Asian equities sold off on Wednesday, as weak corporate results in Sydney and an unimpressive U.S. lead took a toll on trading sentiment.» Read More
Joel Whitaker, senior vice president of Global Research at Frontier Strategy Group, discusses the new rules that would open up Saudi Arabia's stock market to direct foreign investment.
Rob Brierley, head of Research at Patersons Securities, attributes the firm's valuation for South32 at $2.40 per share to potential upsides in aluminum prices.
Jackson Wong, associate director at United Simsen Securities, says it's a "no brainer" for HSBC to shift its headquarters after a U.K. bank tax makes staying in Britain financially painful.
Vasu Menon, vice president of Wealth Management OCBC Singapore, says valuations in the mainland stock market look stretched after rallying on the back of easing hopes.
Sayena Mostowfi, principal and head of U.S. equities research at TABB Group, discusses the lessons learned from the 2010 ¿flash crash¿ that sent the blue-chip Dow plummeting nearly 1,000 points.
Rick Munarriz, senior analyst in Media & Tech at The Motley Fool, discusses the clash between ESPN and Verizon over how the Disney-owned sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.
The widening in March's U.S. trade deficit, due to labor strikes at the West Coast Ports, suggests that the economy contracted in the first quarter, says Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at The Lindsey Group.
Chinese shares plummeted on Tuesday, while their counterparts in Sydney witnessed volatile trade following the Reserve Bank of Australia's rate cut.
Grant Govertsen, managing director of Union Gaming Securities Asia, outlines the factors that could reinvigorate Macau's gaming sector.
Amid a weak domestic economy, the Reserve Bank of Australia has to "do its job" by cutting interest rates, says David Bassanese, chief economist of BetaShares Capital.
Pier Carlo Padoan, finance minister of Italy, expects the Eurogroup meeting on May 11 to see "tangible results" as Greece risks running out of cash in "maybe a couple of weeks."
Richard Martin, managing director of IMA Asia, discusses the issue with a prolonged environment of cheap money.
Jason Moser, analyst at The Motley Fool, says crucial details such as plans to grow store traffic are missing from the fast food giant's turnaround strategy.
Dean Cheng, senior research fellow for Asian Studies at the Heritage Foundation Center, says China still wants to keep "Taiwan in a box" and the high-level meetings on Monday doesn't mark anything new in cross-straits ties.
Arun Jaitley, minister of finance of India, says India's stock market has "its own logic" and comments about how stalling reforms are weighing on stocks are "completely unfounded."
Factors such as a lack of alternatives amid a property slump are driving investors to the stock market, says Andrew Sullivan, managing director of Sales Trading at Haitong International Securities.
Niccolo De Masi, chairman & CEO of Glu Mobile, discusses news that Chinese internet behemoth Tencent is taking a 15 percent stake in the San Francisco-based developer.
Corey Boles, senior U.S. analyst at Eurasia, says former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson have "extreme long shots of capturing the nomination."
Julia Wang, Greater China economist at HSBC, says the final PMI reading showed "continued contraction" of China's factory sector and is a reminder that the economy still needs monetary support.
Apart from Xiaomi, China's video streaming site LeTV is gunning for the U.S. market with its "Le 1 Pro" smartphone. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.
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