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William Ma, Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Gottex Penjing Asset Management and David Mann, Regional Head of Research for Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, debate the main drivers of equity markets in China.
David Mann, Regional Head of Research for Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, says there's a "very good chance" for quantitative easing in the euro zone and explains the sharp moves in the euro.
Alex Bumazhny, Director of Gaming, Lodging & Leisure AT Fitch Ratings, explains why he's taking the news that the casino operator plans to delist in Hong Kong at "face value."
Mohshin Aziz, Aviation Analyst at Maybank, says the negative sentiment surrounding AirAsia is typical after a fatal disaster. He also expects the stock to see weakness in the short term.
Lawrence Balanco, Technical Analyst at CLSA, says the MSCI emerging markets Asia index is set to outperform in 2015 on the back of a breakout performance in Chinese stocks.
Bruno Taillardat, Investment Director & Portfolio Manager, Equities at Unigestion, prefers emerging economies with a strong balance sheet like Taiwan in the year ahead.
With the European Central Bank set to unleash full-blown quantitative easing early this year, the euro will weaken further, says Dominic Schnider, Head of Nontraditional Asset Classes at UBS Wealth Management.
John Cox, CEO of Safety Operating Systems, says the Airbus A320 jet does not typically have a problem with icing and the actual cause of the crash will need to be determined by the flight data recorder.
Attention in Asian markets will likely remain on fluctuating oil prices and a raft of regional economic data.
On the first trading session of 2015, Asian equities were quiet on the back of a lack of foreign cues and economic data releases.
Michael Every, head of Financial Markets Research, Asia-Pacific at Rabobank, says U.S. data still present a mixed picture. He later outlines his forecasts for Asian currencies in 2015.
Donna Kwok, senior China economist at UBS, says Beijing will continue to hold back from massive easing measures and will opt for infrastructure support when necessary.
While there are improvements in the U.S. labor market, inflation will likely remain low, says Xavier Denis, economist & strategist at Societe Generale. He later explains his neutral rating on global equities.
Search and recovery efforts for AirAsia flight QZ8501 off the coast of Borneo have been slow due to poor weather and heavy seas. CNBC's Pauline Chiou has more.
Food safety concerns have prompted the younger generation in China to seek alternative channels for fresh produce and meat. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.
Deborah Kay Elms, executive director at Asian Trade Centre, expects the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations to conclude this spring, along with a wrap up of China-South Korea trade pact.
As long as the Fed is convinced that the economy is recovering, rate hikes could be announced at every policy meeting, starting from early 2016, says Richard Jerram, chief economist at Bank of Singapore.
Alan Diehl, former NTSB investigator, speculates on possible reasons that there have been no definitive signals from the AirAsia plane's black boxes.
On the last trading day of 2014, Asian shares were mixed amid thin volume, with Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines shuttered for the holiday season.
Jonathan Galaviz, partner at Global Market Advisors, says recovery operations may last for a "significant amount of time", but the likelihood of retrieving the black box and flight data recorder remains high.
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