Kathy Matsui, MD & Chief Japan Strategist at Goldman Sachs Japan, says it is crucial for Japanese corporates to release excess cash into the real economy via capex or wage hikes.» Read More
Samsung SDS, the technology services unit of South Korea¿s largest conglomerate, surged on its trading debut on the Kospi index. CNBC's June Yoon reports.
If Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces a snap election, Japanese shares "will go up a lot and fast" and may even breach the 20,000 level, says Clem Chambers, CEO at ADVFN.
Naoko Nemoto, Managing Director at Standard and Poor's, outlines her expectations for Japanese lenders who are due to hand in interim earnings on Friday.
The promotion of global growth, along with an infrastructure initiative, will be top priorities at the G-20 Summit, says Steve Ciobo Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Australia.
Frank Holmes, CEO & CIO at U.S. Global Investors, explains how declining energy prices could provide financial relief for American consumers and retailers such as Wal-Mart.
Susan Schwab, former U.S. Trade Representative from 2006 to 2009 and Strategic Advisor at Mayer Brown, weighs in on the feasibility of the U.S. and China's new climate accord.
Hubert Chak, Director of Finance at The Link Management, explains the 10 percent jump in first half revenue and discusses the REITs inclusion in the Hang Seng index.
Muzhi Li, Senior Analyst at Arete Research, explains why the Chinese internet giant's weaker-than-expected third quarter report isn't "a bad top-line miss."
South Korea went into 'hush' mode on Thursday as students sat for the annual college admission exam. CNBC's June Yoon explains.
Lachlan Colquhoun, Head of Markets Analysis at East and Partners, discusses Westpac Chief Executive Gail Kelly's decision to step down after seven years at the bank's helm.
Jay Srivatsa, Managing Director at Chardan Capital Markets, discusses whether the moves unveiled on Twitter's investor day can help it arrest falling user growth.
Michael De Jong, Minister of Finance of British Columbia, Canada, explains why events like the HK-Shanghai trade link won't derail Canada's plans to become a center for offshore renminbi trading.
Joe Zidle, Portfolio Strategist at Richard Bernstein Advisors, says action from the Bank of Japan is what matters for traders, instead of data like September's machinery orders released on Thursday.
Rajiv Silgardo, Co-CEO of BMO Global Asset Management, outlines the firm's approach in Asia as it launches a series of exchange-traded funds in Hong Kong today.
Dana Telsey, CEO and Chief Research Group at Telsey Advisory Group, discusses the U.S. retailers' third quarter results and outlines her expectations for sales in the upcoming holiday season.
John Rutledge, Chief Investment Strategist at Safanad, thinks Europe is a "dead economy" and discusses news that Japan's Prime Minister Abe may call for a snap election in December.
Apart from Myanmar's reform progress, U.S. President Barack Obama will also focus on Southeast Asia when he attends the East Asia Summit this week, says Curtis Chin, Asia Fellow at the Milken Institute.
John Frisbie, President of the U.S.-China Business Council, explains why the U.S. and China need to make the bilateral investment treaty their top priority.
Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered, says he is not writing off Japan as of yet, following a pick-up in growth momentum as of late.
Microsoft, Activsion and Ubisoft will release new editions of their flagship game franchises this week. Jeremy Miller, Senior Analyst at DFC Intelligence, discusses his expectations.
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