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Markets are rooting for Jokowi: OCBC     Wed, 9 Jul '14 | 9:26 PM ET

Vasu Menon, President, Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank, says Jokowi's reform agenda makes him a favorite among investors and describes how his victory will give markets a boost.

Sofjan Wanandi, Chairman, Indonesian Employers Association, says authorities must monitor the possibility of vote manipulation and discusses the risk of social unrest.

Vasu Menon, President, Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank, expects trada data for June to rise on the back of a global economic recovery.

Jim Antos, Bank Analyst at Mizuho Securities Asia, says CCTV's report may be part of Beijing's anti-corruption campaign.

Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist at Money Map Press, says the Fed delivered no surprise on Wednesday hence the "relatively sedate" reaction on Wall Street.

Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, says the U.S. and China are not making progress on monetary reserves and trade flow.

Stephen Wood, Chief Market Strategist at Russell Investments, says Wednesday's FOMC minutes indicate that the Fed is finally looking at how to normalize policy.

Alain Bokobza, Head of Global Asset Allocation at Societe Generale, says Japan needs more monetary stimulus to counter April's tax hike.

Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, discusses the influence of Chinese data and explains why he likes mainland shares.

Shaun Levine, Senior Analyst at Eurasia, says Indonesia is in a "wait and see" phase before official results are released but based on early counts, Jokowi may have won the election.

Gina Sanchez, Chairwoman & Founder of Chantico Global, disagrees with Marc Faber and thinks that U.S. markets are more likely to see a pullback rather than an ugly correction.

Yifan Hu, Head of Research & Chief Economist at Haitong International Securities, identifies factors behind low inflation and explains why the outlook for wholesale prices remains weak.

Charles Bradford, President of Bradford Research, attributes Alcoa's strong second quarter profits to a surprise rise in income from its primary commodity business.

What Indonesia's Jokowi stands for     Wed, 9 Jul '14 | 12:18 AM ET

Anies Baswedan, Campaign Manager for Joko Widodo, elaborates on the presidential candidate's stance on issues like fuel subsidies and food security.

Sandiaga Uno, Spokesman for Prabowo Subianto's presidential campaign, says the candidate represents a "clear, firm and decisive government" that has political support to push for economic reform.

Apart from T-shirts, unique hand signs are also part of the tools used in Indonesia's presidential race. CNBC's Martin Soong reports.

Brazil's shocking defeat to Germany in the World Cup semi-final incited a frenzy on Twitter. CNBC's Julia Wood reports.

Geoff Kendrick, Head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley, describes the influence of Jokowi on Indonesian markets. He also predicts three possible market reactions depending on election results.

Douglas Ramage, Country Representative for Indonesia at BowerGroupAsia, says the fact that both candidates hail from opposition camps is unusual for Indonesian politics.

Hans Goetti, Head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale a Luxembourg, says there may be bubbles in some bond markets like junk bonds. He also explains why the Fed is "behind the curve" on inflation.

Pahala Mansury, CFO of Bank Mandiri, highlights energy and food security, as well as fiscal policy, as the burning issues that Indonesia's new government will need to tackle.

Medha Samant, Investment Director of Asian Equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, says change is in the air for Indonesia irrespective of who becomes the country's next president.

Medha Samant, Investment Director of Asian Equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, discusses China's consumer inflation and wholesale prices for the month of June.

Noel Quinn, Regional Head of Commercial Banking at HSBC, discusses the findings of its survey which showed a sharp increase in the use of yuan among global firms this year.

Voting in Indonesia gets underway     Tue, 8 Jul '14 | 9:14 PM ET

A high voter turnout of nearly 75 percent is expected at polling stations as voting for Indonesia's new president begins. CNBC's Martin Soong reports from Jakarta with the latest.

Bruce Rockowitz, CEO of Global Brands Group, discusses the expectations surrounding the firm's debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Fauzi Ichsan, MD & Senior Economist at Standard Chartered Bank, discusses how Indonesia's election is influencing financial markets and outlines the challenges in store for the new president.

Voting for Indonesia's closely-fought presidential election kicked off on Wednesday. CNBC's Martin Soong introduces the two candidates and recaps their tight race.

Evan Feigenbaum, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State from 2001 to 2009, outlines the challenges that U.S. and China need to address in the annual "Strategic and Economic Dialogue."

Russ Koesterich, Global Chief Investment Strategist at Blackrock, says the financial sector is still dealing with a "legacy of unfinished business from the financial crisis."

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