Parag Khanna, Senior Fellow at the non-profit, non-partisan think tank New America Foundation, says the improvements in trade facilitation will add up to 1 to 2 trillion to the global economy» Read More
Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia, Heritage Foundation says North Korea's rocket launch is a renewed threat for the U.S. as Pyongyang could eventually build missiles that may reach American soil.
Michael Yoshikami, Founder & CEO, Destination Wealth Management says that with time running out, congress will likely come up with a fiscal cliff "band aid", rather a solution in two weeks' time.
Michael Yoshikami, Founder & CEO, Destination Wealth Management says that the Fed's latest move will make businesses feel better as it gives a little more certainty.
Ajay Kapur, Asian Head of Equity Strategy, Deutsche Bank says looking at valuations doesn't work. He advises investors to buy stocks that guarantee earnings and return on equity.
Ajay Kapur, Asian Head of Equity Strategy, Deutsche Bank says Fed chief Ben Bernanke is doing the right thing by expanding the Fed's balance sheet. He says interest rates cannot be used as a tool when they are at ultra-lows.
Nicholas Ionides, Vice President, Public Affairs, Singapore Airlines says that now is an opportune time to sell its stake in Virgin Atlantic. He says the investment has underperformed but SIA will still book a profit from the sale.
The U.S. "fiscal cliff" is not the only issue dividing congress. Erich Kuss, Hong Kong Director, US Agricultural Trade Office describes how Democrats and Republicans differ on what to do with the farm bill, which expired in September.
Ajay Kapur, Asian Head of Equity Strategy, Deutsche Bank sees the probability of failure in averting the "fiscal cliff" increased to 40% from 30%. He says Democrats have more political capital when it comes to "fiscal cliff" negotiations.
Richard Jerram, Chief Economist, Bank of Singapore says there is no real discussion in Japan about how to fix the problems of the last 20 years. He says Japan needs to deregulate its protected sectors, and the DPJ might be taking that more seriously than the LDP.
Japan has fallen into a technical recession just as the country is heading to the polls. With the economy weighing heavily on voters' minds, CNBC's Kaori Enjoji takes a closer look at the country's prized manufacturing industry.
Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research, ANZ says the fiscal cliff might not be as big a deal as people think, and that it is keeping people away from trading currencies. He expects the U.S. dollar to weaken into the year end.
Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director and Asia Pacific Chief Economist, IHS Global Insight says that prospects for emerging Asia remain bright but investors need to get used to slower growth from China.
Richard Jerram, Chief Economist, Bank of Singapore says that U.S. lawmakers are more concerned about their political future than the risks of running over the cliff.
Warren Gilman, Chairman and CEO, CEF Holdings says that the shale gas boom could hit energy prices in the long run.
Steven Wieting, US Economist, Citigroup says that the Fed's ability to offset the fiscal cliff is quite limited.
Bill Stone, Chief Investment Strategist, PNC Asset Management Group says it is possible that there will be a re-routing of investments from bonds to equities soon.
Bill Stone, Chief Investment Strategist, PNC Asset Management Group says that his firm has brought down their view on equities from overweight to baseline.
Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist, Standard Chartered explains why 2013 will be a year of transition towards stronger growth in 2014.
Paul Guest, Regional Head of Research & Strategy, LaSalle Investment Management says Asian investors take more risk in real estate investments, identifying shopping malls and hotels as yielding the best returns.
Vikram Chakravarty, Partner and Head of Strategy and Corporate Finance Asia, A.T. Kearney explains why TCC Assets can achieve better synergies from a takeover than OUE.
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