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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.
Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank, says the turmoil in oil markets and uncertainty surrounding the Fed's first rate hike could be a boon for India, but may hurt Malaysia and Indonesia.
In the days ahead, daily showers and thunderstorms can be expected in the area where the AirAsia plane crashed, says Justin Povick, meteorologist at AccuWeather.
Hugh Ritchie, CEO of Aviation Consultants International, says recovery efforts may not take too long as sea waters are not too rough at the moment, but he warns of unpredictable weather.
Leaders in Asia have grabbed the spotlight this year by engaging in bold reform moves. CNBC's Pauline Chiou takes a closer look in this report.
It's been a very active year for global central banks, with the Fed ending its historic easing program while its global peers engaged in easy money policies. CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar reports.
The commodity sector, with the exclusion of oil, will likely see a resurgence next year, says Jack Bouroudjian, CIO at Index Financial Partners.
Jack Bouroudjian, CIO at Index Financial Partners, says the final trading session of the year on Wednesday will provide cues on where Wall Street is headed in 2015.
Keith McGuire, instructor at the Viterbi Aviation Safety & Security Program, University of Southern California, outlines his expectations for investigation related to the AirAsia flight.
South Korean shares started 2014 as analysts' darling, but after losing nearly 5 percent year-to-date, they are fast falling out of favor.
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