After seeing a rise of nearly 20 percent year to date, cocoa prices may see a taper soon, says Avtar Sandu, Senior Manager, Commodities at Phillip Futures.» Read More
Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank, says expectations for a raft of positive U.S. data, along with the steady decline of the euro, will take the greenback higher.
Adithep Vanabriksha, Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Aberdeen Asset Management, explains why Thailand's outlook has improved. He also names the Thai stocks which offer attractive valuations.
Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, says Japan's consumer price index for June remains "decent" after stripping out the volatility in food and energy prices.
Dominic Schnider, Head Commodities & APAC Forex at UBS Wealth Management, outlines factors that will weigh on gold prices in the coming months.
Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy at Westpac Bank, says the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is trying to "re-connect" its currency with the country's key commodity exports.
Shen Jian Guang, Greater China Chief Economist at Mizuho, says China will likely hit its growth target with stronger stimulus fueling economic activity in the second half of 2014.
Adrian Vickers, Asian Studies Program Director at University of Sydney, discusses the threat from Prabowo's decision to challenge election results in the Constitutional Court.
Greg Matwejev, Director, FX Hedge Fund Sales and Trading at Newedge, advises investors to sell the euro now as it will likely remain a casualty from geopolitical tensions.
Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Director of the Institute of Security and International Studies, Chulalongkorn University, says the "happiness fair" is an effort from the junta party to promote reconciliation.
N Chandrasekaran, CEO & MD of Tata Consultancy Services, explains why a focus on the Japanese market is the "right strategy" for the Indian IT firm.
With his coalition already falling apart, it is unlikely that Prabowo can reverse what seems to be an election defeat, says Tim Lindsey, Professor of Asia Law from University of Melbourne.
Coline Schep, Middle East Analyst at Control Risks, says both Israel and Hamas have put out extensive demands that are hard to fulfill, thus complicating the possibility of reaching a truce.
Sakttiandi Supaat, Head of Global FX Strategy at Maybank, says a sustained U.S. dollar rally will only occur next year.
Ben Goldsmith, Associate Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, says more European involvement is needed to increase the effect of sanctions on Russia.
Speaking to CNBC at the B20 meeting in Sydney, Joe Hockey , Treasurer of Australia, says it's important for the G-20 economies to stay engaged with the business community.
Clement Teo, Senior Analyst at Forrester, says the layoff is part of Chief Executive Satya Nadella's plans to remake Microsoft and its culture.
Billie Vincent, President & CEO at the Aerospace Services International, explains why the black box may not have all the answers to the disaster of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.
To meet the G-20's global growth target, implementation of trade facilitation will need to be accelerated, says Harold McGraw, Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce.
Romina Marasigan, Public Affairs Chief and Spokesperson at the Philippines Office of Civil Defense, discusses the government's response to Typhoon Rammasun.
Daniel Hynes, Senior Commodity Strategist at ANZ, explains why the precious metal's recent rebound above the $1,300 mark may be its "last hurrah" in the near term.
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