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Rolf Schrömgens, CEO, Trivago, says the site's data shows Chinese travelers spending more for hotel rooms and heading to destinations like Turkey and the UAE.

The official PMI tracks larger, industrial companies — which have performed better in recent months — while the Caixin index focuses on smaller enterprises, explains Donna Kwok of UBS.

Sashi Tharoor, member of Parliament, India, says PM Narendra Modi has a poor report card on economic management three years on with policy implementation lagging.

Anabel Gonzalez, senior Director for the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank Group, says skills training could offset the impact on jobs from more automation in manufacturing.

James Tan, CEO, Tokio Marine Life Insurance, Singapore, discusses the features of the company's chat bot that can explain policies and sign up advisors as well.

OPEC compliance at 'almost 100 percent': Russia energy minister

OPEC has reached an "almost 100 percent" compliance level for the first time in its history, says Alexander Novak, energy minister of Russia.

India remains a bleak market for many reasons, including the government's inability to get things done, says Sat Duhra of Janus Henderson Investors.

Michael Robinson, chief technology strategist, MoneyMorning.com, says Google has come up with a "boutique" product in its new phone offerings aimed at integration of its software services.

Wells Fargo's brand history could help win back customers' trust following the bank's big scandal, says John Maxfield of the Motley Fool.

Japan's consumers at their happiest since 1964, analyst says

Jim McCafferty of Nomura Securities discusses the possible factors behind the apparent pickup in consumer confidence in Japan.

Chunshek Chan, global head of M&A Research, Dealogic, said excluding the Syngenta deal in 2016 - Chinese companies are on a similar pace or even better for outbound deals in 2017.

"This is really just the beginning," Elon Musk told a crowd in South Australia to commemorate the construction of the world's largest lithium ion battery plant.

UK PM Theresa May says good progress has been made on citizens’ rights

"Very good progress has been made” in regard to Brexit talks surrounding citizens’ rights, British Prime Minister Theresa May said.

CMA ‘ready to accommodate’ Saudi Aramco IPO, chairman says

There are little to no gaps in Saudi Arabia's securities regulation that would complicate a Saudi Aramco IPO, Mohammed El-Kuwaiz, chairman of the Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia, said.

Saudi market can become one of world’s biggest, CMA chairman says

Saudi Arabia, once open to mainly local investors, is now opening up to foreign traders, Mohammed El-Kuwaiz, chairman of the Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia, said.

Rapid advancement of practical A.I., All Turtles founder says

It is easier to be negative about the downsides and risks to artificial intelligence but it takes imagination to see the upsides, Phil Libin, founder of All Turtles, said.

Asia Pacific is still the world's largest HNWI market

Investment performance by wealth managers for high net worth individuals (HNWI) in Asia Pacific was above global benchmarks, says David Wilson of Capgemini Global Financial Services.

Andrew Freris, CEO, Ecognosis Advisory, says competition and economic reform do more to boost economic growth than fiscal stimulus or tax cuts.

Francis Tang, CFO, ZhongAn Insurance, says the fintech's listing in Hong Kong makes sense because it pulls in international investors.

Tara Joseph, president, AmCham Hong Kong, says the non-political organization is watching trade policy shifts in Asia for the impact on its members.

It would not take a lot in stimulus to give the dollar a boost, but some might have gotten ahead of themselves when it comes to weighing the legislation needed for tax reform to be seen, says Todd Elmer of Citi.

Wilbur Ross: China 'quite serious' about living up to N.Korea commitments

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says it was a big deal for the People's Bank of China to tell Chinese commercial banks to implement UN sanctions against the North.

Wilbur Ross: I don't think there's chaos in the White House

It's only normal for there to be some friction with hundreds of people with high testosterone joining the new administration, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks about new tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber from the White House in Washington, April 25, 2017.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says there's no deal on any specific item over North American Free Trade Agreement until you "have a deal on everything."

Wilbur Ross: Isolated US is a fiction invented by the media

The U.S. rejected the Trans-Pacific Partnership as it was not an advantageous deal, but it isn't forsaking the rest of the world, says U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

Wilbur Ross: We don't mind competition, we just want a level playing field

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross weighs in on the U.S. trade relationship with China and explains why he thinks the World Trade Organization is an archaic system.

Martin Shulz should continue as SPD leader despite election loss: Politician

Martin Schulz, leader of Germany’s SPD, is still “the right person to lead the party” despite poor election results, Ralf Stegner, deputy leader of the SPD, said.

Nestle will still be a stock worth investing in, analyst says

Nestle’s earnings estimates may come up 5-10 percent in 2018, Jon Cox, head of European consumer equities at Kepler Cheuvreux, said.

German election result was a ‘black day’ for social democracy, politician says

Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) should work to prevent the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party from leading the opposition, Ralf Stegner, deputy leader of the SPD, said.

Central bankers admitting failure to control inflation, analyst says

Adam Posen, president at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, discusses the latest signals from central banks, after minutes from the Bank of Japan suggested optimism on inflation.

Peg Mackey, chief OPEC oil analyst at the International Energy Agency, says there has been a decline in oil inventories, but it's improbable that balances can be trimmed to the five-year average before OEPEC cuts expire.