In a bid to boost work efficiency, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is allowing employees to take after-lunch naps starting from August. CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team discuss.» Read More
Sean Darby, Chief Global Equity Strategist at Jefferies, expects higher compensation for Japanese employees this year but warns it might not be enough to offset April's sales tax hike.
David McAlvany, CEO at McAlvany Financial Group, says the probability of gold falling below the $1,225 to $1,275 trading band is unlikely.
Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank, describes the factors at play behind the greenback's sharp tumble overnight.
Dane Chamorro, Global Risk Analysis, Asia Pacific at Control Risks, discusses the risk of an escalation during ongoing Bangkok protests.
George Jones, Chairman of Sundance Resources, explains the reaction the firm has received after issuing tenders for its $5 billion Mbalam-Nabeba project in Africa.
David Robson, Executive Chairman and President of Tethys Petroleum, describes the oil and gas firm's plan to exit Uzbekistan and enter Georgia.
Tim Hansing, CEO at Red Planet Hotels, describes how the company plans to benefit from rising tourism in Japan.
Ed Feulner, Founder and Chairman of the Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation, explains why Hong Kong took this year's top spot as the most freest economy.
Alex Friedman, Global CIO at UBS Wealth Management, explains how the Fed's reduction in asset purchases could accelerate unemployment falling.
Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO at Swiss Asia Capital, explains what's behind the beginning-of-the-year rally in gold prices.
Dan Werner the Banking Analyst at Morningstar in Chicago speaks about the expectations from U.S. banks earnings and the impact of Fed's tapering on their balance sheets.
Liz Ann Sonders, SVP & Chief Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab, explains why she thinks the recent strike against the equity markets is short-term.
With Bangkok still in a state of paralysis following Monday's "shutdown," how resilient can Thailand's economy prove to be? CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports.
Focus in Asia this week is likely to turn to political turmoil in Thailand and India inflation data, with China taking a back seat for the time being.
Suryo Sulisto, Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, explains how the government's ban on mineral ore exports will support the economy in the long-term.
Mark Tucker, Group Chief Executive & President at AIA Group, discusses the insurer's distribution deal with Citigroup.
Takehiko Nakao, President of the Asian Development Bank, says he's positive about Chinese economic growth given their strong track record.
Takehiko Nakao, President of the Asian Development Bank, says Japan should liberalize its trade in order to attract more foreign investment.
Takehiko Nakao, President of the Asian Development Bank, says Thailand must maintain political stability in order to continue high economic growth.
Garry Evans, Global Head of Equity Strategy at HSBC, says Japan's economy will slow down in the second quarter due to the sales tax, which may trigger more stimulus from the central bank.