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Donna Kwok, Senior China Economist at UBS, says a low base effect and higher food prices lead the rise in China's consumer inflation for the month of May.

As the populations of India and Indonesia grow, transport infrastructure in both economies are still struggling to keep up. CNBC's Martin Soong reports.

Kesara Manchusree, President, Stock Exchange of Thailand, attributes the resiliency of domestic stocks to strong fundamentals in the financial market.

Mark Hoplamazian, CEO at Hyatt, discusses the opening of its Andaz Hotel in Tokyo and elaborates how a pickup in leisure and business travel is driving tourism in the city.

Alan Bowman, Regional VP, Retail Sales and Marketing, Microsoft, explains the firm's shift of focus to games and the rising competition with Sony in terms of video game consoles.

Timothy Arcuri, Managing Director, Cowen and Company, describes how the 7-for-1 stock split and new product lineups later this year can give Apple shares a boost.

Liz Ann Sonders, Chief Investment Strategist & Senior VP, Charles Schwab, says global liquidity and positive economic fundamentals are lending support to equities.

Donald Straszheim, Senior Managing Director, China Research at ISI Group, explains why China is "all about supporting growth and not about reform."

Charles Sizemore, CIO of Sizemore Capital Management, discusses Microsoft and Sony's consoles, adding that consoles may become a niche product in the long run.

Philippe Bodereau, MD & Global Head of Financial Research at PIMCO, names the asset classes that may benefit from the European Central Bank's stimulus measures.

Fresh stimulus from Beijing is unlikely in the near term unless the global economy sees a dramatic slowdown or China experiences a huge internal issue, says Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB.

James Chao, Director Asia Pacific at IHS Automotive Advisory Services, says Dongfeng Motor's planned launch of 29 new models this year will boost growth.

What is driving the Nikkei's rally?     Sun, 8 Jun '14 | 11:31 PM ET

Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, says investors realize that fears relating to the tax hike may be overblown. He also discusses the impact of the pension fund revamp on stocks.

'Sell any rally' for euro-dollar: UBS     Sun, 8 Jun '14 | 10:44 PM ET

Gareth Berry, FX Strategist at UBS Investment Bank, explains why the euro may find it difficult to breach the ceiling of $1.40 against the U.S. dollar.

Larry Hu, Head of China Economics at Macquarie and Freya Beamish, Economist at Lombard Street Research, debate on China's growth potential for this year.

Alex Latzer, Regional Head, Metals/Mining Research, Kim Eng Securities, says slowing growth in China may have contributed to the increasing use of metals for loans.

Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman and Claire Chiang, Senior VP at Banyan Tree Holdings, discusses how they expanded from one resort in Phuket into 40 branches.

US vs China: Superpower showdown     Sun, 8 Jun '14 | 9:15 PM ET

CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team discuss a series of info-graphics which continue the debate on whether China is set to overtake the U.S. as the world's largest economy.

While exports got a lift from the global economic recovery, falling imports continue to signal concerns about a weak domestic demand in China, says Jian Chang, Chief China Economist at Barclays

Joo Yung Lee, MD & Head of North American Financial Institutions at Fitch Ratings, says the increase in regulations have proved to be challenging for U.S. banks in the first quarter.

Jeremy O'Friel, Managing Director, Belmont Investments, says the lack of population growth and increase in productivity will hold Japan back from replicating growth it enjoyed in the past.

Jeremy O'Friel, Managing Director, Belmont Investments, explains why a U.S. jobs report below 250,000 is still a "drag" on the economy.

Patrick Bennett, FX Strategist at CIBC, discusses CNBC's latest forex sentiment survey, where more than two-thirds of respondents were bearish on the greenback.

Growing enthusiasm for higher capital spending among domestic firms is the "real surprise" in Japan's first-quarter growth data, says Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC.

How to read China's May trade data     Sun, 8 Jun '14 | 7:14 PM ET

Despite the unexpected drop in imports, Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory, says markets should cheer a widening trade surplus in China.

Chong Yoon-Chou, Investment Director at Aberdeen Asset Management Asia, says China is committed to economic reform and thus will be unlikely to unveil fresh stimulus.

Junko Nishioka, Chief Economist for Japan at RBS, sees limited chances of additional easing by the central bank in the near future.

John Kosar, President & Market Technician at Asbury Research, says there are no signs of a selloff in the near term, but warns of potential weakness in the third quarter.

CNBC's Oriel Morrison takes you through this week's top events to watch out for.

Charles Chen-I Hsu, Chairman of Tai Tong Food & Beverage Group, explains why consistency was the firm's main challenge when it started its business in 1990.

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