Jan 22- Canadian fertilizer and farm retail dealer Agrium Inc said it would pay out a larger percentage of its free cash flow as dividends and buy back up to 5 percent of its shares, driving its stock up as much as 5.6 percent. Agrium said it would pay out 40-50 percent of its free cash flow as dividends, up from its earlier target of 25-35 percent. Agrium, which mines...» Read More
Jeremy Hill, Principal & Chief Market Strategist at Affinity Investment Advisors, explains why he think there is no reason for the Fed to pause tapering.
Mohammed Apabhai, Head of Asia Pacific Trading Strategies at Citi, says China wants to make small, rather than drastic changes, to its policies.
Dipen Sheth, Head of Institutional Research at HDFC Securities, discusses India's outlook after January consumer price inflation slows to its lowest level in two years.
Ben Collett, Head of Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, explains why he doesn't mind taking the 3-4% losses while buying into any weakness in China.
Investors in Asia seemed to shrug off China's stronger-than-expected growth domestic product data. CNBC's Eunice Yoon describes some of the headwinds that may be weighing on sentiment.
Atul Goyal, Senior Analyst at Jefferies, compares two of the biggest companies in movie industry, and explains why Disney is faring better in United States.
Nick Verdi, Director, FX Strategy Asia Pacific ex-Japan at Barclays, explains why he still likes being short on the Aussie, and explains why Asian currencies are very sensitive to U.S. treasury yields.
Mikihiko Yamato, Deputy Head of Research at Ji Asia, talks about Fast Retailing's recent expansion into U.S. markets, and explains why they will enjoy this adventure.
Aadil Ebrahim, Managing Director at Bowen Asia says investors have usually priced in political volatility when investing in Thailand.
David Dietze, President & Chief Investment Strategist at Point View Wealth Management, says even though interest rates are still low, it's safer to say cautious and selective in the stock market.
Khoon Goh, Senior FX Strategist at ANZ, says risk seeking and the search for yield trades will come back with no taper and little clarity from the Fed.
Despite the lackluster reaction in Indonesia's currency and stock market, the Indonesian central bank's surprise interest rate hike was the right move.
Hozefa Topiwalla, Equity Strategist at Morgan Stanley Asean, says domestic growth is the key concern for countries like Indonesia due to rising cost of capitals and FED's tapering.
Khoon Goh, Senior FX Strategist at ANZ, says data drives forex market at the end of the day, and countries with better data will see their currency appreciate.
Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist at IHS Global Insight, talks about Bank Indonesia's policy stance and its fight for recent inflation.
Bill Smead, CEO & CIO at Smead Capital Management, explains why he doesn't like tech stocks in general as it is quite hard to guess who will hit the sweet spot in the future.
Jay Richards, Investment Manager at GTL Capital Management, talks about the broad picture of metals in commodity space. He also suggests that consumers are shifting to natural gas in alternative energy sector.
A decision by Southeast Asia's biggest bank to quit a year-long pursuit of Indonesia's Bank Danamon could deter other foreign banks from the banking sector.
Strategists say that the New Zealand dollar it is the one to watch amid talk that the country could be the first in the developed world to tighten monetary policy.
The Nikkei went on wild ride on Friday, falling sharply from a two-month peak as volatility returned to Japan's benchmark stock index just before the election on Sunday.