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Narongchai Akrasanee, Energy Minister of Thailand, says the gap between subsidized and market oil prices is small, with diesel and LPG trading at market prices now.
Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia, attributes the first quarterly net loss in two years to "paper loss from foreign currencies" and is pleased with improved operating numbers and results of its associates.
Richard Lancaster, CEO of CLP, discusses the firm's performance in 2014. He also outlines the firm's focus within Asia, with China and India as its primary growth markets.
With the sales tax hike jacking up the cost of spending, Japanese are consuming less, says Robert Medd, partner at GMT Research. He also discusses the possibility of a wage hike in March.
Mark Eibel, chief investment strategist at Russell Investments, attributes the mixed finish on Wall Street to a lack of U.S. data and the fact that markets are largely driven by events in Europe.
Peter Churchouse, author of The Churchouse Letter, says the merger of Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong Holdings and Hutchison Whampoa will provide shareholders with a range of benefits.
Amit Midha, president of Asia Pacific & Japan and chairman of Global Emerging Markets at Dell, says all of its business units are growing positively and discusses growing concerns over cybersecurity.
Andrew Sullivan, MD of Sales Trading at Haitong International Securities, discusses the surprise growth in Wednesday's HSBC flash PMI and news that the mainland is expanding an income-tax break.
Tim Smith, North Asia CEO at Maersk Line, says the sale of the group's 20 percent stake in Danske Bank is a "logical progression to make the firm more attractive."
Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas, expects the airline to benefit from lower fuel prices and moderating market capacity in the second-half, but declined to provide a full-year guidance.
Joe Magyer, senior analyst at the Motley Fool, remains bearish on Qantas's stock as airlines tend to underperform the market in the long run due to the sector's capital intensive and competitive nature.
Bradley Gastwirth, CEO of ABR Investment Strategy, says U.S. markets remain one of the best asset classes to invest in, with better earnings growth and shareholder-friendly activities.
Matt Smith, commodity analyst at Schneider Electric, explains why oil prices could still come under pressure, with the buildup of oil supply likely to exacerbate.
While Wall Street remains in the midst of a bull run, markets could see a 10 percent fall so as to digest recent gains, says Uri Landesman, president of Platinum Partners.
Asian equities turned mixed amid choppy trade on Wednesday after China's manufacturing sector surprised markets with growth for the first time in three months.
John Zhu, greater China economist at HSBC, says growth in China's manufacturing sector remains subdued and attributes the surprise upside in February's PMI to seasonal effects.
Jim Thompson, chairman at Crown Worldwide Group, discusses news that the Special Administrative Region of China is set to report a budget surplus of over HK$60 billion for the last fiscal year.
Steven Lowy, co-CEO at Westfield Corporation, says improving consumer confidences in the U.K. and the U.S., along with lower oil prices and interest rates, bode well for the global shopping center operator.
Kamarudin Meranun, group CEO of AirAsia X, explains why lower oil prices failed to lift the carrier's profits and expressed confidence that it will recover from the tragedy of AirAsia flight 8501.
David DeWalt, chairman & CEO of FireEye, says the "exponential increase" in cyber crimes is "alarming" and discusses the rise of a global cyber arms race.
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