Despite Hong Kong posting its first budget deficit in 15 years, the main problems of weak consumption, trade and tourism are unlikely to be solved by any new fiscal stimulus, says Martin Rasmussen of Capital Economics.
MSCI's head of climate policy & strategy, David Lunsford, notes that while climate change puts companies worldwide at risk of losing revenue and facilities, those in low-lying Asian countries need to invest in more coastal flooding protections to minimize losses.
Richard Lancaster assesses the impact of coronavirus on mainland Chinese businesses, including the effect it has had on CLP.
The resignation of Mahathir Mohamad as Malaysia's prime minister has left the country in limbo — setting the stage for an unprecedented scramble among political parties seeking to form the next government.
The extent that developments in China affect U.S. monetary policy is being underestimated, and the prospect of at least two rate cuts this year from the Fed is very real, says Sat Duhra of Janus Henderson Investors.
Amir Fareed of KRA Group discusses the latest political turmoil in Malaysia and says that the race to form the country's next government remains "wide open."
Despite trade barriers, trade between the U.S. and India continues to grow, says Richard Rossow of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Jayant Sinha, chairperson of India's parliamentary standing committee on finance, discusses the country's relationship with the U.S. and China as the world's two largest economies compete for dominance in the technology space.
SEEK is hopeful that it will get "back on track" with its growth expansion strategy once the ongoing coronavirus crisis subsides, says CEO Andrew Bassat who runs Australia's leading online employment marketplace.
South Korea still has a "relatively healthy" fiscal position and has room to ramp up spending a lot more, despite the economy getting hit by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, says Alex Holmes of Capital Economics.
John Velis of BNY Mellon Markets says the U.S. dollar's fundamentals outweigh the Japanese yen as a safe haven asset in the growing coronavirus epidemic.
Tim Seymour of Seymour Asset Management talks to "Squawk Box" Asia's Sri Jegarajah about the Fed's direction, and whether the markets can return to normal, post-coronavirus.
U.S. President Donald Trump's friendship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is an important factor in the bilateral relationship between their two countries, says Ram Madhav, National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
BluesScope Steel CEO Mark R Vassella says business performance in February and March is heavily impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak in China.
Malaysia is the least likely of the Asian stock markets to be hurt amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, says Kelvin Tay of UBS Global Wealth Management.
Max Cunningham of ASX says the exchange's new tech board should bring new companies to Australia, thanks to its international listing strategy.
National Australia Bank strategist Rodrigo Catril says the yen's safe-haven attributes tend to be linked to the performance of developed markets. With Wall Street and the U.S. dollar continuing to see strength, the yen is unlikely to trade as a safe haven, he says.
Catherine Seifert from CFRA Research discusses both the impact of the coronavirus on insurance agencies as well as the impact autonomous vehicles will have on auto insurers like Geico.
Kingsley Jones from Jevons Global says disappointing earnings could cause recession in the near future, and that investors should remain defensive.
Bernie Sanders is "well-positioned" to emerge as the Democratic nominee unless fellow Democrat Michael Bloomberg can focus on defeating him first, instead of U.S. President Donald Trump, says Lanhee Chen of Hoover Institution.
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.