Both the U.S. and India want to see a counterweight to China's presence in Asia, particularly in the South China Sea, says CSR' Varun Sivaram.
Oil demand has exceeded global supply that is bordering on flat, but inventory build remains a worry, says Wood Mackenzie's Craig McMahon.
Macquarie Wealth Management's Martin Lakos says he's watching out for China's services sector to gain momentum and the Fed's hiking path.
OCBC's Barnabas Gan and Standard Chartered's Eric Robertsen discuss their forecasts for gold prices, which are closely tied to Fed moves.
Expect smartwatches to have improved functionality, better designs and increased connectivity, says Canalys' Ishan Dutt.
Crude demand from Europe and China has been falling while the supply glut persists, says OCBC Bank's Barnabas Gan.
Duke-NUS Medical School's Shee-Mei Lok says pregnant women infected with the Zika virus have a 1 to 10 percent chance of having a baby with microcephaly.
The U.S. elections and increase of U.S. dollar Libor might keep the Fed from hiking rates in September, says Standard Chartered's Eric Robertsen.
Singapore has identified a further 26 locally-transmitted Zika cases, with some found outside previously-affected areas.
University of British Columbia's Paul Evans says Trudeau wants to engage in multilateral relations with China through the AIIB.
Maybank Investment Bank's Mohshin Aziz says because Malaysian airlines have consolidated and cut capacity, it's easier for AirAsia to fill up seats.
Indonesia, India and the Philippines offer the best opportunities but are also the most expensive in Asia, says Henderson Global Investors' Sat Duhra.
Chinese outward investments could hit $150 billion this year and some rejections were to be expected, says American Enterprise Institute's Derek Scissors.
Markets will be eyeing non-farm payrolls due Friday as the data will have an impact on Fed expectations, says National Australia Bank's Christy Tan.
Expect Chinese banks' non-performing loans to see signs of stabilization this year, says DBS Vickers Hong Kong's Shujin Chen.
U.S. stocks could head higher and drive investors towards emerging markets if the Fed holds rates steady, says BMI Research's Cedric Chehab.
Manulife Asset Management's Rana Gupta says Indian state banks need to start focusing their efforts on developing digital and mobile banking.
The Fed chair's speech could be perceived as dovish, which would lead to dollar weakness, says Compass Global Markets' Tony Boyadjian.
The Star Entertainment CEO's Matt Bekier says he is confident that the gaming company can replicate its Sydney sucess in Queensland.
Companies can frack responsibly, although the lack of regulation in certain states such as Ohio poses challenges, says University of Cincinnati's Amy Townsend-Small.
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