Most Asian markets closed up on Thursday after an oil rally, but India shares dropped after reports of conflict in the disputed region of Kashmir.
Asia's better economic environment and favorable regulatory and tax regimes make it attractive for investors, explains Colt's Ralph Achkar.
The BOJ might have try to ease policy further, but that might not actually help boost consumer spending, says HSBC's Frederic Neumann.
Dropsuite's Charif Elansari says recent data breaches have been inside jobs and not the result of a vulnerability in cloud-based systems.
JPMorgan Chase International Chairman Jacob Frenkel says central banks alone cannot stimulate economic growth or boost productivity.
Over the past few months the Fed has been reactive rather than proactive, notes Binay Chandgothia from Principal Global Investors.
Asia markets were higher in early Thursday trade, as investors digested news of OPEC agreeing on a production cut deal.
WisdomTree Japan KK's Jesper Koll says Abe needs to address the Japanese people's concerns about the future and the stability of the pension system.
Wells Fargo Funds' Brian Jacobsen says the Fed could still make a move in its November meeting if September employment data show strength.
It is questionable whether the deal will hold because the various OPEC members are in different circumstances, says Intelligent Investor's Gaurav Sodhi.
OPEC is an organization in name only and its members are political entities who are motivated by political factors, says Wells Fargo Funds' Brian Jacobsen.
Longstanding tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran will hold OPEC back from an oil production freeze in the near term, analysts said.
South Korea's corporate earnings have not seen much growth in recent years, while wage growth has been limited, says Kiwoom Securities' Daniel Yoo.
PSBC's valuations might be pricey, but its non-performing loan ratio is lower than other state-owned banks, says Kingston Securities' Dickie Wong.
The Mexican peso will likely only be distorted by U.S. election news in the short-term, says Nordea Markets' Jesper Bargmann.
OPEC members have disparate agendas and will unlikely reach an agreement on anything, says Martin Place Securities' Barry Dawes.
There are upcoming risks to equities such as the U.S. elections and Italian referendum, says CCB International Securities' Mark Jolley.
Asian markets were mixed early during Wednesday trade.
Donald Trump came out of debate night looking like the candidate who was running against both political parties, says Zogby Analytics' John Zogby.
The Mexican peso has room to weaken further against the dollar so traders should wait for it, says Triogem Asset Management's Tim Seymour.
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