After a year of benign inflation, consumer prices are ticking up in China amid an uneven economic recovery.
Strong U.S. jobs data have given the dollar a leg up in the forex market, suggesting that an improving outlook for the world's largest economy is taking over as the main driving force for dollar gains.
The rapid decline in the Japanese currency's value against the U.S. dollar has analysts wondering where to place their next bets.
Experts say the surge in the Nikkei is down to more than a weak yen triggered by "Abenomics."
The Dow's record high feels "eerily similar" to the market's peak in mid-2007 before the global financial crisis, Albert Edwards, the London-based global strategist at Societe Generale, known for his famously bearish stance on equities, said on Thursday.
As gold falls out of favor with investors in a "risk-on" trading environment, one expert says the market bears should think carefully about betting against the precious metal.
Demand for financial products linked to China is on the rise and efforts by the world's second largest economy to further open its capital markets will add to their lure, said Mark Makepeace, CEO of global index provider FTSE Group.
Haruhiko Kuroda will likely make some progress in defeating deflation. At least, he should make some progress in weakening the yen. A forex trader explains why.
We don't need regulation on executive compensation to demonstrate responsibility, Rich Ricci, the chief executive of corporate and investment banking at Barclays told CNBC on Thursday.
Fresh regulations on banker bonuses is a risk for Standard Chartered, warned CEO of the bank's Asia division, Jaspal Bindra, who said an unfair amount of attention has been paid to the issue.
The prospect of snap elections in Venezuela - which may be triggered if President Hugo Chavez steps down due to his worsening health - may create volatility in global oil markets though any upward price impact is likely to only be short-term.
The world's second largest wine company Treasury Wine Estates sees the strong Aussie dollar as a headwind, but has hit a sweet spot in China.
A wave of new money coming into equity markets is a "powerful force" to reckon with and means that risks such as the U.S. budget cuts and uncertainty in Italy are unlikely to derail a stellar rally in the markets, one expert told CNBC.
Signals sent by the Italian election, such as reaffirmed changes in the euro area fiscal consolidation policies, have shown that Germany could have helped prevent much of what is currently hamstringing the Italian government.
Despite Finance Minister P Chidambaram's promise to put India's fiscal house in order in his latest budget plan, ratings agency Fitch said the country's credit rating – which is teetering on the brink of 'junk' status – will more than likely be downgraded.
Apple is facing a lull in innovation that could last a few years, said its ex-CEO John Sculley.
Despite criticism about the effectiveness of the Hong Kong government's recent measures to ease some of the world's most expensive home prices, analysts tell CNBC that the government has no choice but to intervene.
As the spotlight is thrown back on the euro zone crisis amid a political stalemate in Italy, investors are scrambling for beaten-down safe havens, scooping up gold and the yen.
The recent run-up in sovereign bond yields combined with a recovery in global growth could lead to a crash in bond prices similar to the one seen in 1994, said AMP Capital in a report.
The robust Australian dollar could actually get a whole lot stronger over the next two years, rising to as high as $1.30, but this is subject to strong gains in Asian equity markets.