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Taiwan election's big surprise were the new and young legislators representing the country now, says Syaru Shirley Lin, a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory, explains why there is no need to be obsessed about China, and that its economy can't collapse.
Cedric Chehab, head of Asia research at BMI Research, explains that Indonesia's economy won't be affected because the attack was away from tourist spots and the central bank cut rates Thursday.
Investors aren't unhappy with China's reform policies, but with the way it is managing the reforms, explains Leon Qi, director and head of china financials at Daiwa Capital Markets.
Asian equities will be alright once investors get past the period of instability and macro headwinds, explains Binay Chandgothia, MD and portfolio manager at Principal Global Investors.
Lin Neumann, MD at Amcham Indonesia, says that businesses are not worried, because they have already factored in the risk of potential attacks in Indonesia.
Ross Feingold, senior adviser at DC International Advisory, says that the business community and voters are frustrated with the lack of good business propositions from Taiwan's presidential candidates.
Recent attacks in Jakarta, Istanbul and Paris are all part of global societal distress, says David Howard-Jones, partner at Oliver Wyman.
Attacks like Thursday's Jakarta blasts have very small economic or market impacts, explains Geoff Lewis, global market strategist at Manulife Asset Management.
Strong credit quality and 14 percent on-year consumer loan growth offset headwinds from weak capital markets in Q4, according to Erik Oja, U.S. banks equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ .
Divya Devesh, Asia FX strategist at Standard Chartered, said Bank Indonesia's rate cut helped stabilize sentiment on Indonesia.
Demand-supply pressures are going to keep oil at current lows at least for the next couple of quarters, says Bruce Simon, CIO at City National Rochdale.
Major developed markets are retesting August lows with Chinese markets the biggest casualty, says Mikio Kumada, executive director and global strategist at LGT Capital Partners.
Ken Wong, Asia equity portfolio specialist at Eastspring Investments, says just a two weeks ago, many stocks were 10 percent more expensive.
Patrick Siewert, MD of the Carlyle Group and YPO member, says the company was more focused on exiting than investing in 2015 because of market frothiness.
Warren Hogan, chief economist at ANZ, says the trend of stronger employment over several months confirms that Australia's labor market is undergoing a positive change.
Dollar strength and an earnings growth decline has weighed on Asian markets, says Ayaz Ebrahim, head of APAC asset allocation in the EM and APAC equities team at JPMorgan Asset Management.
Fed rates, dollar strength, China data and the earnings picture, will impact Asian stocks, says Ayaz Ebrahim, head of APAC asset allocation in the EM and APAC equities team at JPMorgan Asset Management.
There are flavors around the world of a Japanese-like deflation story, says Stephen King, senior economic adviser at HSBC.