The re-establishment of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba is positive, says Andrew Stoler, former deputy director of the World Trade Organization from 1999 to 2002.» Read More
While a recovery in residential investment is still absent, the nominal gross domestic product looks good in the fourth quarter, says Simon Cox, MD & investment strategist, Asia Pacific at BNY Mellon Investment Management.
Ivan Szpakowski, commodities strategist at Citi, says the recent rebound in oil prices, spurred by positioning moves and a reduction in U.S. rig counts, will be short-lived.
Antonio Fatas, professor of Economics at INSEAD, says the euro zone finance ministers' meeting on Monday will likely revolve around semantics, as the details of a Greek deal will need weeks, if not months, of negotiation.
Despite weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter growth, Japan is seeing signs of wage increases and higher household income, says Alexander Treves, head of Equities, Japan, at Fidelity Worldwide Investment.
Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management, explains why Greece will be the biggest loser at the end of the day.
While growth in the fourth-quarter was softer-than-expected, it showed that Japan is headed in the right direction, says Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Standard and Poor's Ratings Services.
Jeffrey Halley, senior manager for FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets and Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management, discuss the outlook of the euro and Japanese yen this week.
Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management, discusses news that China Minsheng Investment is investing $1.5 billion to develop a new financial district in London.
Asian markets opened mixed on Friday as a stronger yen curbed risk appetite in Tokyo, while a strong close on Wall Street boosted sentiment elsewhere.
In a pre-Valentine's Day episode, CNBC's Bernie Lo surprises Emily Tan with a bouquet of roses on "Asia Squawk Box."
Amanda Bradford, founder & CEO of The League, says the app focuses on privacy and aims to build "a community of ambitious people." She also responds to criticisms about the app being elitist.
Yerlan Syzdykov, head of emerging markets, bond & high yield at Pioneer Investments, says bonds in emerging Asia offer a better deal, compared to other EMs like Latin America and eastern Europe.
Sonia Cheng, CEO of Rosewood Hotel Group, explains her bullish outlook on China's hospitality sector in this week's "Managing Asia."
Jonathan Brodsky, managing director at Advisory Research, says Japan's corporate governance reforms will pick up steam this year, offering real long-term opportunities in the stock market.
Sophia Chan, Under Secretary for Food and Health, Hong Kong, says the city usually sees two flu seasons every year as the dominant virus could survive in both cold and hot weather.
The rally in Rio Tinto's stock on Friday suggests that markets are liking the miner's full year profit, which rose 78 percent due to drastic cost cuts, says Jonathan Barratt, CIO of Ayers Alliance Securities.
Despite last year's bull run, mainland stock markets are still cheap, trading at 15 times price-earnings ratio, says Jonathan Garner, MD and chief Asia and emerging market equity strategist at Morgan Stanley.
While an immediate resolution to the Greek drama is unlikely, rhetoric from both parties seem to be softening, says John De Clue, chief investment officer, Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank.
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.
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