South Korea's structural headwinds have been strong given factors like contractions in trade and investment activity, says Trinh Nguyen from Natixis.
Jeff Powell from Polaris Greystone Financial Group says that markets are expected to perform better despite volatility in the U.S. He adds they will also be monitoring progress in key industries that will be impacted by the U.S.-China trade deal.
India's economy is most in need of fiscal stimulus in large sectors such as automobiles and housing, says Rana Gupta from Manulife Asset Management.
Strong consumer confidence and high employment rates are keeping the U.S. economy strong, says Christopher Brankin from TD Ameritrade Singapore. However, he says that the 2020 U.S. elections may introduce some market uncertainty.
Corporations that have been hoarding significant amounts of U.S. dollars may start investing them in China, says Craig Chan of Nomura.
Gold prices have the potential to reach $1,800 per ounce, says Jonathan Pain, author of The Pain Report.
Nicolas Chapuis, EU ambassador to China, discusses the impact of the U.S.-China deal on EU-China relations. He adds that they are working to deliver "smart and sensible agreements" through a "policy of engagement" with China and will monitor the U.S.-China phase one deal closely.
China may experience a 5.8% gross domestic product growth in 2020, says Le Xia, chief economist from BBVA. He also foresees a boost in Chinese exports following the U.S.-China phase one trade deal.
Markets in Asia traded higher on Friday as China's GDP numbers largely met analyst expectations.
New home prices in China have been growing at a slower pace amid broader government measures to curb speculative buying.
Neil Shearing from Capital Economics describes the "central" role that the property market plays in the Chinese economy, and how it should not be overlooked despite the spotlight being on the U.S.-China trade deal.
Companies in the U.S. are likely to remain cautious amid uncertainties in the run up to the U.S. presidential election, says Mark Jolley of CCB International Securities. He predicts emerging markets particularly in Asia to only grow stronger.
Investors can expect to do a "balancing act" when trading in currencies like the Chinese yuan, says Philip Wee from DBS Bank. He sees the yuan trading in a range of 6.8-7.0 against the U.S. dollar.
Isaac Poole from Oreana Financial Services predicts that the U.S. economy may slow down in late 2020 or early 2021 to the extent that the Fed may be forced to cut interest rates.
Default risks and moral hazard are considered a "policy-driven experiment" in the Chinese real estate sector, says Howard Wang from JP Morgan Asset Management.
Jake Parker from the U.S.-China Business Council discusses the need for further dialogue in phase two of the U.S.-China trade deal. There are possible "low hanging fruits" that can be seen in phase two which can be resolved, he says.
"We need to see better earnings growth than we saw last year," says John Carey of Amundi Pioneer Asset Management. At the same time, he is also concerned about credit quality in the U.S.
U.S. President Donald Trump signed a partial trade deal with China on Wednesday that takes steps to root out several practices by Beijing that have irked the White House and members of Congress from both parties.
Peter Chia of UOB expects China's GDP to gradually moderate to 5.9% this year and he is looking at a target of 6.85-7.20 trade range for Chinese yuan against the U.S. dollar.
Deborah Elms of the Asian Trade Center discusses the challenges ahead for the U.S. and China in fulfilling an ambitious commitment, particularly in trading agricultural goods.