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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.

  • Investors pass by an electric board showing the figure of Nikkei stock average in Tokyo, Japan.

    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.

  • Hang Seng Index to Drop Below 18,000: Expert Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 1:15 AM ET

    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.

  • Poll: Another Global Recession in 2011? Sunday, 14 Aug 2011 | 8:58 PM ET
  • Global Commercial Property Prices Surge Sunday, 14 Aug 2011 | 8:19 PM ET

    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.

  • Japan Nuclear Shutdown Could Weigh on Growth     Sunday, 14 Aug 2011 | 7:50 PM ET

    Dan Slater, Director, Corporate Network, Japan at The Economist Group says political problems and a looming nuclear crisis are hampering Japan's reconstruction progress.

  • The Worst is Not Over     Sunday, 14 Aug 2011 | 6:10 PM ET

    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.

  • Asia: A Booming Market for Crocs     Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 8:20 PM ET

    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.

  • HK's Commercial Property Attractive     Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 8:10 PM ET

    Christopher Pratt, Chairman at Swire Pacific says Hong Kong's residential market is losing steam, but commercial property sector is still very strong.

  • Li & Fung Upbeat on Asia Growth     Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 7:40 PM ET

    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.

  • GLP Bullish on China & Japan Business     Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 7:20 PM ET

    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.

  • Remember Your Fundamentals     Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 7:10 PM ET

    Simon Flood, CIO at Lion Global says investors are looking for some form of certainty in the markets.

  • Economic Decoupling Between Asia and Europe     Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 8:45 PM ET

    Richard Jerram, Chief Economist, Bank of Singapore talks about Asia's economic prospects.

  • The Safest Places to Invest     Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 8:20 PM ET

    Brad Jones, Asia Investment Strategist at Deutsche Bank, and Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore discuss investment opportunities amid the current environment.

  • Take On More Cyclical Stocks     Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 7:15 PM ET

    Kelvin Tay, Chief Investment Strategist, Singapore at UBS Wealth Management talks about his investment strategy in the current market environment.

  • China’s New Wealth Spurs a Market for Mistresses Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 2:56 AM ET
    Asian man kissing girlfriend goodbye

    After the downgrade of American debt, many Chinese asked whether their government had invested wisely. The NYT reports.

  • China’s Rich Try to Fly Around Red Tape Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 2:54 AM ET

    With the military jealously guarding its control of the airspace, wealthy Chinese hobbyists fly clandestinely. The NYT reports.

  • What Can Asia Do as 'Soft Patch' Deepens in the West? Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 11:24 PM ET
    Financial Woes

    The downgrade of  U.S. credit rating and recent financial markets volatility all threaten to deepen the economic soft patch.  How will Asia cope?

  • Change of Strategy Post CBA's Earnings     Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 11:20 PM ET

    Catherine Allfrey, Principal at Wavestone Capital, is optimistic on Commonwealth Bank on the back of the lender's home loan strategy.

  • Bullish on Indonesian Government Bonds     Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 11:10 PM ET

    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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