Chunshek Chan, global head of research, M&A and Financial Sponsors at Dealogic, attributes the rise in M&A activities to increasing corporate confidence in the economy.» Read More
If the Wall Street Journal report is proven true, it will be the first time that the Malaysian prime minister is directly linked to accusations of corruption surrounding 1MDB, says Giulia Zino, senior analyst with Control Risks.
Nearly $700 million of deposits were made into what are believed to be the personal bank accounts of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday citing documents from a government investigation.
While the number of new jobs in the U.S. is rising, wages and work force participation remain weak, says Sandy Lincoln, chief market strategist at BMO Asset Management.
Gerrit Meier, executive vice president of International at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), says the entertainment brand enjoys a loyal fan base in Southeast Asia.
Klaus Bartosch, CEO of online healthcare search and appointment booking platform 1stAvailable, says Australia's healthcare sector is ready to make the leap online.
Robert McAdoo, managing director at Imperial Capital, discusses news that the U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to keep airfares high.
Mitul Kotecha, head of FX strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays, explains his above-consensus forecast for the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report due Thursday.
Karl Brauer, senior director, Insights at Kelley Blue Book, expects demand for SUVs and trucks to hold up even if fuel prices rebound, as car manufacturers strive for better fuel efficiency.
JJ Kinahan, managing director at TD Ameritrade, says the Fed is waiting for stronger consumer spending before it starts tightening monetary policy.
Alain Vandenborre, founder & chairman of Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange, explains the decision to launch the world's first commodities exchange in physically settled diamonds in Singapore.
Marcel Thieliant, Japan economist at Capital Economics, is skeptical of the Bank of Japan's latest Tankan survey because Japan's recent economic data have been downbeat.
With Greece-related risks priced in, a below-view U.S. nonfarm payrolls report this week could give the euro a leg-up, says Jeffrey Halley, senior manager of FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets.
Josef Stadler, head of Global Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) at UBS, says the ultra-wealthy around the world are not overly worried over Greece which has a limited contagion risk.
At the moment, global investors seem to view market setbacks as catalysts to put more money into the markets, says Jim Sarni, managing principal at Payden & Rygel.
Hari Krishnan, managing director, APAC and Japan at LinkedIn, says students and graduates account for the fastest-growing demographic on the professional networking site.
Patrick Moorhead, president & principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, says Apple Music's competitiveness depends on how well it can leverage its huge iTunes customer base.
Simon Grose-Hodge, head of Investment Advisory, South Asia at LGT Bank Singapore, says Beijing is expected to continue in this easing path which will likely give mainland stocks a boost.
Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott, says the Greek crisis isn't a new phenomenon and European governments had time to ring fence their economies from Greece.
The current bout of strength in the euro indicates a lack of conviction among investors, says Todd Elmer, currency strategist at Citi.
Since Greece said it won't be able to make a debt repayment to the IMF on Tuesday, the new deadline of July 20 when a repayment is due to the ECB will be more important, says Radhika Rao, economist at DBS.
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