John Fallon, CEO of Pearson, talks about the sale of the FT and The Economist and how their editorial independence will be maintained.
Christian Gattiker, chief strategist and head of research at Julius Baer, discusses investment strategies and the Japanese stock market.
Tsuneo Kita, Chairman of Nikkei, says the Financial Times has won trust of global readers and the Nikkei wants to help boost that brand.
CNBC's Catherine Boyle says it would be hard for Pearson Group to turn down such an offer from Nikkei on the FT Group.
Seijiro Takeshita, professor of management and information at University of Shizuoka, says the Japanese media group is hoping to beef up its "regional weakness" with the purchase of the FT Group.
Ian Whittaker, head of media research at Liberum Capital, discusses Pearson's decision to sell the Financial Times Group to Nikkei.
Jeffrey Kleintop, chief global investment strategist at Charles Schwab, discusses the better-than-expected June trade data and explains why Japanese stocks will see a "slow grind higher."
Ben Collett, head for Japan and Asian equities at Sunrise Brokers, discusses comments by Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda that Japan's inflation will accelerate considerably in the coming months.
Negative calls on Japan's market remain few and far between despite a nearly non-stop rally, suggesting building confidence in the economic revival.
Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist with CLSA, believes the Nikkei's rally still has more room left to run.
CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports on China's rally as stocks stage a turnaround on Thursday after regulators impose a series of measures to support capital markets.
China bans large shareholders from stock sales but investors still remain cautious despite the rally, reports CNBC's Eunice Yoon.
CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports on the selloff in Asian equities after Greece was unable to reach a deal with its creditors this weekend.
Ed Rogers, CEO and CIO of Rogers Investment Advisors, says Japan's stock markets will likely get over Greece-related risks in the near term.
Ron Napier, head of Napier Investment Advisors, says the benchmark Nikkei 225 remains dependent on the Japanese yen, which isn't moving much as the Bank of Japan keeps policy on hold.
Japan's Nikkei stock market rose to its highest level since December 1996 on Wednesday. CNBC's Kaori Enjoji reports.
Ray Barros, CEO of Ray Barros Trading Group, says easy money from the U.S. and Japanese central banks are propelling the Nasdaq and Nikkei 225 indexes.
Xavier Denis, global strategist at Societe Generale, says the rally in Japanese stocks is "getting tired for the time being" due to uncertainty over Bank of Japan's monetary policy.
Jeff Powell, CIO of Polaris Wealth Advisers, likes Tokyo-listed firms such as Toyota Motor which have "wonderful growth potential but are currently undervalued."
Apart from improvements in the economy, a global appreciation of stock markets also supported the benchmark Nikkei 225, says Takuji Okubo, principal & chief economist at Japan Macro Advisors.