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Mark Haefele, Global Chief Investment Officer at UBS Wealth Management, says U.S. markets may be the best place to be in 2015 amid rising volatility as growth rates and monetary policies globally diverge.
Randall Jones, Head of Japan/Korea Desk at OECD, expects a modest recovery of 0.8 percent in Japan this year, due to a pick-up in exports and wage growth.
Marty Mosby, Director of Bank & Equity Strategies, Vining Sparks, explains why a break-up of J.P. Morgan's four main business units isn't the right answer for the American lender.
Stephen King, Chief Global Economist at HSBC, says softer demand from emerging markets is playing a big role in driving down commodity prices.
Paul Louie, MD, Asia Ex-Japan Property Research at Barclays, says the government's plan is to increase housing supply, but properties require time to build, so results from that response won't be immediate.
Steven Wieting, Global Chief Investment Strategist at Citi Private Bank, says current prices of crude oil are at "un-sustainably low levels" that will "create great distress."
Josh Tetrick, Founder and CEO of Hampton Creek, outlines plans to venture beyond its first product - an eggless mayonnaise - and launch plant-based pasta and scrambled eggs by end-2015.
David Thomas, Dean of the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, discusses the rationale of viewing business education from a global context and outlines how the university benefited from a relaxation in U.S.-China visa rules.
Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore, says markets are still under-estimating the speed and scale of interest rate increases in the U.S. compared to worries over geopolitical events.
Patrick Thomson, Global Head of Sovereigns at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, says sovereign wealth funds are moving away from traditional reserve assets to invest in other asset classes such as real estate.
The arbitrage between Brent and U.S. crude traded briefly at parity overnight for the first time in three months. Mike Harrowell, Director, Resources at BBY, discusses the significance.
Mark Eibel, Client Investment Strategies Director, Russell Investments, attributes the reversal of gains in the U.S. to the slump in oil prices. He also says he expects 3 percent growth in the U.S. this year to buoy equities.
Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation, says South Korean President Park Geun-hye is open to talks with North Korea due to growing political challenges.
With the 2015 growth forecasts being relatively "unambitious" at 7 percent, chances of China missing it are small, says Lu Ting, Head of Greater China Economics, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Sam Le Cornu, Senior Portfolio Manager, Asia at Macquarie Funds Group, says there remains a disconnect between reality and fundamentals in China's stock markets.
Michael Bartsch, Vice President, Americas at Infiniti, discusses how the introduction of long-range all-electric vehicles may change the industry and what it means for Infiniti.
Michael Bartsch, Vice President, Americas at Infiniti, describes the carmaker's all-new Q60 Concept and discusses the downtrend in oil prices, which he thinks will not change the fundamentals of the auto industry.
Andrew Lane, Metals Analyst at Morningstar, says Alcoa has staged a major turnaround in all of its businesses since last quarter, which should give it "impressive earnings potential through 2018."
For this week, the greenback could see further declines as upcoming economic data releases could come in below expectations, says Kathy Lien, Managing Director at BK Asset Management.
Edwin Merner, President at Atlantis Investment Research Corporation, says Japan's current account surplus will continue to increase on the back of improving trade deficits and falling oil prices.
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