Asian stocks traded mostly lower on Thursday as China set its gross domestic product (GDP) growth target at 7 percent for 2015.» Read More
Will Oswald, global head of FICC Research at Standard Chartered Bank, outlines his forecast for Friday's nonfarm payrolls and says the key risk for markets is the FOMC meeting next week.
Negative yields signal concerns about deflationary risks and could add to the difficulty of the European Central Bank's bond-buying program, says Mitul Kotecha, head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays.
Eswar Prasad, senior professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University, says Beijing is trying to de-emphasize its growth target and send a strong signal that they remain committed to reforms.
Apart from profit-taking, the declines in Wall Street point to concerns over Friday's nonfarm payrolls, says JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade.
Markus Kahlbetzer, executive chairman at BRICKX, introduces the services of the online real estate investment platform and explains how it differs from REITs.
Jonathan Barratt, CIO at Ayers Alliance Securities, discusses news that Saudi Arabia raised the official selling prices for its oil deliveries to Asia and the U.S. on Tuesday.
John Humphrey, senior VP of Global Automotive Operations at J.D. Power, attributes the poor February auto sales to weather-related factors and says fundamentals of the industry remain strong.
Mark Matthews, head of Research, Asia of Bank Julius Baer, remains bullish on U.S. stocks. He adds that if an 8 percent pullback occurs, it will be "nothing much in the midst of a bull run."
Bob Guth, director of BradfieldCleary, discusses the motivations behind the forced sale of a $31 million mansion in Sydney and explains whether this will deter foreign investments in Australia.
Geoff Kendrick, head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley, discusses news that Australia's watchdog is looking into the rally in the local dollar ahead of the central bank's policy decision on Tuesday.
Stephen Yates, CEO of DC International Advisory, explains why the speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was "more positive" than media reports suggest.
Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital, says an 8-10 percent pullback could happen in the U.S. markets this month due to technical factors.
Chris Lane, senior research analyst at Bernstein Research, explains why China Unicom could see a "sharp slowdown in" its mobile service revenue in the final quarter of 2014.
Felicity Emmett, head of Australian Economics at ANZ, discusses the Reserve Bank of Australia's decision to stand pat on rates and explains why the central bank prefers the Aussie dollar to be lower.
Christopher Yip, director of Corporate Ratings at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, discusses Chinese developer Kaisa's restructuring plan for its onshore debt.
Tony Nash, vice President of Delta Economics, discusses whether U.S. equity markets are overvalued, after the Nasdaq closed above the 5,000 milestone on Monday.
After rolling out a rate cut last month, the Reserve Bank of Australia could adopt a "wait and see" attitude at Tuesday's meeting, says Callum Henderson, global head of FX Research at Standard Chartered.
Mikihiko Yamato, deputy head of Research at JI Asia, expects a positive number for Fast Retailing's February sales data due to higher consumer traffic compared to the same period a year ago.
David Dietze, president and chief investment strategist at Point View Wealth Management, says the tech-heavy Nasdaq now has a more reasonable price-to-earnings ratio compared to the year 2000.
Scott Nations, chief investment officer & president at NationsShares, discusses news that chip maker NXP Semiconductors will buy smaller peer Freescale Semiconductor in a deal valuing the combined company at over $40 billion.
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