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CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including details of the British bank's agreement to pay a hefty fine to New York regulators which accused it of illegal transactions with Iran.
India has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons lately - erratic policy, massive power failures and the risk of becoming the first BRIC country to lose its investment grade status. But is it wise of investors to ignore about 6 percent growth in an era where many economies are struggling to stay out of recession?
Bill Smead, CEO & CIO, Smead Capital Management says that China's slowdown will be longer and deeper than anyone expects.
Just a few years after Chinese companies lined up to sell shares on Wall Street, a growing number are reversing course and pulling out of U.S. exchanges.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including hopes for further stimulus measures from the region's policymakers.
Kirk West, Executive Director, International Investments at Principal Global Investors said India faces many short-term challenges, including faltering economic growth and sticky inflation, but he remains long-term overweight on the country.
Hans Goetti, Chief Investment Officer Asia, Finaport says that foreign money is driving Indian markets and valuations looks inexpensive right now.
Subir Gokarn, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India says the slide in the rupee over the past month has been less steep, and that measures to support the currency are helping.
Rob Subbaraman, Chief Asia Economist, Nomura says a swing in commodity prices could heavily impact inflation in Asia. He adds that Southeast Asian countries and India are most exposed to a run-up in commodity prices.
Philip Silverman, Portfolio Manager at Kingsview Management says that commodity prices are being pushed up by physical forces and pushed down by slowing growth.
Tackling high inflation remains the top priority for India’s central bank and it is the government’s responsibility to do more to spur growth in the weakening economy, Subir Gokarn, the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) tells CNBC.
Andrew Sullivan, Principal Sales Trader at Piper Jaffray previews the week ahead in terms of market action. He likes domestic consumption plays in Greater China, and says there are still good companies that aren't yet subject to market volatility.
Kurt Karl, Chief Economist, Swiss Re says that investment arms of insurance companies are facing a tough time as they can't guarantee the yields that they were able to before the crisis.
Chetan Ahya, Asia Pacific and India Economist, Morgan Stanley says investors should look at countries that are creating domestic demand on a sustainable basis because that will be the key to growth over the longer term.
G20 countries are to step in to try and co-ordinate a response to surging food prices, after the worst U.S. drought in half a century devastated crops in the world’s largest agricultural exporter, the Financial Times reports.
Donald Straszheim, Senior Managing Director, China Research, ISI Group says to be careful of investing in Chinese stocks even if Beijing unleashes more stimulus, cut interest rates and the RRR.
Donald Straszheim, Senior Managing Director, China Research, ISI Group says that fiscal stimulus will cushion China's weak economic growth.
Nick Maroutsos, Founder and Managing Director, Kapstream Capital says that portfolios should be focused on Asia as the region starts to rebound.
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Simon Grose-hodge, Head of Investment Advisory, South Asia at LGT Bank Singapore, remains overweight on developed markets as the U.S. and Europe are showing signs of recovery.
Kelvin Tay, MD & Regional CIO for Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, expects U.S. firms to report 8 percent growth for 2014, but warns of risks from the recent winter freeze.
David Forrester, Senior Vice President, G10 FX Strategy at Macquarie, expects the Bank of Japan to unleash more stimulus ahead, which will spur further yen weakness.