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HK IPOs to raise over HK$200B in 2015: KPMG  Tue, 16 Dec '14 | 8:34 PM ET

Rebecca Chan, Partner and Head of Hong Kong Capital Markets of KPMG China, expects market sentiment in Hong Kong to remain positive and IPO activities to stay buoyant next year.

'Falling oil prices still a positive': UBS  Tue, 16 Dec '14 | 8:15 PM ET

Pu Yonghao, Regional CIO for Asia Pacific at UBS Wealth Management, discusses the winners and losers from the crash in oil markets.

Rouble woes won't impact global markets: PNC  Tue, 16 Dec '14 | 7:38 PM ET

Bill Adams, Senior International Economist at PNC, says factors like cheaper oil and a floating exchange rate system put the world economy in a better position to cope with Russia's crisis.

Herald Van der Linde, Head of Equity Strategy, Asia-Pacific at HSBC, says traders could see a repeat of 2004's bond markets, where a rise in yields was constrained to a period just before and after the first rate hike.

Sydney mayor: 'Siege won't change us'  Tue, 16 Dec '14 | 7:21 PM ET

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.

While the Fed is unlikely to change its tightening course, it will keep an eye on oil prices and Russia, says Austan Goolsbee, Economics Professor at University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

With a low debt-to-GDP ratio, Russia isn't having a balance sheet crisis that will lead to a default, says Jim Swanson, Chief Investment Strategist at MFS Investment Management.

Paul Christopher, Chief International Investment Strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors, doesn't expect a repeat of 1998's crisis due to differences in Russia's economy such as a free-floating currency.

Domenico Lombardi, Director of The Centre for International Governance Innovation, weighs the odds of Prime Minister Samaras garnering enough support for his preferred candidate.

Jack Bouroudjian, Chief Investment Officer at Index Financial Partners, says impact of the crisis will likely center around the old Soviet bloc.

Why European growth will stabilize in 2015  Tue, 16 Dec '14 | 12:32 AM ET

Atul Lele, CIO at Deltec International Group, expects growth in the euro zone to stabilize due to significant stimulus that are being poured into the economy by policymakers.

Adarsh Sinha, Head of Asia Pacific G10 FX Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, attributes the fall in emerging Asian currencies to fears of disinflation, instead of cautious trade ahead of the FOMC meeting.

UBS' predictions for China stimulus to come  Tue, 16 Dec '14 | 12:00 AM ET

Donna Kwok, Senior China Economist at UBS, expects Beijing to deliver a RRR cut and two interest rate reductions in 2015 as it attempts to re-balance its economy while sustaining growth.

This will spur a recovery in oil prices  Mon, 15 Dec '14 | 10:45 PM ET

Victor Shum, Vice President at IHS Energy Insight, says chances of a U.S. production cut are higher than an OPEC response, which will be the catalyst for a recovery in oil prices.

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.

Richard Yetsenga, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ, says a shift towards a U.S rate hike may not be appropriate given the drop in oil prices which is stoking growth fears beyond America.

Tracking the fall of Indonesia's rupiah  Mon, 15 Dec '14 | 9:49 PM ET

Callum Henderson, Global Head of FX Research at Standard Chartered, says the Indonesian currency is "playing catch up" to the woes of the economy as the relentless slide in oil prices continues.

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.

Why oil's turmoil is a good way to buy EMs  Mon, 15 Dec '14 | 9:20 PM ET

The ongoing rout in oil markets represents a great opportunity to invest in emerging markets which are energy importers, says David Riedel, President and Founder of Riedel Research Group.

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.

Why Russia needs an interest rate hike  Mon, 15 Dec '14 | 8:17 PM ET

Uwe Parpart, MD & Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets, discusses news that Russian central bank raised its key interest rate to 17 percent on Monday.

Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics at HSBC, says the contraction in December's flash purchasing managers' index indicates that China is in need of more easing.

While relations between America and the mainland have become more complex, the general trend shows improvements, says Richard Vuylsteke, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

Andrew Rickards, CEO & Executive Director of Yoma Strategic Holdings, discusses the significance of the $100 million loan from Asian Development Bank.

Oil may see temporary dips to $20-30: Platts  Mon, 15 Dec '14 | 6:46 PM ET

John Kingston, Global Director Of News at Platts, expects energy prices to see short-lived downward spikes to $20-30 a barrel on persisting market imbalances.

Sydney siege: What could have prevented it?  Mon, 15 Dec '14 | 6:33 PM ET

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.

Quincy Krosby, Market Strategist at Prudential Financial, says markets have been expecting the Fed to drop the phrase "considerable time" when discussing whether to hike interest rates.

Sydney siege ends after shootout; three dead  Mon, 15 Dec '14 | 6:09 PM ET

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.

Kingsley Jones, Founder and CIO at Jevons Global, expects $40 to be the floor for oil as it provides technical support. He later explains what that means for oil-dependent economies like Russia.

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