Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan Stocks Favored

April 12 (Bloomberg) -- Bill Maldonado, chief investment officer for Asia Pacific at HSBC Global Asset Management, talks about regional stocks. Maldonado also discusses the U.S. economy and stocks. He speaks in Singapore with Haslinda Amin on Bloomberg Television's "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)

Hollande to Meet Putin in Bid to Expand Alliance
18:00 - French President Francois Hollande heads to Russia today to enlist the help of President Vladimir Putin in the fight against Islamic State. It's a task made more difficult by Turkey's downing of a Russian jet on Tuesday. Bloomberg's Ryan Chilcote and Hans Nichols report on "Countdown." (Source: Bloomberg)
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