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Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds, says the U.S. and Japan are seeing a trend called the 3 "C's", namely improved credit and consumer confidence, as well as lower crude oil prices.
Tim Parker, chairman of Samsonite International, says the firm has seen five straight years of double-digit growth in sales and profit. He later outlines the growth areas that will help Samsonite double its sales by 2020.
Catriona Pollard, author of 'From Unknown to Expert', says CEOs need to appreciate and have a deeper understanding of how social media can enhance their businesses.
Andrei Illarionov, senior fellow at Cato Institute, says Russian president Putin's 10 unexplained days out of public view has caused "substantial damage" to public perception that he is a strong leader.
Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial, says the Fed wants to kickstart policy normalization and explains why markets will realize it won't be a disastrous process.
Inna Leontenkova, managing director at Foodpanda, explains how the company wants to revolutionize food ordering experiences and outlines plans for the money raised from its latest funding.
Shen Jianguang, Greater China chief economist at Mizuho Securities Asia, says the announcement of a "new normal" indicates China's determination to push through reforms.
Francois Curiel, APAC chairman of Christie's, outlines how the art scene in Hong Kong has evolved and discusses the "remarkable rise" in auction sales in Asia.
Speaking to CNBC at the CeBIT fair in Germany, Vishal Sikka, CEO of Infosys, says the firm wants to emphasize more on automation and embrace new technologies like artificial intelligence.
If the Fed drops the word "patient" from its statement this week and Europe receives more worrying news, euro-dollar parity could be reached in a week, says Michael Every, APAC head of financial markets research at Rabobank.
Deborah Fuhr, managing partner of ETFGI, says nearly $22 billion of net new money have flowed into European-focused ETFs over the past two months.
Daniel Hynes, senior commodity strategist at ANZ, expects further downside in oil prices amid weak fundamentals, with West Texas Intermediate (WTI) likely touching $43 a barrel soon.
Bob Dudley, CEO of BP, says the plunge in oil prices is a "huge shock" and will mean a "very painful" period for the oil and gas industry ahead.
China's decision to maintain its employment target means that it could shift to a pro-stimulus environment in the coming months, says Alaistair Chan, economist at Moody's Analytics.
Japanese stocks tracked a positive lead from Wall Street to hit a fresh multi-year high, breaching the 19,000 level, as major indices in the region largely rose on Friday.
CNBC's "Asia Squawk Box" team speaks to Shahzia Sikander, an artist who is taking part in Art Basel Hong Kong. The art show kicks off this weekend at the Convention and Exhibition Center.
Sean Turnell, senior lecturer at Macquarie University, says instability due to recent student-led demonstrations compounds Myanmar's outlook, which has been dogged by stalling reforms.
Mohammed Apabhai, head of Asia Pacific Trading Strategies at Citi, says the liquidity provided by the Bank of Japan is fueling the market rally in Japan.
Praveen Jagwani, CEO of UTI International, discusses the possibility of more interest rate cuts in India and explains why he's "hugely bullish" on Indian bonds.
Laurent Bresson, president & Global COO of Nexteer, attributes the significant increase in the firm's net profit to the positive trends in markets like North America and China.
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