Mid-sized cities with developed economies and low population densities performed well in the index, says Stefano Scuratti of EIU Consulting.
Asian markets are key for California food products and farmers and companies are looking for opportunities even with the TPP apparently out of the picture, said Jeff Williamson, director, California State Trade and Export Promotion.
With uncertainty on Fed and Trump policies continuing, it makes sense to continue to look for opportunities in Asia, says Ken Wong, Asia Equity Portfolio Specialist, Eastspring Investments.
Developments in artificial intelligence can be used in more traditional industries in Asia to increase productivity, says Raja Hamzah Abidin of RHL Ventures.
Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari, details the luxury brand's plans to open hotels in some of Asia's trendiest cities, including Shanghai and Dubai.
With markets looking fully valued, investors should consider less traditional assets, says James Cheo of Bank of Singapore.
Asia markets opened mixed on Wednesday, following the mixed lead from Wall Street as U.S. July retail sales blew past expectations.
Henry Fernandez, CEO of MSCI, says the decision to include China A-shares in the MSCI EM index was based on the success of the mainland's stock connect programs.
Tom White of TD Ameritrade says the climb higher in U.S. equities can be attributed to corporate earnings growth.
The Philippines' peso has tumbled to fresh 11-year lows, but the country's policy makers said that heralded good tidings.
Nestor Espenilla, governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, says it's natural for an emerging market like the Philippines to run a current account deficit.
While markets remain vulnerable to North Korea tensions, investors should focus on the improving earnings picture in Asia, says Frank Benzimra of Societe Generale.
Benjamin Diokno, the Philippines' secretary of budget and management, weighs in on the country's infrastructure investment and current account deficit.
Indonesia has implemented price regulations for ride-hailing services in the country. Noni Purnomo of Blue Bird Group Holding weighs in.
Pahala Mansury, CEO of Garuda Indonesia, discusses the airline's narrowing losses due to a pick-up in passenger numbers and an increase in average fare.
William Studebaker, president of ROBO Global, says it's too early in the development of A.I. to say that the sector is in a bubble.
Jonathan Brodsky of Cedar Street Asset Management says opportunities exist in the mid and small-cap space for investors looking to play the consumer growth story.
Jonathan Berkshire Miller of the Council on Foreign Relations weighs in on posturing from both North Korea and the U.S. ahead of U.S.-South Korea military exercises.
Melanie Hart of the Center for American Progress argues that the way U.S.-China economic ties are structured hurts U.S. interests.
Jim Lowell of Adviser Investments makes the case for active investors given the need for stock selection in the current market environment.