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Jahangir Aziz, Chief India Economist, JP Morgan says a compromise on the land acquisition bill and the national goods and services tax will be key for a real economic boost.
Frank Lavin, Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore discusses potential impacts of Vice-Premier Wang Qishan's visit for both China and the U.S. He says Wang Qishan needs to establish a new line of communication on financial and economic issues.
Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO, Southern APAC, UBS Wealth Management says a recovering U.S economy will help bring global growth in 2013 to 3%.
The Shanghai Composite has gone through a tough period, being the only market in the North Asian region that's down for the year. CNBC's Eunice Yoon finds out what's holding back mainland investors.
Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy at Westpac Bank advises investors not to place heavy easing expectations on the Bank of Japan. He says the right way to play yen crosses is to wait until there is greater confirmation of easing measures.
Herald Van Der Linde, Head of Equity Strategy, Asia-Pacific, HSBC says given that we are in the early stages of the global recovery, investors should pay attention to stocks with low multiples.
Kathy Lien, Managing Director, BK Asset Management explains why the Mexican Peso and the Korean Won can provide good opportunities for investors looking to tap emerging market currencies.
Sean Hyman, Editor of Moneynews, Ultimate Wealth Report says that growth in China and India will bring some support to commodities.
Kathy Lien, Managing Director, BK Asset Management sees some weakness in the Euro-Dollar cross going into the new year, explaining why the 1.33 to 1.35 range is a good place to short the Euro.
Michael Gayed, Chief Investment Strategist of Pension Partners says that 2013 is the year for capital appreciation and financials will continue to outperform as the Fed keeps monetary policy loose.
Kathy Lien, Managing Director, BK Asset Management says that investors should either cut their exposure to the markets or hedge their portfolios.
Steve Leonard, Office of the Chairman, Senior Vice President, EMC Corporation talks about how his company is pursuing innovation and new technologies to better the lives of people in the developing world.
Sean King, Senior Vice President, Park Strategies expresses his confidence that LDP leader Shinzo Abe can tone things down with China, but he remain unsure if China will allow him to do so.
Khiem Do, Head of Asian Multi-Asset, Baring Asset Management says China's plans to restructure state-owned enterprise and boost domestic consumption is a sensible path to pursue.
Steve Leonard, Office of the Chairman, Senior Vice President, EMC Corporation expresses concern over some of Abe's militaristic statements, but is hopeful that Abe will bring a pro-business platform to government.
Nicholas Smith, Director and Strategist, CLSA says it's clear that Shinzo Abe sought advice from former prime minister Koizumi. He adds that the clarity and decisiveness from Abe is surprising.
Russell Jones, Global Head of Fixed Income Strategy, Westpac Institutional Bank says the Bank of Japan's independence is worth sacrificing if it means the economy can emerge from deflation.
Russell Jones, Global Head of Fixed Income Strategy, Westpac Institutional Bank thinks Boehner's tax hike offer for the wealthy is a welcome step but he adds more still needs to be done to keep the economy from falling over.
Ray Attrill, Co-Head of FX Strategy, NAB plots the Japanese currency's next moves following the elections and outlines why the central bank should be purchasing more government bonds.
Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe receives a rare second chance at the top job. And as CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar reports, Abe is hoping his second term in office goes better than his first.
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.