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
China's real estate boom hasn't had a positive impact on everyone in the country. CNBC's Eunice Yoon speaks to a land protester in the city of Shenzhen.
David Greene, head of Sales at AFEX, outlines his expectations for Thursday's European Central Bank meeting. He adds that the euro could see some stabilization after being hammered overnight.
Sani Hamid, director of Economy & Market Strategy at Financial Alliance, says U.S. stocks may be nearing a "healthy correction" after a recent bull run resulted in "frothy valuations."
While the outlook for Wall Street remains optimistic, more U.S. investors are playing a "central bank trade" by moving into markets like Japan, says Tim Edwards, director of Index Investment Strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices.
Nitin Jain, CEO, Retail Capital Markets, Edelweiss, says the fact that the interest rate cut came so soon after the announcement of India's budget caught stock markets by surprise.
Tim Lindsey, professor of Asia Law at University of Melbourne, discusses news that two convicted Australian drug smugglers have been transferred from Bali to a prison island off Java, where they await execution.
Craig James, chief economist at Comm Sec, says strong growth in Australia's housing sector may be able to offset weakness in the mining industry.
India's central bank unexpectedly lowered its policy repo rate by 25 basis points on Wednesday, marking the second surprise rate cut this year. CNBC TV18's Ekta Batra has more.
The Reserve Bank of Australia indicates that it could put rates on hold for the time being and will only opt for further rate cuts, if necessary, says Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac.
Simon Grose-Hodge, head of Investment Advisory, South Asia at LGT Bank Singapore, says a diversification into non-IT plays makes for a stronger Nasdaq Composite.
Nearly four years after Rebekah Brooks left Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation as the phone hacking scandal erupted, she is set for a return to the company. CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports.
The decision to roll out capital expenditures and shun "big bang reforms" indicates a "middle of the road" annual budget for India, says Parmod Gubbi, director of Institutional Sales at Ambit Capital.
While the S6's curve screen sets it apart from its rivals, "incremental improvements" may not be enough to wrestle market share from Apple's iPhone 6, says Kiranjeet Kaur, senior market analyst at IDC Asia Pacific.
Kunal Ghosh, emerging market portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors, outlines the factors that make Taiwan an attractive market.
Trip Chowdhry, senior analyst & managing director at Global Equities Research, says the merger allows both firms to leverage on individual strengths and take advantage of cost-cutting.
Lachlan Colquhoun, head of Markets Analysis at East & Partners, discusses the rally in Standard Chartered shares Friday after news that Bill Winters has been named as the bank's new boss.
Jahangir Aziz, head of EM Asia Economic Research at JP Morgan, says the economic realities of India may prompt the government to refrain from big ticket spending.
Chris Richter, deputy Head of Japan Research and Senior Analyst at CLSA, expects Japan Inc to start raising wages soon, with Toyota Motor and other carmakers taking the lead.
Jeremy Stretch, head of FX Strategy at CIBC, says an improving growth picture and the launch of quantitative easing paint an optimistic scenario for European stock markets.
Manpreet Gill, senior investment strategist at Standard Chartered, says European equities will likely outperform their U.S. counterparts due to factors like the ECB's quantitative easing.
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