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High interest rates are not good for banks: Rafferty Capital Markets

Richard Bove of Rafferty Capital Markets says rising interest rates are not "beneficial" for U.S. banks because 92 percent of their assets are financial instruments, which go down in value when interest rates go up.

Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund says de-escalating trade tensions, addressing the issues and proposing new frameworks is imperative.

Don't 'overreact' to market movements: Standard Chartered chair

José Viñals of Standard Chartered says both the U.S. and global economies are "still growing strongly."

Hong Kong has a 'housing shortage,' says Portwood Capital

Peter Churchouse of Portwood Capital says there has been a "real restriction of land supply" in Hong Kong.

The dollar's recent strength could 'stall,' says strategist

Sim Moh Siong of Bank of Singapore says it is unlikely for the dollar to give up "meaningful strength" over the the next two months despite the possibility of its recent growth being put on hold.

Brent Wilsey of Wilsey Asset Management says he is in "no rush to get into bonds" amid the rising rate environment in the U.S.

China and the US are going to have 'a long stand off': Economist

Jian Chang of Barclays says further tariffs from the U.S. on more Chinese exports are "very likely."

Watch out for China's attempts at 'structural reform': BlackRock

Helen Zhu of BlackRock discusses some of the "potential good news" that markets will be looking out for from China toward the tail end of 2018.

ASEAN sees China as 'a very big shadow,' says professor

Stephen Nagy of International Christian University says the countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations "worry about overreach by China and growing assertiveness by Beijing" in the South China Sea and Indo-Pacific region.

The focus for Beijing is growth, which means financial risk deleveraging could take a backseat, according to Sian Fenner, senior economist at Oxford Economics.

Beijing has to use all the tools it has to defend its economy against trade risks, said James Alexander, global head of multi asset at Nikko Asset Management, Asia.

What signal is China sending with the latest RRR cut?

Fraser Howie, an independent analyst, says China is in its worst period since the financial crisis and needs to ensure that investor confidence remains high.

Kazunori Ito, senior equity analyst at Ibbotson Associates Japan, explains why the downside to Samsung's share price should be limited, even if it will take a while to recover.

Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, says there's a rising trend for both indexes.

Romaine Jackson, Equity Capital Market Specialist at Dealogic discusses Aston Martin's IPO in London and upcoming Hong Kong listings.

Behaviour change, not regime change, is Washington's goal, according to Emily Hawthorne of Stratfor.

Heather Conley, senior fellow and director of the Europe program at Center for Strategic and International Studies weighs in on British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech at the Conservative Party Conference.

The weaker yen and strong corporate earnings are making Japan an attractive investment destination again, says Binay Chandgothia of Principal Global Investors.

Michael Hasenstab, chief investment officer at Templeton Global Macro, says the U.S. economy has the ability to withstand 10-year Treasury yield hitting 4 percent.

Leo Sun, tech and consumer goods specialist at The Motley Fool, weighs in on how Tencent's restructuring could help it compete with Alibaba's cloud services.

Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory LTD, weighs in on Japanese equities and the outlook for the Japanese economy.

Trump losing support with college-educated women: Expert

Daren Firestone, partner at Cunningham Levy Muse LLP, weighs in on the impact of the Brett Kavanaugh investigation on this November's U.S. mid-term elections.

Jeff Ng, head of Asia research at Continuum Economics, says he expects China's economic growth to slow slightly in the coming quarters as a result of the trade row.

DataGrail is a startup that allows users to see what data businesses have of them and how their data is used. Daniel Barber, chief executive and co-founder of DataGrail, shares more.

Antonio Fatas, professor of economics at INSEAD, said it may take a traumatic "Greece" moment for the U.K. to wake up to the realization that it can't have an "a la carte" Brexit deal.

Bunsei Kure, president and chief executive of Renesas, speaks to CNBC about his company's decision to buy California-based IDT.

Kerry Craig of J.P. Morgan Asset Management says the current upbeat performance of the U.S. economy and stock markets is making it less likely for there to be serious negotiations with China.