An emphasis on fixed income and how to think about risk and volatility management will be the theme for 2020, says Tai Hui of J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
Helmut Schuehsler of TVM Capital Healthcare says, besides acute care in hospitals, rehabilitation, ongoing diagnostics and "staying healthy" will become an important part of health care.
Shaun Roache of S&P Global Ratings says slowing growth in China ensures that medium-term risks of financial instability ease. He says it's a "good move" to allow growth to slow.
Brendan McKenna of Wells Fargo Securities says Bank Indonesia has "plenty of space" to continue to cut rates. He also says the Reserve Bank of India is likely to lower rates further.
Michael Arone of State Street Global Advisors says the U.S. and China maybe nearing a time where they feel "compelled" to make some progress on trade.
Benjamin Diokno of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says the U.S., China and export-dependent economies will be "major losers" in the trade war. For the Philippines, the longer the trade war drags on, the higher the potential benefit for the Philippines, he says.
Huynh Thanh Phong of FWD Group says he is "quite hopeful" about the company's application for a license in China. He also discusses a potential IPO with CNBC at the Singapore Summit.
There isn't much of an answer to the U.S.-China trade war and investors need to learn to live with the uncertainty, Charles Kaye of Warburg Pincus told CNBC at the Singapore Summit. He says that doesn't mean returns on investments will be smaller in China.
Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital says the Fed didn't need to cut rates because the U.S. economy is doing "pretty well."
Steve Brice of Standard Chartered Private Bank discusses bond yields and the U.S. dollar outlook. He also weighs in on what could trigger a recession.
Danielle DiMartino Booth of Quill Intelligence says the Fed is "woefully" behind the curve and discusses the central bank's repurchase operations.
Henry Rome of Eurasia Group says Iran made a "risky bet" that they would be able to attack Saudi Arabia's oil facilities without eliciting a military response from the U.S. So far, it seems like that was a good bet, he says.
David Lafferty of Natixis Investment Managers says Fed Chair Jerome Powell reassured markets that the central bank has the tools to deal with the liquidity crunch.
The tariffs that the U.S. and China have slapped on each other's goods "just aren't big enough" to explain the slowdown in global trade, says Shamik Dhar of BNY Mellon. Companies and investors who "fear something a lot worse" are driving the decline by cutting back on investments, he says.
Evan Medeiros of Georgetown University says both the U.S. and China need "face-saving measures" in the trade war. He says a mini trade deal is likely.
Tom Finke of Barings says a possible recession in the U.S. wouldn't be a typical cyclical slowdown with a long decline going into it. He also points out that the labor market is still tight.
Uncertainty is a "very big deal" and could even lead to a recession, says Sarah Bloom Raskin, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Michael Milken of the Milken Institute says the case for renewables is not just the environmental benefits, but also the lower costs. He says, for two-thirds of the world, renewables are cheaper than a significant amount of carbon-based energy.
Gerard Cassidy of RBC Capital Markets discusses financial markets and what potential negative interest rates in the U.S. would mean for investors.
Neeraj Seth of BlackRock says there's not enough good quality fixed income in the markets. He says Asian high-yield bonds have started to look attractive.
Based at CNBC's Hong Kong studios, Bernie Lo covers core business day programming and anchors Squawk Box Asia.
Nancy Hungerford, Anchor, CNBC's Capital Connection.
An experienced business and financial markets correspondent who specializes in commodities since 1997, Sri Jegarajah follows global energy developments closely.