Asian markets closed mostly in positive territory as investors shrugged off a lower finish on Wall Street and a miss on China PMI.» Read More
Gareth Berry, FX and rates strategist at Macquarie, says the Fed will tighten interest rates, while the ECB will deliver new easing in the coming weeks.
Japanese corporates are holding back wage hikes despite record profits, because they are not confident on long-term growth, explains Nobu Okada, founder and CEO of Astroscale.
If the Fed further delays its rate hike, it will have less room to move if there is an economic downturn, says John Carey, EVP and portfolio manager at Pioneer Investments.
Thierry Apoteker, executive chairman at TAC Economics, says last month's strong nonfarm payrolls figures reveal that the U.S. labor market is becoming very tight.
European data reveal an economy that is recovering, explains Mark Matthews, Asian head of research at Bank Julius Baer.
It is still hard to accurately ascertain the impact of the $5 billion fine on the share prices of BHP Billiton and Vale, says Tim Schroeders, portfolio manager at Pengana Capital.
The key question is what will the Chinese yuan inclusion into the SDR basket mean for markets. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.
The ECB's main goals will be to stimulate corporate investments and alleviate fiscal pressures on the government's balance sheet, says Tony Nash, chief economist at Complete Intelligence.
China's economic and currency outlook will depend on the rest of China's liberalization process, not just the SDR inclusion, notes Jesper Bargmann, Asian head of trading at Nordea Markets.
Dana Telsey, CEO and chief research officer at Telsey Advisory Group, discusses Black Friday weekend's retail sales and latest consumer trends.
Tony Nash, chief economist at Complete Intelligence, says climate change summits often have politicians making big sweeping statements and nothing else.
Singapore filmmaker Eric Khoo and Yuni Hadi, executive director of the Singapore International Film Festival, talk to CNBC about local films.
Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of Aditya Birla Group, says India has the opportunity to be a manufacturing hub for the region, and even the world.
Alvin Liew, senior economist at UOB, discusses which Abenomics policy measure would most help Japan's economy.
Mohshin Aziz, aviation analyst at Maybank Investment Bank, explains why the budget airline actually delivered a solid set of results despite posting a net loss.
China's data doesn't add up to the country's 7 percent growth target, warns David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore.
Mitul Kotecha, head of Asia FX and rates strategy at Barclays, says the key question about next week's ECB meeting is how much more stimulus will be delivered.
Cesar Cernuda, Asia Pacific president at Microsoft, says people want interact with technology in a more natural way.
China is at the center of the Asian corporate debt story and is causing deflationary pressures, says Jonathan Pain, author of the Pain Report.
Damian Thong, senior technology analyst at Macquarie Securities Japan, says Sony's PlayStation is selling almost 90 percent more units than Microsoft's Xbox.
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