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2013 could prove to be the year that Japan steps up its military role in Asia. A simmering territorial spat with China and Japan's assertive new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will see to that, analysts tell CNBC.
Hon Cheung, Regional Director, State Street Global Advisors says that gold is still a useful hedge against the current financial stresses and inflation risks.
Tim Murphy, Founder & CEO, IP Global says the housing recovery is underway in the U.S. He lists the company's best and worst regional picks for residential property investments.
Jim Walker, Founder and CEO, Asianomics says the new Basel III regulations may give banks more breathing room, but won't result in a much-needed shrinking of balance sheets.
Jim Walker, Founder and CEO, Asianomics sees a bleak outlook for the global economy in 2013, largely due to expectations for poor company earnings.
Helen Zhu, Chief China Equity Strategist, Goldman Sachs is upbeat on China's A-share market in 2013. She expects economic reforms to gain traction in the mainland this year.
Nizam Idris, Head, Fixed Income & Currency Strategy, Macquarie says BOJ Governor Masaaki Shirakawa has been reluctant to follow through on Shinzo Abe's calls for a 2% inflation goal.
Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand, HSBC explains why growth will pick-up in the long-term for the U.S economy.
Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand, HSBC explains how RBA rate cuts have helped the housing market. He expects more support will trickle through to boost construction activity.
Mike Harrowell, Senior Resources Analyst, BBY says that the supply of base metals such as copper, nickel, zinc and aluminum, will likely exceed demand in the first half of the year. He recommends shorting base metals.
Colin Chapman, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Stratfor discusses how Japan will increase its military budget in light of a recent island dispute with China.
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics says that banks and regulators are trying to work out where the fine line lies between credit growth and raising capital.
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics says investors should expect a 1 to 1.5 percentage point drop in U.S. GDP growth this year as a result of the "fiscal cliff" deal reached in Congress.
The Fed minutes triggered a sell-off in equities as investors fretted over a possible end to historically low interest rates. The upside? Analysts say this reflects confidence in the U.S. economy.
Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO, Southern APAC, UBS Wealth Management sees an opportunity for investors to move into a risk-on phase in February.
Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO, Southern APAC, UBS Wealth Management doesn't think local government debt is a very big concern in China, and dismisses the debt figures Guangzhou has released.
Dennis Kelleher, President & CEO of Better Markets says the real 'cliff' comes when the U.S. hits the debt ceiling and when the automatic spending cuts come into play.
Jiong Shao, Chief China Strategist, Macquarie says it is time to get into Chinese stocks as momentum into the markets is likely to continue. He gives his sector picks in the mainland.
Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO, Southern APAC, UBS Wealth Management believes the upcoming debt ceiling talks will get even more contentious than the past, paving the way for more uncertainty.
Sean Egan, Founding Principal, President & Managing Director, Egan-Jones Ratings Company reasons why the U.S. doesn't deserve another credit downgrade. He believes spending cuts should be coupled with GDP growth.
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