While Saudi Arabia's bourse is largely energy-centric, there are investment opportunities in the banking and healthcare sectors, says Robert Parker, senior advisor, Credit Suisse.» Read More
Chinese shares plummeted on Tuesday, while their counterparts in Sydney witnessed volatile trade following the Reserve Bank of Australia's rate cut.
With falling oil prices and a regional power play underway, the task of diversifying Saudi Arabia's economy is seen with increasing urgency.
Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia & NZ at HSBC, says upbeat comments from the Reserve Bank of Australia means the central bank could keep rates on hold for the rest of 2015.
Speaking to CNBC at the Asian Development Bank's annual meeting in Baku, Arun Jaitley, minister of finance of India, discusses the controversy surrounding the minimum alternative tax.
As much as Bank Indonesia wants to support growth, the central bank's hands are tied amid higher inflation, says Euben Paracuelles, executive director & South East Asia economist at Nomura.
Sam Le Cornu, co-head Asian Listed Equities & Head of Investments at Macquarie Asset Management, says the rally in mainland markets is anchored on a liquidity rush, instead of being fundamentally-driven.
Asian shares pared losses and edged up on Monday, as less-than-stellar data from China fueled bets of further support measures.
David Lennox, resource analyst at Fat Prophets, says iron ore supply remains adequate despite major producers announcing plans to shut down future productions.
Kunal Ghosh, emerging market portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors, outlines his expectations for easing from China and explains why investors should be careful of Indonesia for the time being.
Sani Hamid, director, Wealth Management, Economy & Market Strategy at Financial Alliance, says Indonesian markets will likely see profit-taking for the next 12-24 months amid a looming U.S. rate hike.
Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at Capital Economics, says China's persistent low inflation is driven by low import prices, which are beneficial for most consumers and firms.
Peter Welborn, chairman of Africa at Knight Frank, discusses the sustainability of investments going into Africa's real estate sector.
Amid renewed concerns over the U.S. recovery, investors are unwinding their long dollar positions across all currencies, says Wayne Gordon, executive director, portfolio strategist at UBS Wealth Management.
The sharp jump in German government debt on Wednesday means Europe is seeing "a more constructive environment" now, says Don Hanna, Asia managing director at Hanna-Roubini.
Rob Subbaraman, chief economist, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura, says India and Philippines are the two Asian countries which have the most growth potential.
Mohshin Aziz, aviation analyst at Maybank Investment Bank, discusses the allegations by the U.S. airlines that the Persian Gulf carriers received subsidies worth $42 billion since 2004.
If the Fed communicates a "moderate" tightening program, then a U.S. rate hike will be less of a risk for wider markets, says Adam McCabe, head of Asian Fixed Income at Aberdeen Asset Management.
David Forrester, senior vice president, G10 FX Strategy at Macquarie, says markets seem to be pricing in a post-September rate hike and if the Fed confirms this on Wednesday, the greenback will soften further.
Manoj Menon, partner & MD at Frost & Sullivan, says Samsung's first-quarter results exemplify its successful diversification, but it will need to rework its strategy in the wearable space.
Taimur Baig, chief economist, Asia at Deutsche Bank, expects "cool heads to prevail" when it comes to economic and trading ties between Indonesia with both Brazil and Australia.
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