A larger proportion of companies listed in Malaysia beat or met expectations in the first quarter of the year, says Gerald Ambrose, CEO of Aberdeen AM Malaysia.
It will be hard for Philippine President Duterte to achieve all his goals without working with existing institutions, says Roberto Herrera-Lim of Teneo Intelligence.
Investors are excited about corporate governance reforms getting underway in South Korea, says Jim McCafferty of Nomura Securities.
Nam Hyung Kim of Arete Research Asia says he's constructive on SK Hynix as semiconductor supply tightness is expected to continue through 2018.
The Federal Reserve feels interest rates should be higher and will hike rates gradually, says Steve Brice at Standard Chartered Private Bank.
The production ceiling being discussed for Nigeria doesn't imply a cut from the country's current levels of output, says Vandana Hari of Vanda Insights.
Alphabet's overall numbers were solid, but costs have risen as the company expands in four fast-growing sectors, says Victor Anthony of Aegis Capital.
Oil and commodity prices haven't increased to the degree markets expected, even with the softer dollar, says John Augustine of Huntington Bank.
Asian markets were subdued in early trade, with the Nikkei 225, Kospi and ASX 200 trading close to the flat line.
China Unicom is talking to potential investors to streamline its business as part of the country's effort to reform its SOEs. CNBC's Sophia Yan reports.
Clarita Carlos, political science professor at University of the Philippines, says President Duterte may have miscalculated the threats in Mindanao.
As a latecomer in China, Apple will have to give consumers more promotions to win market share, says Sherrie Huang from Analysys Mason.
Ascott CEO Lee Chee Koon talks about the company’s latest acquisition: An 80 percent stake in U.S. accommodation provider Synergy Global Housing.
Markets may not accelerate as much as early this year, but economic expansion globally will still support a bull market, says UBS' Adrian Zuercher.
China shuttered several VPN providers recently, but those operating overseas should be able to work around the crackdown, says Philip Molter of Golden Frog.
Koryo Tours general manager Simon Cockerell says the ban by U.S. will not hurt North Korea as tourism is a "very tiny" part of the country's economy.
Westpac's Justin Smirk says the U.S., now producing oil in larger quantities and more efficiently, is sidelining OPEC as a key determinant of prices.
Governments of the two countries have pushed ahead with "good reforms," says Jalil Rasheed, Invesco's investment director.
Mirza Baig, BNP Paribas's head of foreign exchange and interest rate strategy in Asia, weighs in on recent developments in the currency markets.
The market will look for the Fed's guidance on future rate hikes and the downsizing of its massive balance sheet, says Vasu Menon of OCBC Bank.