While base wages are being raised, Japanese firms are not increasing bonuses as quickly, which dims the outlook of consumption spending, says Marcel Thieliant, Japan economist at Capital Economics.» Read More
Simon Grose-Hodge, head of Investment Advisory, LGT Bank Singapore, explains why he is underweight on emerging markets and prefers equities in Europe, Japan, as well as the U.S.
Johannes Benigni, founder & managing director at JBC Energy, discusses the odds of Iran reaching a deal with the world powers and explains what that means for oil's market supply.
Michael Every, head of Financial Markets Research, Asia-Pacific at Rabobank and Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, discuss the state of Japan's economy.
Olivia Newton-John, singer and philanthropist, discusses her Cancer and Wellness Centre and her experience as a cancer survivor.
Following news that India aims to cut oil imports by 10% in 2022, Victor Shum, Vice President of IHS Energy Insight, explains why that may be unrealistic.
Tie Ying Ma, Economist at DBS, says the central bank has indicated that it will tolerate low consumer inflation data as a temporary phenomenon.
Stefan Keitel, Global CIO of Berenberg, says the bank has locked in profits from emerging markets in recent months since they expect a market correction to occur soon.
P S Suryanarayana, Current Affairs Editor at Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore, says Sri Lanka's new president is facing a delicate relationship with Beijing.
Ashley Krongold, CEO of Krongold Group, describes the impact of foreign money on luxury property.
Norman Chan, Investment Director at NAB Private Wealth Advisory, says Yemen's influence on oil markets is likely to be limited in the medium to long term.
Dorian Beresford, CEO of Strawberry Star, discusses the demand from foreign investors for property in London.
Founders of BitGold, Roy Sebag and Josh Crumb, explain how the Toronto-based gold and bitcoin internet startup facilitates "a new way to use gold."
David Marshall, senior analyst, Asia-Pacific Financials at Creditsights, expects China's non-performing loans to rise, but it wouldn't be "that problematic."
Emily Lee, executive director of Lanka Graphite, discusses the state of Sri Lanka's business environment following a change in power early this year.
While supply is dropping in the U.S., oil prices have not seen a meaningful rebound as markets remain focused on the inventory buildup, says Greg Smith, group CEO of Global Commodities.
Louis Kuijs, chief economist, Greater China, RBS, says the softer-than-expected preliminary reading of China's factory activity shows that the government needs to ease policy more.
Michael Pettis, finance professor at Peking University, says it will be difficult for Beijing to implement reforms without "centralizing power tremendously."
Jonathan Cavenagh, senior FX strategist at Westpac, discusses the timeline of the Federal Reserve's interest rate hike amid slowing economic data in the U.S.
Michael Schuman, TIME Magazine's business correspondent for Asia, outlines the merits of Lee Kuan Yew's economic policies and discusses the country's political future.
Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO at Swiss Asia Capital, says the impact of plunging oil prices will likely prompt a supply cutback in the second half of the year, but warns of risks from the U.S. dollar in the near term.
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