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Bulls back in action: USD hovers at two-month high

The stronger-than-expected consumer price index released last week supported the Fed's case for a rate hike later this year, says Elias Haddad, senior currency strategist at Commonwealth Bank.

GE: US should participate in AIIB   Sun, 24 May '15 | 8:24 PM ET
GE: US should participate in AIIB

John Rice, vice chairman of General Electric (GE), says the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a great opportunity for the U.S. to help resolve the shortfall in infrastructure.

Is China's economy at the cusp of recovery?

After going through a "cyclical trough", China is seeing improved demand which hint at a recovery, says Martin Lakos, division director of Wealth Management at Macquarie.

Is a Grexit back on the cards?   Sun, 24 May '15 | 8:07 PM ET
Is a Grexit back on the cards?

Martin Lakos, division director of Wealth Management at Macquarie, explains the market repercussions if Greece defaults on payment due to the International Monetary Fund this month.

Weaker oil behind Japan's falling imports: UOB

Alvin Liew, senior economist at UOB, attributes the wider-than-expected decline in Japan's April import volumes to the plunge in oil prices from a year ago period.

KRG President: Proud of Kurdistan's ability to stop ISIS

CNBC's Hadley Gamble asks Masoud Barzani, President of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq, how worried he is about the future of Iraq amid ISIS' advance.

What CES Asia will be focusing on   Sun, 24 May '15 | 7:33 PM ET
What CES Asia will be focusing on

Chua Soon Ghee, managing director for Southeast Asia at A.T. Kearney, outlines the trends that attracted the Consumer Electronics Association to launch its inaugural event in Asia.

Nikkei, Shanghai Comp hit new multi-year highs

While the 15-year peak on the Nikkei 225 is an "eventuality", the 7-year high on the Shanghai Composite is a "little more confusing", says Joe Magyer, senior analyst at The Motley Fool.

'Stay well away from China stocks': IMA Asia

Apart from being opaque, China's stock market is driven mainly by speculation of government policies, says Richard Martin, managing director at IMA Asia.

Ex-Thai PM: Time to end constitutional debate

Abhisit Vejjajiva, former Prime Minister of Thailand, says a referendum will help to eradicate any questions about the constitution's legitimacy and avoid further conflicts.

CES comes to Asia: What to expect   Sun, 24 May '15 | 6:31 PM ET
CES comes to Asia: What to expect

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CES), discusses the show's inaugural Asian event in Shanghai, China.

As Greece risks linger, is euro looking vulnerable?

Ray Attrill, co-head of FX strategy at National Australia Bank, expects the euro to fall to $1.02-1.03 against the U.S. dollar in the second half of 2015.

What's restraining Wall Street investors   Sun, 24 May '15 | 6:10 PM ET
What's restraining Wall Street investors

Jim Awad, managing director at Plimsoll Mark Capital, discusses the weaker finish and anemic trading volumes on Wall Street last week.

What could rock markets in the week ahead   Sun, 24 May '15 | 6:09 PM ET
What could rock markets in the week ahead

CNBC's Oriel Morrison highlights events and economic data that will move the financial markets in Asia this week.

Amid volatility, Thai stocks look attractive: CLSA

Prinn Panitchpakdi, Thailand Country Head at CLSA, says Thai markets offer opportunities for long-term investors based on historical price-to-earnings and price-to-book valuations.

Here's why dollar king will reign supreme   Fri, 22 May '15 | 12:31 AM ET
Here's why dollar king will reign supreme

Sim Moh Siong, FX strategist at Bank of Singapore, expects the Fed to raise rates in September, which will help the U.S. dollar to resume its strength after a brief consolidation in this quarter.

Why Nomura cut its 2015 GDP forecast for Thailand

Rob Subbaraman, chief economist, Asia ex-Japan at Nomura, says the Bank of Thailand is "overburdened" and more measures to help the economy must come from the fiscal policy and reforms.

Further China easing will help HK markets: Pro

Clive McDonnell, head of Equity Strategy at Standard Chartered, expects further easing in China to take Hong Kong markets higher and explains the odds of a correction in the Shanghai Composite.

This musical wants to tell Singapore's story to the world

Ed Gatchalian, composer and musical director of "Singapura, The Musical", says the tale of Singapore's troubled times between 1955-1965 will interest London's West End and New York's Broadway.

SET CEO: This is propping up Thai stocks   Thu, 21 May '15 | 11:40 PM ET
SET CEO: This is propping up Thai stocks

Kesara Manchusree, president & CEO of SET, says robust interest from Thailand's retail investors helped the benchmark SET index to withstand last year's political crisis.

Mr. Yen: '2015 will be Japan's recovery period'

Eisuke Sakakibara, professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, says the Bank of Japan does not see the need to stimulate the economy further. He later explains why he agrees with the BOJ's upbeat economic view.

TREA: Thai rice subsidy scheme was 'nonsense'

Vichai Sriprasert, honorary president of Thai Rice Exporters Association (TREA), says prices of grains now adhere to market mechanisms after the military ended the controversial price-support scheme.

BOJ stands pat on policy, upgrades economic view

Ben Collett, head of Japan and Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, discusses the Bank of Japan's policy decision on Friday and explains what that means for investors.

Iron ore inquiry a 'waste of taxpayer money': Pro

Tim Schroeders, fund manager at Pengana Capital, explains why he agrees with the Australian government's decision to walk away from an inquiry into the country's iron ore sector.

These factors will take dollar-yen higher   Thu, 21 May '15 | 10:48 PM ET
These factors will take dollar-yen higher

Apart from the looming Fed rate hike, cleaner positioning in the short-yen trade will help to propel dollar-yen, says Khoon Goh, senior FX strategist at ANZ.

Markets are on the 'path of least resistance': Pro

Keith Fitz-Gerald, chief investment strategist at MoneyMorning.com, says factors such as better-than-expected earnings and the Fed's accommodative stance are attracting new money into U.S. markets.

Philippines Finance Secretary: Aim for 7-8% growth

Cesar Purisima, finance secretary of the Philippines, says factors such as better governance helped the country to grow over 6 percent every year since 2012. He adds that the government is aiming for a faster pace of growth so as to eradicate poverty.

BOT: 'Happy with Thai baht at the moment'   Thu, 21 May '15 | 10:41 PM ET
BOT: 'Happy with Thai baht at the moment'

Prasarn Trairatvorakul, governor of Bank of Thailand, says the current levels of Thai baht is "more in line" with regional currencies.

Quality of life is key to work performance: Survey

Michel Landel, Global CEO of Sodexo, discusses its latest survey which showed how corporate initiatives that aim to improve the "quality of life" can help productivity.

Tracking the slowdown in Thai credit spending

Darren Buckley, President of AmCham and country head and country officer of Citibank Thailand, says there is a slowdown in credit card spending and a pick up in the delinquency rate in Thailand.

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