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Want to be in Qantas' airport lounges? Dress smart

Travelers donning tracksuits, singlets, torn jeans or slippers will be turned away at Qantas' airport lounges from today onwards.

2015 to be a 'turning point' for US consumers?

Bridget Weishaar, equity analyst at Morningstar, says consumer sentiment held up during the recent winter and explains why this year will be a turning point for U.S. consumers.

For 2015, China's IPO market is hot: EY   Tue, 31 Mar '15 | 9:34 PM ET
For 2015, China's IPO market is hot: EY

Ringo Choi, APAC IPO Leader at EY, expects the number of initial public offerings (IPOs) in the Greater China market to increase this year.

Why policy easing is unavoidable in China   Tue, 31 Mar '15 | 9:14 PM ET
Why policy easing is unavoidable in China

Despite concerns about the upswing in equities, Beijing cannot avoid further easing if it wants to stabilize its economy, says Zhang Zhiwei, chief economist and head of equity strategy at Deutsche Bank.

Weak yen no more? This expert thinks so   Tue, 31 Mar '15 | 8:31 PM ET
Weak yen no more? This expert thinks so

Eric Mustin, vice president of the ETF Trading Solutions at WallachBeth Capital, expects the Japanese yen to strengthen slightly against the U.S. dollar moving forward.

Are markets too pessimistic about oil's turmoil?

Bill Maldonado, APAC CIO of HSBC Global Asset Management, says the plunge in oil prices is positive for economies, but markets have been reluctant to absorb that as good news.

Traditional makers jump on smartwatch bandwagon

Sam Yang, founder and managing director of Kairos Watches, explains why it is developing smartwatches with Switzerland-based Sequel, a unit of Timex Group.

China March official PMI isn't strong: Pro   Tue, 31 Mar '15 | 9:02 PM ET
China March official PMI isn't strong: Pro

Zhang Zhiwei, chief economist & head of Equity Strategy, China at Deutsche Bank, says the pick-up in March's factory activity may not allay fears about slowing growth.

Don't expect a rebound in oil prices just yet

Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds, expects oil prices to stay low due to the likelihood of an Iran nuclear deal, which will lead to new capacity in the market.

This expert remains hopeful on Iran nuke talks

Barbara Salvin, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, says Iran and the world powers will arrive at "some kind of understanding or specific details within the next day."

BOJ's Tankan logs softer-than-expected reading

Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds, attributes the weak sentiment to the usual practice among Japanese corporates to put out conservative forecasts.

When it comes to cybersecurity, don't forget this

John Ellis, director of enterprise security, APAC & Japan of Akamai Technologies, says governments and industries need to focus on fundamental issues such as tracking the value of information.

Why are countries eager to join China-Led AIIB?

Edwin Truman, non-resident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, says many countries have "commercial motivations" and explains why the U.S. should be part of the new development bank.

What's holding up Iran nuke talks?   Tue, 31 Mar '15 | 6:19 PM ET
What's holding up Iran nuke talks?

Daniel Serwer, senior fellow & senior research professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, says the issues regarding Iran's sanction relief and uranium stockpile could be sources of contention.

US traders, it's time to be cautious: Expert

Jack Bouroudjian, chief investment officer of Index Financial Partners, says Wall Street could see a "4-7 percent calendar pullback" over the next few weeks.

Political risk to sway GBP/USD in near term: Pro

David Greene, head of dealing at AFEX Australia, says the cable will likely focus on political risks, with the U.K. set to hold its general election on May 7.

Where is India's economy headed?   Tue, 31 Mar '15 | 12:32 AM ET
Where is India's economy headed?

Is India still the market darling when it comes to economic growth? Pramod Gubbi, VP-Sales-Institutional Equities at Ambit and Radhika Rao, economist at DBS, debate.

Buying stocks? These markets offer opportunities

Simon Grose-Hodge, head of Investment Advisory, LGT Bank Singapore, explains why he is underweight on emerging markets and prefers equities in Europe, Japan, as well as the U.S.

Should you worry about India's shadow banking?

Compared to China, India's shadow banks aren't that much of a concern, Thomas Byrne, senior vice president and regional credit officer for Asia and Middle East, Moody's Sovereign Risk Group.

This is what Tesla's new product could be   Mon, 30 Mar '15 | 11:35 PM ET
This is what Tesla's new product could be

Bob O'Donnell, founder and chief analyst at Technalysis Research, explains why Tesla is likely to unveil a "home battery product" on April 30, which isn't exactly a game-changer.

Tracking UBS' investment strategy   Mon, 30 Mar '15 | 11:22 PM ET
Tracking UBS' investment strategy

Kelvin Tay, MD & Regional CIO, Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, remains underweight on developed markets' government bonds, but recommends European equities over the next 12 months.

This is the biggest market event for the past year

For the past year, the turmoil in energy markets has been the biggest event in global financial markets, says David Mann, chief economist, Asia at Standard Chartered Bank.

Behind Maersk's fleet renewal program   Mon, 30 Mar '15 | 10:37 PM ET
Behind Maersk's fleet renewal program

Tim Smith, CEO, North Asia for Maersk Line, explains the decision to roll out a $15 billion fleet renewal program amid a slow recovery in demand growth.

Vail Resorts set sights on Australia   Mon, 30 Mar '15 | 9:46 PM ET
Vail Resorts set sights on Australia

Rob Katz, chairman and CEO of Vail Resorts, explains why the U.S.-based ski resort operator is acquiring Australia's Perisher Ski Resort.

Concerns over Chinese investments linger   Mon, 30 Mar '15 | 9:39 PM ET
Concerns over Chinese investments linger

Joel Backaler, associate VP at Frontier Strategy Group, says Western firms like Pirelli remain hesitant towards Chinese investments due to concerns such as potential job losses.

China's property plan is supportive, impactful: Pro

Alan Jin, property analyst, Asia ex-Japan at Mizuho Securities Asia, says the easing of housing tax and lending rules is in line with China's bid to maintain "reasonable economic growth."

Where opportunities lie in China's market   Mon, 30 Mar '15 | 9:22 PM ET
Where opportunities lie in China's market

Sam Le Cornu, senior portfolio manager at Macquarie Asset Management, says he prefers the H-shares and explains why he "greatly favors" the insurance sector.

Expect a lot more easing from China: Pro   Mon, 30 Mar '15 | 9:12 PM ET
Expect a lot more easing from China: Pro

Sam Le Cornu, senior portfolio manager at Macquarie Asset Management, says the relaxation of mortgage rules on Monday implies more monetary easing in the coming months.

Why the US should work with China-led AIIB   Mon, 30 Mar '15 | 8:34 PM ET
Why the US should work with China-led AIIB

Curtis Chin, Asia Fellow at Milken Institute and John Perkins, Author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man," explain why the U.S. should be involved with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

Tanter: Odds of an Iran nuclear deal 'going down'

Raymond Tanter, Professor Emeritus at University of Michigan, says the departure of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov from the negotiations on Monday means a "major issue" has happened.

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