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Deborah Wince Smith, President & CEO of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness says the U.S. must work on boosting its workforce and skills agenda.
China's central bank is making all the right noises on opening up its domestic currency, but analysts warn concrete action is still a long way off.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the Fed will maintain ultra-easy U.S. monetary policy "for as long as needed."
Jack Sim, Founder of the World Toilet Organization stresses the importance for governments to seek solutions to poor sanitation facilities.
Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC is not expecting any changes from the Bank of Japan's policy meeting and thinks inflation will weigh on the central bank's agenda.
Richard Duncan, Chief Economist at Blackhorse Asset Management says QE has caused an enormous credit bubble which could deflate and cause extreme deflation around the world.
Joseph Naemi, Director at HBOil talks about the impact of sanctions, risks & opportunities in Mongolia and North Korea.
Simon Derrick, Chief Currency Strategist at BNY Mellon highlights the importance of the PBOC's move to widen the yuan's trading band and explains how that will be dollar negative.
Bitcoin's strong rally this week in the run-up to and following a U.S. Senate hearing on Monday, has led to the re-emergence of bubble fears.
Kirk Wagar, the U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, quotes rapper LL Cool J in describing President Obama's 'Asia pivot' strategy.
Jim Sinclair, chairman of the Independent Advisory Board at the Singapore Precious Metals Exchange, explains why precious metals are an alternative to fiat currencies as the U.S. heads towards hyperinflation.
Andrew Cates, Senior International Economist at UBS Investment Bank says Europe's economy should expand at a reasonably robust pace in 2014 and contribute to the global growth equation.
Alan Harden, Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon Investment Management Asia Pacific discusses the group's plans to broaden its suite of investment services in Asia.
Derek Halpenny, European Head of Global Markets Research at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ says the ECB will be forced into action as it's mandate remains unfulfilled.
CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris explains the environment-related reforms outlined in the government's policy blueprint.
John Buckingham, CIO at Al Frank Asset Management outlines the companies that are trading at inexpensive values.
The dollar index will likely extend its slide this week on expectations that top Federal Reserve policymakers believe it's still too early to taper.
In focus for Asia this week, China's manufacturing activity, a speech by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, Japanese export data and a Bank of Japan meeting.
Charles Yan, Head of Greater China Consumer Research, Standard Chartered Bank says that while luxury consumption in China has fallen, consumers have increased their spending overseas.
Chi Lo, Senior Strategist, Greater China, BNP Paribas Investment Partners and Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC say shadow banking and credit risks could still rise in the next few years despite China's reform plans.
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