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Mark Eibel, Client Investment Strategies Director, Russell Investments, attributes the reversal of gains in the U.S. to the slump in oil prices. He also says he expects 3 percent growth in the U.S. this year to buoy equities.
Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia at The Heritage Foundation, says South Korean President Park Geun-hye is open to talks with North Korea due to growing political challenges.
With the 2015 growth forecasts being relatively "unambitious" at 7 percent, chances of China missing it are small, says Lu Ting, Head of Greater China Economics, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Sam Le Cornu, Senior Portfolio Manager, Asia at Macquarie Funds Group, says there remains a disconnect between reality and fundamentals in China's stock markets.
Michael Bartsch, Vice President, Americas at Infiniti, discusses how the introduction of long-range all-electric vehicles may change the industry and what it means for Infiniti.
Michael Bartsch, Vice President, Americas at Infiniti, describes the carmaker's all-new Q60 Concept and discusses the downtrend in oil prices, which he thinks will not change the fundamentals of the auto industry.
Andrew Lane, Metals Analyst at Morningstar, says Alcoa has staged a major turnaround in all of its businesses since last quarter, which should give it "impressive earnings potential through 2018."
For this week, the greenback could see further declines as upcoming economic data releases could come in below expectations, says Kathy Lien, Managing Director at BK Asset Management.
Edwin Merner, President at Atlantis Investment Research Corporation, says Japan's current account surplus will continue to increase on the back of improving trade deficits and falling oil prices.
John Slattery, Chief Commercial Officer at Embraer Commercial Aviation, expects the firm's E-Jets to expand to 100 operators by 2017 and explains why the narrow-body airliner remains in demand.
In the absence of firm economic data, markets view the sharp decline in oil prices as being "potentially disruptive", says Alan Gayle, Director of Asset Allocation at RidgeWorth Investments.
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities, discusses Li Ka-shing's - Asia's richest man - plans to revamp his business empire.
Sam Gellman, General Manager for Hong Kong at Uber, attributes the launch of its new service "UberCargo" to the huge opportunities in the city's van delivery market, which he believes is worth about $1 billion a year.
Simon Cox, MD & Investment Strategist, Asia Pacific at BNY Mellon Investment Management, explains why U.S. markets tumbled last Friday despite December's jobs report topping expectations.
Peter Levesque, Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong, describes the outlook for trade deals in Asia and explains whether U.S. President Obama's push for the TPP pact will bear fruit this year.
Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO of Swiss Asia Capital, outlines the market factors that will compress oil prices further.
Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partners, expects oil prices to bottom around $45 a barrel, but says that will depend on whether the euro zone can fix its growth issues.
Over the weekend, more than 40 world leaders marched together with over one million people in Paris to show solidarity against terrorism. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.
Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partners, says the likelihood of a revival of an euro zone crisis is small as the conditions now are different from those in 2012.
Richard Harris, Chief Executive at Port Shelter Investment Management, says structural inefficiencies are curbing Japan's growth and explains why a weak Japan won't necessarily impact the world.
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