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Richard Martin, Managing Director of IMA Asia, discusses the possibility of a credit rating downgrade for Indonesia ahead of the country's presidential election results.
Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Wealth Management Group, says Chinese stocks may do well over the next three months but will likely underperform in the long run.
Thomas Pickering, former Ambassador to the U.N, explains why international efforts have failed to yield a conclusion as to who shot down the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
Investors are returning into U.S. equity markets to buy on dips, which could propel Wall Street higher, says Brian Jacobsen, Chief Portfolio Strategist at Wells Fargo Advantage Funds.
Catherine Yeung, Investment Director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, says global investors still see China as the "big bad economy" and are deterred by the opaqueness of Beijing's reform agenda.
Stock markets are focused on corporate earnings, which will likely continue to deliver amid a U.S. recovery, says Ayaz Ebrahim, Deputy CEO & CIO, Asia ex-Japan at Amundi HK.
Melissa Chau, Senior Research Manager, Client Devices at IDC Asia Pacific, explains why Xiaomi has a higher chance of succeeding in India's smartphone market.
George Hamlin, President, Hamlin Transportation Consulting, expects airlines to take on longer flight routes which will lead to higher travel costs as a result of the Malaysian jet crash.
Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow at Yale University, explains why he disagrees with Christopher Flowers who warned that increased regulation is making the banking sector vulnerable to another crisis.
Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow at Yale University, names the issues that have impacted bilateral ties between U.S. and China and says both countries need to address this "trust deficit" soon.
Flynt Leverett, Former National Security Council Senior Director for Middle East Affairs (2002 -2003), explains why he's skeptical that a final deal with Iran can be reached by the new deadline.
Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO of Swiss Asia Capital, says geopolitical tensions may be here to stay for the time being and hence, prices for gold and oil are unlikely to ease.
Gillem Tulloch, Founder of GMT Research, explains why the Malaysian jet crash will likely be irrelevant in Asia trade. He also discusses the outlook for the region.
Kurt Volker, Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, says Russian President Vladimir Putin may be planning to use the MH17 jet crash as a justification for Russia to move into eastern Ukraine.
Pro-Russian rebels have agreed to a temporary ceasefire after the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports from Kuala Lumpur with the latest.
Du Jinsong, Head of Asia Property Research at Credit Suisse, says the slowdown in China's June home prices is in line with Beijing's plan.
Mike Smith, CEO of ANZ, explains his positive outlook for the region's banking sector in the near term.
Glen Winn, Instructor, USC Aviation Safety and Security Program, explains why the Malaysian jet had the right to fly over eastern Ukraine, despite fighting between Ukrainian and pro-Russian rebels.
Lee Meng Tat, CEO of Wildlife Reserves Singapore, describes the challenges he faced while running one of Asia's top wildlife parks.