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Short these currencies ahead of US jobs   Mon, 30 Mar '15 | 10:48 PM ET
Short these currencies ahead of US jobs

Jeffrey Halley, senior manager, FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets, says markets are expecting a positive nonfarm payrolls report and advises investors to sell the Aussie and New Zealand dollar.

Own overseas assets, but hedge in USD: Pro   Mon, 30 Mar '15 | 10:18 PM ET
Own overseas assets, but hedge in USD: Pro

With U.S. valuations "fairly valued", opportunities abound in overseas markets amid a stronger greenback, says Jeff Carbone, founder & senior partner at Cornerstone Financial Partners.

Thailand ends martial law: Good or bad?   Thu, 2 Apr '15 | 12:47 AM ET
Thailand ends martial law: Good or bad?

Su Sian Lim, ASEAN economist at HSBC, says the lifting of martial law in Thailand could help the country's tourism sector, but the overall economic outlook remains weak.

Second rate cut by RBA is baked in: Expert   Thu, 2 Apr '15 | 12:35 AM ET
Second rate cut by RBA is baked in: Expert

Campbell Dawson, director at Elstree Investment Management, discusses the possibility of another interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of Australia next Tuesday.

Oil supply and demand getting back on track?

Barry Dawes, head of Resources at Paradigm Securities, says the fact that Brent crude remained above $50 a barrel reflects good demand offsetting the impact of an inventory buildup.

Greece could leave Europe by accident: Pro   Thu, 2 Apr '15 | 12:07 AM ET
Greece could leave Europe by accident: Pro

Willem Nabarro, head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas, says an "accidental Greek exit" from the euro zone could happen if talks drag on.

Martial law lifted in Thailand   Wed, 1 Apr '15 | 11:53 PM ET
Martial law lifted in Thailand

Paul Gambles, founding partner of MBMG Group, explains why the lifting of martial law in Thailand makes "no significant difference."

At McDonald's, pay rise is on the menu   Wed, 1 Apr '15 | 11:39 PM ET
At McDonald's, pay rise is on the menu

An attempt to overhaul its image and a tighter labor market are reasons why McDonald's is raising average wages, says King Lip, chief investment officer at Baker Avenue Asset Management.

Are foreign investors losing interest in Japan?

Richard Jerram, chief economist at Bank of Singapore, says foreign investors are worried about the state of Japan's economy.

Why Asian stocks managed to brush off weak US lead

Mark Matthews, head of Research Asia at Bank Julius Baer, says Asian stocks shrugged off the unimpressive lead from Wall Street overnight due to factors like strong PMI data from Europe.

Why Macau's gaming sector will get better   Wed, 1 Apr '15 | 10:31 PM ET
Why Macau's gaming sector will get better

John Bruce, director of Operations, Macau at Hill & Associates, says the mass market is holding up despite China's anti-graft drive and expects new properties opening later this year to be a boost for Macau.

No big surprises this earnings season: Pro   Wed, 1 Apr '15 | 10:17 PM ET
No big surprises this earnings season: Pro

John Buckingham, chief investment officer at Al Frank Asset Management, says the first-quarter results from Corporate America is unlikely to see "tremendous surprises" and advises investors to focus on earnings guidance.

Don't adopt pets just for special occasions: SPCA

Fiona Woodhouse, deputy director (Welfare) of Hong Kong SPCA, explains why the rise in impulse-buying and adoption of rabbits during the Easter holiday remains a problem.

Christie's: Art market still going strong   Wed, 1 Apr '15 | 9:40 PM ET
Christie's: Art market still going strong

Derek Gillman, chairman of Impressionist and modern art at Christie's, discusses the upcoming sale of Pablo Picasso's 1950s masterpiece "Les Femmes d'Algers."

ATV sale saga: What it means for HK media stocks

Stephen Sheung, head of Investment Strategy at SHK Private, discusses news that Hong Kong's Executive Council won't be renewing the free-to-air license of Asia Television (ATV).

Expect a soft US jobs report for March: Pro

Charles Blankley, CIO at Gemmer Asset Management, expects the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report due on Friday to be on the softer side, ranging between the high end of 100,000 and low end of 200,000.

Here's the upside in Macau's gambling revenue

Alex Bumazhny, director, Gaming, Lodging & Leisure at Fitch Ratings, says March's gambling revenue shows sequential improvements and expects projects rolling out later this year to stabilize the sector.

What's hot at the New York Auto Show   Wed, 1 Apr '15 | 8:34 PM ET
What's hot at the New York Auto Show

Stephanie Brinley, senior analyst at IHS Automotive, explains why the Lincoln's new Continental Concept and Honda's next-generation Civic caught her eye.

For oil and gold, the future remains dim: Pro

Xavier Denis, global strategist at Societe Generale Private Banking, says the oil glut will suppress any rebound in prices and explains why gold will see continued downside.

Odds of a collapse in Iran talks are slim: Pro

Dalia Kaye, director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy at RAND Corporation, says the negotiating parties are unlikely to "walk away empty handed" after investing considerable amount of time.

US jobs due on Good Friday: What could happen?

Boris Schlossberg, managing director of BK Asset Management, says there could be a "volatile, short reaction" to Friday's jobs data followed by an extended reaction next week when markets return from the Easter holiday.

2015: The year to look beyond US stocks?   Wed, 1 Apr '15 | 7:18 PM ET
2015: The year to look beyond US stocks?

Mark Eibel, chief investment strategist at Russell Investments, says 2015 will be a year for investors to own assets beyond U.S. large caps.

Brace for rough US earnings season ahead   Wed, 1 Apr '15 | 7:04 PM ET
Brace for rough US earnings season ahead

Mark Eibel, chief investment strategist at Russell Investments, says U.S. corporates could see flat earnings due to factors like plunging oil prices.

No turnaround in sight for Macau casinos: Pro

Jonathan Galaviz, partner of Global Market Advisors, says weakness will be the key theme for Macau's gaming industry over the next few quarters.

Sustained increase in US wages is missing: Pro

Gary Burtless, senior fellow, Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, says the rise in minimum pay does little to boost the average wage because top earners are seeing pay hikes in larger multiples than low-wage earners.

Japan's wage hikes not enough: Analyst   Wed, 1 Apr '15 | 12:33 AM ET
Japan's wage hikes not enough: Analyst

While base wages are being raised, Japanese firms are not increasing bonuses as quickly, which dims the outlook of consumption spending, says Marcel Thieliant, Japan economist at Capital Economics.

Don't write off an Iran nuclear deal yet: Pro

Henry Smith, senior consultant at Control Risks Middle East, says the extension in nuclear talks indicates that negotiating parties "see a successful way out."

Dissecting the factors behind China slowdown

Julia Wang, Greater China economist at HSBC, says a slowing manufacturing sector is the culprit in China's sluggish growth and discusses the deposit-insurance system set to begin in May.

Iron ore prices in free fall   Tue, 31 Mar '15 | 11:45 PM ET
Iron ore prices in free fall

Gaurav Sodhi, resources analyst at Intelligent Investor, says iron ore prices could fall further, with Australia's Fortescue Metals looking precarious at this stage.

Why Credit Suisse is negative on India   Tue, 31 Mar '15 | 11:35 PM ET
Why Credit Suisse is negative on India

Sailesh Jha, chief Asia economist, Private Banking and Wealth Management at Credit Suisse, says Indian markets are "overly euphoric" as the country's recovery will likely miss expectations.

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