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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.
David Riedel, President & Founder, Riedel Research Group says that China's consumer sentiment is expected to continue improving. He further explains the shift in consumption patterns in the country.
Official and private sector surveys on China’s manufacturing sector suggest the economy is finally perking up, boosting stocks in Shanghai almost 2 percent on Thursday. But exports, the main engine of growth, are still struggling and that means the Chinese recovery is not on solid ground yet, economists say.
King Lip, Chief Investment Officer at Baker Avenue Asset Management explains why earnings from insurance companies are likely to strengthen going forward.
Louis Kuijs, Chief China Economist, RBS says that China's economy is somewhat recovering after an apparent bottoming out. He further explains why private sectors are not particularly keen to invest in the country.
Vivek Vaidya, Vice President, Automotive at Frost & Sullivan explains why he does not view the political dispute between China and Japan as a game-changer for Japanese automakers in the long run.
Nicole Wong, Regional Head of Property Research, CLSA (HK) is overweight on Hong Kong property landlords and underweight on the sector's developers. She explains why.
Phillip Day, Asia News Editor, MNI discusses the mixed message sent on China's business sentiment. He says that the country's business conditions continue to improve and explains why expectations for the overall conditions in the next 3 months fell.
Roger Kay, Founder and President of independent technology market intelligence firm Endpoint Technologies Associates says that the "law of large numbers" is finally getting to Apple. He explains why.
Simon Ho, Hong Kong Financials, Citi is optimistic on China's banking sector despite expectations of an earnings growth slowdown in the space.
David Williams, CEO, Williams Capital Advisors explains why the iPad Mini may cannibalize some of Apple's products. He further discusses the company's position in the consumer technology sector.
Malaysia, which refused bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during the Asian financial crisis, says Greece should be given more time to implement reforms and clean up its finances, otherwise an overly-stringent austerity drive could push the country into a prolonged recession and make recovery even more unlikely.
A 500-billion euro ($650 billion) bailout fund, one of the key tools of policymakers trying to find a solution to the euro zone debt crisis, will be launched later on Monday with Spain expected to be the first country to seek help from the fund.
Japan Airlines (JAL) returned to the Tokyo stock market on Wednesday with just modest gains after a massive $8.5 billion initial public offering (IPO). Yet, analysts expect to see strong foreign interest in the carrier, which has turned itself around from bankruptcy just 2-1/2 years ago.