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.
ShiftRunner CTO Aroon Tan explains how Pandoo Nation, which is an online role-playing game for children, helps raise awareness for social causes.
ANZ's Raymond Yeung says the RQFII investment quota hike is a political gesture as U.S. investors can already invest in China with offshore entities.
Chinese markets volatility could be reduced if more U.S. institutional investor money flow in, says William Ma from Noah Holdings (HK).
Heineken's Frans Eusman says the firm has local partners in various markets to help with the beer distribution while running their own brewery operations.
It is not an impossibility because super delegates do not cast their votes until the Democratic convention, notes Democrats Abroad's Alex Montgomery.
Falling shale production and firming tanker rates are signs of the oil market's fundamentals starting to balance out, says Manulife AM's Geoff Lewis.
Asian markets were mixed Wednesday, ahead of China trade and Australian home loans data.
Parents and students flock to Beijing's Confucius Temple to pray for good grades before China's two-day college entrance exams begin.
While there won't be any big breakthroughs, the S&ED has provided a good platform for both sides to discuss their differences, says Cornell University's Eswar Prasad.
Nomura Australia's Andrew Ticehurst says the AUD/USD pair should be below $0.70, but it is unlikely that the RBA will cut rates.
Investors will start to buy into the Hong Kong market after the HK-Shenzhen stock connect scheme is announced, says Bank of Communications Intl's Hao Hong.
A Fed rate increase is not a negative for markets, because it's coming from a low base, says BNP Paribas Investment Partners' Arthur Kwong.
ANZ's Devika Mehndiratta explains that a new Reserve Bank of India governor would not be able to deviate too far from Raghuram Rajan's policy framework.
Albright Stonebridge Group's Amy Celico says the Obama administration would like stronger U.S.-China cooperation on global issues such as climate change.
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