Australia's dollar has received its fair share of whacking lately and perhaps it's time to give the currency a bit of a break, currency strategists say.» Read More
Larry McDonald, Senior Director, Credit Sales & Trading, Newedge Group says the recent market sell-off is not as serious as previous ones as it is not systemically driven.
Rather than meet expectations for more easing, Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke took Congress to task for leading the U.S. to a dire fiscal situation that could cause another recession.
Paul Smith, Asia Pacific MD of the CFA Institute discusses the new trends emerging in the financial services industry. He thinks it includes whistle-blowing, and a lack of fear among traders to speak out.
Paul Murray, MD of Life & Health Products at Swiss Re thinks longer life spans in Asia will drive up health care costs, which presents a big opportunity for both governments & the health insurance sector.
Yoshito Sakakibara, Executive Director, Investment Research, JP Morgan Asset Management says there's no doubt that Japan's economy is weakening. He adds that any policy that will help support growth will be badly needed.
Sebastien Galy, Senior Currency Strategist, Societe Generale and Paul Gambles, Managing Partner at MBMG International discuss dollar direction on the pretext of a resolution to the fiscal cliff.
Paul Gambles, Managing Partner, MBMG International talks about Greece and its debt sustainability issue amid ongoing Eurogroup discussions over the next tranche of aid for the country.
Tom Price, Global Commodity Analyst, UBS AG explains why he has a price target of $1,900 per ounce for gold in mid-2013.
Cindy Shaw, Managing Director, Technology, Discern says HP's write-down on its Autonomy acquisition raises questions about the quality of its board and management. She says the company has a lot of problems to overcome in this post-PC era.
Steve Wood, Chief Market Strategist, Russell Investments says the key to successful monetary policy is sequencing - the Fed should provide short term liquidity stimulus to create fiscal discipline.
Paul Gambles, Managing Partner, MBMG International thinks the U.S. should go off the fiscal cliff. He says avoiding it is just kicking the can down the road and that a recession is what its economy needs.
Hewlett-Packard admits that a British company called "Autonomy" it bought last year lied about its finances, reports CNBC's David Faber.
Financial markets are back in risk mode amid optimism that a deal will be done to avert a U.S. “fiscal cliff” of looming tax hikes and spending cuts. Even news of France being stripped of its much-coveted triple-A credit rating is unlikely to put a dent in stock market gains, analysts told CNBC.
Hugh White, Professor of Strategic Studies, Australia National University says Obama's swing through Southeast Asia re-affirms his commitment to the region while bringing to light the rivalry between the U.S. & China.
Ajay Sunder, Senior Director, Telecoms, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan thinks Nintendo may a bit too late to the game with their new Wii U console, especially with the rise of mobile gaming.
Clem Chambers, CEO, ADVFN says Moody's downgrade of France's credit rating is expected. He adds that it's likely that after Spain and Italy, the markets will start to attack France.
Songning Shen, Founder & Co-Chairman, Sunshine Oilsands explains how high spending costs will yield future profits since the money will be used to ramp up production efforts.
Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist, Westpac Bank says a further tranche of Greek aid could help push the Euro higher. He adds that investors should sell into the currency at 1.29.
John Kingston, Director of News at Platts says that the conflict between Israel and Hamas won't result in an oil shock and that the fundamentals for oil remain bearish.
Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand, HSBC says France's rating downgrade is a sign that a peripheral euro zone country story is moving to the core countries, and that Europe's debt woes will be around for quite some time.
Part of the CNBC Asia team since 1993, Soong is one of the founding anchors and co-anchor of CNBC Asia's "Squawk Box."
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