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Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, says the effects of internet banking and online shopping will offset the impact of hot money on inflation rates.
The Swiss National Bank made a pre-emptive move ahead of next week's ECB meeting and that raises the pressure on ECB to implement its QE plans, says Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group.
Asian stock markets traded mostly higher amid choppy trade on Thursday, as a rebound in energy prices provided some reprieve.
Bryan Ma, Vice President at IDC Asia Pacific, expects a new flagship phone to be unveiled at Xiaomi's launch event, which could likely be a phablet version of the existing Mi4 smartphone.
Mitul Kotecha, Head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays, says the inter-meeting rate cut suggests that the Indian central bank is "impressed" with recent low inflation data.
Jan Dawson, Chief Analyst at Jackdaw Research, says a buyout by Samsung will remove uncertainties for BlackBerry and allow it to rebuild itself, while Samsung gets a good deal for BlackBerry's assets.
Sameer Goel, Head of Rates and FX Research Asia at Deutsche Bank, says the Reserve Bank of India mentioned in its last policy statement that it "could be moving outside the policy cycle."
Pierre Gramegna, Finance Minister of Luxembourg, is relieved by the European Court of Justice's ruling as the European Central Bank can now decide on its monetary policy in full independence.
John Maxfield, Senior Banking Specialist at The Motley Fool, says J.P Morgan is one of the best managed among the larger banks and doubts that a break-up of the bank's businesses will boost profitability.
Ben Lichtenstein, President & Founder at Traders Audio, attributes the overnight rebound in oil prices to factors like options expiration, roll-over activity and profit-taking.
Michael Degolyer, Director at the Hong Kong Transition Project, says the focus on political reform in the chief executive's annual address is "unprecedented" and discusses the significance.
Nicholas Brooke, Chairman at Professional Property Services Group, and Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory, discuss the property-targeted measures unveiled in Hong Kong's annual policy blueprint.
Mentioning political issues at the start of his policy address, Hong Kong's chief executive CY Leung shows that he's paying attention to people's needs, says Yan-Yan Yip, Chief Executive Officer at Civic Exchange.
As Hong Kong's chief executive delivers his policy address, a woman protests by "egging" herself with 1,000 eggs in the name of asking the future generation to protect the city. CNBC's Emily Tan has more.
Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory, discusses Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung's announcement of establishing a new maritime body to promote Hong Kong¿s maritime services industry.
Andre Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory, says slower growth in China and self-sufficiency in the U.S. lowered global demand for oil, thereby affecting prices.
Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory, suggests the Hong Kong government to sell off government-owned flats to solve land supply issues.
Nizam Idris, Head of Fixed Income & Currencies Strategy at Macquarie, says the record budget approved on Wednesday could support domestic demand and inflation, but warns of limitations in immediate results.
Albert Ho, Legislator in Hong Kong's Democratic Party, says political reform is the priority for Hong Kong, but chief executive CY leung is unlikely to touch on the issue in his policy address.
David Riedel, President & Founder at Riedel Research Group, expects Washington to extend a helping hand to U.S. shale producers amid the collapse in oil markets.
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