While transparency remains an issue, the scale of shadow banking in China is only a fraction of what is still present in the U.S. and Europe, says David Mann, Regional Head of Research, Asia at Standard Chartered Bank.» Read More
Carl Hess, Global Head of Investment at Towers Watson, says equities are reasonably valued at this point, but that weak economic fundamentals still hold a long-term sway over the markets.
Eric Bleeker, Senior Tech Analyst at The Motley Fool, says the recent falls in Apple's stock price is a case of investors getting ahead of themselves. He is confident Apple will find the right way to return cash to shareholders.
Mathew Driver, Division President for Southeast Asia at Mastercard, says the first step to gaining penetration in Myanmar's debit and credit card market is to ensure better access to bank accounts.
Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO for Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, warns that equity markets are set for a choppy ride in the coming months.
Alex Arena, Group MD at Hong Kong Telecommunications, says the firm are firing on all cylinders and is pleased with the company's first year performance. He labels Apple's phone-locking policy in Hong Kong as unprecedented and inappropriate.
An inconclusive election result in Italy that raises the specter of policy deadlock in the euro zone's third largest economy, appears to have stopped a stellar euro rally and could mark a turnaround in the currency's recent good fortunes, analysts said.
Will Oswald, Global Head of Fixed Income of Currency and Commodities Research at Standard Chartered, explains the downside risks for the single currency.
Andrew Brandler, CEO of power supply firm CLP, discusses the company's full-year earnings and warns of rising challenges in its Australian and Indian operations.
Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank, expects the euro-dollar trade to hit 1.28-1.29 and analyzes why markets have been fairly complacent about having a center-left coalition in Italy's parliament.
The chairman of Japan Airlines (JAL), which has had to ground its entire fleet of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft after a battery fire, had reservations from the start on relying on one vendor.
Thomas Kloet, CEO of TMX Group, puts a tough quarter behind him and outlines why TMX is excited about Asia Pacific growth opportunities.
Tony Tyler, Director General & CEO at IATA, says the airline industry is keeping a close eye on the consequences of sequestration as it could heavily impact capacity and operations.
Antonio Fatas, Professor of European Studies and Economics at INSEAD, outlines what Italy needs to do to fix its economy, regardless of the outcome in the election.
Paul Gambles, Managing Partner at MBMG International, says the U.K.'s measures to cut its deficit are not working, and worryingly points to the U.K.'s economic health as a barometer for the state of the global economy.
Cho Wee Peng, Group CFO of Hyflux, says there are clear signs of a recovery in China and the Middle East and that's helping boost business.
Alan Bollard, Executive Director of APEC Secretariat, says governments are finding it harder to carry out fiscal policies in a sensible manner, thus placing the pressure on central banks.
Alan Bollard, Executive Director of APEC Secretariat, outlines the hurdles to economic growth in the Asia Pacific region despite an expected pick-up this year.
Don Campbell, Co-Chair of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, says state owned companies will not make the list for joint-partnerships as Canada opens up to Asia.
In the wake of the uproar over China's alleged hacking of U.S. corporations this week, the CEO of U.S.-based cyber security firm Taia Global argues it's unfair to pinpoint China as the only source of hacking.
The world's fifth-largest wind-turbine supplier, Suzlon Energy, expects India's budget next week to reinstate incentives aimed at encouraging businesses to invest in more wind power.