FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets, discusses the details announced by the central bank regarding its long-term refinancing operations (LTROs).

Michael Yoshikami, CEO and Founder of Destination Wealth Management, says the "impressive" U.S. jobs report reflects improvements in the economy.

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