Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan and South Asia at Council on Foreign Relations, says a meeting between U.S. and Indian officials is a sign of good progress on trade talks.» Read More
Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist Asia at JP Morgan Funds, says Beijing's reforms may take years to finalize so investors should buy into Chinese equities selectively.
The odds are high that the humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza will once again fall apart, says Thane Rosenbaum, Senior Fellow, New York University School of Law.
David Hand, Managing Director at Newport Consulting, discusses the findings of its survey which reveal that the outlook from senior executives in Australia's mining sector is at a five-year low.
Jonathan Pain, Author of The Pain Report, expects further declines for U.S. stocks ahead, with the S&P 500 index possibly losing another 100 points to hit its 200-day moving average.
As calls for a sharp correction on U.S. stocks grow louder, one commentator says stocks have a further 25 percent to run.
Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asia Economic Research at HSBC, compares the bank's final PMI reading for July to the bank's flash estimate and Beijing's official figure.
Amando Tetangco, Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, says the central bank's rate hike on Thursday was in response to elevated inflation expectations.
Johanna Chua, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Citi, warns not to get too excited about China's factory data as it was largely priced in. She warns that the U.S. jobs report will be a bigger market risk.
Neri Zliber, Visiting Scholar, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, says a shift away from Hamas rule and a re-imposition of Palestinian Authority (PA) rule could improve the situation in Gaza.
Lee Wai Fai, Group CFO at United Overseas Bank (UOB), describes the factors weighing on the bank's slowing mortgage growth.
Ronnie Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties, says the government's measures to stabilize prices are working.
Adriana Kugler, former Chief Economist of the U.S. Labor Department, says the Fed is sticking to its easing plan until they see signs of wage inflation.
Markus Rodlauer, Deputy Asia-Pacific Director at the IMF, says China's credit risk is still on the rise and warns that Beijing needs to speed up reforms in order not to compromise growth.
Franklin Bass, President of the Aviation Insurance Association, says insurance claims related to recent plane tragedies will exceed $1 billion this year.
Nam Hyung Kim, Managing Director at Arete Research Asia, says Samsung needs to be more aggressive in pricing in order to expand its market share in emerging markets.
Despite falling exports and dismal industrial output in June, Japan will recover in the second half of 2014, says John Vail, Chieif Global Strategist at Nikko Asset Management.
Jake Colvin, VP, Global Trade Issues at the National Foreign Trade Council, explains why India's opposition to a WTO trade facilitation deal is counter-productive.
Quincy Krosby, Market Strategist at Prudential Financial, says the Argentine economy is in better shape than before so a default won't affect its markets dramatically.
Gordon Chang, Author of The Coming Collapse of China, likens the ongoing anti-graft campaign to a "political purge" that has created instability in China's political system.
Simon Cox, Senior Investment Strategist at BNY Mellon, says the crackdown on corruption has been "more sustainable and widespread than expected." He also discusses what it means for growth.
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