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Read how many in China have climbed out of the poverty pit by unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit.
More than 80 countries are recognizing their labor movements with a national holiday. But for the millions of unemployed Europeans, the celebrations won't help the pain. CNBC's Robert Sawatzky reports.
James Ashley, Senior Economist at RBC Capital Markets says although Europe continues in recession, sentiment is contained and there is always the ECB's OMT as a backstop.
Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, tells CNBC that the BoJ had to pull out all the stops after building up expectations for Thursday's decision so much over the past few weeks.
Craig Chan, head of FX strategy, Asia ex-Japan at Nomura, tells CNBC that the BoJ's policy of risky asset purchases is essential to prevent a significant fall in dollar/yen.
Asian markets eased off their lows to close mixed on Tuesday after comments from the Eurogroup president about using the Cypriot "bail-in" as a template for future deals spooked investors while Shanghai shares led losses over liquidity fears.
Peter Chen of the University of Sydney says the near-embarassing result of Prime Minister Gillard's leadership vote reveals the state of disarray in the ruling Labor party.
Asian markets licked their wounds on Tuesday after the previous day's sell-off on hopes that Cyprus's upcoming vote on the bank deposit levy will pass through parliament and secure the island's financial rescue.
Daniel Harden, Senior Commercial Dealer, Global Reach Partners says financial markets are shrugging off North Korea's nuclear test to focus on upcoming risk events.
Bryan Ma, Associate Vice President at IDC Asia Pacific, compares the future challenges of Apple and Samsung in the crowded smartphone space.
Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia, explains that the key to the better balanced Asia depends on the export figures of North Asia and the cooling down of South East Asia market.
Bhaskar Laxminarayan, Chief Investment Officer of Bank Pictet & Cie, Asia comments on Rio Tinto's management reshuffle, but adds that he is not very positive on the materials sector because of tepid rebound of Chinese economy.
Bhaskar Laxminarayan, Chief Investment Officer of Bank Pictet & Cie, Asia says he advises clients to invest in quality names in European energy, retail and luxury sectors as he sees good value there.
Bhaskar Laxminarayan, Chief Investment Officer of Bank Pictet & Cie, Asia says Chinese economy has bottomed out and will grow at around 8% annually over the long term.
Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, tells CNBC why there is such high demand for the development of Battersea Power Station.
Nicholas Ferres, Investment Director, Global Asset Allocation, Eastspring Investments says he is playing the China recovery story through global mining stocks.
Peter Griffin, Head of Global Risk Assessment and Sovereign Fixed Income, Global Interest Rates gives his view on the Fed's minutes, plus what he thinks the U.S. central bank is likely to do in the months ahead.
Bill Smead, CEO & CIO of Smead Capital Management says a pick-up in the housing market will lead the recovery in the U.S. this year.
Richard Harris, Chief Executive, Port Shelter Investment Management gives his take on the Japanese equities and recommends that investors consider the issue of currency traded, vs market appreciation.
Warren Gilman, Chairman and CEO of CEF Holdings believes the commodity markets will generally do better this year. He also explains why he prefers the metal complex to the energy sector in 2013.