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
Vandana Hari, Asia editorial director at Platts, attributes the recent rally in oil markets to the fact that traders are positioning for a recovery 6 months later.
Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy and chief economist at AMP Capital Investors, discusses the market rally on Friday following news that Greece agreed to talks over its debt problems.
Hugh Young, managing director and global head of Equities at Aberdeen Asset Management, discusses Credit Suisse's decision to propose 0.70 Swiss francs per share dividend for 2014, more than expectations of 0.63 Swiss francs per share.
After posting a first-half profit gain due to a surge in initial public offerings, Elmer Funke Kupper, CEO of ASX, discusses whether the upward trend in profit is sustainable going forward.
Tom Rogers, senior economic advisor at EY Eurozone Forecast, expects the negotiations between Greece and euro zone finance ministers to continue for a few weeks.
Andrew Holland, CEO of Ambit Investment Advisors, says the ruling party's defeat in New Delhi won't impact the implementation of policies, but is a "huge wake up call" for Indian Prime Minister Modi.
Ian Narev, CEO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, outlines the lender's strategy in achieving an 8 percent jump in cash profit and outlines his expectations for Australia's interest rates.
Pavlo Sultansky, Ukrainian Ambassador to Singapore, attributes unrest in Ukraine to Russia's attempt of finding an external enemy so as to "postpone the collapse of the country."
Joe Magyer, senior analyst at Motley Fool, discusses the market impact of Greece's crisis and says the country won't be able to stay in the euro zone without making painful concessions.
Marko Mrsnik, director of Sovereign Ratings at Standard and Poor's, explains why he expects Greece to reach an agreement with its creditors this week.
Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS, says the firm's bad debt provisions were unchanged from a year ago and explains why the Singapore bank isn't worried about its exposure to the commodity sector.
Daniel Hynes, senior commodity strategist at ANZ, says the clash between weak fundamentals and market expectations are fueling volatility in global oil markets.
Sani Hamid, director of Wealth Management, Economy and Market Strategy at Financial Alliance, says Beijing will likely ease soon to combat deflation and protect growth at 7 percent.
Stewart Jackson, lecturer at Sydney University's Department of Government and International Relations, says factors like the 2014 budget contributed to the unpopularity of the Abbott government.
A soft economy in Australia, along with poor data from China, will likely keep the Aussie dollar below $0.80 against the U.S. dollar for the time being, says Chris Tedder, research analyst at Forex.com.
Uwe Parpart, managing director & head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets, says the threat of an escalation in Russia-Ukraine tensions will weigh on European stocks this week.
Piyush Jain, Equity Research Analyst at Morningstar Investment Advisor, discusses the impact of Delhi state elections and the government's upcoming budget on Indian markets.
Khoon Goh, Senior FX Strategist at ANZ, says things will have to get a whole lot worse before the euro heads towards 110 per dollar.
Christian Schulz, Senior Economist with Berenberg Bank, says the Bank of England is under more pressure to tighten than ease at Thursday's meeting.
Richard Martin, Managing Director of IMA Asia, explains why Asian markets are lower after China's central bank cut reserve requirements for banks for the first time in two years.
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