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Jean Chua

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  • By: Jean Chua

    As the mood turns optimistic towards the global economy, is it time to quit bonds and pile up on some risk assets instead? It may be too early, analysts tell CNBC.

  • Five Players Who Can Drive Us Over the ‘Fiscal Cliff’
    By: Jean Chua

    As markets continue to watch the progress of “fiscal cliff” talks, one fund manager says the worst case scenario may not be so bad.

  • Asia’s Pension Plans Face a Big Black Hole
    By: Jean Chua

    There is a yawning gap between what’s currently in state pension coffers in Asia and what’s needed to cover the elderly in retirement.

  • Investors watch the electronic board at a stock exchange hall in Huaibei, China.
    By: Jean Chua

    China’s Shanghai Composite Index has shed more than 60 percent since its 2007 peak, and analysts expect little help from Beijing.

  • Muddy Waters Report Faults Olam Accounting, Warns on Risks
    By: Jean Chua

    The ongoing tussle between Muddy Waters and Singapore commodities firm Olam International further heated up after the short-seller published a much-awaited 133-page report on Tuesday detailing “shocking” accounting gaffes at the trading firm, prompting Olam to respond with a 45-page rebuttal on Wednesday.

  • Debt Reduction Alone Will Not Help Greece: Dallara
    By: Jean Chua

    A cloud of uncertainty has been lifted as Greece’s lenders agree on new debt targets, paving the way for the country to receive another tranche of aid, but one expert says Greece needs growth.

  • Sony, Panasonic Face 2, 3 Years of 'Poor Profitability': Fitch
    By: Jean Chua

    Japanese consumer electronics firms Sony and Panasonic face another two to three years of “poor profitability” if they do not regain their technological edge, Matt Jamieson, head of APAC Research with Fitch’s corporate ratings group, told CNBC on Friday.

  • Euro Poised to Rise to $1.50, Pessimism Overdone: Expert
    By: Jean Chua

    Enough of the pessimism over the euro zone, says one analyst, who points out that the disaster scenarios anticipated by financial markets for the region have not played out, leaving the euro poised for a strong rally that could take it to $1.50 next year – a 17 percent gain from where it is now.

  • Investors watch the electronic board at a stock exchange hall in Huaibei, China.
    By: Jean Chua

    China’s stock market, which has shed 60 percent of its value since a 2007 peak, is once again languishing at 3-1/2 year lows and nothing it seems can push this market out of a rut, said analysts.

  • 'Day of Reckoning' Looms for Asia's Priciest Property Markets
    By: Jean Chua

    Weak economic growth, oversupply and measures to keep a lid on house prices suggest that Asia’s priciest property markets, Singapore and Hong Kong, now face a ‘day of reckoning’ after several years of robust gains, Nomura analysts warn.