Germany's Merkel faces challenging coalition talks as uncertainties loom for Europe, says Fredrik Erixon of the European Centre for International Political Economy.
New Zealand First's Winston Peters may not side easily with the Nationals given their "bad history," says Richard Shaw of Massey University.
Given global uncertainties, investors should increase exposure to long U.S. treasuries, yen and gold, says Binay Chandgothia of Principal Global Investors.
China's debt levels may cause big problems for the global economy, but Beijing has a handle on it, say REYL Singapore's Daryl Liew and EIU Asia's Simon Baptist.
British PM Theresa May must juggle the "completely different" expectations of domestic and foreign critics, says Carsten Nickel of Teneo Intelligence.
Investors view the North Korea tensions as "just talk" and China's relationship with the U.S. and Pyongyang isn't likely to change, say REYL Singapore's Daryl Liew and EIU Asia's Simon Baptist.
David Carbon, managing director economics and currencies, DBS says that wage growth will remain soft as the economic recovery has not produced the conditions yet.
Marcel Thieliant, senior Japan economist, Capital Economics, said if PM Shinzo Abe calls a snap election this year, implementation of a sales tax next year would be easier if his party does well.
Following the Federal Reserve's latest meeting, Gareth Nicholson, head of fixed income at Bank of Singapore, talks repositioning against the backdrop of soft inflation.
Attom Data Solutions' Daren Blomquist says recent hurricanes are expected to cause a dip in home sales in the U.S., as well as potentially weigh on home prices.
With the issue of the balance sheet well telegraphed, the key issue at the end of the Fed's September meeting will be the dot plot, says Divya Devesh of Standard Chartered Bank.
SK Hynix could be set to become a much larger player in the flash memory space if the deal goes through, says Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights & Strategy.
Upward pressure on the dollar from higher U.S. inflation and quantitative tightening could cause a pullback in emerging markets, says Mark Jolley of CCB International Securities.
JP Lee, partner and MD, SoftBank Ventures Korea, said he's particularly interested in data and artificial intelligence applications as he searches for start-ups.
Taavi Roivas, Vice President of the Estonian Parliament and former Prime Minister of Estonia, said his country and Singapore have a shared interest in smart cities and e-governance.
The Federal Reserve is some ways away from its inflation target in the near term as the FOMC convenes for its September meeting. Mikio Kumada of LGT Capital Partners weighs in.
Robin Kwok, Airbnb country manager for Southeast Asia, Hong Kong & Taiwan, says the company is luring a surge in Chinese travelers abroad with a new platform aimed at their needs.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un feels pressure on regime stability that the U.S. should exploit with messages into the country, says Bruce Bennett, senior defense analyst, RAND.
The U.S. is fairly valued, but emerging markets in Asia have room to run, says Eric Robertsen, head of Global Macro Strategy and FX Research, Standard Chartered Bank.
Singapore's F1 weekend sees the return of a star-packed partying venue, says Robbie Hoyes-Cock, CEO & Founder, The Podium Lounge.