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Stuart Leckie, Chairman at Stirling Finance, says the triple-R cut for Chinese rural lenders will have a positive impact and is a "nice gesture" signaling that Beijing has not forgotten the rural areas.

Nizam Idris, Head of Fixed Income and Currency Strategy at Macquarie, says weaker-than-expected April core consumer prices in Tokyo could be the harbinger for the Bank of Japan to take easing measures soon.

Arjuna Mahendran, CIO of Emirates National Bank of Dubai, discusses the factors behind Japan's slightly below-view inflation figures.

Fan Cheuk Wan, Chief Investment Officer, Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse, expects Japan to see a deterioration in second-quarter growth due to the consumption tax hike.

May Yan, Head of Banks Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Research, Barclays, discusses the movements of Chinese banking stocks on early Friday.

Fan Cheuk Wan, Chief Investment Officer, Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse, says it is unlikely the PBOC will implement a broader RRR cut given a "higher tolerance for slower growth" in Beijing.

Robert Breza, Senior Research Analyst at Sterne Agee, says Microsoft will continue to see challenges in personal computer sales as it expands into cloud-based services and mobile devices.

Michael Kelly, Managing Director & Global Head of Asset Allocation at Pinebridge Investments, explains why he's less optimistic about U.S. equities at the moment.

While he expects growth to continue in 2014, Clement Kwok, CEO of Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels, says Thailand and China are two sources of uncertainty for the business.

Brian Sponheimer, Auto & Capital Equipment Analyst at Gabelli & Company, discusses General Motors' sharp fall in profit during the first quarter.

Vinay Dube, Senior VP, Asia Pacific, Delta Air Lines, outlines two reasons why the airline managed profit gains despite suffering a loss of $90 million in revenue due to flight cancellations amid extreme winter.

Michael Kelly, Managing Director & Global Head of Asset Allocation at Pinebridge Investments, says Japan has "won the war" against deflation.

How GM can recover from recalls     Thu, 24 Apr '14 | 6:51 PM ET

Moving forward, Alec Gutierrez, Senior Market Analyst, Automotive Insights, Kelley Blue Book, says General Motors should focus on building top quality automobiles.

John Buckingham, CIO at Al Frank Asset Management, says investors should also pay attention to guidance as firms report better-than-expected earnings due to low expectations.

Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Bank, attributes the decline of Japanese shares to the lack of a TPP agreement during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo.

Klaus Baader, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Societe Generale, says the yuan is no longer undervalued and it would be "inappropriate for it to continue to appreciate."

Taro Kono: 'TPP is necessary for Japan'     Wed, 23 Apr '14 | 10:50 PM ET

Taro Kono, Member of the House of Representatives in Japan's Parliament, says the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) stands behind Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in pushing for the TPP trade deal.

Charles Li, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, says the launch of a new commodity trading platform for three metal contracts will facilitate long-term cross-border investments.

David Garrity, Principal at GVA Research, says Apple's decision to raise its dividend and step up its stock buyback program signaled confidence in the tech giant's outlook.

Klaus Baader, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Societe Generale, explains the benefits of deeper integration for Asia and how the TPP deal could facilitate trade relations in the region.

Klaus Baader, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Societe Generale, says New Zealand's use of interest rate hikes to curb its property sector has resulted in an "uncomfortably strong" currency.

Despite earnings beating expectations, David Williams, CEO of Williams Capital Advisors, says concerns still linger as to whether Facebook's giant acquisitions can pay off.

Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies at the Council of Foreign Relations, says Obama's statement on the Senkaku Islands was the most important thing for the Japanese audience.

Is Apple still in good shape?     Wed, 23 Apr '14 | 7:33 PM ET

Bert Dohmen, President & Founder at Dohmen Capital Research Institute and Scott Nations, President & Chief Investment Officer at NationsShares, debate about Apple's performance in the second-quarter.

Scott Nations, President & Chief Investment Officer at NationsShares, likes Apple but describes why its seven-for-one stock split may not be that beneficial for investors.

David Marshall, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific Financials at CreditSights, discusses concerns surrounding weak asset quality and slowing profit margins in China.

The benefits of Apple's stock split     Wed, 23 Apr '14 | 6:34 PM ET

David Kudla, CIO at Mainstay Capital Management, says Apple's decision to split its stock seven for one will make its shares more accessible and lead to an improvement in stock prices.

US Q1 GDP to grow 1% or below: Swonk     Wed, 23 Apr '14 | 6:22 PM ET

Diane Swonk, Chief Economist & Senior Managing Director at Mesirow Financial, expects the frigid winter to weigh on first-quarter economic growth in the U.S.

Santitarn Sathirathai, Head of Southeast Asia & India Economics Research at Credit Suisse, explains why it is important for the Bank of Thailand to leave interest rates on hold at 2 percent.

JJ Kinahan, Chief Strategist at TD Ameritrade, says Yum Brands is back "on the right path" after a 9 percent gain in China led by KFC.

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