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Cyrus Daruwala, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, IDC Financial Insights explains why dissolving Japan's lower house of parliament will help the country's banks.
Kerry Brown, Executive Director, China Studies Center, University of Sydney says the China's new leadership needs to be better communicators given their tightly defined political space.
Evan Feigenbaum, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace says the new leaders in China understand the structural challenges facing the country, and that changing the model is a matter of political will.
Bill Evans, Global Head of Economics of Westpac Bank and Philip Chan, Director of Shenyin Wanguo Securities explain why they are bullish on China's economy. Evans further explains why Europe's contraction will be critical for China's growth prospect. Chan discusses his stock picks in the country's consumption sector.
Alisher Ali, CEO, Silk Road Management explains why Myanmar is seen as a strategic center of interest in Asia for the United States.
Grant Chum, MD & Head of Hong Kong Equity Research, UBS says the growth rate for Singapore's casinos has moderated, but he thinks the situation will improve when the cyclical side of China's economy bounces back.
Rob Subbaraman, Chief Asia Economist, Nomura says China needs to step up on reforms in 2013, as the risks of a hard landing are rising. He explains how.
Martin Brudermueller, Vice Chairman of BASF explains why the chemical company's new facility in China will enable it to deliver solutions for sustainable development in the country.
Noel Quinn, Regional Head of Commercial Banking, Asia Pacific at HSBC says that trade growth in Asia is expected to rise next year despite previous reports showing weakening trade confidence in the region. He further explains why India and China are expected to lead this trend.
Barton Crockett, Director and Senior Media & Entertainment Analyst at Lazard Capital Markets explains why he sees continued margin expansion in Disney's theme parks business. He is positive on Disney's acquisition strategy.
Louis Kuijs, Chief China Economist, RBS dissects China's inflation numbers for October. He says policymakers are starting to emphasize new patterns of investment in their efforts to stimulate the economy.
Alex Xu, CFO, Qihoo 360 discusses success of Qihoo's search engine, which has rapidly gained market share in the recent months.
Greg Hywood, CEO, Fairfax Media, describes the firm's strategy to battle falling print revenues given their unique position to drive growth in digital display advertising.
There appears to be a perception in markets that once this week’s key political events in the U.S. and China are over, uncertainty will be lifted and investors can get back to the ‘risk on’ trading environment that has prevailed in recent months. Don’t bet on it, strategists say.
Glenn Shive, Executive Director, Hong Kong America Center says that Obama has an advantage in the Electoral College despite issues faced on the country's economic front. He explains why.
What is the top brand among consumers in Hong Kong? Mark Pointer, CEO at Superbrands Hong Kong talks about what makes the city's shoppers tick.
Prudential’s acquisition of Thailand's Thanachart Life Assurance, a subsidiary of Thanachart Bank, marks a crucial step in the British insurer’s expansion in Southeast Asia -- a region Group Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam refers to as the company’s “sweet spot”.
Tidjane Thiam, CEO of Prudential is optimistic about the company's acquisition of Thailand's Thanachart Life Assurance. He explains how the company sees potential in Thailand's growing GDP, middle class and industrial base.
John Woods, Chief Investment Strategist, Citi Private Bank says that it is not time for China to roll out aggressive reform measures in the country. He explains why.
Rigan Wong, Vice President, Regional Transportation at Citi Research discusses the motivation behind Singapore Airline's decision to buy a 10% stake in Virgin Australia.