Majority of Asian shares reaped gains on Friday, despite trading volumes remaining thin ahead of the closely-watched U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.» Read More
Front-loaded demand ahead of April's consumption tax hike accounts for at least 70 percent of growth seen in Japan's January retail sales data, says Junko Nishioka, Chief Japan Economist at RBS.
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is set to arrive in London on Thursday for a one-day trip, which is already billed as key to the U.K.'s future relationship with Europe. CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports.
Alecia Quah, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific at IHS Country Risk, says Thailand could see more unrest if the anti-graft body issues charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for corruption on Thursday.
Tony Webber, Former Qantas Chief Economist and Associate Professor at the University of Sydney Business School, says Qantas' decision to reduce capacity on underpeforming routes is in the right decision.
Brendan Brown, Head of Research AT Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Internationaltion of the U.S. dollar, says the U.S. dollar is getting a boost in safe-haven status as Ukraine's unrest continues.
An appreciating U.S. dollar could see gold prices facing resistance at $1,420, says Mike Harrowell, Senior Resources Analyst at BBY.
Geoff Lewis, Global Market Strategist, J.P. Morgan Asset Management discusses the effects and complications of the current situation in Thailand.
Deborah Elms, Head of the Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations, discusses the probability of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being concluded in April, after latest bilateral talks between the U.S. and Japan ended without agreement over agricultural tariffs.
Nick Debnam, Asia pacific Chairman, Consumer Markets for KPMG China explains why China's e-commerce market will soon overtake that of the U.S.
As China sees an ease in demand, India is where future growth will be for the smartphone industry, according to a new report. CNBC's Julia Wood reports.
Toby Lawson, Head of Financial Futures & Options and Cash Equities at Newedge, APAC, explains why contagion from Ukraine's turmoil to the rest of eastern Europe and beyond is unlikely in the short-term.
Expect the Chinese government to set a growth target of at least 7 percent and focus on reforms at the upcoming Plenary session, says Toby Lawson, Head of Financial Futures & Options at Newedge, APAC.
David Costa, Dean of the Robert Kennedy College, says Ukraine now faces a high risk of debt default and discusses the impact of that on broader Europe.
Du Jinsong, Head of Asia Property Research at Credit Suisse, says curbing of loans to property developers in China is a market-oriented action taken upon by the Chinese lenders to protect their margins.
CNBC's Capital Connection team discuss the factors that are likely to fuel safe-haven inflows into gold.
Simon Cox, Asia Economics Editor at The Economist, discusses the problem Ukraine faces and why a political solution to recent unrest may be difficult.
Bruno Verstraete, Partner at Lakefield Partners, says geographical spill-over effects of earnings from developed markets to slower growth markets will help to lift global recovery.
Song Seng Wun, Regional Economist, CIMB, thinks that export-oriented emerging markets could continue to face challenges, with a lack of certainty in global recovery.
Vishnu Varathan, Senior Economist at Mizuho Bank and Song Seng Wun, Regional Economist, CIMB discuss whether latest HSBC China flash purchasing managers' index (PMI) is a cause for concern.
With Chinese New Year distortions still clouding China's data, Song Seng Wun, Regional Economist, CIMB, says a clearer picture on manufacturing activities will only be available in the second-quarter.