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  • Kraft & Heinz: A palatable partnership?   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET
    Kraft & Heinz: A palatable partnership?

    Sachin Shah, Merger Arbitrage Strategist at Albert Fried and Company, discusses news of the merger between the two companies.

  • Chinese stock investors gather at a securities firm in Fuyang, in China's Anhui province on January 7, 2015.

    Asian equity markets struggled for direction on Wednesday following an uninspiring lead from Wall Street overnight.

  • RBA's financial stability review: What to expect   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    RBA's financial stability review: What to expect

    David Ellis, head of Australian Banking Research at Morningstar, says the Reserve Bank of Australia will likely give a "positive endorsement" of the financial system in its semi-annual financial stability review.

  • Has Japan survived the post-tax hike slump?   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 6:41 PM ET
    Has Japan survived the post-tax hike slump?

    After hitting the bottom last August, Japan's economy is en route to recovery from the tax-induced economic slump, says Hideo Hayakawa, former executive director of the Bank of Japan.

  • Fortescue Metals: Keep faith in China growth   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    Fortescue Metals: Keep faith in China growth

    Nev Power, CEO of Fortescue Metals, remains optimistic that China can achieve its growth target of 7 percent for the year.

  • Why the Fed is 'intentionally muddying the waters'   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 6:20 PM ET
    Why the Fed is 'intentionally muddying the waters'

    Erik Ristuben, chief investment strategist at Russell Investments, says the Fed is "intentionally muddying" rate hike expectations to prevent the occurrence of disproportionate risks.

  • Tracking the crash of Germanwings plane   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET
    Tracking the crash of Germanwings plane

    With the black box recovered, more information regarding the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525 may be known in 48-72 hours, says Jim Hall, former NTSB chairman and partner at Hall & Associates.

  • Traders, beware of 'pain trade' in USD: Analyst   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:50 PM ET
    Traders, beware of 'pain trade' in USD: Analyst

    Ray Attrill, co-head of FX Strategy at National Australia Bank, says the pain trade of a weaker U.S. dollar is unfolding as markets catch up to downbeat U.S. data.

  • New Zealand, South Korea inks trade pact   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    New Zealand, South Korea inks trade pact

    Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, New Zealand, discusses the free trade deal the country sealed with South Korea on Monday.

  • US February home sales is 'subpar': IHS   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:19 PM ET
    US February home sales is 'subpar': IHS

    Patrick Newport, U.S. economist at IHS Global Insight, outlines the factors behind February's "disappointing" homes sales, but says the data will pick up later this year.

  • Fed rate hike to spark chaos? Unlikely: Pro   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 6:07 PM ET
    Fed rate hike to spark chaos? Unlikely: Pro

    David Joy, chief market strategist at Ameriprise Financial, says the Fed has been "extraordinarily transparent" hence any rate hikes in the coming months won't spark market volatility.

  • Lee Kuan Yew was 'irreplaceable': OCBC   Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    Lee Kuan Yew is 'irreplaceable': OCBC

    Vasu Menon, Vice-President, Wealth Management Singapore, OCBC, describes the legacy of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew.

  • Lee Kuan Yew is 'Asia's greatest statesman': IHS

    Rajiv Biswas, Asia Pacific chief economist of IHS Global Insight, describes Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew as the "greatest Asian statesman in the post-colonial era."

  • Lipton: 'ASEAN is in better shape now'   Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    Lipton: 'ASEAN is in better shape now'

    Economies in Southeast Asia are now well managed with enough exchange rate flexibility, which will act as a "shock absorber" to events such as a U.S. rate hike, says David Lipton, first deputy managing director of the IMF.

  • BNM: We're not immune to FX volatility   Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 6:21 PM ET
    BNM: We're not immune to FX volatility

    Speaking to CNBC in an exclusive interview, Zeti Akhtar Aziz, governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), describes how volatility in the currency markets is impacting Malaysia.

  • This week, watch out for central banks, US data   Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 6:15 PM ET
    This week, watch out for central banks, US data

    Channing Smith, managing director at Capital Advisors, expects global central banks to stay "easy for a long time" and outlines his expectations for the flurry of U.S. data due this week.

  • What could rock markets this week   Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 6:13 PM ET
    What could rock markets this week

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou reports on the key events and data that traders will be watching in the week ahead.

  • Remembering Lee Kuan Yew   Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 6:00 PM ET
    Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

    Singapore's first prime minister and founding father Lee Kuan Yew passed away at 3:18 am local time on Monday. CNBC takes a look at the life of this well-respected leader.

  • The startups that Singapore's VentureCraft likes   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 6:50 PM ET
    The startups that Singapore's VentureCraft likes

    In this week's "Shake It Up" - a weekly series on CNBC's "The Rundown"- Isaac Ho, partner at VentureCraft, describes the startups he's investing in.

  • Euro saw 'one of its most volatile days in history'   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    Euro saw one of its most volatile days in history

    Boris Schlossberg, managing director at BK Asset Management, says the huge moves in the euro following the Fed's statement shows how oversold the currency has been.

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  • Adam Bakhtiar

    Adam Bakhtiar is a CNBC anchor and correspondent based in Singapore.

  • Based in Singapore, Pauline Chiou is the co-host of CNBC's pre-market program The Rundown.

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