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Joseph Cheng, Professor at City University of Hong Kong, says Beijing may grant Hong Kong citizens universal suffrage but will likely control the list of candidates from which the chief executive is elected.

CNBC's Pauline Chiou takes you through the key market movers in Asia this week.

From business leaders, to politicians to movie stars, the ALS ice-bucket challenge is a social media and charitable phenomenon. But is it really increasing awareness and giving, or is it just a fad? ALS Association Development Officer Lance Slaughter and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisor's Melissa Berman explore whether the challenge really works, and whether this viral campaign will change the way charities ask for, and get donations.

CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on comments made by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi at Jackson Hole.

Denis Convert, VP, Gourmet, Asia Pacific, Barry Callebaut, introduces the firm's attempt at breaking the Guinness World Records for the "World's Tallest Chocolate Fall". He also discusses his outlook for Asia.

Saturation in the domestic market is fueling Chinese smartphone makers' expansion plans beyond the mainland, but can they take on global leaders like Samsung? CNBC's Julia Wood reports.

Qunar CEO: Why mobile is the way to go     Thu, 21 Aug '14 | 9:44 PM ET

Zhuang Chenchao, CEO & Co-Founder of Qunar, expects the Chinese travel website to transition into a mobile company within a year, driven by rapid growth in its mobile revenue.

Residential units are seen clustered tightly together in an apartment complex in the Quarry Bay area of Hong Kong.

Unaffordable home prices have been a longstanding complaint among Hong Kong citizens. CNBC's Emily Tan sets out to find a property in the city with a budget of half a million dollars.

Chen Xiaodong, President & CEO, Intime Retail Group, describes the firm's diversification plans. He also explains why the partnership with Alibaba complements its e-commerce platform.

Meg Whitman, President & CEO, Hewlett-Packard, tells CNBC the firm needs to continue growing its software business, which is in the midst of a "very difficult transition."

Charles Plosser, Philadelphia Federal Reserve president, discusses interest rates, with CNBC's Steve Liesman. Plosser is concerned with the lack of reaction to changing data.

What's wrong with gold?     Thu, 21 Aug '14 | 1:13 PM ET

Gold is folding right here. The Futures Now team take a look at what's next for gold as the precious metal hits a two-month low.

Is the Fed's strategy damaging?     Thu, 21 Aug '14 | 11:35 AM ET

Finn Kydland, professor of economics at the University of California and 2004 Nobel Prize Laureate, discusses monetary policy and says the Fed's recent behavior raises questions.

Natalie Berg, global research director at Planet Retail, describes U.K. retail sales as "disappointing" and discusses the supermarkets' "price war".

Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, and Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, discuss the euro zone and what is needed for stronger growth.

These factors boosted ASX FY earnings     Thu, 21 Aug '14 | 12:33 AM ET

Elmer Funke Kupper, CEO at ASX, says growth across the board lifted its annual profit. He also outlines the strengths of the stock operator in the initial public offering market.

Robert Parker, Vice-Chairman at Credit Suisse Asset Management, says the HSBC flash Purchasing Managers' Index, which hit a three-month low in August, will rebound back to 52 in the months ahead.

Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia, explains why he's still upbeat about the airline's business in Thailand despite making a loss for the first time in the second quarter.

Real estate prices have been soaring on the back of Dubai's economic boom, but could it be headed for another property bubble? CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din reports.

Craig Meller, CEO of AMP, says its first-half underlying profit grew on the back of successful cost-cutting measures. He also discusses how the firm overcome challenges in the life insurance space.

Peter Coleman, CEO of Woodside Petroleum, says he is confident that the oil producer can repeat its record first-half profits amid improvements in its underlying business.

Clement Kwok, CEO of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, explains why he's confident that "The Peninsula Paris" will do well in the highly competitive French market.

MMG: Cost cuts lifted H1 profits     Wed, 20 Aug '14 | 7:31 PM ET

Andrew Michelmore, CEO of MMG, outlines how the miner managed to cut costs by 9 percent in the first half of the year and discusses the potential of its Las Bambas mine.

Traders' look ahead to Jackson Hole     Wed, 20 Aug '14 | 5:30 PM ET

The FM traders predict the move of the market ahead of Fed Chair' Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole.

Who might steal the Fed's thunder?     Wed, 20 Aug '14 | 5:00 PM ET

Will the European central bank president Mario Draghi be more impactful for the euro than Yellen is for the dollar? CNBC's Patti Domm explains.

Sharks attack undersea cables     Wed, 20 Aug '14 | 7:25 AM ET

Google is wrapping its undersea cables in Kevlar-like material to protect it from sharks, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

Is Google stock still 'very cheap'?     Wed, 20 Aug '14 | 5:15 AM ET

Ivan Feinseth, CIO at Tigress Asset Management, discusses technology stocks Google, Broadcom and Sandisk and explains why he believes Google's share price is "very cheap".

Heavy Russia exposure hits Carlsberg     Wed, 20 Aug '14 | 11:15 AM ET

Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel, comments on Heineken and Carlsberg's earnings, and says Carlsberg is now suffering from its heavy exposure to Russia.

Sandro Salsano, founder of Columbus Frontiers, discusses how investors are flocking to buy properties in Panama as they see it as a safe haven for their cash.

Ice cream vans go high tech     Wed, 20 Aug '14 | 11:40 AM ET

Andy Newland, managing director at Tony Fresko, explains how the use of new technology is helping move this ice cream truck company from a "paper-based business" to a "21st century" business.