Shanghai shares hogged the spotlight on Friday, as the key Shanghai Composite index extended losses, while Japan was the "quiet achiever" for the day.» Read More
Unless OPEC meets and adheres to new production levels, oil will see more downward pressure in 2015, says Scott Darling, Head of Oil & Gas Research at JPMorgan.
Patrick Bennett, FX Strategist at CIBC, says the recent oil-induced turmoil in financial markets is "nonsense" as the collapse of energy markets will benefit countries.
Tomohiko Taniguchi, Special Advisor to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, says Sunday's election results show that Japan's political system has "bought into the narrative of Abenomics."
Armed men have taken several people hostage at a cafe in Martin Place, one of Sydney's main business areas. CNBC's Matthew Taylor has more.
Atsushi Nakajima, Chairman of Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, says the first-quarter outlook for big manufacturers is "too cautious" amid favorable factors like a weak yen and drop in fuel prices.
Benjamin Pedley, Head of Investment Strategy, Asia at HSBC Private Bank, expects little upside for Japan's stocks next year as markets price in a weak yen, lazy balance sheets and softer growth.
Ahead of the firm's listing at 1400 in Singapore, Chua Hsien Yang, CEO at Keppel DC REIT Management, introduces the data center real estate investment trust and its growth outlook.
Easing inflation and growth being one of the fastest in the region justify the central bank's decision to keep its key interest rate steady, says Amando Tetangco, Governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
On Friday, the Australian dollar hovered near multi-year lows after Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens said in an interview that the currency is "most appropriate" at 75 U.S. cents.
Want some time away from the city? CNBC's Susan Li takes you to the Blue Mountains, a mountainous region in New South Wales, in this new episode of "First Class."
Mark Tinker, Head of AXA Framlington Asia, discusses news that Beijing told its banks to step up lending in the final months of 2014 and relaxed enforcement of loan-to-deposit ratios.
Lee Quane, Regional Director for Asia at ECA International, discusses the rankings of Hong Kong and Singapore in its latest report, which surveys the living costs for expatriates in Asia.
Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow, Japan Studies at Council on Foreign Relations, says Prime Minister Abe hopes to garner "public endorsement" for his policies through Sunday's elections.
Andrew Colquhoun, Head of Asia-Pacific Sovereigns at Fitch Ratings, says the justification to delay the sales tax hike was an "eyebrow raiser" and discusses the possibility of downgrading Japan's credit rating next year.
On Thursday, officers arrested demonstrators staging a final sit-in including prominent democratic legislators like Emily Lau. Michael Degolyer, Director of HK Transition Project, discusses.
Based on previous incidences when oil dipped to $40 a barrel in 2009, the ongoing rout in prices could continue, says Jodie Gunzberg, Global Head of Commodities at S&P Dow Jones Indices.
Thursday's data indicate that the U.S. economy has improved and 2015 looks like a stronger year in terms of growth, says Stephen Wood, Chief Market Strategist at Russell Investments.
Lance Chody, Owner and CEO of Garrett Brands, says the U.S.-based popcorn store "resonates with people around the world" and that helps its expansion strategy.
Alan Hoo, Chairman of the Basic Law Institute, expects Thursday's police operation to remove all Occupy protest encampments, with the clearing of Admiralty's protest site being "symbolic."
Erwin Sanft, MD and Head of China & HK Equity Research at Standard Chartered, says the recovery of the mainland's property market is a risk for equities in the second half of 2015.
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