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Zhang Zhiwei, chief economist & head of Equity Strategy, China at Deutsche Bank, says the pick-up in March's factory activity may not allay fears about slowing growth.
Sam Yang, founder and managing director of Kairos Watches, explains why it is developing smartwatches with Switzerland-based Sequel, a unit of Timex Group.
Eric Mustin, vice president of the ETF Trading Solutions at WallachBeth Capital, expects the Japanese yen to strengthen slightly against the U.S. dollar moving forward.
Bill Maldonado, APAC CIO of HSBC Global Asset Management, says the plunge in oil prices is positive for economies, but markets have been reluctant to absorb that as good news.
Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds, expects oil prices to stay low due to the likelihood of an Iran nuclear deal, which will lead to new capacity in the market.
Peter Boardman, managing director of Tradewinds, attributes the weak sentiment to the usual practice among Japanese corporates to put out conservative forecasts.
Barbara Salvin, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, says Iran and the world powers will arrive at "some kind of understanding or specific details within the next day."
Rob Katz, chairman and CEO of Vail Resorts, explains why the U.S.-based ski resort operator is acquiring Australia's Perisher Ski Resort.
Joel Backaler, associate VP at Frontier Strategy Group, says Western firms like Pirelli remain hesitant towards Chinese investments due to concerns such as potential job losses.
Alan Jin, property analyst, Asia ex-Japan at Mizuho Securities Asia, says the easing of housing tax and lending rules is in line with China's bid to maintain "reasonable economic growth."
Sam Le Cornu, senior portfolio manager at Macquarie Asset Management, says he prefers the H-shares and explains why he "greatly favors" the insurance sector.
Sam Le Cornu, senior portfolio manager at Macquarie Asset Management, says the relaxation of mortgage rules on Monday implies more monetary easing in the coming months.
Curtis Chin, Asia Fellow at Milken Institute and John Perkins, Author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man," explain why the U.S. should be involved with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
Raymond Tanter, Professor Emeritus at University of Michigan, says the departure of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov from the negotiations on Monday means a "major issue" has happened.
Zak Summerscale, CIO of European High Yield at Babson Capital Management, says investors are turning to high-yield funds in countries like Germany, as well as sectors like healthcare.
David Lee, MD, finance director & Head of Corporate Strategy at Cowell e Holdings, discusses the company's market debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Tuesday.
Brian Jacobsen, chief portfolio strategist at Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, expects 220,000 nonfarm jobs to be created in March, with weekly earnings advancing 2.2 percent, which won't be enough to spook the Fed.
Mohshin Aziz, aviation analyst at Maybank Investment Bank, discusses news that the International Civil Aviation Organization flagged "significant concerns" about Thailand's aviation safety.
Matthew Phan, analyst, Asia-Pacific Banks at CreditSights, says rising impairment costs will pressure the profits of Chinese lenders.
Herald Van Der Linde, head of Equity Strategy, Asia-Pacific at HSBC, says comments over the weekend indicate that China will roll out more stimulus to prop up its struggling economy.
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