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James Close, Partner, Sustainability and Cleantech Services, Ernst & Young discusses the challenges and opportunities facing cities who are looking to sustain growth.
Hans Timmer, Director, Economics Prospects Group, World Bank says developing countries will be vulnerable if there's another global financial crisis because their financial positions are now as strong as they were in 2007.
Peter Fleet, President, ASEAN at Ford says the automaker is recovering from the Thai floods and seeing strong demand for its vehicles.
Mustapa Mohamed, International Trade & Industry Minister of Malaysia says while there are different levels of development among ASEAN nations, they're all united about meeting the goal for integration by 2015.
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Despite the recent turbulence in the euro zone, the leader of the World Trade Organisation believes that a single currency should be a “long-term goal” for the countries in the ASEAN economic area.
"I think ASEAN regional integration is an extremely serious, well managed process with the necessary degree of both progressivity and consistency. If you look at the world at large there are three integration processes that are really moving forward ASEAN, East Africa and Central America," Pascal Lamy, director-general of the WTO, told CNBC.
Tassapon Bijleveld, CEO of Asia Aviation, said his company has a strong growth story so it decided to go ahead with its IPO despite market volatility.
Harish Manwani, COO at Unilever says that the company's diversified portfolio and its presence in Asia is helping it offset the weakness in Europe.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she's confident the economy can grow up to 6.5% this year, and that ASEAN must support political reforms in Myanmar.
Rajat Nag, Managing Director General, Asian Development Bank says the problems in the euro zone are likely to get worse but adds that it won't derail ASEAN's goal of integration by 2015.
Tajuddin Atan, CEO, Bursa Malaysia says the ASEAN Trading Link will attract liquidity and give investors access to the region.
Leif Eskesen, Chief Economist for India and ASEAN, HSBC, says for investors, Indonesia continues to be a bright spot because of its strong domestic market.
David Roes, Chief Executive Officer, Asean Investment Management, says there are many investment opportunities in ASEAN markets. His top pick is Vietnam, which he says is the most undervalued economy in the region.
Andrew Freris, Chief Investment Advisor for Asia, BNP Paribas Wealth Management says despite recent gains in U.S. markets, the country's stocks continue to offer good value.
With economic growth slowing in both China and India and policymakers facing increasing challenges, analysts tell CNBC that investors should look beyond these two countries for profitable returns in 2012.
Amar Gill, Head of Thematic Research, CLSA, says foreign direct investment in ASEAN has tripled over the last three years. His top picks for the region are Bank Rakyat, Public Bank and CP Foods.
Stuart Dean, CEO, ASEAN, GE, says innovation is still key in today's volatile economic environment. He adds the ASEAN region will enjoy sustainable growth because of ample liquidity.
Adrian Mowat, Chief Asian and Emerging Markets Equity Strategist at JPMorgan Securities discusses his key trading ideas for emerging markets equities in 2012.
Leaders of Southeast Asian countries are meeting in Bali this week to try to push for the creation of a free trade zone by 2015 that would rival China and India. But can the region match up to their size and importance?