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RBA will cut rates, but is it the best move?

Kumar Palghat, director at Kapstream, expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut rates at Tuesday's policy meeting even though easing measures are having a mixed impact on the economy.

Strong dollar: The 'new harsh weather excuse'?

Christine Short, senior vice president of Estimize, explains the need for U.S. companies to get "smarter" amid a stronger dollar environment.

The US dollar hasn't peaked yet: NAB   Sun, 3 May '15 | 6:21 PM ET
The US dollar hasn't peaked yet: NAB

Ray Attrill, co-head FX strategy at the National Australia Bank, outlines the factors that will help the greenback to "find its feet" soon.

One of these houses will cost you $135M   Wed, 29 Apr '15 | 12:00 PM ET
One of these houses will cost you $135M

Sales of luxury homes across the world continued to grow in 2014 according to Christie's International Real Estate. CNBC takes a closer look at the three cities to watch and some of the properties on offer.

Is Africa on the cusp of a property boom?   Thu, 30 Apr '15 | 12:44 AM ET
Is Africa on the cusp of a property boom?

Peter Welborn, chairman of Africa at Knight Frank, discusses the sustainability of investments going into Africa's real estate sector.

After soft US GDP, will the dollar rally end?

Amid renewed concerns over the U.S. recovery, investors are unwinding their long dollar positions across all currencies, says Wayne Gordon, executive director, portfolio strategist at UBS Wealth Management.

The sharp move in German bunds means...   Thu, 30 Apr '15 | 12:15 AM ET
The sharp move in German bunds means...

The sharp jump in German government debt on Wednesday means Europe is seeing "a more constructive environment" now, says Don Hanna, Asia managing director at Hanna-Roubini.

Here are the bright spots in Asia   Thu, 30 Apr '15 | 12:06 AM ET
Here are the bright spots in Asia

Rob Subbaraman, chief economist, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura, says India and Philippines are the two Asian countries which have the most growth potential.

Tracking the outlook of Indonesia   Wed, 29 Apr '15 | 11:39 PM ET
Tracking the outlook of Indonesia

While data from Indonesia may be volatile in the short term, the country's economic outlook looks good in the long run, says Wilianto Ie, head of Research at Maybank Kim Eng Securities.

BOJ need not act due to 'good deflation': Pro

Jesper Koll, managing director & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan, explains why the Bank of Japan can hold back further easing as Japan sees a cycle of "good deflation."

Baidu posts revenue miss, but buy the stock?   Wed, 29 Apr '15 | 11:24 PM ET
Baidu posts revenue miss, but buy the stock: Pro

Wendy Huang, head of Internet & Media Research at Macquarie, explains why she remains positive on Baidu's shares despite the company missing expectations for first-quarter revenue.

Spread the spirit of charity on Pay it Forward Day

April 30 is the National Pay it Forward day and CNBC speaks to Chris Ridd, managing director at Xero Australia, about kind deeds that the company is involved in.

2016 CPI forecast holds sway over BOJ decision: Pro

If the inflation forecast for fiscal 2016 is maintained around 2 percent, the Bank of Japan will likely keep rates steady at this stage, says Jonathan Cavenagh, senior FX strategist at Westpac.

Fed rate hike not 'on the immediate horizon': Pro

Even if there are weather distortions, weak growth in the first quarter suggests that a rate hike needs to be later this year or early 2016, says John Buckingham, CIO of Al Frank Asset Management.

Forget soft GDP, it's time for Fed to move: Pro

Robert Heller, former Federal Reserve governor, attributes the soft U.S. growth for the first quarter to "transitory" factors and says it's time for the Fed to get its monetary policy back to normal.

PIE: The instant messaging app for work   Wed, 29 Apr '15 | 9:46 PM ET
PIE: The instant messaging app for work

Pieter Walraven, founder of PIE, says there's a "great opportunity" for its product that incorporates the elements of modern chat apps with work features such as file-sharing.

Chinese banks' NPL ratio still a key issue: S&P

Liao Qiang, China Bank Analyst at S&P, discusses the share of non-performing loans in Chinese banks.

Is there a way out for the BOJ?   Wed, 29 Apr '15 | 9:14 PM ET
Is there a way out for the BOJ?

Ben Collett, head of Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, says the Bank of Japan needs positive expectations that inflation can rise and a weaker yen, which could hit 250 per dollar in the long run.

Japan's Abe voices 'repentance' for wartime past

Scott Seaman, senior analyst for Asia at Eurasia Group, says a true apology for Japan's wartime atrocities didn't happen in prime minister Shinzo Abe's landmark speech to the U.S. Congress.

Why Sony may over-deliver on full-year results

Atul Goyal, senior analyst at Jefferies, explains why Sony's full-year operating profit, due late Thursday, could beat its guided forecast of 300 billion yen announced last week.

A reality check on BOJ's inflation target   Wed, 29 Apr '15 | 8:14 PM ET
A reality check on BOJ's inflation target

Klaus Baader, head of Research for Asia at Societe Generale, says the Bank of Japan will need to admit that its inflation target has to be reduced at today's meeting, paving the way for more stimulus by the fourth quarter.

HKBN: 'Business is solid' in Hong Kong   Wed, 29 Apr '15 | 7:46 PM ET
HKBN: 'Business is solid' in Hong Kong

Niq Lai, CFO of the Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN), is pleased with the rise in residential broadband and enterprise broadband subscriptions for the six months ended February.

Should the US end oil export ban?   Wed, 29 Apr '15 | 7:40 PM ET
Should the US end oil export ban?

At the recent IHS CERAWeek conference in Houston, CNBC speaks to a panel of experts on whether Washington should lift the 40-year-old export ban on U.S. crude oil.

Ex-Fed governor: Fed 'left every option open'

Randy Kroszner, former Fed Governor and professor Of Economics at University of Chicago Booth School of Business, explains why the Fed described the weak U.S. first-quarter GDP as "transitory."

Don't worry, US economy will get better: Pro

Bob Doll, chief equity strategist of Nuveen Asset Management, explains why the disappointing first-quarter GDP print from the U.S. won't thwart the chances of a rate hike this year.

Amid improvements, BOJ won't ease just yet: Pro

Ed Rogers, CEO of Rogers Investment Advisors, says the Bank of Japan can afford to wait and see amid wage increases and improvements in corporate profits.

This is squeezing profit growth of Chinese banks

Chinese major lenders saw a "definite decline" in first-quarter net profit because of asset deterioration, says Martin Smith, senior markets analyst at East & Partners.

June rate hike? Barclays says 'very unlikely' now

Larry Kantor, managing director and head of Research at Barclays, says it is tough for the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates after a quarter of "basically no growth" and amid low inflation.

Markets bracing for a Fall rate hike: Expert

Joe Bell, senior equity analyst at Schaeffer's Investment Research, says markets expect the Fed to delay a rate hike until the fall. He also explains why he would grade this earnings season as "B-".

The private jet business that's shooting for the skies

As demand for the ultra-luxury private jet treatment takes off in Asia, Thomas Flohr, founder and chairman of VistaJet, is riding on this growth. CNBC's Christine Tan has more.

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