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Michael Hudson, Professor and Director at the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore says that Egypt's constitutional draft will likely be approved by a substantial majority of voters.
Jim McDonald, Chief Investment Strategist, Northern Trust Global Investments says that no fiscal cliff deal might be a better option than to pass through a poor proposal.
Robert Prior-Wandesforde, Director, Asian Economics Research, Credit Suisse says India's currency will hit a cyclical sweet spot in 2013, given the positive market impact from reforms.
Andrew Gilholm, Head of Asia Analysis, Control Risks says North Korea has gradually developed its nuclear and missile technology in the last 20 years without any real obstacles from the global community.
Jim Paterson, CEO, Kivalliq Energy says that nuclear energy can provide a strong, stable source of electricity to major industrial economies and should be a part of a country's energy mix.
Robert Prior-Wandesforde, Director, Asian Economics Research, Credit Suisse discusses the Fed's 6.5% unemployment threshold, adding that the U.S. is still years away from any meaningful tightening of monetary policy.
Tobias Harris, Independent Japan Politics Specialist and Former Aide to a DPJ Member, Japan's House of Councillors doesn't necessarily believe a move to right-wing politics will occur, stating there is room for a centrist party.
Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist, Citi says the Fed's new policy guide-posts are dollar-negative. He says the Fed's rapid expansion of balance sheets and willingness to tolerate higher inflation will undermine USD attractiveness, especially to reserves managers.
Timothy Riddell, Head of Global Markets Research, Asia, ANZ says to buy put protection on your assets as the U.S. sails through the fiscal cliff.
Timothy Riddell, Head of Global Markets Research, Asia, ANZ says that if we go over the fiscal cliff the treasury still has the flexibility to implement the changes.
Michael Yoshikami, Founder & CEO, Destination Wealth Management says that individual investors have bailed from the markets and that current market action is mostly driven by institutional investors.
Ric Spooner, Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets says that there will be plenty of demand for OPEC oil even if the U.S. becomes energy self-sufficient.
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.
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