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Is the golden age of TV nearly over?     Thu, 20 Nov '14 | 10:32 PM ET

The U.N. proclaimed November 21 as "World Television day" in 1966. Since then, TV remained a powerful tool although the rise of smartphones has threatened its popularity as of late. CNBC's Pauline Chiou investigates.

Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, says elections are buying time for Prime Minister Abe's policies, which need time to materialize.

The Shanghai-Hong Kong bourse linkup is part of Beijing's broader agenda to push for reforms in the mainland's financial sector. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.

Dominic Bunning, FX Strategist at HSBC, outlines how the upcoming election in Japan could sway the dollar-yen pair.

Why a US rate hike in 2015 is unlikely     Thu, 20 Nov '14 | 9:20 PM ET

Jim Rickards, Chief Global Strategist at West Shore Funds, says the U.S. economy is still seeing below-trend growth and remains too weak to support an interest rate increase.

Japan's Prime Minister is motivated by hopes that elections can "purify" the ruling party from recent scandals, says Jun Okumura, Visiting Scholar at the Meiji Institute for Global Affairs.

Daryl Liew, Head Of Portfolio Management at REYL Singapore, explains why investors like himself are taking a "wait and see" approach towards the cross-border "through train" program.

Alina Das, Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Co-Director, Immigrant Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law, says Thursday's announcement only provides "temporary reprieve" for immigrants.

Gabriel Fong, Chairman of GoGoVan, introduces the free, van-hailing app which aims at solving logistical problems in big cities.

Amir Anvarzadeh, Director of Japan Equity Sales at BGC Securities, says analysts should pay more attention to Sony's software business and discusses the tech giant's restructuring progress.

Fernando Cheung, Legislator, Hong Kong and Vice Chairman, Labor Party, says "Occupy Central" has been peaceful all along, with violence mostly incurred by outside forces.

John Woods, MD, Head of Fixed Income & Senior Portfolio Manager at Citi Investment Management, expects profit taking to keep trading subdued in mainland markets, but remains upbeat on liquidity in the medium term.

Duncan Clark, Chairman of BDA, says it will require huge investments to transplant Taobao's service culture beyond China. He later discusses the e-commerce giant's bond offering.

This is Takata's primary objective now     Thu, 20 Nov '14 | 6:33 PM ET

Sam Jaffe, Principal Research Analyst at Navigant Research, says Takata is focused on cost containment as it does not have the manufacturing capacity to replace all faulty air bags.

While the ruling coalition could lose some seats, it'll be enough of a majority for Prime Minister Abe to continue reforms, says Harumi Taguchi, Principal Economist at IHS Global Insight.

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.

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