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Tracey Allen, Analyst, Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory, Rabobank discusses her outlook for soft commodities in the new year.
Graeme Maxton, Fellow, Club of Rome says the U.S. should go over the fiscal cliff, as it will provide the impetus for the country to get its balance sheet back in order.
Graeme Maxton, Fellow, Club of Rome and Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research, HSBC weigh in on the state of Japan's economy.
Graeme Maxton, Fellow, Club of Rome explains why the upcoming elections in Japan this December will bring about negative pressure on its economy.
Gareth Berry, FX Strategist, UBS Investment Bank says EUR/USD will fall gradually to 1.25 over the next few months due to improving U.S. data.
Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC says Asia has lagged behind Latin America in easing capital controls. Meantime, Graeme Maxton, Fellow, Club of Rome explains why he is bullish on Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand.
Graeme Maxton, Fellow, Club of Rome says markets take a flawed approach to factoring in the effects of climate change and that there needs to be more dialogue in this area.
The ongoing tussle between Muddy Waters and Singapore commodities firm Olam International further heated up after the short-seller published a much-awaited 133-page report on Tuesday detailing “shocking” accounting gaffes at the trading firm, prompting Olam to respond with a 45-page rebuttal on Wednesday.
Santitarn Sathirathai, Research Analyst, Credit Suisse explains why investment will be the key growth driver in 2013. For this year, he says the strength of domestic demand will help cushion the slowdown in its economy.
Johanna Chua, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, Citi says Asia's growth will pick up to 6.6% next year from 6.%, with cyclical economies like Taiwan and South Korea leading the charge.
Magnus Bocker, CEO, Singapore Exchange says Olam, like most Singaporean companies, has maintained a clean track record when it comes to the SGX's disclosure rules.
Arjuna Mahendran, MD & Head of Investment Strategy Asia, HSBC Private Bank says regardless of the outcome of the fiscal cliff negotiations, growth in spending by American consumers is going to slow for the next 3 to 4 years, and that has significant implications for Asia.
Beat Wittmann, CEO and Partner, Dynapartners says luxury stocks ranging from Hermes to Zara are very attractively priced, and can give between 30-50% in returns next year.
Kathy Lien, Managing Director at BK Asset Management says the appointment of Mark Carney to Bank of England Governor will result in renewed focus to restore credibility to the financial sector in the U.K.
Beat Wittmann, CEO and Partner, Dynapartners says that China's economy is bottoming out, and that growth looks optimistic next year.
Beat Wittmann, CEO and Partner at independent investment-management group, Dynapartners says that the U.S. needs some form of tax reform and that Congress will eventually meet a deal on the "fiscal cliff."
Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO, Swiss Asia Capital, says that huge derivatives positions are currently capping gold prices but explains why the bullion will soon break to the upside.
Colin Chapman, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Stratfor, discusses geopolitical risks in 2013 including the upcoming elections in Japan and South Korea.
Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, says that there's a lot of opportunity in Asian stocks, especially over the longer term.
Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital says that real danger is when the U.S. doesn't go over the "cliff" as budget deficits will get bigger.
Part of the CNBC Asia team since 1993, Soong is one of the founding anchors and co-anchor of CNBC Asia's "Squawk Box."
Based at CNBC's Hong Kong studios, Bernie Lo covers core business day programming, co-anchoring Squawk Box Asia and anchoring The Call.
Oake is a financial news anchor and producer as well as an independent journalist who anchors exclusively for CNBC Asia Pacific.