While oil exporters like Malaysia will suffer, lower energy prices are positive for the fiscal positions of a majority of Asian countries, says Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific Chief Economist at IHS Global Insight.» Read More
Asian equity markets largely fell on Tuesday, with Shanghai being an exception, over a persisting slump in oil prices and after latest data added to concerns about slowing activity in the world's second-largest economy.
Atul Lele, CIO at Deltec International Group, expects growth in the euro zone to stabilize due to significant stimulus that are being poured into the economy by policymakers.
Adarsh Sinha, Head of Asia Pacific G10 FX Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, attributes the fall in emerging Asian currencies to fears of disinflation, instead of cautious trade ahead of the FOMC meeting.
Donna Kwok, Senior China Economist at UBS, expects Beijing to deliver a RRR cut and two interest rate reductions in 2015 as it attempts to re-balance its economy while sustaining growth.
Andrew Su, CEO at Compass Global Markets, says oil prices could continue to tank and hit $52 a barrel soon. He later discusses how the FOMC meeting could impact commodity prices.
Aadil Ebrahim, Vice President & Portfolio Manager at AllianceBernstein, explains why the drop in oil prices is prompting a flight to safety in global markets and discusses how long the selloff may last.
Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, outlines the sources of pessimism that big manufacturers have towards the Japanese economy.
Adrian Di Pasquale, Political Analyst at Internuntia Group, says the people who have escaped from the cafe will provide key information about the hostage taker.
Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at Insead, discusses whether opposition from Germany could hinder the European Central Bank from launching additional stimulus measures.
Louis Kuijs, Chief Economist at RBS, expects Beijing to adopt the instrument of infrastructure investment in 2015, along with interest rate and reserve requirement rate cuts.
Johannes Benigni, Founder and Managing Director at JBC Energy, says the extent of oil's slump will depend on the "cash cost" of producers.
Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi, describes the factors that will give the greenback a boost moving forward.
With India and Russia being "old strategic partners," the meeting of President Putin and Prime Minister Modi will be a landmark event, says Nilesh Shah, Managing Director and CEO at Envision Capital.
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.
Steve Shepherd, Employment Market Analyst at Randstad, discusses the trend in Australia's employment numbers for November which is skewed to part-time positions.
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.
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.
Naeem Aslam, Chief Market Analyst at AvaTrade, explains why ongoing political uncertainty in Greece presents an opportunity for the country.
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.
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.
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