VF Corporation's Aidan O'Meara notes that markets adjacent to China are seeing softness in retail spending due to changing Chinese tourism trends.
Firms still believe than an inhouse database is safer than a cloud-based database, explains Works Applications America and Singapore's Hiroyuki Komatsu.
Kapstream Capital's Steve Goldman says he agrees with Carl Icahn about the need for governments to push for fiscal measures to support monetary policy.
Asian markets open lower Friday following Wall Street's weaker finish.
PureFunds' Andrew Chanin says the Gamr ETF helps investors capture the growth in the gaming industry, which is now much more than just entertainment.
CNBC's Uptin Saiidi reports on the rise of PC gaming in Asia which is giving the premium PC segment and online gaming platforms a lift.
Attractive IPO deals are for more liquid firms with good valuations and a sustainable growth strategy, notes Renaissance Capital's Kathleen Smith.
Cantor Fitzgerald' Bill Nichols notes that caution in U.S. equity markets has been ticking up in the face of the same negative sentiments.
Moneymorning.com Keith Fitz-gerald says as long as central banks are still easing, investors should remain in the market to capture growth.
Brazil held interest rates steady at near-10-year high of 14.25%, but economists expect small cuts to come.
Natixis' Trinh Nguyen says the timing of BOK's rate cut is interesting, given that the government just announced a recapitalization plan for state banks.
Commerzbank's Hao Zhou says China's inflation rates are still fairly soft and expects China's central bank to maintain an easing bias.
Expectations of additional stimulus could offset concerns over asset prices being overvalued, says Taurus Wealth Advisors' Michael Preiss.
Argus Media's Alejandro Barbajosa explains that oil prices might not be able to maintain prices above $50 a barrel as shale oil production returns.
CSIS's Richard Rossow notes that both India and the U.S. made good progress on security issues, but less so in solving trade policy differences.
Corum Group's Nat Burgess explains that M&A deals are failing because it is getting harder to bring money out of China and sellers are losing confidence.
Major global risks include the Brexit vote, the U.S. presidential elections and the timing of a Fed hike, says Standard Chartered's Clive McDonnell.
Japan's markets opened lower Thursday, in the wake of weaker-than-expected Japan April machinery orders.
Brazil's central bank might cut rates in July, but that could be postponed to August if inflation rates remain high, says JPMorgan's Jahangir Aziz.
Heineken is pouring money into Vietnam, which lags only Mexico on profitability, the Dutch beverage giant's APAC president tells CNBC.
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