Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce's Steve Okun says tax cuts will prove difficult given political polarization and the lack of "offsets" to government revenues from tax cuts.
Nicole Wong, regional head of Property Research, CLSA (HK), says the Chinese territory of Hong Kong is ready to utilize farm land to significantly boost housing stock, but infrastructure like roads and trains are needed first.
Neeraj Seth, head of Asian Credit, BlackRock, says gradual Fed rate hikes should not upset equity markets, while unwinding the balance sheet is not an "immediate concern."
Aim Sinpeng, lecturer in Comparative Politics, University of Sydney, says remarks by the military-backed government in Thailand it will hold elections in 2018 should be taken with a grain of salt.
Eddie Cheung, FX Strategist, Standard Chartered Bank, says his outlook on the dollar is not as upbeat as others because of doubts whether U.S. tax cuts will materialize.
Scott Wren, managing director and senior global equity strategist, Wells Fargo Investment Bank, says he is fully-allocated in a market facing "headwinds" on valuations and risks, but underweight on small-cap stocks.
Tim Fung, CEO and co-founder of Airtasker, says a country manager has been hired in the U.K. to expand after raising more than $33 million.
Iwan Joeniarto, president and CEO of GMF AeroAsia, said the IPO for the unit of Indonesian flag carrier Garuda is the first step to expand.
Kathy Matsui, MD and chief Japan strategist, Goldman Sachs, says that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seen keeping a simple majority for his coalition government in the Oct. 22 election.
Alicia Garcia-Herrero of Natixis says Catalonia does not have independent financial links that would be recognized in the euro zone or wider.
Joe Magyer, CIO of Lakehouse Capital, says tech plays need scrutiny on valuations and on potential currency swing impacts.
Joseph Incalcaterra, chief ASEAN economist at HSBC, said the tax and budget plans of President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines build on reforms started by the previous government.
Tan Teck Leng of UBS Wealth Management said the polls show Japan PM Shinzo Abe keeping at least his simple majority - which would be largely neutral for the yen.
Bill Northey of U.S. Bank Private Client Group says that his tracking of global indicators paints a solid picture for equity market gains.
Raül Romeva, minister of Foreign Affairs, Catalonia, says the tension over the push for independence should bring about an open discussion, not physical confrontation.
Robert Ayson, professor of Strategic Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, says kingmaker Winston Peters and his NZ First party could join with Labour, or National or offer support from outside and vote by issue.
North Korea could conduct its next missile test "any minute" as it celebrates its Oct. 10 "Party Foundation Day", says Evelyn Farkas of the Atlantic Council.
Jay Weatherill, premier of South Australia, says problems with natural gas supplies in the country can be linked to failure to develop a national energy policy.
Investors are not pricing in any of the risk of a much tighter monetary environment heading into 2018, says David Sokulsky of Crestone Wealth Management.
French luxury label Hermès is expanding its home wares collection with the aim of creating a new way of life for customers, says Hélène Dubrule, MD of Hermès Maison.