Singapore's economy may have grown unexpectedly in the first quarter of the year but the manufacturing sector remains weak and that's not a great sign for the export-dependent economy, analysts say.» Read More
Philip Parker, CIO at Parker Asset Management says this is a good time for investors to start getting back into the diversified miners. He says their exposure to Asian growth is a big draw and he prefers BHP Billiton over Rio Tinto.
Stuart Grimshaw, CEO of the Bank of Queensland says the company's A$40 million acquisition of Virgin Money Australia will provide it with good growth outside Queensland. He says it's also opening the bank up to a younger demographic.
Fears over a bird flu outbreak in China sent markets tumbling to multi-month lows on Monday, casting doubt over whether 2013 could still be the breakout year for Chinese equities.
Scott Maddock, Senior Analyst at Macquarie says the markets have got a head of themselves, and that Australian fundamentals aren't as good as the rally suggests. He says investors must seek opportunities in companies focused outside of Australia.
The Bank of Japan's two-day meeting which begins Wednesday will arguably be the most closely-watched in years given expectations for a radical monetary policy.
As fears grow that the Cyprus crisis could spread to other parts of the euro zone, renowned investor Mark Mobius says that a default is the only way to solve the single-currency bloc's problems.
Australian stocks led Asia higher on Wednesday after upbeat U.S. economic data provided temporary relief to the on-going euro zone worries while earnings momentum drove gains in greater China.
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.
David Roes, Chief Executive Officer at Asean Investment Management says significant cash allocations to Vietnam aren't about to slow down anytime soon. He also shares his top stock picks with CNBC.
Francis Browne, Editorial Director at Platts says there is a growing need to know who is trading iron ore and where; and Platts' new electronic editorial platform will aid in providing that transparency.
Joseph Cheng, Professor, Contemporary China Research Project at the City University of Hong Kong discusses the common interests that link China and Russia, and what he thinks will be the outcome of their intended gas deal.
Shares of the world's largest supplier of clothes and toys to retailers, Li & Fung, rallied 4 percent despite posting a lower operating profit. Jackson Wong of Tanrich Securities explains why.
Andre De Silva, Head of Asia-Pacific Rates at HSBC Global Research says significant flows from Japan's private sector investors towards Europe & EM have been detected.
Dodge Dorland, Chairman & Chief Investment Officer at Landor & Fuest Capital Managers says U.S. investors are transitioning out of high yielding stocks to stocks with more capital appreciation over the long-term. He also says that U.S. home builders will benefit from this transition.
Asian stocks were under pressure on Wednesday as concerns rose if a bailout deal was still possible for Cyprus while Greater Chinese shares ignored the news to outperform the market as attention turned to domestic issues.
Brad Partridge, Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management tells CNBC why investors should rotate from bond-like stocks to those with domestic cyclical exposures.
Nev Power, CEO of Fortescue Metals tells CNBC why doesn't expect a drastic increase in new iron-ore supplies. He thinks prices will stay up in the long-term on stabilizing Chinese demand.
Saurabh Mukherjea, Head of Equities at Ambit Capital says the RBI will cut at least 75 bps this year. He also says that India's current account deficit will improve in 2014 and see the rupee stabilize.
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.
Aadil Ebrahim, Managing Director at Bowen Asia says a cut in government spending and the budget's fiscal consolidation make it possible for the RBI to cut rates by 50-basis points.