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Investors be warned, there are plenty of downside risks coming up, says Taurus Family Office's John Lilley, who also shares some hedging strategies.
If the South China Sea dispute comes down to an actual confrontation, the Chinese might be held hostage to the artificial islands they've built in the area, says Stratfor's Rodger Baker.
Partners Capital International's Ronald Wan expects Chinese markets to face a correction as speculators buy in on hopes of an A-share MSCI inclusion.
After the conflicting May NFPs, the Fed will have to monitor other economic data to decide on whether to hike, notes Kim Eng Securities' Willie Chan.
Switzerland is currently not affected by any drastic labor market changes and it also does not need a welfare system overhaul, says Columbia University's Andy Stern.
Not only is China's industrial overcapacity a serious problem for the world, it's also a key topic where the U.S. and China can mutually agree on, explains Scott Kennedy from CSIS.
A July Fed hike might still be on the cards if nonfarm payrolls pick up next month, says Principal Global Investors' Binay Chandgothia.
Asian markets were mostly lower Monday, as the yen strengthens and investors digest the weaker U.S. nonfarm payrolls released last Friday.
The Fed won't find two windows of opportunity to hike rates this year, which will undermine the dollar in the short-term, notes Westpac's Robert Rennie.
Structural issues such as excess capacity in Chinese industrial sectors are likely to dominate the two-day meeting instead of politically sensitive topics like currency, explains Tim Adams of the IIF.
Ecognosis Advisory's Andrew Freris, says Scotland and Northern Ireland might potentially seek independence from the U.K. in the case of a Brexit.
The Fed will need at least two to three months of strong economic data before they can hike rates, notes Andrew Freris from Ecognosis Advisory.
Choong Han Ching, investment manager and principal at Kriya Capital, says the firm likes to invest in listed equities, with China making up a third of its overall portfolio.
Kriya Capital's Choong Han Ching invests with a multi-year time horizon within insectors that are performing well amid the economic transition.
Premium experiences tend to be with high-end devices such as the Oculus Rift that are tethered to a PC, as opposed to lower-end products that are tied to mobile, explains Phil Chen of Horizons Ventures.
It remains to be seen whether Switzerland's proposal to provide basic income for residents will be economically viable, notes Joel Magyer of the Motley Fool.
The currency will only see a modest depreciation this year as Beijing will ensure significant declines don't occur to maintain strong consumer spending, explains Fidelity International's Catherine Yeung.
Oil futures were little changed in early Asian trade Friday as a decline in U.S. oil inventories offset a non-eventful OPEC meeting.
Anbang Insurance is just one of many Chinese companies that are going on an acquisition spree in the U.S. and Europe, notes Joel Backaler, managing director of Frontier Strategy Group.
In the past, ECB stimulus has come at times of negative inflation but with the indicator now headed higher, the central bank going to have a higher time justifying easing, notes Steven Englander of Citi.
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