Asian stocks closed higher on Friday, with gains in the region led by South Korea's benchmark Kospi index.
Bronwyn King of Tobacco Free Portfolios said she started her journey to ethical investing after finding her savings fund invested in tobacco stocks.
Oil-related stocks in Asia traded higher on Friday after oil prices advanced to a two-week high in the previous session.
A push by the Abe government to get Japanese companies to hike wages by 3 percent this year will likely fall short, says Jesper Koll of Wisdom Tree.
Bob O'Donnell of TECHnalysis Research says that social media companies face strong headwinds around the discussion of consumer data collection.
Shane Oliver of AMP Capital Investors says there are no signs of excessive inflation and overspending in the market yet.
Anil Gupta of the University of Maryland also says Canada needs to pay attention to both China and India.
Michael Every of Rabobank also says a "little bit of" market opinion diversity is coming back.
The possibility of a boost to U.S. infrastructure spending remains a key variable to watch for earnings, says Wayne Wicker of ICMA-RC.
Hao Hong of Bank of Communications International says that looking ahead, regulators will want companies to continue expanding without overextending their leverage.