Asian shares were mixed in early trade, with the ASX and Kospi barely in the green and the Nikkei down 0.88 percent.
The Saudi-Russian oil cooperation deal is proactive but the outcome is still up in the air, says S&P Global Platts' Martin Fraenkel.
President Obama hasn't done the groundwork to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership through the lame duck session, but there's a glimmer of hope, says BowerGroupAsia's Ernest Bower.
The election of the pro-independence candidates and "localists", was unprecedented in a Hong Kong political system.
Younger people are now more active in politics but changes mustn't be overstated, says Linda Li, associate provost at City University of Hong Kong.
Central banks might say stagnating growth is a supply-side problem but they're still doubling down, says Lim Say Boon, CIO at DBS Group Wealth Management.
The rally in developed markets might be nearing its end but Asia markets look more resilient, says Lim Say Boon, CIO at DBS Group Wealth Management.
Progress in flexible hiring practices and labor law reforms are much needed, says Christopher J. LaFleur at The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
There's still hope for passing the TPP given how pro-trade Republicans have control of the Senate, says Alexander Feldman, U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.
CNBC's Bernie Lo explains why U.S. President Barack Obama called off his meeting with the Philippines' president. It's not pretty.
Duterte's comment is dominating headlines but the Philippines remains a key U.S. ally, says Alexander Feldman from the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.
Not much has been done to tackle growing protectionism or to improve trade liberalization efforts, says HSBC's Frederic Neumann.
Asian shares opened mostly flat, with the ASX and Nikkei down 0.04 and 0.08 percent respectively.
The last two months of campaigning will center on both candidates playing up the other's negatives, says Todd Eberly, professor at St. Mary's College.
Pointers show that markets might finally get some concrete action instead of the usual rhetoric this time, says Fat Prophets' David Lennox.
Laos, the host of this year's East Asia Summit, has reduced its reliance on mining, turned to trade with China and developed hydropower facilities.
The economy might have been in worse shape without weak oil prices and low interest rates, says Beat Wittman, partner at Porta Advisors.
Baidu's Robin Li shares his thoughts on how innovation drives growth, Baidu's attempt to engage users and running wild with Bear Grylls.
Pro-Beijing parties are against continual filibustering while pan-democrats have largely been ineffective, says Port Shelter's Richard Harris.
Trump may have been written off before but the polarization of U.S. politics suggest a tight race, says Eric Cantor, Vice Chairman at Moelis & Co.