The Nikkei climbed 2 percent on Wednesday amid talk that Japan's prime minister could add details to his economic reform plans this week.» Read More
David Akers-Jones, President of the HK Business & Professionals Federation said the annual budget unveiled by Financial Secretary John Tsang is a good one as it has something for everybody.
NiQ Lai, CFO of Hong Kong Broadband Network said Hong Kong's budget surplus and total reserves of over HK$700 billion put it in a very enviable position as it can afford to make the tough decisions needed to support the economy.
Peter Botten, Managing Director at Oil Search tells CNBC about the company's PNG LNG project, and how it will be "transformational" for the oil and gas producer.
Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment advisory, Singapore at LGT Bank tells CNBC why one should buy European equities and steer clear of peripheral bonds.
Rob Aspin, Head of Equity Investment Strategy, Standard Chartered Bank Wealth Management discusses the implications of Singapore's budget on its economy.
Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist at FXCM tells CNBC what he thinks could send the dollar lower, where he thinks the euro would be by year-end, and what exactly to expect from the yen.
Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities explains why he believes the yen will continue to weaken.
James Sullivan, Head of ASEAN / Singapore Research at JP Morgan tells us why Singapore's cap on immigration will effectively hobble the nation's economy.
King Lip, Chief Investment Officer, Baker Avenue Asset Management tells CNBC that things have stabilized in the U.S., with earnings season kicking off to a better-than-expected start.
Paul Mackel, Head of Asia Currency Research, HSBC says the AUD would remain overvalued even at 1.03 or 1.10, and that once the global economic recovery gets underway, there will be plenty of other better investment options.
Hans Goetti, Chief Investment Officer, Asia at Finaport tells CNBC just what exactly investors should hedge themselves from, and why a diverse portfolio is crucial.
Paul Trainor, Senior Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says he has a preference for BHP Billiton shares over rival Rio Tinto. He says incoming CEO Andrew Mackenzie will continue the company's strategy to remain highly diversified.
The long awaited recovery in Chinese stocks is here to stay, with the Shanghai Composite Index building on the surge seen late last year. Now analysts are expecting it to rally up to 30 percent in 2013.
Terry Davis, Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil discusses how the Australian dollar is weighing on the firm's bottom-line after posting a 6 percent rise in revenue.
As the Nikkei 225 scales a 33-month high, investors risk getting burnt as analysts warn of a correction.
Stephen Hogan, Private Client Advisor at Novus Capital says the Australian market could see a correction before advancing again. But he says the pull-back shouldn't take the market below 4800 points.
Roger Tan, CEO of SIAS Research said Singapore's export sector is very volatile and the government should look to other ways to boost the economy.
Mark Matthews, Head of Research, Asia at Bank Julius Baer said Japan would likely continue expanding its balance sheet whether or not it was criticized by the other G20 leaders. He noted that other central banks such as the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England are doing the same to support their economies.
Mike Hirst, Managing Director at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank says the strong competition for retail deposits in the Australian market is likely to cool off in the coming months.
Shantanu Narayen, President and CEO of Adobe Systems says Australia is leading the region in digital marketing, and this is providing a lot of growth opportunities for the company.