Steven Milch, chief economist at Suncorp, says wage growth has lagged, but should gain with new jobs added.
Homin Lee, macro strategist for Asia at Lombard Odier, says Japan's economy will grow next year but face headwinds from a tight labor market.
Europe's economy looks set to perform well and growth will be driven mostly by domestic consumption, says Reinhard Cluse, chief European economist at UBS.
With permanent job placements on the rise in the U.K., the economy is likely doing better than GDP data suggests, says David Miller of Quilter Cheviot.
Investors are failing to consider the possible impact of a U.S. tax cut on the Fed policy, says Richard Jerram, chief economist at the Bank of Singapore.
Blockchain technology will bring a "sea change" allowing businesses to collaborate on shared infrastructure, says Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin.
Canada must chart its own path on foreign affairs and is doing so by increased participation in Asia, says Brian Harding of the Center for American Progress.
Markets might expect a flatter yield curve, but State Street Global Markets strategist Ben Luk says he's still fairly positive about global growth.
The a2 Milk Company now ships fresh milk into Singapore and is looking for opportunities to expand to other Southeast Asian markets, says the firm's chairman, Geoff Babidge.
Delayed Brexit talks have hindered foreign investment and other economic activity in the U.K, says Daniel LaCalle, chief economist at Tressis.
Taimur Baig, managing director and chief economist at DBS, says China's regional expansion through the Belt and Road initiative faces financial hurdles.
Paul Flynn, MD at Whitehaven Coal, says the company has whittled down is debt and is well placed to meet demand from new coal-fired power plants in Asia.
By lumping U.S.-China trade with the North Korean threat, Trump is not serving U.S. interests, says Susan Shirk of the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy.
China's $60 billion into Asia for the Belt and Road project won't come unless countries undertake reforms, says Chetan Ahya of Morgan Stanley.
V.S. Parthasarathy, group CFO and CIO at Mahindra Group, expects commercial vehicles sales in India to grow fast, marking a plus for the economy.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he's committed to working through a trade pact by the remaining 11 members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Priyanaka Kishore, lead Asia economist at Oxford economics, says Southeast Asia has done well this year and key economies should keep up the pace in 2018.
Tuan Huynh, CIO APAC at Deutsche Bank Wealth Management, says one touchstone for the Chinese market next year is the pace of yuan liberalization.
Parker Gundersen, Group CEO at Zalora, says the firms expects business to double from a year ago in Singles Day-related sales in China.
Aparna Mathur, resident scholar in economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, says US tax cuts should be assessed by the prospect for higher wages.