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Santitarn Sathirathai, research analyst at Credit Suisse, talks about the bank's lowered forecast for the Thai economy following the floods.
Jesper Koll, MD & head of Japanese equity research, JPMorgan Securities Japan, warns the flood in Thailand will highlight major cracks in the supply chain for electronics firms and automakers.
Thailand announced a five-day holiday on Tuesday to give people the chance to escape floods closing in on Bangkok as the prime minister warned that the capital could face an inundation of 1.5 metres (nearly five feet) of water if barriers collapsed.
Leif Lybecker Eskesen, chief economist for India & ASEAN at HSBC, talks about food price pressures in India and Southeast Asia.
Thailand's worst flood in half a century has pushed many of Japan's best manufacturers under water as billions of dollars worth of machinery may never be usable again. CNBC's Kaori Enjoji reports.
Thai Finance Minister Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala tells CNBC he is confident the Thai economy could still achieve GDP of 2% despite the floods.
Par Ostberg, Senior Vice President of Volvo Group says the Thai floods have had no impact on Volvo's operations in the country so far.
Vivek Vaidya, Vice President, Automotive at Frost & Sullivan talks about the impact of the Thai floods on the region's automakers.
Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group, explains why a two-tier union is the ultimate goal for the Euro zone.
Richard Han, CEO of Hana Microelectronics, says they had shut down assembly plants which represent 35% Hana's revenue.
Steve Leonard, President for Asia Pacific/Japan of EMC, says the flood situation in Thailand is an opportunity to recommit to Bangkok's infrastructure renewal.
Tai Hui, regional head of economic research, Standard Chartered Bank, says price pressures from flooding in Thailand are temporary.
Bill Heinecke, founder of Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, talks to CNBC about the Thai floods and how its affected his business.
Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Governor of Bangkok talks about the efforts at containing the devastating floods in Thailand.
Emerging market central banks have a busy week ahead. Here's how to trade on the upcoming meetings.
Rajat Nag, Director General at the Asian Development Bank, discussed with CNBC how weak external demand from key trading partners had decreased developing Asia's growth prospects.
Qantas Airways says it is canceling and delaying dozens of flights because of a strike by its ground workers and engineers. The Australian carrier says 8,500 domestic and international passengers will have their flights disrupted by Friday's strikes. Qantas says 39 flights will be delayed and two flights canceled.
Alan Mulally, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company says consumers nowadays place great emphasis on quality, fuel-efficiency, safety and smart design in vehicles. And Ford's introduction of all-new Ranger to Thailand is a response to that.
The appointment of a former Chinese central bank official, Zhu Min as a deputy managing director at the IMF was meant to increase Asia's voice at the Fund. But some current and former policymakers, say the region remains under-represented.
Rahul Bajoria, Regional Economist, Barclays Capital at Barclays Capital, and Jonathan Cavenagh, Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank, Australia (Sydney) discuss their outlook for the Thai economy and baht.