Kristine Berzina, The German Marshall Fund, says trade, climate change and the U.S. stance on Russia are contentious issues likely to be carried into the G7 meet.
Richard Gorry, JBC Asia, says the extension is not sufficient and that markets will be "grossly oversupplied" when the cuts end.
Reform and fiscal policy under its new president, and strong China GDP are giving Korean markets something to cheer about, says Cedric Chehab, BMI Research.
There may still be upside for crude oil prices even if the market appears to be let down by an OPEC production cut extension, analysts said Friday.
Benjamin Radd, professor at UCLA, says Trump's plan to speak about greater European contribution to NATO could be sidelined by the discussions about ISIS.
Eddie Cheung, Standard Chartered Bank, says the dollar was softer after release of the May minutes due to questions over whether the trajectory of rate hikes.
OPEC producers reduced their output of oil in the period between January and April by a greater level than pledged, says Azlin Ahmad, Argus Media.
Khiem Do, Baring Asset Management, weighs in on the release of the FOMC minutes and the state of Asian equities following Moody's downgrade of China.
Given its current volume of unit sales, the stake Zhejiang Geely will buy in Proton could well be a lifeline, Macquarie Capital Securities.
Vladimir Yakunin, Bridgens, says if all statements are to be believed, Russia seems to be "involved everywhere, in everything."
Vladimir Yakunin, Bridgens, says infrastructure plays a key role in the economic development in Russia.
With solid U.S. growth and the markets fully pricing in June rate hike, the Fed is most likely raising rates next month, says Alvin Liew, UOB.
As terrorists turn to "soft targets" in public spaces, security becomes harder to achieve, says Francesco Mancini, assistant dean of the LKYSPP at NUS.
Adrian Zuercher, UBS, says he remains overweight on China due to the policy flexibility of the government and earnings growth.
While the problem of Greek debt repayments hasn't gone away, it is unlikely to bring down the EU, says Marie Owens Thomsen, Indosuez Wealth Management.
Quicker and more responsive 5G networks will bring about greater levels of efficiency and safety, says Magnus Ewerbring, CTO APAC of Ericsson.
Markets in Asia have been choppier and this is a sign of things to come, says Sat Duhra, Henderson Global Investors.
The reality is that it will be impossible to remove lone-wolf threats from society, says Richard Fenning of Control Risks.
Christy Tan, National Australia Bank, says there's an upbeat outlook in Asia on the back of positive events, such as the S&P upgrade of Indonesia's credit rating.
Wayne Farmer, Canada-ASEAN Business Council, says ASEAN's demographics and growth levels present Canada with a market opportunity.