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Robert Brooke, CEO, Stevia First, introduces the origins of stevia and describes why it is "a great alternative" to sugar.

What is driving US June auto sales?     Tue, 1 Jul '14 | 7:26 PM ET

Itay Michaeli, Auto Analyst at Citi, discusses General Motors' vehicle sales in June. He also highlights replacement demand as the key factor spurring auto sales in the U.S..

Tony Fernandes, Group CEO and Director of Air Asia and Hiroshi Mikitani, Founder and CEO at Rakuten, explain their venture to set up a low-cost carrier in Japan.

Craig Hodges, President & Portfolio Manager at Hodges Funds, says U.S. markets are seeing a "healthy mix of anxiety and optimism" and explains the strategy investors should adopt.

Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst at Kelley Blue Book, says credit availability, new product lineups and pent-up demand will fuel auto sales in the U.S. for the rest of the year.

Frederic Dickson, Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Strategist at D.A Davidson & Co, says investors need to monitor geopolitical events and earnings despite the market's bullish momentum.

Eisuke Sakakibara, former Vice Finance Minister for Japan, says Tuesday's Tankan survey was "not bad" and explains why the dollar-yen will hover in a 100 to 105 band for the rest of 2014.

As the Australian economy recovers, the central bank will be more likely to let the Australian dollar appreciate, says Andrew Abrahamian, Head of FX Strategy at Compass Global Markets.

Tommy Xie, Economist, Treasury Research & Strategy at OCBC Bank, says it's still too early to conclude that China's economy is regaining momentum as latest PMI data is only marginally above the threshold mark.

The outlook for global bonds in H2 2014     Mon, 30 Jun '14 | 11:10 PM ET

Douglas Peebles, CIO and Head of Fixed Income at AllianceBernstein, describes how various bonds are likely to perform in the later half of 2014 amid expectations for central banks to remain accommodative.

Charles Leyland, Managing Director at Leyland Private Asset Management, says mixed goals in the areas of housing and currency leave the Reserve Bank of Australia "with no choice but to leave rates steady."

Fred Hochberg, Chairman & President of Ex-Im Bank, says U.S. exporters face unprecedented challenges and will need support to fend off competition. He also discusses the criticisms that the agency faces.

Jonathan Cavenagh, Senior FX Strategist at Westpac Institutional Bank, says uncertainty over the economy may result in a more dovish central bank, which in turn will hurt the Australian dollar.

Remain overweight on risk assets: UBS     Mon, 30 Jun '14 | 10:15 PM ET

Mark Haefele, Global CIO at UBS Wealth Management, remains long on risk assets in the later half of 2014 as central banks stay accommodative and global recovery continues.

Sarah Quinlan, Senior Vice President of Market Insights at MasterCard, says the decline in Hong Kong's retail sales reflects the slowdown in the areas of real estate and jewellery consumption.

Anson Chan, Former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong, calls the city's strive for democracy "a slow and winding path" and says citizens are determined to fight for a credible and fair election.

Christopher Jones, MD & Senior Gaming & Lodging Analyst, Telsey Advisory Group, says Macau's gaming sector will face downside pressure in the near term but the "noise" will start to clear by 2015.

Tuesday's manufacturing data for June indicates that China is likely to attain its growth target of 7.5 percent, says Greg Matwejev, Director for FX Hedge Fund Sales and Trading at Newedge.

What options are Argentina left with?     Mon, 30 Jun '14 | 8:32 PM ET

Gorky Urquieta, Co-head of Emerging Market Debt at Neuberger Berman, outlines the options that Argentina has at the moment with regards to its debt payments.

The rise of e-commerce in Asia     Mon, 30 Jun '14 | 8:23 PM ET
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. apps are displayed on an Apple iPhone 5s in this arranged photograph.

This year, Asia Pacific is set to overtake North America as the largest e-commerce market in the world. CNBC's Julia Wood takes a look at how companies are cashing in on this lucrative space.

Ben Collett, Head, Asian Equities, Sunrise Brokers, says plans to raise capital spending by firms, as indicated in the Tankan survey, is a surprise and discusses what that means for Japanese shares.

Demand from key clients attracted the firm to Cambodia which is a market that's expanding in the right direction, says Paul Harris, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

Martin Lakos, Division Director at Macquarie Private Wealth, explains why the Reserve Bank of Australia is likely to maintain a "prolonged stable period of rates" till the first quarter of 2016.

Markus Schomer, Chief Economist at Pinebridge Investments, expects the U.S. to see growth above 3 percent in the second half of 2014 and explains why bonds are a "futile economic indicator."

Nicholas Weindling, Fund Manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, expects Tuesday's Tankan survey to show that the impact of the sales tax hike has been less severe than expected.

Steve Goldman, Managing Director at Kapstream Capital, says Argentina has the "willingness and ability" to make payments to holders of its restructured debt.

Can Jokowi be 'Indonesia's Modi'?     Mon, 30 Jun '14 | 12:15 AM ET

Wellian Wiranto, Economist at OCBC Bank, says Indonesia's presidential candidates have gained support with nationalistic policies while India's Modi emphasized pro-business measures.

This could spur the BOJ into action     Mon, 30 Jun '14 | 12:04 AM ET

Following Japan's May industrial production report, the Bank of Japan will be looking at whether companies are investing again, says Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute.

Girija Pande, Executive Chairman at Apex Avalon Consulting, explains the challenges faced by Chinese and Indian firms when doing business in each other's country.

Ahmed Salah Hashim, Associate Professor at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies, says the renaming of ISIL signals the insurgents' intention to challenge Al-Qaeda.

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