The Reserve Bank of Australia indicates that it could put rates on hold for the time being and will only opt for further rate cuts, if necessary, says Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac.» Read More
While the S6's curve screen sets it apart from its rivals, "incremental improvements" may not be enough to wrestle market share from Apple's iPhone 6, says Kiranjeet Kaur, senior market analyst at IDC Asia Pacific.
Kunal Ghosh, emerging market portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors, outlines the factors that make Taiwan an attractive market.
Trip Chowdhry, senior analyst & managing director at Global Equities Research, says the merger allows both firms to leverage on individual strengths and take advantage of cost-cutting.
Lachlan Colquhoun, head of Markets Analysis at East & Partners, discusses the rally in Standard Chartered shares Friday after news that Bill Winters has been named as the bank's new boss.
Jahangir Aziz, head of EM Asia Economic Research at JP Morgan, says the economic realities of India may prompt the government to refrain from big ticket spending.
Chris Richter, deputy Head of Japan Research and Senior Analyst at CLSA, expects Japan Inc to start raising wages soon, with Toyota Motor and other carmakers taking the lead.
Jeremy Stretch, head of FX Strategy at CIBC, says an improving growth picture and the launch of quantitative easing paint an optimistic scenario for European stock markets.
Manpreet Gill, senior investment strategist at Standard Chartered, says European equities will likely outperform their U.S. counterparts due to factors like the ECB's quantitative easing.
There are now more flexibility when it comes to austerity rules in Europe as countries realize the importance of structural reforms, says Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank.
Dickie Wong, executive director at Kingston Securities, says Chinese shares may be losing steam in the Year of the Sheep, with better-than-expected data failing to spur markets on Wednesday.
Puru Saxena, CEO of Puru Saxena Limited, expects European equities to do well over the next 1 year due to the ECB's quantitative easing, but warns of currency risks.
Ulrich Leuchtmann, head of FX Research at Commerzbank, says European markets regard the Greek crisis as solved and attention now turns to what the Fed will do with interest rates.
Brinsden Ken, managing director of Atlas Iron, says its cost-cutting program has generated "substantial success" and the Australian miner will do more to lower its operating costs.
Toby Lawson, managing director of Futures and Options Execution for APAC at Societe Generale Newedge, says the Fed remains on course for a rate hike at the start of the third quarter.
Radhika Rao, economist at DBS, says the final deal between Greece and its creditors may not fulfill the hopes of Syriza's supporters. She also outlines her expectations for the reform list that Athens will hand in on Monday.
Victor Shum, Vice President of IHS Energy Insight, expects oil prices to see a correction to the downside due to rising inventories, likely hitting a new low in the second quarter.
The dark comedy "Birdman" clinched four Oscars on Monday, including best director and best picture. NBC's Jinah Kim reports.
Martin Lakos, division director at Macquarie, says the list of reforms that Greece has to hammer out on Monday may add risks to global financial markets.
Karl Simich, Managing Director and CEO of Sandfire Resources, says the company is trying to keep production as consistent as possible amid volatile commodity prices.
Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, explains why he doesn't expect any additional easing anytime soon.
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