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Markets are relieved that the U.S. Congress has approved a deal to avert a "fiscal cliff", but analysts warn that investors now face a rocky two months ahead as negotiations over the debt ceiling begin.
Andrew Economos, MD & Head of Sovereign & Institutional Strategy Asia, JP Morgan Asset Management recommends waiting for an attractive entry point into risk assets amid all the political wrangling on Capitol Hill.
Steven Sun, Head of China Equity Strategy, HSBC believes Chinese markets will fare well in 2013 in line with the accelerated pace of reform and economic growth recovery.
Andrew Economos, MD & Head of Sovereign & Institutional Strategy Asia, JP Morgan Asset Management says a ratings upgrade is on the cards for the Philippines this year.
Daryl Guppy, CEO, Guppytraders.com hits the charts with Squawk with analysis on the S&P 500 and VIX.
Paul Pong, Managing Director, PEGASUS Fund Managers says that H-shares will outperform next year as markets get a clearer direction on the policy front from Beijing.
Jim McCafferty, Managing Director & Co-Head Equity Research, CIMB Securities says Shinzo Abe could execute his policies efficiently this time around as he now has control of the lower house.
Eeik Lueth, Senior Regional Economist, RBS says that Park Geun-hye's win is good for markets as there will be a lot of policy continuity from the current administration.
Mark Konyn, CEO, Cathay Conning Asset Management (CCAM) says that there's a risk of going back to the "old Japan", where the government stimulated growth through easier monetary policies.
Troy Stangarone, Senior Director of Congressional Affairs & Trade at Korea Economic Institute discusses South Korea's elections and economy.
Michael Czinkota, Associate Professor at Georgetown University discusses Wang Qishan's trip to the United States.
Yonghao Pu, Regional CIO, APAC, UBS Wealth Management says that U.S. lawmakers could reach a deal on the fiscal cliff by Christmas or sometime in January.
May Yan, Head of China Banks Research, Barclays is positive on China bank stocks. She explains why.
Jeff Kingston, Professor, Temple University says that Shinzo Abe's landslide victory is not quite a mandate, explaining why it remains to be seen whether he can succeed on the economic front.
Paul Krake, Founder, View from the Peak: Macro Strategies explains how the LDP's electoral triumph will finally bring about structural yen weakness, thanks to Abe's aggressive stance on monetary policy.
Donna Kwok, Greater China Economist, HSBC breakdown the latest flash PMI from China.
Daniel Aldrich, Associate Professor of Political Science at Purdue University says that politics in Japan is unlikely to change broadly even if the Liberal Democratic Party comes back to office. He explains why.
Daniel Rosen, Partner, Rhodium Group says investors should take risk despite the market volatility, adding that "sitting at home" will get you nowhere.
Vinay Dube, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Delta Airlines explains that Delta's 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic will not shift focus away from Asia to transatlantic routing. He says Heathrow Airport will be more of an end point rather than a European hub.
Alain Bokobza, Head of Global Asset Allocation, Societe Generale says that North Korea's rocket launch will not affect markets greatly. He explains why.