Joe Magyer, Senior Analyst at The Motley Fool, advises investors to keep an eye on stocks with "free upside on higher interest rates", like Australian stock transfer company Computershare.
Jonathan Barratt, Chief Investment Officer at Ayers Alliance Securities, outlines the "encouraging signs" which may help iron ore prices rally to $75 a tonne.
Nicholas Holt, Head of Research for Asia Pacific at Knight Frank, expects Sydney and Tokyo's residential property markets to do well this year, while China's housing space will continue to struggle.
China is looking at signing an agreement with the U.S. to target assets illegally taken out of the mainland by corrupt officials amid a continuing anti-graft battle.
Where are the commodity currencies heading over the next year? Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank seems confident that we should watch the "Aussie/Yen" in 2015.
The U.S. dollar's increased buying power has presented opportunities for Americans to jet off to more exotic places.
The 8th Extreme Sailing series held the last leg of its world tour in Sydney last week. CNBC's Matthew Taylor got a taste of the action up close and personal.
Uber's in hot water again after new rape allegations. How can Uber make its $40 billion ride-sharing service safer?
David Gordon, International Capital Strategies, discusses the increase in violent terrorist acts around the globe.
Clover Moore, Mayor of Sydney, tells CNBC's Matthew Taylor that the honoring of hostages killed in the siege is "consoling" and Sydney remains as a "tolerant and inclusive" city after the tragedy.
Sydney's Lord Major, Clover Moore says Australia will not be defeated by this hostage event. CNBC's Matt Taylor reports more on how Australia's public has coped.
Ameer Ali, Former President of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, outlines what the Australian police have fallen short in doing while resolving the hostage incident in Sydney.
After the Sydney hostage crisis, the hashtag "I'll ride with you" started trending overnight, aimed at spreading a message of tolerance across the country.
Keith Suter, Foreign Affairs Editor at Channel 7, describes the gunman as a "lone activist with an appalling criminal record" and the hostage incident shouldn't be linked to Australia's war on terror.
Angel Rabasa, Senior Political Scientist at RAND, says Australia's hostage incident can occur in any country and the world is facing the greatest jihadist threat since 9/11.
Terrorism acts are evolving into small-scale activities and western democratic societies face "significant limitations" in stopping them, says Levi West, Lecturer, Terrorism and National Security at Charles Sturt University.
The lone gunman was among the three killed after police stormed a cafe to end the 16-hour siege in Sydney. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports from Martin Place.
Anthony Roman, Founder & CEO at Roman & Associates, describes the hostage taker in Australia's cafe siege as a "lone wolf threat", which is the most difficult type of threat to guard against.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot holds a briefing after 17 hostages were held at the Lindt Cafe for over 16 hours. Two hostages died and four others were injured.
Australians offered to travel with Muslim Australians who feared they might be targeted because of their religious affiliations.