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"There is a very strong upward growth movement through the Japanese economy, mainly through domestic demand. I am optimistic about good growth during the third and fourth quarter of this year," Takuji Okubo, chief Japan economist at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, told CNBC.
The post-tsunami recovery of the Japanese economy is being hampered by the strong yen and the country needs a more concerted effort to get nuclear power stations up and running again, analysts told CNBC Monday.
Now is not the right time to buy Hong Kong stocks, says one expert, who predicts the benchmark Hang Seng Index will fall below 18,000 in the near future, given global economic uncertainties.
Commercial real estate values have been spurred by a “lack of caution” on the back of an “astonishing” rebound in lending to the sector, according to one of the largest global fund managers. The FT reports.
Dan Slater, Director, Corporate Network, Japan at The Economist Group says political problems and a looming nuclear crisis are hampering Japan's reconstruction progress.
Paul Gambles, Managing Partner at MBMG International is convinced that there will be more periods of market volatility going forward. The worst is not over, he says.
Dave Thielen, Vice President of Crocs Asia says Crocs will be adding 50 new stores in Asia next year to cope with the growing demand of products.
Christopher Pratt, Chairman at Swire Pacific says Hong Kong's residential market is losing steam, but commercial property sector is still very strong.
William Fung, Group Managing Director at Li & Fung attributes the company's recent drop in earnings to its recent acquisitions, but is positive about a sales growth in Asia.
Jeffrey Schwartz, Deputy Chairman at Global Logistic Properties says nearly 90% of GLP's business in China is related to domestic consumption. He believes demand has been strong as compared to a year ago.
Simon Flood, CIO at Lion Global says investors are looking for some form of certainty in the markets.
Richard Jerram, Chief Economist, Bank of Singapore talks about Asia's economic prospects.
Brad Jones, Asia Investment Strategist at Deutsche Bank, and Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore discuss investment opportunities amid the current environment.
Kelvin Tay, Chief Investment Strategist, Singapore at UBS Wealth Management talks about his investment strategy in the current market environment.
After the downgrade of American debt, many Chinese asked whether their government had invested wisely. The NYT reports.
With the military jealously guarding its control of the airspace, wealthy Chinese hobbyists fly clandestinely. The NYT reports.
The downgrade of U.S. credit rating and recent financial markets volatility all threaten to deepen the economic soft patch. How will Asia cope?
Catherine Allfrey, Principal at Wavestone Capital, is optimistic on Commonwealth Bank on the back of the lender's home loan strategy.
Andre De Silva, Head of Asia-Pacific Rates at HSBC Global Research, believes that Indonesian bonds, which used to be considered a high beta investment, are becoming a "safe haven".
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David Frigstad, Chairman of Frost & Sullivan, says Japanese firms are "aggressively" pursuing changes in their corporate culture after missing out on previous global opportunities.
Jeffrey Halley, Senior Manager at Saxo Capital Markets, describes the factors impacting the rupee in Thursday trade.
Richard Gelfond, CEO of IMAX, explains why the firm is still seeing "great appetite" for its theater in the mainland.