Helen Qiao, chief Greater China economist at Morgan Stanley, says the launch of the "Qualified Domestic Individual Investor program" is part of China's commitment to make the yuan more convertible.» Read More
Warren Gilman, chairman & CEO of CEF Holdings, expects prices of iron ore to be beaten down soon, as demand remains "ok to sluggish" amid a supply glut.
Soul Htite, founder & CEO of Dianrong.com, outlines the opportunities in emerging markets like China and explains why internet companies share a "good relationship" with mainland authorities.
Gerard Fitzpatrick, chief investment officer for Fixed Income at Russell Investments, says Tuesday's strong housing data show that the economy is improving, paving the way for a September rate hike.
Tom Albanese, CEO of Vedanta Resources, explains why the metals and mining conglomerate hopes to resume iron ore mining in the province of Goa.
Speculation about Chinese investments in Fortescue Metals reinforces the fact that the iron ore sector remains "very strategic," says Tom Albanese, CEO of Vedanta Resources.
Sue Trinh, senior currency strategist at RBC Capital Markets, says Fed chair Janet Yellen's comments last week gave the dollar a boost and bolstered the case for a September rate hike.
Simon Cooper, managing director for Asia Pacific at Marriott International, says occupancy rates in Macau are unaffected by the fall in gaming revenues hence the decision to open the 1,000-room JW Marriott.
Rahul Bajoria, regional economist at Barclays, expects key reforms involving the goods and services tax (GST) and land acquisition to be cleared within the next 6-12 months.
Singapore's manufacturing and services sectors expanded in the first quarter, topping expectations for a contraction, alongside strong growth in construction output, says Joseph Incalcaterra, economist at HSBC.
Mark Tinker, head of AXA Framlington Asia, says policymakers are telling markets to move beyond interest rates and start focusing on improving productivity around the world.
James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute, explains why both the Bush and Obama administrations have erred in the handling of Iraq's state of affairs.
His Royal Highness Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed explains why the U.S. strategy of supplying more weapons to the Iraqi forces isn't the solution to ensure Iraq's stability.
Bill Marmion, Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum, says China's decision to help bankroll a major expansion by Brazilian iron ore giant Vale is a "smart move."
Bill Marmion, Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum, says he welcomes all foreign investments in Western Australia. He also explains why the government doesn't support an iron ore inquiry.
Ratmir Timashev, president & CEO of Veeam Software, says the Switzerland-based company prefers to stay private because that will give it "the ability to execute without pressure from external investors."
Hans Goetti, head of Investment for Asia at Banque Internationale a Luxembourg, says factors such as low share ownership and further policy support will give Chinese stocks a leg-up.
As global central banks remain in easing mode, one needs to ask whether the U.S. economy is strong enough to withstand a stronger dollar, says Roger Bridges, global rates & currencies strategist at Nikko Asset Management.
The stronger-than-expected consumer price index released last week supported the Fed's case for a rate hike later this year, says Elias Haddad, senior currency strategist at Commonwealth Bank.
John Rice, vice chairman of General Electric (GE), says the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a great opportunity for the U.S. to help resolve the shortfall in infrastructure.
After going through a "cyclical trough", China is seeing improved demand which hint at a recovery, says Martin Lakos, division director of Wealth Management at Macquarie.
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