Ongoing worries over China's economy weighed Asian equity markets down on Wednesday, while overnight losses on Wall Street further ignited a flight-to-safety.» Read More
Robert Prior-Wandesforde, Director of Asia Economics at Credit Suisse, warns that ASEAN economies are heating up while central banks are focusing on inflation and not doing what they should be - raising rates.
Bill Maldonado, CIO, Asia Pacific at HSBC Global Asset Management, explains why panic drove most of the Asian money into defensives, and why it stayed there.
Given the accommodative central bank policy across the board where should investors be putting their money for assured returns, Ramin Toloui, Global Co-head for Emerging Markets at PIMCO gives his preferred investment strategy.
Brian White, Managing Director & Senior Analyst for IT Hardware, Networking & Tech Supply Chain at Topeka Capital Markets says Apple's stock is going through a bottoming process. He thinks the opening up of new market opportunities will help propel Apple's stock higher.
Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder & CEO of online market portal Snapdeal, explains the company's roadmap to take the online Indian marketplace global.
Tim Condon, Head of Research, Asia at ING Financial Markets says North Asia is facing stiff headwinds. He thinks developed market assets will be the trading theme for 2013 due to aggressive easing by the Fed and the BOJ.
It's a long stretch to set this as a target, but any sustained breakout above 102 has 111 as the next target, says this chartist.
Karim Raslan, Group CEO of KRA Group says the key issues dominating Malaysia's upcoming elections will be socioeconomic. He says the campaigns are about redressing Malaysians at the bottom of the socioeconomic scale.
Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC, says the Japanese currency could go to as much as 130 versus the dollar if the Bank of Japan continues its liquidity pumping measures.
Sophia Chan, Under Secretary of the Food & Health Bureau in Hong Kong, says there is no case of the latest strain of bird flu virus in the city, but is stepping up prevention and surveillance.
Stuart Oakley, Managing Director, Asian Currency Trading at Nomura says to be long USD/JPY is the best trade in town. He is anticipating a lot of capital to flow out of Japan on the back of BOJ's aggressive easing steps.
Anil Gupta, Professor of Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship at University of Maryland, says the picture for Wal-Mart in India is looking brighter from a policy point of view, but the entrenched bureaucracy is a different story.
Nicholas Smith, Director and Strategist at CLSA discusses the momentum in Japanese financial markets and how it may lead the yen to hit 100 by the end of the week.
Tou Chen Chang, Managing Director and Head of Global Banking, South East Asia at HSBC, explains why he doesn't believe a weak yen will reduce outbound M&A activity from Japan.
Laura Fitzsimmons, VP, Futures & Options at JPMorgan Investment Bank says the time is ripe to get back into Japanese equities as the central bank pulls out all stops to get the economy moving.
A new chapter opened for Tokyo risk assets on Friday as the Nikkei index surged past the 13,000 mark after the Bank of Japan unleashed a monetary onslaught of $1.4 trillion in stimulus, but the rest of Asia's stock markets tumbled to multi-month lows.
The Nikkei surged by up to 4.7 percent a day after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) gave investors what they were waiting for, and analysts say the current rally is gaining a momentum of its own and not simply riding on a weakening yen.
Michael Foust, CEO at Digital Realty, speaks about the cost effectiveness of data centers and current trends in the industry along with business model, growth prospects and the company's acquisition plans.
Hiroshi Watanabe, President & CEO at Japan Bank for International Cooperation is optimistic on Japan markets with Shinzo Abe at the helm and Haruhiko Kuroda at the BOJ. He expects the inflation rate and wages to rise.
Sean King, Senior Vice President at Park Strategies says North Korea's need to sustain legitimacy at home is driving it to threaten an attack but neither Obama nor Park Geun-hye are about to bow to the pressure.