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  • China's Growth to Top 8% in Mid-2013 Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 8:15 PM ET
    China's Growth to Top 8% Mid-2013

    Glenn Levine, Senior Economist, Moody's Analytics says that China's economic growth will top 8% by the middle of next year.

  • Pitfalls in China Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 8:35 PM ET
    Bull, Bear Debate on China

    Helen Zhu, Chief China Equity Strategist, Goldman Sachs and Jian Chang, China Economist at Barclays discuss the risks and pitfalls facing the Chinese economy.

  • Hong Kong Shares Better Bet Than China Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 8:05 PM ET
    Still Optimistic on China

    Markus Rosgen, Managing Director & Head of Asia ex-Japan Equity Strategy, Citi says that he is still "underweight" on Chinese stocks, compared to Hong Kong equities.

  • Why Canada Can Resist, but Won't Stop Energy Deals Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 8:00 PM ET

    Canada says it will allow no further deals by Chinese state-owned enterprises after approving a $15.1 billion acquisition of Canadian energy firm Nexen by China's CNOOC. Experts say watch this space.

  • Apple and Samsung Still Have Competitive Advantage: Pro

    Steven Pelayo, Regional Head of Technology Research, Asia-Pacific, HSBC says that Apple and Samsung are going to sustain their dominance despite the influx of new players in the sector. He explains why.

  • Markets Seem Calm About Prospects of Fiscal Cliff: Pro Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 8:05 PM ET
    Markets Seem Calm About Prospects of Fiscal Cliff: Pro

    Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist, Asia, J.P. Morgan Funds explains why he does not expect unemployment rates in the United States to lower in the short term. He further says that the strong growth in China's middle class is promising to the country's insurance industry in the medium term.

  • Audisoft: Asia Is Our Primary Focus Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 8:50 PM ET
    India¿s FDI Push

    Christophe Pochart, CEO, Audisoft discusses the firm's expansion plans in Asia.

  • Here's How India's FDI Push Will Help Farmers Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 8:40 PM ET
    India's FDI Push

    Viral Bhuta, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, UTI International says that opening up India's supermarket sector to foreign players will cut wastage and boost bottom lines for farmers.

  • How Dangerous Is China's Territorial Stance? Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 8:50 PM ET
    China's Aggressive Charge Over Territorial Disputes

    Hans Vriens, Vice Chairman, Managing Partner, Vriens & Partners says that China's aggressive territorial offense might lead to an unavoidable armed confrontation from Southeast Asia.

  • China's Economic Growth Will Continue to Slow in 2013: Pro

    Francis Cheung, MD, China-HK, CLSA says that China's government needs to set a lower GDP target for 2013.

  • Is Asia Underperforming? Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 8:15 PM ET
    Asia is Underperforming Relative to Europe and the U.S.: Pro

    Robert Musetti, Global Head of Institutional Sales, Cash Equity, Derivatives and Financing, Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas says that Asia is an underperformer relative to Europe and the United States. He explains why.

  • Little Reform Expected From China's Economy: Pro Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 8:05 PM ET
    Little Reform Expected From China's Economy: Pro

    Andrew Tilton, Chief Asia Pacific Economist, Goldman Sachs expects China's economy will see a gradual rebalancing over the next few years. He explains why.

  • Will the RBA Cut Cash Rates Any Further? Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 8:40 PM ET
    Will the RBA Cut Cash Rates Any Further?

    Tony Farnham, Economist and Analyst, Patersons Securities says the RBA could cut another 25 basis points in March 2013, depending on partial indicators in the short term.

  • Hong Kong Property Market Will Correct: Pro Sunday, 2 Dec 2012 | 8:50 PM ET
    Hong Kong Property Market Correction

    Nicholas Brooke, Chairman, Professional Property Services Group says that Hong Kong's property market is headed for a correction following the latest round of intervention by regulators.

  • Bright Spots in Asia and Africa Sunday, 2 Dec 2012 | 8:05 PM ET
    Bright Spots in Asia and Africa

    Mark Daniell, Chairman, Cuscaden Group says that education, agriculture and the healthcare sectors are bright spots in Asia and Africa.

  • Low-End Pricing Expected for PICC's IPO Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 8:45 PM ET
    Low-End Pricing Expected for PICC IPO: Pro

    Francis Lun, Managing Director, Lyncean Holdings explains why PICC's IPO is expected to be priced at the bottom of the range. He further explains his top pick in terms of China's insurers.

  • India Q3 GDP to Reflect Modest Recovery Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 8:40 PM ET
    Modest Recovery Expected from India's Economy: Pro

    Ahead of the release of third-quarter GDP numbers, Rahul Bajoria, Regional Economist, Barclays explains why growth momentum in India's economy will remain relatively weak.

  • Olam CEO: Muddy Waters Acting in Concert With Hedge Funds Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 8:40 PM ET
    Olam CEO: Muddy Waters Acting in Conspiracy

    Sunny Verghese, Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Director, Olam International says Muddy Waters is working in concert with a group of hedge funds to attack Olam.

  • China Likely to See Signs of Recovery: Pro Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 8:30 PM ET
    China Likely to See Signs of Recovery: Pro

    Lu Ting, China Economist, Bank of America Merril Lynch says that China is likely to set a 7.5% growth target again next year. He explains why.

  • China Brokerages Need to Innovate: Pro Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 8:40 PM ET
    China Brokerages Need to Innovate: Pro

    Bonn Liu, Partner at KPMG China explains why innovation is the key for China brokerages to make revenue, which has been falling as trading volumes decline.

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