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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.
Michael Woolfolk, MD & Senior Currency Strategist, The Bank of New York Mellon explains why the U.S. dollar rallied on news that the Fed was looking to end QE by the end of 2013.
Michael Materasso, Co-Chair, Fixed Income Policy Committee, Franklin Templeton Investments says moderately raising rates may spur U.S. lawmakers to act decisively. He advises investors to set some liquidity aside just in case.
Michael Materasso, Co-Chair, Fixed Income Policy Committee, Franklin Templeton Investments cautions against putting a line in the sand despite the Fed's suggestion that QE might end before end-2013.
Jonathan Barratt, CEO & Founder, Barratt's Bulletin says the continued recovery in China, coupled with supply tightness from India will help drive iron ore prices going forward.
Sam Chandan, President & Chief Economist, Chandan Economics thinks the Fed is trying to signal to markets that its easy monetary policy will not last forever, and will only do harm once the economy develops its own momentum.
Michael Gayed, Chief Investment Strategist, Pension Partners discusses what the Fed might be hinting at when the minutes revealed that officials are considering stopping QE before end-2013.
Michael Gayed, Chief Investment Strategist, Pension Partners not only expects further stock market appreciation this year, but capital appreciation as well. He says investors will realize that growth is cheap relative to income.
Inflation in Asia may be under control, but prices across the region could soon start to creep higher, with India and Southeast Asia the most vulnerable, warns independent economist Andy Xie.
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.