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Stephen Halmarick, Head of Investment Market Research at Colonial First State Global Asset Management says that if the U.S. economy heads back towards recession because of the fiscal cliff, that could hurt Asia.
Stephen Halmarick, Head of Investment Market Research at Colonial First State Global Asset Management says that there's a threat of a further credit downgrade, if there's no deal on the U.S. debt ceiling.
Chinese stocks have gained more than 11 percent in December after languishing in negative territory for most of 2012, prompting analysts to say 2013 could finally be the year for Chinese stocks to break out of the doldrums.
Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management recommends diversifying portfolio to hedge risks and maximizing returns in 2013.
Mayuree Chowvikran, Investment Strategist, Maybank Kim Eng Securities says Thailand's economy remains resilient with the SET is set for another good run next year.
Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management believes South Korea is set to perform well in coming years however Japan too has potential if reforms come through.
Gary Schlossberg, Economist, Wells Capital Management is hopeful that US policymakers will hammer out a deal however, he warns that damage on consumer sentiment is starting to show.
Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management says we are currently witnessing a bull market bubble caused by government liquidity. He advises to have at least a base level of equities.
Richard Harris, CEO, Port Shelter Investment Management expresses optimism that U.S. policymakers may avert a fiscal debacle but given the last minute rush, it may be nothing to brag about.
Brian Jackson, Global FX Strategist, Coutts says he likes the Indian currency as New Delhi doesn't mind a stronger currency. He expects the rupee to hit 51.50 against the USD.
Brian Jackson, Global FX Strategist, Coutts says the Japanese currency will hit 88-87 levels by the end of next year but there will be a pull back in the very near term.
Jack Bouroudjian, CEO, Bull and Bear Partners says the dust has finally settled in China as the leadership handover is complete, which means capital will start flowing back to markets.
Jack Bouroudjian, CEO, Bull and Bear Partners likes tech stocks as there's a lot of capital expenditure on the sidelines. He also explains why he likes home builders and financials.
Jack Bouroudjian, CEO, Bull and Bear Partners says market confidence is at a very very low level despite the global growth story being still intact.
James Gruber, Author, "Asia Confidential" explains how Japan could face a fresh financial storm.
Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist Asia, J.P. Morgan Funds says that recession will return to haunt America if Congress can't find a solution to the budget gridlock.
Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist Asia, J.P. Morgan Funds says 2013 will be an year of Northeast Asian markets as valuations are more attractive versus their Southeast counterparts.
Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist Asia, J.P. Morgan Funds says that diversification is key for your portfolio as it protects you from global uncertainties.
Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist Asia, J.P. Morgan Funds says that mainland listed companies are looking to list in Hong Kong as a way to attract international investors.
David Greene, Senior Corp FX Dealer, Western Union Business Solutions says that the Japanese currency could hit 82-83 levels next year since markets will turn cautious in 2013.
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.