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  • Will Australia get a 'dull budget'?   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 12:17 AM ET
    Will Australia get a 'dull budget'?

    Innes Willox, CEO of AI Group, outlines his expectations for the federal budget due Tuesday, such as "modest stimulus" for the business community.

  • This will be the main driver of China stock rally   Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 12:05 AM ET
    This will be the main driver of China stock rally

    Instead of valuations, the possibility of further rate cuts will continue to fuel the rally in Chinese markets, says Herald Van Der Linde, head of Asia Equity Strategy at HSBC.

  • Oil prices get 'reality check': Platts   Monday, 11 May 2015 | 12:40 AM ET
    Oil prices get 'reality check': Platts

    Vandana Hari, Asia Editorial Director at Platts, says oil prices reversed last week's rally to slip in Monday's Asian trade, as fundamentals show no signs of change.

  • BOE will need to raise rates in 2016: Economist   Monday, 11 May 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    BOE will need to raise rates in 2016: Economist

    While wage growth remains low, rapidly-diminishing slack in the economy means that the Bank of England will have to hike rates soon, says Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank.

  • It's not all doom and gloom for China: CIMB   Monday, 11 May 2015 | 12:15 AM ET
    It's not all doom and gloom for China: CIMB

    While China's economy is on a downward trajectory, consumer demand has been "ok" and wages are on the rise, says Arup Raha, chief economist at CIMB.

  • Watch out for these factors in European markets   Monday, 11 May 2015 | 12:05 AM ET
    Watch out for these factors in European markets

    Xavier Denis, global strategist at Societe Generale Securities, says Greece will be a temporary drag on markets, but a recovery in the greenback will support European corporate earnings in the long run.

  • Is it game on for Nintendo?   Friday, 8 May 2015 | 12:53 AM ET
    Is it game on for Nintendo?

    Bob O'Donnell, founder & chief analyst at Technalysis Research, says the expansion into mobile and theme parks makes Nintendo more of a "content company" which is where opportunities lie.

  • 'The worst of US growth is behind us': Economist   Friday, 8 May 2015 | 12:15 AM ET
    'The worst of US growth is behind us': Economist

    Sailesh Jha, chief Asia economist at Credit Suisse, says Friday's nonfarm payrolls report could see upside surprises, which underpin his view that the soft patch in U.S. growth is over.

  • Go for H-shares: StanChart   Friday, 8 May 2015 | 12:08 AM ET
    Go for H-shares: StanChart

    Audrey Goh, senior investment strategist at Standard Chartered, outlines the reasons why she prefers H-shares and says that the Shanghai Composite may see a pullback in the short term.

  • Conservatives may opt for working coalition: Pro   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Conservatives may opt for working coalition: Pro

    Patrick Basham, director of Democracy Institute, says the surprise lead in exit polls may mean that the Conservative Party will not need to form a formal coalition.

  • Election jitters keep sterling on the back foot   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    Election jitters keep sterling on the back foot

    Elias Haddad, senior currency strategist at Commonwealth Bank, expects the British pound to see continued volatility in the short term due to the U.K. general elections.

  • Will David Cameron remain as UK prime minister?   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 12:17 AM ET
    Will David Cameron remain as UK prime minister?

    Colin Chapman, founder & editor-in-chief of Australia and South East Asia Strategies, says David Cameron will likely remain as prime minister, but could face problems forming a coalition.

  • Amid looming rate hike, how vulnerable is ASEAN?   Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 12:06 AM ET
    Amid looming rate hike, how vulnerable is ASEAN?

    Anantha Nageswaran, CEO of Vansight, says factors such as a high foreign ownership of government bonds make Indonesia vulnerable to a Fed rate hike.

  • Where are the opportunities in Saudi Arabia stocks?   Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 12:44 AM ET
    Where are the opportunities in Saudi Arabia stocks?

    While Saudi Arabia's bourse is largely energy-centric, there are investment opportunities in the banking and healthcare sectors, says Robert Parker, senior advisor, Credit Suisse.

  • How close is Greece to leaving the euro zone?   Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    How close is Greece to leaving the euro zone?

    If this "cat and mouse" play between Greece and the euro zone drags on, there may be an accidental "Grexit", says Willem Nabarro, head of European Equities for Asia at Exane BNP Paribas.

  • Tracking China's economic rebalancing act   Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 12:17 AM ET
    Tracking China's economic rebalancing act

    Shane Oliver, head of Investment Strategy & chief economist at AMP Capital, explains why the "gradual rebalancing" underway in China's economy is the way to go.

  • Demerger will be fruitful for BHP: Expert   Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 12:06 AM ET
    Demerger will be fruitful for BHP: Expert

    Kunal Sawhney, chief executive of Kalkine, says the demerger is a result of BHP Billiton "cherry picking the best assets", while underperforming ones form the South32 spin-off.

  • Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

    Chinese shares plummeted on Tuesday, while their counterparts in Sydney witnessed volatile trade following the Reserve Bank of Australia's rate cut.

  • Tracking Saudi Arabia's economic diversification   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 12:47 AM ET
    Tracking Saudi Arabia's economic agenda

    With falling oil prices and a regional power play underway, the task of diversifying Saudi Arabia's economy is seen with increasing urgency.

  • Is the RBA's easing cycle over for now?   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    Is the RBA's easing cycle over for now?

    Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia & NZ at HSBC, says upbeat comments from the Reserve Bank of Australia means the central bank could keep rates on hold for the rest of 2015.

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    Based in Singapore, Sri is the co-anchor of CNBC's Capital Connection and an experienced business and financial markets correspondent.

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