Ansuya Harjani joined CNBC's web and digital team in 2010, where she writes investment and feature articles with a focus on Asian economies. Prior to joining CNBC, she was a producer for the BBC's "Asia Business Report." Harjani holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Virginia.
Real estate investors looking to snap up a property in Hong Kong can expect discounts to remain a trend for some time to come.
The recent collapse of a Chinese developer has raised fears over the stability of the mainland property sector, but Vincent Lo, CEO of Shanghai-based developer Shui On Land, says defaults will remain contained.
The first quarter has been a mixed bag for Asia's major markets, with last year's star performer turning into this year's laggard.
The Chinese economy will continue to face more volatility as the country wrestles with credit problems, says New Zealand's Finance Minister Bill English.