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Shuang Ding, Senior China Economist at Citi, says China's growth will likely bottom in Q2 before rebounding in Q3.
Chinese investors are bracing for more weakness after the market fell to a six-month low on Monday.
"Dr. Doom" Nouriel Roubini says the "perfect storm" scenario he forecast for the global economy earlier this year is unfolding right now as growth slows in the U.S., Europe as well as China.
The first half of this year may have ended on a somber note for global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and it was no different for Asia. Deal volumes were down almost 30 percent on year across the region. But according to one analyst that doesn't mean there aren't good investment options for companies out there.
Tai Hui, Head of Regional Research, Asia at Standard Chartered Bank says domestic factors will determine the resilience of Asian economies in the next few months.
Andrew Freris, Chief Investment Advisor for Asia at BNP Paribas Wealth Management says inflation in China will definitely be going down. Tai Hui from Standard Chartered Bank joins in the conversation.
Jesper Koll, Managing Director & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan says that PM Noda will probably be able to implement the sales tax bill and still remain in office as Prime Minister.
Tai Hui, Head of Regional Research, Asia at Standard Chartered Bank says to expect more interest rate and RRR cuts from China.
China Market Look Ahead: Traders will be watching for a Chinese inflation report on Monday morning and to see how a vow by China's Jiabao to prevent a rebound in property prices will play out in the market. Plus, some key earnings.
To hear Rupert Murdoch tell it lately, Mitt Romney lacks stomach and heart. He “seems to play everything safe.” And he is not nearly as tough as he needs to be on President Obama.
The nuclear accident at Fukushima was a preventable disaster rooted in government-industry collusion and the worst conformist conventions of Japanese culture, a parliamentary inquiry concluded Thursday.
Bill Smead, CEO & CIO of Smead Capital Management says that China's economy is decelerating faster than people expected.
Zhiwei Zhang, Chief China Economist, Nomura says that the People's Bank of China's surprise rate cut could be a hint that economic data expected next week will be weak.
Robert E. Diamond Jr., the former chief executive of Barclays, told a British parliamentary committee on Wednesday that the manipulation of global interest rate benchmarks involving 14 traders at the bank had made him “physically sick.” The NYT reports.
Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC says Asia will not see a re-run of the financial crisis in 2008. Johanna Chua, Chief Economist of Asia Pacific at Citi, agrees, adding that the region has not totally de-coupled from the West but it is more resilient now.
"The [Indian] economy is on surer footing than it was a couple of months ago,"Taimur Baig, director and chief economist at Deutsche Bank AG told CNBC. But he added "the rupee cost of import is still pretty substantial" and that inflationary pressure on the Indian economy remained leaving the Reserve Bank of India with little room for manoeuvre on economic policy.
China said Tuesday that it would prohibit official banquets from serving shark fin soup, an expensive and popular delicacy blamed for a sharp decline in global shark populations. The NYT reports.
A falling rupee, that has depreciated about 25 percent over the past one year, coupled with red hot inflation at home and skyrocketing airfares is making foreign travel unaffordable for many Indians.
Stephen Chang, Head of Asian Fixed Income at J.P. Morgan Asset Management explains why he thinks the current environment is good for fixed income. He also gives his top picks among Asian currencies.
Michael Dunne, President of Dunne & Company and author of "American Wheel, Chinese Roads" says car manufacturers are building more cars than what's needed in China.
Following the impressive run in European stocks over the past 20 months, Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas, says now may be the time for profit-taking.
A fall in short-term interest rates has fueled talk that China's central bank may be easing monetary policy. Stephen Sheung, Head of Investment Strategy at SHK Private, explains why he doesn't think so.
Naomi Fink, CEO at Europacifica Consulting, explains the delicate balance which the Bank of Japan needs to strike for its currency to continue boosting exports while countering a record current account deficit.