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Freya Beamish, Economist, Lombard Street Research cautions against getting too optimistic on China's economic data releases. She also discusses the outlook for Chinese corporates.
Jesper Bargmann, Head of G11 Spot FX, Asia Pacific, RBS Global Banking & Markets says currencies are regaining their status as an attractive asset class. He adds that he won't be surprised if USD/JPY reaches 100 this year.
Han De Jong, Chief Economist, ABN Amro says markets are ripe for a pullback but they're still at the early stage of a very significant move up.
Han De Jong, Chief Economist, ABN Amro says the global economic situation has changed over the last few months and financial markets have moved from a vicious to virtuous cycle.
Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS discusses the ground level risks that energy firms face. He says companies are taking a more disciplined and methodological approach to risk.
Warren Gilman, Chairman & CEO, CEF Holdings cautions against sabre-rattling from the Fed, but says it is an indication that the U.S. economic picture is good. He adds that commodities are in for a positive 2013.
Tony Nash, Managing Director at IHS, says Japan has been getting a lot of pressure from other developed countries from its recent monetary easing.
Hans Goetti, Chief Investment Officer, Finaport says no one in the U.S. Congress is serious about counting spending, while Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS sees a major change in the Republicans' approach to debt discussions.
Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS says momentum in the U.S. jobs market will lead to the addition of 165,000 jobs to non-farm payrolls in January.
Arjuna Mahendran, MD & Head of Investment Strategy Asia, HSBC Private Bank discusses potential risks that could disrupt the recent gains in global financial markets.
Scott Darling, Head of Oil & Gas Sector Research, Barclays says the rebound in China's oil demand is not typical re-stocking ahead of the Lunar New Year. His top picks include PetroChina and CNOOC.
Arjuna Mahendran, MD & Head of Investment Strategy Asia, HSBC Private Bank says hedge fund managers have displayed optimism not seen in recent years. He adds that money in safe havens are slowly trickling into equities.
2012 was a record year for Keppel Corp as the firm posted S$10 billion in new orders. Keppel CEO Choo Chiau Beng, tells CNBC's Chloe Cho whether he believes 2013 will be another strong year.
Michael Woolfolk, MD & Senior Currency Strategist, The Bank of New York Mellon says now is the time for Japan's government and central bank to deliver on their promises. He adds that USD/JPY will likely test the 100 level in 2014.
Brian White, Managing Director & Senior Analyst, IT Hardware, Networking & Tech Supply Chain, Topeka Capital Markets explains why he has lowered his price target for Apple from $1,111 to $888 after the company released its latest earnings.
Arjuna Mahendran, MD & Head of Investment Strategy Asia, HSBC Private Bank says the general pace of risk appetite has increased, largely due to the impact of quantitative easing in the U.S.
Eugen Weinberg, Global Head of Commodities Research, Commerzbank says the combination of a global economic recovery and continuing support from central banks will keep the commodities super-cycle intact.
Sean King, Senior Vice President, Park Strategies expects North Korea to carry through with its threat of rocket launches. He says that China needs to cut ties with North Korea.
Bill Smead, CEO & CIO, Smead Capital Management says that the business cycle in China can't be stopped but explains why he's not buying exposure to the country.
Bill Smead, CEO & CIO, Smead Capital Management says he likes the markets and is focusing his investments domestically. He says the best growth globally is going to come from young people aged of 18-35 in the U.S.
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