The services sector is set to grow in China through its current five year plan, as part of a rebalancing of the economy, notes Matthews Asia analyst Sherry Zhang.
A virtual tidal wave of Chinese money will be the “biggest transformation event” for world markets over the next five years, according to Charles Dumas, chairman and chief economist at Lombard Street Research.
Japan’s stimulus package could lift the country out of its 20-plus-year economic slump, according to John-Paul Temperley, investment director, Japan, at Martin Currie Investment Management
Jesper Madsen, portfolio manager at Matthews Asia, says that there are still many questions facing investors in Japan amid the country's attempts to inject more growth and dynamism into the economy.
Didier Rabattu, head of Global Equities at Lombard Odier Investment Managers, and manager of LOIM's Emerging Consumer fund, sees promise in Chinese beer consumption.
Swedish manager Tundra Fonder has launched a quants based Asia ex-Japan fund to take advantage of the growing quality of information coming out of the region.
As domestic demand and consumption grows across Asia so too is the universe of suitable smaller company investments, says Matthews Asia portfolio manager Lydia So.
Hyung Jin Lee, head of Asia equities at Barings, has outlined the implications of slower growth in China on the rest of the region, and the areas of the market he currently favours.
S&P Dow Jones Indices has licensed its S&P Pan Asia Dividend Aristocrats index to State Street Global Advisors for the launch of an ETF.
China's renminbi may never be a fully convertible currency, according to Jim O'Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
Andy Seaman, partner and portfolio manager at Stratton Street says the recently concluded deal between Australia and China over currency convertibility points the way on international trade developments.
Singapore is set to overtake Switzerland as the biggest offshore private banking market by 2020, according to figures in the latest Timetric report Asian Cities Wealth Book 2012.
Shadow Lau, DNB portfolio manager of Asian Equities, has discussed the outlook for Chinese and Asian small cap stocks.
Andy Seaman, partner and portfolio manager at Stratton Street, says that a policy of monetary tightening in China points to an appreciation of the RMB against other currencies.
Barings' head of Multi Asset Khiem Do has discussed the rising interest in multi-asset investing in Asia, also noting his preferred asset classes currently.
Robert Horrocks, CIO at US-based fund provider Matthews Asia, has said that China may not feel obliged to step into any rescue efforts targeting Italy.
Figures cited by Thomson Reuters, coupled with analyst comments suggest the Chinese government may allow the country's frothy property market to continue as more financial discipline is being implemented by property firms and lenders.
Virginie Maisonneuve, head of Global and International Equities at Schroders says there are encouraging data coming out of China.
Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings and well known investment commentator has said he believes China will overcome internal issues and continue to develop its economic reach.
Jeff Chowdhry, head of Emerging Equities at F&C Investments, sees improvements in China should have a positive impact on broader emerging market returns this year.
Fitch Ratings has responded to improving GDP data from China by warning the country's leaders still have a task ahead of them in rebalancing the economy.
China's economic growth picked up in the fourth quarter of 2012, but data for the year as a whole showed the country recorded its slowest growth for 13 years.
Erik Ristuben, chief investment strategist at Russell Investments, has talked about what Japanese prime minister Abe's stimulus package means to investors.
Robert Horrocks, chief investment officer at Matthews Asia, says China's perceived problems, such as excessive state control and lack of innovation, are being addressed.