Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says Japan is still being seen as a country only for Japanese and the country's tight immigration policy isn't likely to change soon.» Read More
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.
Ajay Sunder, senior director at Frost and Sullivan, says sales of the PlayStation 4 in China may get a boost from the console's global success, but warns of risks from the limited game selection.
Luca Silipo, chief economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, says Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe's "soft approach" has thus far yielded little results on wage increases.
While Shanghai shares responded well to China's monetary easing, markets in Hong Kong did not see the same reaction, says Aadil Ebrahim, VP & portfolio manager at AllianceBernstein.
Craif Richardson, CEO of Wynyard, says the use of social media by terrorist networks poses as huge problems for global security agencies.
Robert Heller, former Federal Reserve governor, says the prediction of the federal fund rates indicates a weaker stance on tightening and the Fed may take a longer time to normalize its monetary policy.
Carol Wu, head of research at DBS Vickers, expects "moderate downward pressure" on housing prices as Chinese developers focus on selling their unsold inventory, but loosening monetary policy will provide support.
Masaki Kakizaki, assistant professor at Temple University, Japan Campus, says incumbent prime minister Netanyahu is in a "strong, advantageous position" to form Israel's new government.
Peter Sluglett, director, Middle East Institute at National University of Singapore, explains why opposition leader Isaac Herzog from Israel's centre-left Zionist Union could win the elections.
More yen weakness may be necessary to prop up Japan's economy, but with politicians against the idea, the Bank of Japan decided to hold fire on Tuesday, says Philip McNicholas, ASEAN economist at BNP Paribas.
When asked about its plans to relist in Frankfurt, Andrew De Pass, CEO of Conergy, says the solar power firm is focused on growing its business as size and scale are essential for any public company.
Tom Rogers, senior economic advisor for the Eurozone at EY, discusses how a weaker euro will give many European companies a boost.
Saktiandi Supaat, head of global FX strategy at Maybank, says the euro could test resistance levels of $1.02 against the greenback next week. He also outlines his expectations for the Fed's meeting this week.
Dariusz Kowalcyzk, senior economist & strategist at Credit Agricole, says China's government will likely opt for a cut in the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) to prop up its economy.
Karl Simich, MD & CEO at Sandfire Resources, discusses news that the miner's majority shareholder OZ Minerals would be offloading its shares.
Alicia Garcia-Herrero, chief economist at BBVA, says the Russian central bank will likely cut rates on Friday, but it shouldn't do so because the economy isn't out of the woods yet.
Jon Cox, head of European Consumer Equities at Kepler Cheuvreux, discusses whether the tech-enhanced timepiece unveiled by Swatch on Thursday could threaten Apple's smartwatch line.
As the U.S. dollar hit speed bumps against the euro Friday, Greg Gibbs, head of APAC Markets Strategy at RBS, advises investors to buy the dips as the reprieve in the euro will be short-lived.
Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific chief economist at IHS Global Insight, says the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) won't challenge the Western-dominated World Bank and Asian Development Bank in the region.
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