Asian equities put up an upbeat performance on the final trading day of the week, following an inspiring U.S. lead overnight as investors cheered the Federal Reserve's pledge to be patient in increasing interest rates.» Read More
Keith Wade, Chief Economist & Strategist at Schroders, explains his optimism for a robust June employment report.
Stephen Nagy, Associate Professor at International Christian University, says Japan's decision to end the ban on "collective self-defense" has no offensive motivations.
Nigel Travis, Chairman & CEO of Dunkin' Brands, remains upbeat about the firm's expansion plans beyond the U.S. despite challenges in markets like South Korea.
James Jeffrey, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq from 2010-2012, attributes the crisis in Iraq to Syria's civil war and the inability of the Iraqi government to mend ethnic divisions.
Robert Brooke, CEO, Stevia First, introduces the origins of stevia and describes why it is "a great alternative" to sugar.
Tony Fernandes, Group CEO and Director of Air Asia and Hiroshi Mikitani, Founder and CEO at Rakuten, explain their venture to set up a low-cost carrier in Japan.
Itay Michaeli, Auto Analyst at Citi, discusses General Motors' vehicle sales in June. He also highlights replacement demand as the key factor spurring auto sales in the U.S..
Craig Hodges, President & Portfolio Manager at Hodges Funds, says U.S. markets are seeing a "healthy mix of anxiety and optimism" and explains the strategy investors should adopt.
Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday as investors reacted to key factory activity data from the mainland.
Sarah Quinlan, Senior Vice President of Market Insights at MasterCard, says the decline in Hong Kong's retail sales reflects the slowdown in the areas of real estate and jewellery consumption.
Anson Chan, Former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong, calls the city's strive for democracy "a slow and winding path" and says citizens are determined to fight for a credible and fair election.
Tuesday's manufacturing data for June indicates that China is likely to attain its growth target of 7.5 percent, says Greg Matwejev, Director for FX Hedge Fund Sales and Trading at Newedge.
Christopher Jones, MD & Senior Gaming & Lodging Analyst, Telsey Advisory Group, says Macau's gaming sector will face downside pressure in the near term but the "noise" will start to clear by 2015.
Business sentiment in Japan worsened in the three months to June but should recover in the months ahead, the Bank of Japan's tankan survey showed.
Gorky Urquieta, Co-head of Emerging Market Debt at Neuberger Berman, outlines the options that Argentina has at the moment with regards to its debt payments.
This year, Asia Pacific is set to overtake North America as the largest e-commerce market in the world. CNBC's Julia Wood takes a look at how companies are cashing in on this lucrative space.
Ben Collett, Head, Asian Equities, Sunrise Brokers, says plans to raise capital spending by firms, as indicated in the Tankan survey, is a surprise and discusses what that means for Japanese shares.
Demand from key clients attracted the firm to Cambodia which is a market that's expanding in the right direction, says Paul Harris, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Edward Chin, Co-organizer of Occupy Central, outlines the movement's aims and discusses the big four accounting firms' opposition to the democracy campaign.
Klaus Baader, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, Societe Generale, outlines the factors contributing to low volatility on Wall Street and discusses whether that is a good thing for investors.
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