• Good Governance Is Good Economics: Philippine Fin Sec

    Cesar Purisima, Finance Secretary of the Philippines, says President Benigno Aquino III's is trying to transform the country.

  • Asian Emphasis in Asset Allocation: Pro   Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 6:15 PM ET
    Asian Emphasis in Asset Allocation: Pro

    Stephen Davies, CEO, Javelin Wealth Management says he had reduced his cash weights and remains fully weighted on equities, with an emphasis on Asia and emerging markets.

  • Rushing Into Equities   Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | 7:20 PM ET
    Rushing Into Equities

    Catherine Yeung, Investment Director, Fidelity Worldwide Investment says investors are increasingly abandoning bonds, in favor of equities. She expects a rotation to occur from ASEAN markets into the North Asian markets.

  • The Motive Behind Abe's ASEAN Trip   Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | 6:40 PM ET
    Abe's Trip to Southeast Asia

    Allan Patience, Visiting Scholar, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne says a trip by Japan's new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the ASEAN region is all about building friendships to counter the rise of China.

  • Focus is Back on Income Generation: Pro   Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | 5:20 PM ET
    Focus is Back on Income Generation: Pro

    Martin Lakos, Division Director, Macquarie Private Wealth says markets are showing appetite to take on more risk and increase their focus on income generation. He favors Australian telco and banking sectors.

  • Where Retail Investors Are Heading   Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 7:15 PM ET
    Where Retail Investors Are Heading

    Ajay Kapur, Head of Equity Strategy, Asia, Deutsche Bank sees the beginning of a trend of retail investors coming back into equities, especially Asian markets.

  • Basel III Won't Change Banks' Behavior: Pro   Sunday, 6 Jan 2013 | 7:15 PM ET
    Basel III Rules Won't Change Banks' Behaviour: Pro

    Jim Walker, Founder and CEO, Asianomics says the new Basel III regulations may give banks more breathing room, but won't result in a much-needed shrinking of balance sheets.

  • Investing Opportunities in Thailand   Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 7:45 PM ET
    Investing Opportunities in Thailand

    Mayuree Chowvikran, Investment Strategist, Maybank Kim Eng Securities says Thailand's economy remains resilient with the SET is set for another good run next year.

  • Still Time For US to Dodge Fiscal Debacle: Pro   Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 7:05 PM ET
    US May Dodge A Fiscal Debacle: Pro

    Richard Harris, CEO, Port Shelter Investment Management expresses optimism that U.S. policymakers may avert a fiscal debacle but given the last minute rush, it may be nothing to brag about.

  • Lack of Reforms in Philippines: Pro   Sunday, 23 Dec 2012 | 7:40 PM ET
    Lack of Reforms in The Philippines: Pro

    Daryl Guppy, CEO, Guppytraders.com charts the PSE Composite, while Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS explains why he's not bullish on the Philippines. due to empty promises of institutional reforms.

  • Don't Look at Valuations, Look at Earnings: Pro   Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 7:50 PM ET
    Don't Look At Valuations, Look At Earnings: Pro

    Ajay Kapur, Asian Head of Equity Strategy, Deutsche Bank says looking at valuations doesn't work. He advises investors to buy stocks that guarantee earnings and return on equity.

  • Asia Banks to Exercise Moderation in 2013: IDC   Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 6:15 PM ET
    Asia Banks to Exercise Moderation in 2013: IDC

    Michael Araneta, Consulting & Research Director, IDC Financial Insights Asia Pacific says Asian banks will spend 2013 focused on their home markets as they fill the vacuum left by European banks.

  • 2013 a Good Year For Asia: Economist   Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 7:10 PM ET
    2013 a Good Year For Asia: Economist

    Erik Lueth, Senior Regional Economist, RBS details why 2013 will be a good year for Asia. He says domestic demand has held up, ASEAN has been growing above historical rates and that the slowdown in the economies of China and India has been domestically-driven.

  • Significance of Community Building in ASEAN: ADB   Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 6:40 PM ET
    Significance of Community Building in ASEAN: ADB

    Iwan Azis, Head of Office of Regional Economic Integration, Asian Development Bank doesn't think the ASEAN economic community will meet all its targets by 2015, but stresses the significance of the community-building consensus in the bloc.

  • ASEAN Markets Strong on Domestic Spending   Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 9:20 PM ET
    ASEAN markets strong on domestic spending

    Lorraine Tan, Director of Equity Research at S&P Capital IQ shares her strategy for trading the ASEAN markets.

  • Not Just Sexy Kim Jong-un: 5 Times the Onion Has Fooled Foreign Media

    The Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece treated The Onion's spoof of Kim Jong-un as the"Sexiest Man Alive" for 2012 as a straight-laced story, heralding The Onion's "honor" of the stout North Korean dictator. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • China's Passport Propaganda Baffles Experts Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 6:49 PM ET

    China’s neighbors are seething with anger over new Beijing-issued passports that they see as the latest, underhand, Chinese jab in an ongoing regional row about maritime territory. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Obama Is Serious About Asia   Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 7:40 PM ET
    Obama is Serious About Asia: Pro

    Hugh White, Professor of Strategic Studies, Australia National University says Obama's swing through Southeast Asia re-affirms his commitment to the region while bringing to light the rivalry between the U.S. & China.

  • China Will Pay Attention to Obama's Southeast Asian Trip: Pro

    Avery Poole, Lecturer at the University of Melbourne says China will pay close attention to U.S. President Obama's visit to Cambodia and Myanmar, some of Beijing's allies in the region.

  • Myanmar's Making Investment Rules Clearer   Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 8:20 PM ET
    Myanmar's Making Investment Rules Clearer

    Andrew Rickards, CEO, Yoma Strategic Holdings says that there's a lot of scope to invest in Myanmar as the country makes its investment rules clearer.