Michel Landel, Global CEO of Sodexo, discusses its latest survey which showed how corporate initiatives that aim to improve the "quality of life" can help productivity.» Read More
Bill Smith, president at SAM Advisors, says the staying power of Wall Street will depend on the Fed and global geopolitics. He also discusses why Greece will remain in the European Union.
Song Seng Wun, regional economist at CIMB, says Malaysia's outlook for the year will depend on whether commodity prices and external demand see meaningful rebounds.
Despite the U.S. launching a legal challenge to Chinese export subsidies on Wednesday, Donna Kwok, senior china economist at UBS, says trade issues aren't a key risk for China at the moment.
Joshua Crabb, head of Asian Equities at Old Mutual Global Investor, says hopes for greater policy responses in Japan following weak inflation data, are buoying the benchmark Nikkei 225 index.
Ryan Arrowsmith, CEO of Asia at The Greater Group, explains why retailers are "cautiously buoyant" about the upcoming festive shopping period.
Henry Guo, senior research analyst at JG Capital, says Baidu should continue to invest aggressively amid intensifying competition from Tencent and Alibaba.
Peter Boardman, managing director at Tradewinds, says the jump in December's core machinery orders before the implementation of a corporate tax cut, signals a positive outlook for corporate Japan.
Johann Schneider-Ammann, Economy Minister of Switzerland, says the surge in the Swiss franc is a huge challenge for businesses, but declined to comment what the ideal exchange rate should be.
Andrei Illarionov, former chief economic advisor to Russian President Putin, outlines the "bad signs" that are hampering the achievement of a ceasefire in Ukraine.
Junheng Li, head of Research at JL Warren Capital, says demand for Tesla's luxury electric cars in in China is seeing a "disconnect between expectations and reality."
John Derrick, director of Research at U.S. Global Investors, says latest news out of the meeting in Brussels should be a positive development for stock markets, as well as the euro.
Mike Kane, CEO of Boral, says significant cost cuts for the past 2 years and improving housing sectors in key markets like Australia and the U.S. helped the firm to return to profitability.
Miyuki Suzuki, CEO of Jetstar Japan, says an exponential increase in demand from Hong Kong prompted the budget carrier to launch the service and passengers can expect air fares to be 50 percent cheaper than full service airlines.
Mark Konyn, CEO of Cathay Conning Asset Management, describes the ongoing debt negotiations as a "dangerous game of chicken" and says Europe is not prepared for the impact of a Greek exit.
Don Meij, CEO of Domino's Pizza, says the addition of 1,000 stores over the next 5 years will propel future profit growth and outlines why the firm will be the number one pizza chain by sales in Japan this year.
Charles Zhang, chairman & CEO of Sohu, attributes the stock's decline to forecasts of softer revenue for the first quarter due to rising video content costs, which will be a one-time cost.
Sue Trinh, senior currency strategist at RBC Capital Markets and Charles Blankley, CIO at Gemmer Asset Management, discuss the ongoing Greek debt negotiations and how it could move the euro.
Bradley Gastwirth, chief executive officer at ABR Investment Strategy, says iPhone sales and Apple Pay will be significant for Apple's profits in the long run and discusses the firm's partnership with First Solar.
Big oil firms are taking the opportunity to cut costs and future rehiring will depend on the stability of oil prices, says Kevin Gibson, managing director for APAC at EarthStream.
Adam Fleck, director of Consumer Equity Research at Morningstar, discusses Coca-Cola's better-than-expected fourth quarter results, especially in North America, and describes the long term opportunities in international markets.
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