Alex Capri, NUS Business School, says he gives the U.S. President credit for walking back on most of his extreme positions on trade and foreign policy.
Daniel Hynes, ANZ, says there's bulls are counting on extended output cuts but bears are focusing on the inventory build concerns.
Rob Subbaraman, Nomura, says the recovery in exports has been the main thing the Korean economy has going for it and Trump's comments were a negative for that.
There's a perception that oil markets are flooded due to non-OPEC output but fundamentals show demand will remain strong, says Richard Gorry, JBC Energy Asia.
Hong Kong's position as a financial center makes it a prime contender to become a fintech hub, according to Franklin Tong Fuk-kay of ASTRI.
Richard Martin, IMA Asia, says U.S. corporations are already sitting on record cash piles, but they need the confidence and certainty to invest.
Harit Nagpal, Tata Sky, talks about the content distributor's strategy in India as the use of mobile phones takes off.
The Hong Kong authorities should get involved in encouraging interest in sectors beyond finance, such as shipping, says Simon Doughty, Wallem Group.
The Chinese ban on Korean entertainment had encouraged the company to seek opportunities on a broader basis, says Jeongdo Hong, JoongAng Media Network.
Jeongdo Hong, JoongAng Media Network, talks about the growth of Korean dramas.
Shane Oliver, AMP Capital Investors, weighs in on on U.S. tax reform plans and South Korean equities ahead of the release of Q1 GDP numbers.
Exogenous shocks, such as deterioration in EU-Turkey relations, are risks that Europe faces, says Michael Hessel, Absolute Strategy Research.
French entrepreneur and Fillon supporter Charles Beigbeder says while the two candidates have similar economic policies, they differ on security issues.
Nicholas Johnson, J.P. Morgan, says there is a slate of exciting opportunities coming to the Hong Kong issuance market in the second half of the year.
Yu Zhichen, founder and CEO of Turing Robot, says it would take another five to ten years for robotics technology to develop sufficiently.
Emily Mansfield, The Economist Intelligence Unit, says support for Marine Le Pen hasn't budged that much in the past following terror attacks.
Vikram Kapur, Bain & Company, says demographics, including an older population and increased incidence of chronic disease, are driving deals in Asia.
Brad Gastwirth, ABR Investment Strategy, says pre-order numbers for the Samsung Galaxy S8 were good but it takes time to see if potential issues crop up.
Ben Onatibia, Vanda Research, says he's advising clients to stay on cash and not follow the Asian lead when it comes to the French election.
Former presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto was involved in Jakarta's election to influence the presidential vote in 2019, notes political analyst Wimar Witoelar.