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By: Nyshka Chandran
Before the Trump administration began calling for unimpeded commerce and an end to authoritarianism in the Indo-Pacific, both Japan and Indonesia already had their own policy ideas for the critically important region. » Read More
Janet Lewis of Macquarie Capital Securities says Nissan has "a lot of hope" pinned on its new Altima, but notes that the sedan market remains difficult. » Read More
Andrew Jackson of SooChow CSSD Capital Markets (Asia) says the Chinese economy is slowing down "a lot more" than some expected. » Read More
Nicholas Ferres of Vantage Point Asset Management says consumer discretionary stocks Down Under are "quite pricey" at the moment, trading at "over three times" their book value.
While short-term disruption can be expected in Asia due to the trade war between the U.S. and China, other regional players could stand to benefit in the long run, Nick Marro analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit told CNBC.
James Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts International, says Macau has the potential to become an even larger gaming market given the amount of investment entering the Greater Bay Area.
We are now watching Trump's fiscal stimulus leaking out into huge, and growing, wealth transfers to China, Japan and Germany — a devastating and totally predictable result of an ineffective trade policy, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
The "long bear market" in Japan led to an underappreciation of the country's stocks, says Jonathan Garner of Morgan Stanley.
Peter Boardman of NWQ Investment Management Company says cash-rich Japanese companies are "finally finding faith" in corporate governance.
Takuji Okubo of Japan Macro Advisors says the Bank of Japan is "wasting" time and "just hanging around and not doing much" through monetary policy.
If the U.S. leaves the treaty, it will be free to develop and install weapons on its military bases around Asia — a move likely to have spillover implications for China and India.
Mujin, a start-up spun out of Tokyo University, has developed industrial robots that can fully automate warehouses and fulfillment centers. After doing this for JD.com in China, it plans to enter the U.S. marketplace.
The re-entry of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa into domestic politics could have wide-ranging consequences for the economy, foreign policy and democracy.
Jesse Lentchner of BTIG says well-priced pharmaceutical and retail stocks in the Japanese market may not be a "bad place to hide."
Jesper Koll of WisdomTree says the "war for talent" in Japan is getting "very intense" and wages are rising for young people in their 20s and early 30s.
The newly signed India-Japan currency swap deal is a "good move" and will help in stabilizing the Indian rupee, says Anil Gupta of the University of Maryland.
Priscilla Luk of S&P Dow Jones Indices says many Japanese domestic funds have been outperforming their respective benchmarks.
Operating under an American defense umbrella, Japan is a direct participant in a turbulent U.S.-China relationship, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
Some student loan borrowers are packing their bags and fleeing to other countries.