Asian stocks traded mostly lower on Thursday as China set its gross domestic product (GDP) growth target at 7 percent for 2015.» Read More
Neelkanth Mishra, India equity strategist at Credit Suisse, says the boost in government spending will have a "meaningful and positive impact" in India's gross domestic product (GDP).
Farina Parsons, equity analyst at Morningstar, discusses the plunge in the shares of Australia's largest department store after the announcement of a new chief early Monday.
The launch of Samsung's mobile payment system Samsung Pay, along with Apple Pay, will enable mobile commerce to gain traction, especially in the U.S, says Loo Wee Teck, head of Consumer Electronics at Euromonitor International.
Jonathan Pain, author of the Pain Report, says the Chinese stock market will likely see further gains ahead, but Wall Street may see potential headwinds this year.
Lutfey Siddiqi, global head of EM FX, Rates & Credit at UBS, attributes the fall in the Australian dollar on Monday to China's rate cut, which doesn't constitute an "an act of panic" by Beijing.
Wendy Liu, head of China Equity Research at Nomura, expects China's growth to bottom in the second quarter and see a pick-up in the subsequent quarter, putting full-year growth at 6.8 percent.
Hong Kong sees renewed anti-China demonstrations over the weekend, with protesters demonstrating against mainland shoppers. CNBC's Bernie Lo reports.
Johnny Manglani, founder and president of Uomo Group, says business confidence in Russia saw a "rapid deterioration" since the annexation of Crimea and discusses the impact from a slowdown in Russian and Chinese tourists.
Subir Gokarn, director of Research at Brookings India, outlines his expectations for the government budget due on Saturday.
Michael Beer, vice president of Asia Pacific Transportation and Infrastructure at Citi Equity Research, says AirAsia's fourth-quarter results are "commendable" and advises investors to accumulate positions amid weakness in the stock.
Kelvin Tay, MD & Regional CIO, Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, says markets are starting to price in an interest rate hike by the Fed in June.
Nathan Bell, research director at Intelligent Investor, says Bill Winters' lack of experience in Asia isn't a major issue and explains what the leadership change means for Standard Chartered's stock.
Axel Merk, president and chief investment officer at Merk Investments, explains why investors should have at least one-fifth of their portfolios in alternative investments.
Iceberg Research lashed out fresh allegations against Singapore-listed Noble Group early Thursday. Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, director of Research at Religare Capital Markets Singapore, discusses the credibility of these attacks.
James Carlisle, senior analyst at Intelligent Investor, explains whether investors should buy into shares of Qantas and outlines his concerns over the airline's cost-cutting plans.
Paul Gambles, co-Founder of MBMG Group, explains why he thinks only "speculators and lunatics" are investing in Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index.
With the Reserve Bank of Australia likely to unveil another rate cut next week, the Aussie dollar remains on a downtrend to hit $0.74 by year-end, says Khoon Goh, senior FX strategist at ANZ.
Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory, says the ongoing crisis in Ukraine remains a political one hence it won't impact Asia.
David Fong, managing director at Hip Shing Hong, says the government is "aggressively looking for land to build houses" and markets will likely see a rise in affordable housing over the next few years.
Jason Moser, senior analyst at The Motley Fool, discusses news that Tom Rothman will succeed Amy Pascal as the new chairman of Sony Pictures group.
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