Rob Davies, South Africa's minister of trade and industry, says the country is aiming to boost ties to China and other BRICS countries.
Geopolitical tensions might be simmering, but the impact they might have on markets remains contained for now, says Christy Tan of National Australia Bank.
Tuan Huynh of Deutsche Bank Wealth Management says he's looking more at North Asian markets than Southeast Asian ones.
HSBC's share buyback is in line with analyst expectations and is expected to support the bank's stock price, says Jackson Wong of Huarong International Securities.
The bank's investment banking unit, and not wealth management, was responsible for the good set of results, says Dan Scott of Credit Suisse.
The country likes when other markets are open to China, but the same can't be said for the reverse, says Simon Baptist, chief economist at the EIU.
Amazon shares' beating wasn't because of the company's earnings miss, it was on rich valuations, explains King Lip of Baker Avenue Asset Management.
Bryan Goh of Bordier & Cie says he favors banks in developed markets because of improvements in loan growth and margins.
Amazon has launched its Prime Now services in Singapore, where users can enjoy two-hour delivery on selected products.
Henry Low of Amazon Asia Pacific Holdings tells CNBC about the launch of the internet retail giant's Amazon Prime Now Service in Singapore.
Consumers will benefit from the greater offerings from internet retailers, but offline retailers stand to lose, says Mike Booker from Bain & Company.
Michael Dunne of Dunne Automotive says markets were concerned by how U.S. auto makers' profits coming mainly from pick-ups in the U.S.
Facebook has to balance the needs of users and advertisers, and users are starting to become dissatisfied, says Phil Bak of ACSI Funds.
The Federal Reserve's gradual rise in interest rates hasn't had an impact on the earnings recovery in Asian markets, Kieran Calder, Union Bancaire Privée.
Brent Wilsey of Wilsey Asset Management explains what he likes about shares of retailers Michael Kors, Nordstrom and L Brands.
Peter Bellew, CEO of Malaysia Airlines, says the airline is expected to be in the black in 2018 and will target listing a year after that.
Eric Robertsen of Standard Chartered Bank talks about the extent to which the fall in inflation is transitory, and the implications that has for markets.
Global policymakers may finally be able to spur long-sought inflation, if they just wait.
It's unclear if the Trump administration has the credibility to push tax reform through, says Alex Capri, visiting senior fellow at NUS Business School.
Dollar weakness has gone beyond what rate differentials can justify, suggesting politics might be playing a role, says Sim Moh Siong of Bank of Singapore.