"Hong Kong is still one of the freest cities in Asia, no question about it" says Lord Chris Patten, former governor of Hong Kong.
Alibaba said the new investment will increase its stake in Lazada from 51 percent to 83 percent.
Demand for renewable energy is increasing, but it will prove difficult to remove coal from the energy mix, says Deepak Kannan of S&P Global Platts.
The two leaders have different criteria when it comes to dialogue with North Korea and THAAD deployment, says Kim Jae-Chun, professor at Sogang University.
Mark Haefele of UBS Wealth Management says he prefers developed markets to emerging markets due to the recovery in Europe and slowing growth in China.
Higher iron ore prices, better economic data out of China and the weaker dollar have all played a part, says Tony Boyadjian of Compass Global Markets.
Investors in the region are focusing on energy and banking stocks ahead of Q2 earnings season, says Christopher Brankin, CEO of TD Ameritrade Asia.
Several Hong Kong-listed small cap stocks fell more than 90 percent on Tuesday. David Webb, editor of Webb-site.com, weighs in on what triggered the fall.
The Asian Development Bank Institute's Naoyuki Yoshino says monetary policy influences consumption among the youth, but not the elderly.
Western Digital could stand to lose if it continues to push back against Toshiba's sale of its memory business, says Mark Newman of Sanford C. Bernstein.