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  • Why a rate hike is on the cards for BI  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    As inflation will likely rise after a cut in fuel subsidies, Bank Indonesia could hike its main policy rates by 25 basis points on Thursday, says Daniel Martin, Asia Economist at Capital Economics.

  • A closer look at Australia's November jobs data  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    Steve Shepherd, Employment Market Analyst at Randstad, discusses the trend in Australia's employment numbers for November which is skewed to part-time positions.

  • Asian currencies see choppy trade amid oil's slump  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:08 AM ET

    Saktiandi Supaat, Head of Global FX Strategy at Maybank, discusses the movements of the Asian FX market and explains why the SGD/MYR cross will make further gains moving forward.

  • Why Russia remains India's BFF  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:43 AM ET

    John Lee, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, discusses Russia-India ties as Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the 15th Annual India-Russia Summit in New Delhi.

  • Why Greece's political unrest may be a 'silver lining'  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:31 AM ET

    Naeem Aslam, Chief Market Analyst at AvaTrade, explains why ongoing political uncertainty in Greece presents an opportunity for the country.

  • Greek opposition's policy 'not sensible': Pro  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia, explains why the proposed policies by Greece's opposition camp are "scary stuff" and later discusses his outlook for the country's snap elections.

  • PBOC should return to conventional measures: ANZ  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:08 AM ET

    Raymond Yeung, Senior Economist for the Greater China region at ANZ, says it's time for the Chinese central bank to return to "conventional approaches" to regain policy effectiveness.

  • China, the biggest borrower among EMs?  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:18 AM ET

    Haibin Zhu, Chief China Economist and Head of Greater China Economic Research at JP Morgan, explains why he's worried about China's soaring borrowing levels.

  • Fed rate hike remains data dependent: ANZ  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    Khoon Goh, Senior FX Strategist at ANZ, says next week's FOMC statement will be key for markets.

  • Will EU budget talks impact the euro?  Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy at Westpac, explains why Europe needs a weaker currency.

  • One-offs weighed on Japan GDP: Moody's  Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    Glenn Levine, Senior Economist at Moody's, identifies the fall in corporate inventories and residential investment as factors dragged down third-quarter growth.

  • How the ECB's decision impacts Asia  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Ben Collett, Head of Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, explains why Asian markets may not be impacted by the European Central Bank's meeting.

  • Will PBOC do 'whatever it takes' to boost economy?  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:34 AM ET

    Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Economy & Market at Financial Alliance, compares China's central bank to the European Central Bank.

  • 35 new cities join 100 Resilient Cities network  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:23 AM ET

    Michael Berkowitz, President at 100 Resilient Cities, a $100 million project, describes challenges faced by Asian heavyweights India and China in managing infrastructure.

  • Watch out for Australia's Q4 GDP: Tribeca  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    If Australia's Q3 GDP report was bad, the last three months of the year will be much worse, warns Sean Fenton, Director & Portfolio Manager at Tribeca Investment Partners.

  • US recall will be forced on Takata: Pro  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    Jochen Siebert, Managing Director at JSC Automotive, says Takata's lack of response to U.S. safety regulators is surprising.

  • RBI's decision is 'correct': Pro  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 12:33 AM ET

    Andrew Holland, CEO at Ambit Investment Advisory, explains why India's central bank made the right choice in leaving rates on hold.

  • Hong Kong protests enter day 66  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 12:21 AM ET

    Tensions between administration and protesters in Hong Kong seem to have worsened following clashes earlier this week. CNBC's Emily Tan reports.

  • Britons to spend most in Europe on gifts this year  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 12:46 AM ET

    Ian Bright, Senior Economist at ING, explains why Britons will spend an average of 440 euros on Christmas gifts, 47 percent more than big spenders France and Luxembourg.

  • Correction coming for US dollar?  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Jonathan Cavenagh, Senior FX Strategist at Westpac, explains why he's not diving into any long-dollar positions at current levels.

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