Satinder Ahluwalia of Bank Danamon says sentiment among SMEs and commercial firms in Indonesia is "still positive" because they do not see expect anything negative from the country's elections in April. He also discusses a proposed merger with Bank Nusantara Parahyangan.
Champion REIT saw record highs in occupancy for one of its properties and in distributable income for 2018. Ada Wong of Champion REIT discusses what supported the good report card for the company.
Amanda Stitt of Legg Mason Global Asset Management says China could see $80 billion flowing into its markets over the next three years.
Three U.K. lawmakers quit the Conservative Party and joined a recently-formed independent group in Parliament. Fariborz Moshirian of the UNSW Business School weighs in on the impact of this development.
Despite a slowdown in China's economy, Chinese travelers continue to "visit the world" and are going further away from home as well, says James Marshall of Expedia.
Jason Zhou of Guotai Junan Securities says Baidu is preparing itself for the era of artificial intelligence.
Tim Seymour of Seymour Asset Management says China can make the politics "look better" by buying more soybean and changing the trade balance a bit.
Jude Blanchette of Crumpton Group says "mixed messages" from the U.S. are "intentional," and are part of a strategy to keep outcomes open in negotiations with China.
Patrick Chovanec of Silvercrest Asset Management says the market is "groping in the dark" a little because of a lack of data due to the U.S. government shutdown in 2018.
Eric Brewer of the Center for a New American Security says U.S. President Donald Trump should put pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to working-level dialogues on issues like sanctions relief and denuclearization.
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.