Ryan Bohl of Stratfor says the U.S. may be willing to extend some waivers or back off from further sanctions on Iran, but it's "very unlikely" for the U.S. to remove any sanctions as a precondition for negotiations.
Rodrigo Catril of National Australia Bank says the U.S. dollar tends to underperform when the Federal Reserve embarks on an easing cycle, and may struggle in the coming months.
Vishnu Varathan of Mizuho Bank discusses how China may provide stimulus to its economy. He says reserve requirement ratio cuts will be the first "port of call" for the country's monetary policy.
The findings by McKinsey and Company come amid a year-long tariff fight between the U.S. and China.
"I think it is certainly true that Donald Trump would like a weaker dollar. But I think that's really kind of short sighted," said Bob Baur, Chief Global Economist of Principal Global Investors on Friday.
Arun Sundararajan of New York University's Stern School of Business says part of the reason why France "jumped the gun" and passed a digital tax on U.S. technology companies could be the "Yellow Vest" protests.
Josh Kallmer of the Information Technology Industry Council says it's "incredibly important" that economies around the world are cooperating to determine what the "rules of the road" are for how they make taxing decisions.
Stephen Schork of The Schork Report says Iran is in a "dire situation" economically, and the U.S. is dangling a carrot in front of the country. He says it sounds like cooler heads will prevail between the two parties.
Jim Sarni of Payden & Rygel says it's unrealistic to think that any central bank can "unilaterally" solve issues in the global economy. The slowdown is less about interest rates and more about political and trade uncertainty, he says.
Singapore's second-quarter gross domestic product fell 3.4% from the previous three month period. Sian Fenner of Oxford Economics says this is "pretty bad," and the Monetary Authority of Singapore needs to do as much as it can to support the economy.
Jon Medved of OurCrowd says investors are underestimating how much upside there is in the food industry.
Romaine Jackson of Dealogic says Levi's initial public offering earlier in 2019 may bode well for the listing of AB InBev's Asia unit in Hong Kong because both are legacy names with tangible products.
Bob Baur of Principal Global Investors says he thinks the U.S. dollar is likely to be starting a mild downtrend.
David Riedel of Riedel Research Group says he would not be surprised to see an earnings recession in the U.S. toward the end of 2019. He also discusses European markets, and says he thinks the U.K. is headed for a crash out Brexit.
Carlos Urzua, former finance minister of Mexico, resigned from his post and criticized decisions made by the administration. Rachel Ziemba of Ziemba Insights weighs in.
The Fed may see a 50 basis point rate cut as the leading edge of a cutting cycle, but Rob Martin of UBS says the firm wouldn't see the need for any cuts beyond the first one.
The only Fed that would react and cut in this market is one that has lost patience and is reacting to political developments, says Axel Merk of Merk Investments.
Jesper Koll of WisdomTree Investments says Japan's export curbs on South Korea are not a "short-term political ploy," and from the Japanese perspective, "honor is at stake."
David Pratt of TransferWise says Facebook's Libra could show more people that there's an easier and cheaper way to make cross-border payments beyond banks, and that could lead people to TransferWise.
Stephen Roach of Yale University says the Trump administration does not make fact-based policy, but rather, creates policy based on politics, and that's likely to continue to be the case in its handling of Huawei.