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Jian Chang, China Economist, Barclays says China's manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMIs show that domestic demand is strong. She cautions though that the imminent Lunar New Year may distort future data reads.
China's labor force is showing signs of decline. CNBC's Eunice Yoon finds out why this doesn't bode well for the country's economic development.
Greg Gibbs, Senior Currency Strategist, RBS discusses the effects "the great rotation" has on the currency markets. He adds that the Aussie dollar has seen some weakness.
David Mann, Head Regional Research, Asia, Standard Chartered sees a more positive outlook this year for equities compared with bonds. He says the global liquidity push could result in investors taking more risks.
David Mann, Head Regional Research, Asia, Standard Chartered discusses the developments in China's labor patterns. He says businesses along China's coastal areas are seeking alternatives elsewhere in the country.
Dominic Schnider, Head Commodity Research, UBS Wealth Management is bearish on Brent crude as he says oil markets are well-supplied. He says that's why recent geopolitical tensions in the Middle East did not trigger a spike in oil prices.
Kingsley Jones, Founder and CIO, Jevons Global says countries with high levels of sovereign debt is an ongoing story. He says Argentina may not be the only country trying to find ways to lessen its debt burden.
Kingsley Jones, Founder and CIO, Jevons Global says bond markets have had a surprisingly long run of low yields and says 3% is a fair rate for U.S. 10-year treasury bonds in the long term.
Bob Baur, MD & Chief Global Economist, Principal Global Investors says the upward revision of U.S. employment data shows good evidence of solid job growth. He expects the trend to continue.
Jimmy Koh, Head of Research & Investor Relations, UOB says the world would be in a better place if the euro zone could contain liquidity shocks. He adds that excess liquidity from the West is flowing into Asia.
Prakriti Sofat, Regional Economist, Barclays explains why she's optimistic on the Philippine economy. She expects the country's central bank to hike rates by 25 bps later this year.
Jimmy Koh, Head of Research & Investor Relations, UOB discusses the risks facing the global economy. He explores the problems facing China's economy.
Wu Changhua, Greater China Director, The Climate Group discusses China's pollution problem. She welcomes suggestions by China's new leaders to make environmental and energy conservation a top priority.
Ed Ponsi, Managing Director, Barchetta Capital Management thinks the euro has room to hit $1.37. He explains that sector rotation out of U.S. bonds into European stocks will fuel the euro rally.
Stephen Davies, CEO, Javelin Wealth Management says he had reduced his cash weights and remains fully weighted on equities, with an emphasis on Asia and emerging markets.
Stephen Davies, CEO, Javelin Wealth Management says talk of a great rotation out of bonds into equities has been overdone. He expects non-farm payroll numbers to show the U.S. economy is ticking over but not growing excessively.
Ric Spooner, Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets says commodity traders are waiting for shallow pull-backs to buy. He says base metal prices reflect a reasonable demand-supply balance.
Adolfo Laurenti, MD & Deputy Chief Economist, Mesirow Financial says U.S. unemployment is a structural rather than cyclical problem. He expects Friday's payrolls data to show 150,000 to 175,000 jobs were created in January.
Michael Crofton, President & CEO, Philadelphia Trust Company says U.S. stock markets are likely to rally 7-8 percent this year. He expects the market to do well ahead of budget talks in March, when some pull-back is likely.
David Kuo, Director, The Motley Fool explores what will motivate buying trends among Chinese consumers. He adds that gaining exposure though luxury goods makers like Burberry is a good strategy.
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.