Daniel Aldrich, Associate Professor, Political Science at Purdue University, discusses the polarized views present in Japan over the government's plans to restart the country's nuclear power plants.» Read More
David Bradbury, Assistant Treasurer of Australia, says there is still room for the RBA to cut rates further. He also deconstructs Treasurer of Australia Wayne Swan's comments and the budget expectations stating that mining boom will continue while jobs remain the key focus.
CFO Simon Dingemans says GlaxoSmithKline's re-engineered approach to R&D is bearing fruit.
Kathy Lien, Managing Director of BK Asset Management says the global economy will be in trouble if the market rallies don't transpire into increased business and consumer confidence.
Peter Strong, Executive Director of the Council of Small Business of Australia, is hoping that the Australian budget will provide small and medium enterprises in the country the boost they desperately need.
Christopher Fix, CEO of Dubai Mercantile Exchange says Asia has come to recognize the need to have a pricing center closer to the region's source of crude oil supplies.
Paul Gruenwald the Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, Standard and Poor's Ratings Services says the Japanese currency's decline over the past 6 months is just a retracement of what happened in 2008-2009.
Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at INSEAD says a lot of the political debates in Europe have gone away little by little. He says it is time to find ways to bring growth back to Europe's economy.
Tony Nash, Managing Director at IHS, says sentiment on the ground in Japan is extremely positive. But he notes that a pressure on wages is still need to eventually spur consumption.
The likelihood of strikes this May and June by workers in South Africa's strategic mining sector may curb output, presenting an upside risk for the precious metal.
The Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand dismissed claims on Friday that his country is taking part in a global currency war, despite recent steps to temper strength in its domestic currency.
Data showing Japanese investors are looking for higher yields elsewhere is not good news for the yen.
Jason Brady, MD & Head of Fixed Income at Thornburg Investment Management, says the current dynamics are showing a lot more risks than rewards.
Mahendra Negi, CFO & COO at Trend Micro says that a weaker yen has been beneficial for the firm and stresses on the possible preventive steps companies & govt should take in the wake of rising threat from cyber crime.
Deborah Wince-Smith, President & CEO of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness is very optimistic about the competitiveness of America's workforce. She says talent-driven innovation is the most important driver of competitiveness going forward.
Bill English, Finance Minister of New Zealand, talks about Wellington's plans to raise cash to bring its economy back into surplus. He also discusses why he is unconvinced on Abenomics and denies recent claims that New Zealand is getting involved in global currency wars.
Stacey Allaster, Chairman & CEO of the WTA; Andrew Georgiou, CEO of World Sport Group talk about what the record five year deal to bring the Women's Tennis Association to Singapore will do for Asian sporting events.
Mike Smith, CEO of ANZ, explains why the bank is unafraid of executing its pan-regional strategy.
Geoff Raby, Chairman & CEO, Geoff Raby & Associates and Vice Chairman, Macquarie Group China says despite questions about the accuracy of China's most recent trade data, the figures tell a consistent story over time of an economy that is still growing quite strongly.
Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO, Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management describes current market performance as a rubber duck awash in a flood of central bank liquidity.
Joel Stern, Chairman & CEO of Stern Stewart & Co. says stock markets are rising because central banks are going through this monetary ease, but the effects are not trickling down to the real economy.