A dramatic rise in China's benchmark rate, and the Fed signaling it might scale back its bond-buying program sent markets spiraling downward today. Luciano Siracusano, WisdomTree Investments, and Michael Temple, Pioneer Investments, provide their top portfolio-protecting plays.
Helen Zhu, Goldman Sachs chief China equity strategist, explains how weak PMI data out of China is sparking growing concerns about a possible cash crunch.
A dramatic rise in China's benchmark rate could indicate a liquidity squeeze in the world's second-largest economy, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Rob Dobson, senior economist at Markit, comments on preliminary PMI numers and says that while it remains disappointing in the euro zone, the contraction is easing and stabilisation is very close.
Pruksa Iamthongthong, Investment Manager at Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited says she's not worried about slowing growth in China because the authorities are focusing on quality of growth. John Woods, Chief Investment Strategist at Citi Private Bank joins in the conversation.
Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC says China's latest gauge of manufacturing activity is proof of economic deceleration.
Jian Chang, China Economist at Barclays talks about China's cash squeeze and explains why Barclays has cut its growth forecasts to 7.4% for 2013.
Sailesh Jha, Chief Strategist at Arcus Capital Singapore says the Fed isn't going to scale back on its bond buying program this year. He talks about the feedback loop that has taken place in the markets, but expects the pullback to be temporary.
As China pushes forward with urbanization, some farmers are being forced to exchange their ploughs for city life. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports.
Jeffrey Katzenberg is changing DreamWorks Animation from a movie studio with a few big films a year to a multiplatform media business.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Following the Fed's statement, oil and gold both sold off, as Bernanke struck a more upbeat tone on the economy, she says.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil extended its run today, while metals took it on the chin. Traders are watching Bernanke for indications that he'll taper sooner rather than later.
The World Wealth Report, from Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management, says rising stock markets and stronger real estate helped create 1 million new millionaires worldwide.
An airline passenger records a Chinese cargo handler as he tosses boxes of something on to and off of a conveyor belt for shipment. Hopefully, the cargo was packed well.
China has been going through a construction boom, but many of the properties are too expensive for most Chinese to buy, reports CNBC's Eunice Yoon.
Steve Wang, Chief China Economist at Reorient Financial Markets says China's banking system is undergoing transformation and he's not too worried about the recent spike in interbank rates.
Elaine Lai, Senior Associate Analyst at Macquarie Securities analyzes L'Occitane's latest earnings, and tells CNBC's Cash Flow why she still likes the Chinese consumer sector.
Erik Wytenus, Head of Foreign Exchange and Commodities at J.P. Morgan Private Bank outlines the headwinds for gold going forward.
Hans Timmer, Director of the Development Prospects Group at the World Bank says his main concern with China is the country's vast shadow banking system.
Beijing is hoping that building more cities will create wealth for its people but as CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports, it's also fueling a debilitating rise in property prices.