Jim Sarni of Payden & Rygel says monetary policy is not an "exact science," and the Federal Reserve is doing the best it can to navigate the economy through "challenging times."
Alison Watkins of Coca-Cola Amatil says the company is very focused on the shift in consumer preferences to low and no sugar drinks.
Mark Newman of Bernstein says Samsung's new foldable phone looked "better than expected" and could become more of a mainstream product in one to two years.
With an increased number of visitors from the Chinese mainland, some sectors in Hong Kong will "definitely" benefit, says Alice Chan of the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong.
Michael Yoshikami of Destination Wealth Management says the Fed is signalling that it will be cautious, and this is a "net positive" for the market.
Martin Crabb of Shaw and Partners says it is difficult for Qantas to maintain market share because it is not the cheapest, and there is a lot of competition from Middle Eastern carriers.
European authorities will be reporting on the progress of reforms in Greece. Finance Minister of Greece Euclid Tsakalotos says he expects the report to be "favorable."
Diane Swonk of Grant Thornton says the Federal Reserve was operating in a data void because of the U.S. government shutdown, but now that there has been some "suspiciously" weak data, the central bank is starting to pivot and almost "pirouette."
Eddie Ghabour of Key Advisors Group says he expects some "short-term pullbacks" in the U.S. market over the next few months, but he would see them as buying opportunities.
Chinese authorities could be getting ready to implement more extensive stimulus measures in a bid to encourage growth in the country, three economists said this week.
Mark Newman from Bernstein said Samsung's plan was to the show off the technology, get the manufacturing process going, and get customers used to the concept of a foldable smartphone.
Mick McCormack of APA Group weighs in on the company's "textbook" earnings.
Saudi Arabia indicated that it wants to help to de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan. Alyssa Ayres of the Council on Foreign Relations said it would be "fairly difficult" for a Saudi leader to play a "mediating" role.
Isaac Poole of Oreana Financial Services discusses the U.S.-China trade war and explains why he says Asian markets could rally further.
Ralph Haupter of Microsoft says the company is "very much focused" on building trust with customers, who are increasingly aware of how their data could be used.
David Lennox of Fat Prophets weighs in on BHP's earnings. He says the company's first half result was "fairly sloppy."
Uncertainty in the political sector is unlikely to affect the Australian consumer, says Peter Allen, CEO of Scentre. He also explains why he says declining house prices may not impact retail sales in the country.
Karine Hirn of East Capital says a lot of Chinese stocks were "indiscriminately killed" in 2018, but there are "very interesting" investment stories coming out of the country now.
Scott Mushkin of Wolfe Research discusses the challenges and outlook for retailers like Walmart.
Frank Holmes of U.S. Global Investors says global growth concerns peaked in April 2018, and expresses concern that China's Purchasing Managers' Index fell below 50.