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Dissecting Takata's air bag flaw     Thu, 20 Nov '14 | 5:35 PM ET

Clarence Ditlow, Executive Director at Center for Auto Safety, explains what causes Takata's air bags to explode with so much force that it releases metal shrapnel at vehicle occupants.

A report from Goldman Sachs said Wall Street's rally will end next year, leaving investors with low returns. Bruce McCain, Senior VP & Chief Investment Strategist at Key Private Bank, explains why he disagrees.

Jonathan Pain, Author of The Pain Report, says the mainland economy faces an "inevitable deceleration" and could see 5-6 percent annual growth over the next 5 years.

Yen's depreciation: boon or bane?     Thu, 20 Nov '14 | 12:17 AM ET

Mark Hibbs, Partner & CIO at Adamas Asset Management, says a weaker yen will give Japan's policymakers time to push through reforms, but warns of risks in slow wage growth.

Tom Rogers, Senior Economic Adviser to the EY Euro zone Forecast, says markets can expect improvements in the preliminary reading of euro zone's factory activity on Thursday.

After a raft of soft data, Kevin Lau, Senior Economist at Standard Chartered, says Beijing needs to step up stimulus with "traditional measures" like cutting its policy deposit rate.

Pierre Perrin, Winemaker at Château de Beaucastel & Famille Perrin, discusses the rising demand for champagne in Asia.

John Wilson, Stock Broker at Morgans Financial, says persisting demand and false expectations for prices to remain stable are leading big miners to ramp up production.

Ahmad Maghfur Usman, Analyst for Regional Transport Research at RHB Research, says AirAsia's net profit improved sharply on-quarter and saw improvements in the performance of its associates.

Zinan Liu, Regional VP & MD of Asia and China at Royal Caribbean Cruise, says recent bad publicity are "exaggerated" and explains how the industry is resisting the potential impact.

Asian currencies face 'double whammy'     Wed, 19 Nov '14 | 9:44 PM ET

Mitul Kotecha, Head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays, says Asian currencies have come under pressure following a weaker yen and soft economic data coming out of China.

Paul Swinand, Equity Analyst at Morningstar, expects Macy's and Target to see good sales in the upcoming holiday season while Kohl's may continue to struggle. He also explains what that means for investment strategy.

Zinan Liu, Regional VP & MD of Asia and China at Royal Caribbean Cruise, introduces the cruise operator's "Quantum of the Seas" which was launched in New York last week.

Pro-democracy protests have raised the risk of cyber attacks in Hong Kong, says Bryce Boland, VP & CTO at FireEye, adding that most cyber crimes are targeted at businesses.

Alan Guo, CEO of LightInTheBox, explains why the mainland online retailer focuses on selling China-made products to overseas consumers, instead of its domestic market.

Helen Qiao, Chief Economist, Greater China at Morgan Stanley, attributes the monthly fall in the preliminary reading of China's manufacturing activity to APEC-related factory closures.

John Lee, Director at Kokoda Foundation, explains why the argument that China is the region's dominant power based on its economic and military capacities is weak.

Uwe Parpart, MD, Head of Research, Reorient Financial Markets, says Japan's monetary policy is implemented decisively, noting BOJ Governor Kuroda knows how to handle market expectations.

James Lowell, CIO at Adviser Investments, says an improving job market and lower gas prices will induce strong spending until year-end.

Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst at Kelley Blue Book, discusses comments by Bill Ford, Chairman of Ford, that the carmaker won't delay its plans to roll out fuel-saving models.

October's trade figures are "very good" and will likely persist as Japanese exporters expand into other parts of Asia, says Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute.

Robin Bew, MD of Economist Intelligence Unit, says December's election is aimed at solidifying Prime Minister Abe's power within his party, hence it may not have any impact on driving Abenomics.

Joel Wells, Portfolio Manager at Alpine Funds, explains his preference for Chinese real estate stocks and discusses the subdued trading since the roll-out of the Shanghai-HK trade connect.

While the Fed is happy with the U.S. recovery, officials are worried that inflation might persist below their objective for some time, says Robin Bew, MD of Economist Intelligence Unit.

Ahead of AirAsia's third quarter earnings due late Wednesday, Mohshin Aziz, Aviation Analyst at Maybank, says recent cheap fuel prices could lift the carrier's net profit by 15 percent.

Jason Feer, Head of Business Intelligence at Poten & Partners, discusses the significance of the Keystone XL pipeline following the rejection of the bill by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

David Forrester, Senior Vice President, G10 FX Strategy at Macquarie, discusses the relationship between the yen and the South Korean won. He later explains why the renminbi is the next interesting point in Asia.

Junko Nishioka, Chief Japan Economist at RBS, says a delayed sales tax hike will boost GDP by 0.5 percent in the near term, but warns of negative market implications in the long run.

Is there demand for fuel-cell cars?     Tue, 18 Nov '14 | 10:45 PM ET

Toyota Motor will launch its first fuel-cell car "Mirai" in the U.S. end of next year. Peter Boardman, Managing Director at Tradewinds, discusses the demand for these environmentally-friendly vehicles.

Eisuke Sakakibara, Japan's Vice Finance Minster from 1997-1999, says the 117.95 level is key for near-term trade in the dollar-yen.

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