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  • What is the road ahead for US markets?

    Investors are awaiting Fed's decision while grappling with bad news from U.S. heavyweights like Wal-Mart and IBM, says Keith Fitz-Gerald, chief investment strategist at MoneyMorning.com.

  • Why does the PBOC go back and forth?

    The People's Bank of China aims its policy measures at stabilization but pulls back the moment there is volatility, explains Lorraine Tan, director of equity research in Asia at Morningstar.

  • Is dollar strength the default investment case?

    Frank Troise, senior VP at Infinity Partners, says that given the dollar outlook and market environment, investors are mostly interested in dollar-dominated assets.

  • Yum Brands benefited from activist shake up

    Shareholder activism "forces corporations resting on their laurels to move forward," says Jack Bouroudjian, CIO at Index Financial Partners.

  • A government-backed inquiry in Australia called for more competition and stronger capital reserves for the nation's four major banks.

  • Japan Post Bank and Japan Post Insurance have set the prices for their IPO at 1,450 and 2,200 yen per share respectively.

  • Dollar strength will keep Fed from liftoff: UBS

    Kelvin Tay, MD and regional CIO for southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, says the possibility a Fed rate hike will fuel dollar strength could hurt inflation expectations.

  • Will China's Q3 GDP show stabilization?

    Some of the economic data is signalling stabilization in China, notes Kelvin Tay, MD and regional CIO for southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management.

  • China stocks bolstered by easing prospects: HSBC

    Undervaluation and the prospect of further PBOC easing will lead to a relief rally in Chinese markets, says Steven Sun, head of China equity strategy at HSBC.

  • US financials have promising outlook: Analyst

    Strong revenue outlooks and cost controls drove the rally in Goldman Sachs and Citigroup stocks, says Eric Wasserstrom, MD and bank analyst at Guggenheim Securities.

  • Why is the Fed so conflicted about raising rates?

    Bill Fitzpatrick, global equity analyst at Manulife Asset Management, explains what's behind the Fed's rate hike dilemma.

  • Why the Fed will raise rates by year-end

    Markets could interpret Fed inaction as a signal of slowing U.S. growth and fear international contagion, explains Vadim Zlotnikov, chief market strategist and co-head of multi-asset solutions at AllianceBerstein.

  • Tracking the direction of Asian markets

    A technical rebound in Asian markets was expected after the August's China-led correction, says Lena Teoh, head of asset allocation for Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse Private Banking and Wealth Management.

  • Government bond markets sell off, bond rout continues German bund

    BlackRock's Jeff Rosenberg explains why bonds are a better bet.

  • Five employees from Standard & Poor's and one from Fitch are accused of inflicting unjustified damage to Italy, the FT reports.

  • Traders have started to quote prices for Glencore debt in a manner normally associated with lower-quality paper, the FT reports.

  • Iran will sell Islamic Treasury Bills for the first time to provide a fiscal stimulus for its cash-strapped economy, the FT reports.

  • General Electric

    GE seeks to sell its asset management arm to an investment management firm, as it continues to make moves to focus on its industrial products.

  • Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner talks to supporters in Buenos Aires.

    One debt-mired Socialist country may soon return to the capital markets, say analysts — but it's not Greece.

  • A pump jack and pipes at an oil field near Bakersfield, California.

    Renowned oil trader Andy Hall suffered his second-biggest monthly loss in July in a "brutal month" that left his hedge fund about $500 million poorer.