Tom Forte from D. A. Davidson says Apple has the ability to rejuvenate sales on the iPhone and "on the basis of 5G."
HSBC, headquartered in London, is scheduled to report full-year 2019 earnings on Tuesday.
Discouraging data out of the EU recently and a slowdown in the euro zone economy highlight downside risks for the euro, says Sean Callow from Westpac Bank.
Marnie Baker of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank says the decision to cut first-half dividends to 31 cents a share was difficult but necessary in order to ensure sustainability.
Woodside Petroleum's CEO Peter Coleman discusses his firm's strategy to add more value to its downstream assets as it reduces its stake in Kitimat, the Canadian liquefied natural gas project.
Japan has weathered unexpected crises in the past, says Nicholas Smith from CLSA.
The 83-year-old American woman arrived in Malaysia after leaving the MS Westerdam cruise ship that docked in Cambodia last week.
Markets remain strong despite the COVID-19 outbreak with central banks and governments on standby to assist where necessary, says Vasu Menon of OCBC Bank. He notes there has yet to be any "meaningful correction" so far.
China might still be able to achieve 5.0% to 5.5% growth if the coronavirus outbreak resolves by the first quarter of 2020, says Professor Eswar Prasad from Cornell University.
Besides possible further rate cuts from Malaysia's central bank amid the COVID-19 crisis, the government is also planning a short-term stimulus package, says Ong Kian Ming, deputy minister of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
John Hickey of Hickey Law Firm says there is a possibility of "some litigation" from quarantined cruise passengers, depending on the severity of information delays and reaction to the COVID-19 crisis.
Hong Kong's hotel industry has suffered "back to back impact" from the ongoing global health crisis and domestic social unrest issues which have driven down tourist arrivals, says Girish Jhunjhunwala, CEO of Ovolo Group. He says his group has had to engage in restructuring and ask some of its staff to go on unpaid leave.
A 'wait and see' approach will be needed to assess the full extent of the coronavirus crisis' impact on supply chains as factory workers in China slowly return to work after the Lunar New Year, says Greg Gilligan from the American Chamber of Commerce in China.
Gil Luria from D.A. Davidson says there hasn't been a need for Alibaba to expand into the more saturated Western markets yet, given its "impressive" growth and a considerable opportunity in Southeast Asia.
Daniel Ives of Wedbush Securities discusses how Tesla's stock sale takes its "negative doomsday" cash crunch scenario off the table.
Stay invested in dividend-oriented and staple-related names amid the current environment, says Michael Yoshikami, CEO of Destination Wealth Management.
ExxonMobil was one of the largest buys of millennial clients. "People are still in a mad hunt for yield," says JJ Kinahan of TD Ameritrade, who adds that stock markets may be due for a 5%-10% correction over the next few months.
"We can't be Singapore without being open and connected to the rest of the world," says Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information, Janil Puthucheary.
As of Thursday noon, Singapore had 58 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the country's Ministry of Health.
The current virus outbreak environment is "much tougher environment than anything" China has faced in the trade war, says Leland Miller, CEO of China Beige Book International.
Martin Soong is the co-anchor of CNBC's Squawk Box Asia, based in Singapore. The programme follows the day's biggest moves to provide viewers with actionable, real-time insights.
An experienced business and financial markets correspondent who specializes in commodities since 1997, Sri Jegarajah follows global energy developments closely.