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Australia's central bank kept its cash rates unchanged at 2 percent for a fifth straight month.
Be on guard, the Bank of Japan could spring a surprise at its monetary policy meeting this week, according to Goldman Sachs.
Uwe Parpart, managing director and head of research at Reorient Financial Markets, says it is unlikely that the Bank of Japan will introduce fresh quantitative easing before the October 31 meeting.
Australia's trade deficit widened in August to A$3.1 billion, data released by the country's statistics bureau showed.
The currency is doing the "heavy lifting" for the Reserve Bank of Australia, explains Savanth Sebastian, equities economist at Commonwealth Securities.
Wondering what the Fed will do next? Risk from a strong dollar could change the Fed policy path, one expert said.
The world's weakness has been exported to the U.S., says Ron Insana. The Fed would be "Dopey" to ignore the repercussions.
The Fed cannot raise interest rates because the market is not pricing in a hike, Deutsche Bank's Joseph LaVorgna told CNBC.
Reflecting on the financial crisis, Ben Bernanke tells CNBC he was most troubled by the knowledge this firm was going to fail.
The former Federal Reserve chief also said there's been too much reliance on the Fed, and other policymakers in the government need to step up.
Eric Rosengren still expects the Fed to raise rates this year despite what the head of the Boston Fed called a "weak" September jobs report.
Martin Leclerc, chief investment officer and portfolio manager at Barrack Yard Advisors, says he expects the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates in the first quarter of 2016.
Further upside for the U.S. dollar will be a struggle on the back of a soft labor market and a Fed rate hike delay, says Michael Every, head of financial markets research, APAC at Rabobank.
The case for BOJ stimulus strengthened after data showed real wages rose just 0.2 percent on-year in August.
Japan's efforts to kickstart its long-moribund economy spurred a nearly three-year-long stock rally, but some see signs that's hit its limit.
Global trade agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) are more about long-term structural gains rather than an overnight boost, explains Will Oswald, global head of FICC research at Standard Chartered.
Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke says more executives should have been punished for their role in the GFC, USA Today reports.
CNBC's Mandy Drury looks back at the week's top business and financial stories.
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer on Friday said that no "acute risks" threaten short-term financial stability.
After the weak jobs report, the Fed may retreat to an easing mentality, says Michael Pento. Here's what could happen.