The overnight rally in oil prices amid reports that oil producers finally agreed to a reduction in production levels sent Asia markets higher.
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.
It will be interesting to see if Clinton can taunt Trump enough for him to lose his composure, says Kenneth Polcari from O'Neil Securities.
Fintech helps to make banking transactions and asset management more efficient and accessible, says Nexchange Chief Strategy Officer Andrew Economos.
Xiaomi is facing up to strong smartphone players such as Huawei and Oppo in China, says China First Capital's Peter Fuhrman.
Central banks trying to control the yield curve is seen as a positive for banks, says BNP Paribas Investment Partners' Colin Graham.
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