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
Francis Cheung, Head of China & HK Strategy at CLSA and Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC, discuss the significance of China's interest rate cut.
Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC, says mainland banks have "very profitable lending operations" that will insulate them from the impact of a rate cut.
David Lennox, Resources Analyst at Fat Prophets, expects oil companies to report major cuts in revenue reports moving forward, with the junior firms bearing the brunt of the impact.
Saudi Arabia wants U.S. shale producers to take up the responsibility of reducing output to restore balance in oil markets, says Christian Schmollinger, Senior Managing Editor at Platts.
Andrew Freris, CEO at Ecognosis Advisory, expects the Fed to not tighten anytime soon amid sagging performances in the Japanese and European economies.
Raymond Tanter, Emeritus Professor at the University of Michigan, says the final round of talks with Iran may yield a "framework of agreed points" by the deadline on November 24.
A young protester in Hong Kong tells CNBC's Eunice Yoon about his fears towards the city's tightening ties with China.
S&P has affirmed its "AA-/A-1+" rating on Japan, but the outlook remains negative. Kim Eng Tan, Senior Director at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, explains the decision.
Asian indices traded mostly higher in Friday's afternoon session, after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament's lower house.
Gabriel Fong, Chairman of GoGoVan, introduces the free, van-hailing app which aims at solving logistical problems in big cities.
Daryl Liew, Head Of Portfolio Management at REYL Singapore, explains why investors like himself are taking a "wait and see" approach towards the cross-border "through train" program.
The Shanghai-Hong Kong bourse linkup is part of Beijing's broader agenda to push for reforms in the mainland's financial sector. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.
Alina Das, Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Co-Director, Immigrant Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law, says Thursday's announcement only provides "temporary reprieve" for immigrants.
Fernando Cheung, Legislator, Hong Kong and Vice Chairman, Labor Party, says "Occupy Central" has been peaceful all along, with violence mostly incurred by outside forces.
John Woods, MD, Head of Fixed Income & Senior Portfolio Manager at Citi Investment Management, expects profit taking to keep trading subdued in mainland markets, but remains upbeat on liquidity in the medium term.
Amir Anvarzadeh, Director of Japan Equity Sales at BGC Securities, says analysts should pay more attention to Sony's software business and discusses the tech giant's restructuring progress.
Duncan Clark, Chairman of BDA, says it will require huge investments to transplant Taobao's service culture beyond China. He later discusses the e-commerce giant's bond offering.
Sam Jaffe, Principal Research Analyst at Navigant Research, says Takata is focused on cost containment as it does not have the manufacturing capacity to replace all faulty air bags.
Helen Qiao, Chief Economist, Greater China at Morgan Stanley, attributes the monthly fall in the preliminary reading of China's manufacturing activity to APEC-related factory closures.
Alan Guo, CEO of LightInTheBox, explains why the mainland online retailer focuses on selling China-made products to overseas consumers, instead of its domestic market.
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