Asian indices traded mostly higher in Friday's afternoon session, after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament's lower house.» Read More
Alina Das, Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Co-Director, Immigrant Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law, says Thursday's announcement only provides "temporary reprieve" for immigrants.
Fernando Cheung, Legislator, Hong Kong and Vice Chairman, Labor Party, says "Occupy Central" has been peaceful all along, with violence mostly incurred by outside forces.
John Woods, MD, Head of Fixed Income & Senior Portfolio Manager at Citi Investment Management, expects profit taking to keep trading subdued in mainland markets, but remains upbeat on liquidity in the medium term.
Amir Anvarzadeh, Director of Japan Equity Sales at BGC Securities, says analysts should pay more attention to Sony's software business and discusses the tech giant's restructuring progress.
Duncan Clark, Chairman of BDA, says it will require huge investments to transplant Taobao's service culture beyond China. He later discusses the e-commerce giant's bond offering.
Sam Jaffe, Principal Research Analyst at Navigant Research, says Takata is focused on cost containment as it does not have the manufacturing capacity to replace all faulty air bags.
Helen Qiao, Chief Economist, Greater China at Morgan Stanley, attributes the monthly fall in the preliminary reading of China's manufacturing activity to APEC-related factory closures.
Alan Guo, CEO of LightInTheBox, explains why the mainland online retailer focuses on selling China-made products to overseas consumers, instead of its domestic market.
Zinan Liu, Regional VP & MD of Asia and China at Royal Caribbean Cruise, says recent bad publicity are "exaggerated" and explains how the industry is resisting the potential impact.
Zinan Liu, Regional VP & MD of Asia and China at Royal Caribbean Cruise, introduces the cruise operator's "Quantum of the Seas" which was launched in New York last week.
Pro-democracy protests have raised the risk of cyber attacks in Hong Kong, says Bryce Boland, VP & CTO at FireEye, adding that most cyber crimes are targeted at businesses.
John Lee, Director at Kokoda Foundation, explains why the argument that China is the region's dominant power based on its economic and military capacities is weak.
Uwe Parpart, MD, Head of Research, Reorient Financial Markets, says Japan's monetary policy is implemented decisively, noting BOJ Governor Kuroda knows how to handle market expectations.
October's trade figures are "very good" and will likely persist as Japanese exporters expand into other parts of Asia, says Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute.
Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst at Kelley Blue Book, discusses comments by Bill Ford, Chairman of Ford, that the carmaker won't delay its plans to roll out fuel-saving models.
James Lowell, CIO at Adviser Investments, says an improving job market and lower gas prices will induce strong spending until year-end.
David Forrester, Senior Vice President, G10 FX Strategy at Macquarie, discusses the relationship between the yen and the South Korean won. He later explains why the renminbi is the next interesting point in Asia.
Shan Weijian, Group Chairman & CEO at PAG, outlines the factors that are driving Chinese private equity firms to invest overseas.
Guy Look, CFO & Executive Director of Sa Sa International, describes how structural changes in tourist arrivals and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have impacted sales growth.
Hayden Briscoe, Director-Asia Pacific Fixed Income at AllianceBernstein, describes how economic and political events in Japan are moving the country's bond market.
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