China's exports declined by 5.5 percent on year in August, while imports slid 13.8 percent, producing a trade surplus of $60.24 billion.
Alex Wong, director of asset management at Ample Capital, expects weak August trade data to trigger further monetary and fiscal stimulus from Beijing in the coming months.
China's stock exchanges are planning to introduce a circuit breaker system to keep a lid on market volatility. CNBC's Emily Tan has more.
The Commerce Department said on Thursday the trade gap narrowed 7.4 percent to $41.9 billion.
Jon Slangerup, Port of Long Beach CEO, discusses the state of shipping at the nation's ports and whether China turmoil has impacted trade.
Michael Na, Korea Strategist at Nomura, says the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak is a "transitory issue" and the South Korean economy will recover in the second half of year.
Xavier Denis, global strategist at SG Securities, says the opaque nature of Beijing is unnerving investors more than poor economic data.
South Korea's 14.7 percent on-year fall in exports last month was the steepest decline since August 2009 and well below economists' forecasts.
Mitul Kotecha, head of Asia FX and rates strategy at Barclays, explains why he's paring back his expectations for the timing of the first Fed interest-rate increase.
South Korea can discuss North Korean demands for an end to sanctions imposed over a 2010 naval attack.
A Chinese minor metals exchange chief was captured by angry investors and turned over to the police, the Financial Times reports.
Are French Socialists becoming supply-siders, and swapping economic gurus in the process? And how will Germany respond?
The fundamentals still remain solid, says Alan Knuckman, Barchart Bulls-eye Options, weighing in with his market outlook ahead of the opening bell.
Joan Mileski, Texas A&M at Galveston, discusses the need to keep up with the speed of trade and improve U.S. port infrastructure.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the future of America's ports and what kind of investments it will take to improve them.
Subir Gokarn, director of research at Brookings India, says other countries competing with China in terms of exports will have to work with the assumption that there will be further depreciation in the yuan.
Japan's export growth slowed in July on reduced shipments of cars and electronics to Asia.
Melissa Otto, Japanese equities analyst at the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund, outlines the names she likes in Japan's equity market.
Jan Randolph, IHS Global Insight, weighs in on the major implications for the environment, health and trade in the aftermath of the explosion at China's Tianjin Port.
Nizam Idris, head of fixed income and currencies at Macquarie, says Indonesia's wider-than-expected trade surplus underscores issues in the economy, which could further pressurize the rupiah.