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Singapore's new gold contract targets traders who buy gold at wholesale levels and will tap into the demand shift from the West to the East, says Albert Cheng, MD, Far East at World Gold Council.

Amit Midha, President, Asia Pacific and Japan, Dell, is optimistic about Prime Minister Abe's reform policies and says the firm will continue its expansion in Japan.

Bob O'Donnell, Founder and Chief Analyst at Technalysis Research, likes Google's plan to introduce new Android software for cars and watches, but warns of challenges in implementation.

Tim Seymour, CIO of Triogen Asset Management, says the possibility of a technical default is less of a "live or die" issue for Argentina compared to problems like inflation.

Why investors shrugged off weak US GDP     Wed, 25 Jun '14 | 7:14 PM ET

Low expectations and an uptick in capital expenditure offset the poor reading on first quarter growth, says Quincy Krosby, Market Strategist at Prudential Financial.

Rob Enderle, President & Principal Analyst of Enderle Group, says content holds more "real value" for GoPro and will help drive the camera maker's initial public offering.

Despite signs of a recovery, the Fed remains concerned about weak sectors like housing, says Steven Wieting, Global Chief Investment Strategist at Citi Private Bank.

Andy Xie, Independent Economist, explains why an U.S.-style credit crunch will not take place in the mainland.

Andy Xie, Independent Economist, says April's sales tax hike and a pending corporate tax cut are not the right solutions for Japan as they do not tackle the real concern surrounding productivity.

The challenges of labor reform in Japan     Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 11:32 PM ET

Elyssa Faison, Associate Professor of Japanese History at the University of Oklahoma, describes the contradicting demands for workforce reforms between the government, business sector and the Japanese people.

Cyrus Daruwala, Managing Director at Asia Pacific IDC Financial Insights, says Singaporean lenders are faced with a "mammoth task" to meet new liquidity rules by January 2015.

Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading Markets for Singapore at Nordea, says the Bank of Japan prefers a weaker yen and may take action faster than expected to curb the strength of its currency.

Can shadow banking be good for China?     Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 10:34 PM ET

David Marshall, Senior Analyst at CreditSights, discusses comments from Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's chairman that shadow banking supports economic activity.

How to combat match-fixing in football     Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 9:50 PM ET

Mark Sutcliffe, CEO, Hong Kong Football Association, says match-fixing is a worldwide problem that FIFA needs to take seriously. He discusses how Hong Kong is tackling the crime.

Hutch Hutchison, Head of Concept Creation and Design of Vertu, says its latest device marries "exclusivity with materials and services."

New concept stores of Juicy Couture will be launched in the U.S. from 2015 onwards, says James Salter, Chairman & CEO of the brand's parent firm Authentic Brands.

Spanish fashion brand Zara opened its largest store in Asia in Hong Kong on Wednesday. CNBC's Samantha Loring reports.

Peter Churchouse, Author & Publisher of Asia Hard Assets Report, says the share conversion will give Vanke wider access to overseas shareholders and lower its cost of capital.

Marc Desmidt, MD & Head of Alpha Strategies at BlackRock, says central banks in Europe and Japan are likely to take on different paths as the Fed, and that can give both markets a boost.

Richard Jerram, Chief Economist, Bank of Singapore, explains why the recent spike in oil prices may hurt developed economies more than emerging markets.

Abe's reform plan: An arrow or a dart?     Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 8:06 PM ET

Marc Desmidt, MD & Head of Alpha Strategies at Blackrock and Richard Jerram, Chief Economist, Bank of Singapore, discuss Prime Minister Abe's latest reform measures.

Lars Peter Hansen, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, explains how the Shanghai Free Trade Zone and competition in the banking space can lift growth in the mainland.

Lars Peter Hansen, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, says there are "inherent uncertainties" in economic models. He calls the implementation of the Fed's forward guidance "problematic."

Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's reform package is "nothing new" and hence, it will not "knock the socks" off financial markets.

Will Abe's reform measures work?     Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 7:10 PM ET

Robert Pavlik, Chief Market Strategist at Banyan Partners, explains why's still cautious on Japan following details of Prime Minister Abe's 'third arrow' plan.

Kathy Lien, Managing Director of FX Strategy at BK Asset Management, says there is no real motivation behind the greenback's overnight rally and a decline will be in sight within the next 24 hours.

Matthew Hegarty, Equities Analyst at Perennial International, says Abe's reform plan is missing a detailed implementation timeline.

Jack Bouroudjian, Chief Investment Officer at Index Financial Partners, expects markets to strengthen into the end of the quarter and then see a pullback by 3 to 5 percent.

Mark Newman, Senior Analyst for global memory and consumer electronics at Sanford C Bernstein, says a consolidation in the industry, which lowered supply growth, helped Micron Tech's earnings.

What will Abe's third arrow comprise?     Tue, 24 Jun '14 | 12:17 AM ET

Puru Saxena, CEO at Puru Saxena Wealth Management, discusses his expectations for the structural reforms that will be announced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe late Tuesday.

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