Asian shares were a lackluster sight on Monday, with major indexes across the region registering steep declines.» Read More
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.
Thomas Murphy, Family Office Research & Management, Jeff Watkins, Democrats Abroad, and Peter Morici, University of Maryland discuss President Obama's State of the Union Address, and what it means for the American economy.
Brad Partridge, Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management is getting more positive on the macro environment, and the potential flow-through to BHP Billiton. He also says the potential for a sharp fall in profits is already priced into BHP's shares.
Chen Wai Yee, Senior Adviser, Derivatives Specialist at Ord Minnett says BHP Billiton shares should trade within a A$36-38 range until March. She gives us her selling strangles trade to increase investors' income.
Mark Oliver, Head of iShares at Blackrock says equities are an attractive segment of the market for Exchange Traded Product investors, particularly for those chasing yield. But he adds investors should still expect a level of volatility in the market.
Paul Trainor, Senior Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says money could start flowing into the iron ore sector in the short term, as companies continue to work on cost reductions.
Stephen Walters, Chief Economist, Australia at JPMorgan says even though global economic conditions have improved recently, he expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut interest rates in February. He says the RBA should focus on the weakening domestic economy at its meeting.
Charles Leyland, Managing Director at Leyland Private Asset Management says investors should look to pick up some down-trodden stocks to take advantage of their recovery cycle. He says there are opportunities in the media sector.
CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar takes on the daily challenge of 'Stock in 60', and looks at shares of Li & Fung, which dived 16% after the exporter warned of a steep drop in operating profit.
As Italian bond yields plummeted last week, CNBC's Bernie Lo caught up with Italy's Finance Minister Vittorio Grilli, and asked whether the low yields were skewed, given the ongoing troubles in Italy's economy.
Approvals to build new homes in Australia rose moderately in November thanks to an ongoing shift to apartment living, while lower mortgage rates and a growing population augur well for a further recovery this year.
Steve Johnson, CIO, Intelligent Investor says the iron ore price has gone too far, too fast, and that the demand picture out of China doesn't support the spike in prices.