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Peter Boardman, Managing Director at Tradewinds, expects a 3-4 percent rise in wages from April onwards, which will subsequently lead to improvements in Japan's consumption spending.

Daniel Hynes, Senior Commodity Strategist at ANZ and Dan Yergin, Vice Chairman at IHS, say the rise in demand won't be able to offset the increase in supply, and debate what that means for prices.

Kamran Bokhari, Vice President of Middle Eastern & South Asian Affairs at Stratfor, says recent attacks indicate that terrorists have become more sophisticated.

Why lower oil prices can be destabilizing  Wed, 7 Jan '15 | 6:16 PM ET

While cheaper oil is a welcomed tax cut, it also affects hiring and job creations in the U.S., says Jason Brady, Head of Fixed-Income & Managing Director at Thornburg Investment Management.

Alain Molinie, Co-Founder & CEO of AwoX, introduces the firm's products, including a LED light bulb, which is equipped with an aroma diffuser and music speaker.

Even if the European Central Bank is willing to unleash full-blown QE, execution could take months or even the whole of 2015, says Gina Sanchez, Chairwoman & Founder, Chantico Global.

David Rosenberg, Chief Economist and Strategist at Gluskin Sheff, expects volatility to spike in 2015 due to factors like falling oil prices but remains optimistic that stocks will manage to end the year higher.

Tens of thousands have gathered on the streets of Paris to show their respect for victims killed by gunmen at the office of a satirical French publication. CNBC's Hadley Gamble with the latest.

Are self-driving cars about to get real?  Wed, 7 Jan '15 | 12:45 AM ET

Mark Hung, Vice President of wireless technologies and research at Gartner, says refinements need to be made for driverless cars to actualize and explains his concerns about the security of "internet of things."

Tight presidential election set in Sri Lanka  Wed, 7 Jan '15 | 12:31 AM ET

Rajiva Wijesinha, Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament, explains why President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is running for a third time, will see stiff competition from his former health minister, Maithripala Sirisena.

Euro - 'a case of steady decline': Westpac  Wed, 7 Jan '15 | 12:14 AM ET

Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac, says upside for the currency could be limited amid growing expectations for easing in Europe and divergence in global central bank policies.

Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, explains why he's overlooking simmering uncertainty in Greece to be overweight European equities.

CES 2015 is all about connectivity: Expert  Tue, 6 Jan '15 | 10:43 PM ET

Brad Gastwirth, Chief Executive Officer at ABR Investment Strategy, says greater connectivity will see the beginning of the transition towards a "smarter everything."

Signs of a recovery in iron ore?  Tue, 6 Jan '15 | 10:31 PM ET

Jonathan Barratt, Chief Investment Officer at Ayers Alliance Securities, outlines the "encouraging signs" which may help iron ore prices rally to $75 a tonne.

Boeing, Airbus form 'effective duopoly': Pro  Tue, 6 Jan '15 | 10:22 PM ET

Richard Aboulafia, Vice President of Analysis at Teal Group, discusses the competition between Airbus and Boeing in the aircraft manufacturing industry.

Why nervous traders are fleeing to Treasurys  Tue, 6 Jan '15 | 10:03 PM ET

Investors are buying into bonds because they are worried about equities, valuations and falling oil prices, says Kumar Palghat, Founder & Director of Kapstream Capital.

Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi, believes that the Malaysian ringgit will continue to underperform amid lower oil prices. Hence investors should continue to short the currency.

Malaysia, brace for slower growth in 2015  Tue, 6 Jan '15 | 9:31 PM ET

Vishnu Varathan, Senior Economist at Mizuho Bank, outlines the double whammy that will contribute to a "distinct deceleration" in Malaysia's growth for the year ahead.

Don't write off 2015 just yet  Tue, 6 Jan '15 | 9:18 PM ET

Don Luskin, Chief Investment Officer at Trend Macro, urges traders to refrain from taking on a bearish outlook for stocks, as a complex global economy will serve up surprises in the year ahead.

HK won't see real democracy: Legislator  Tue, 6 Jan '15 | 8:38 PM ET

Alan Leong, Hong Kong legislator and leader of Civic Party, explains why Wednesday's second public consultation on Hong Kong's electoral process will be a "waste of time."

Chris Thompson, President & CEO of Brand USA, says the rise of China's middle class, along with looser U.S. visa rules, will continue to attract mainland tourists to the U.S. this year.

Airbus and Boeing need to step up on aircraft technology as recent tragedies will likely increase demand for sophisticated jets, says Neal Dihora, Equity Analyst at Morningstar.

Jonathan Garner, MD and Chief Asia and Emerging Market Equity Strategist at Morgan Stanley, says emerging markets with exposure to developed markets, like Taiwan, are a good bet for 2015.

This is the world's safest airline  Tue, 6 Jan '15 | 7:52 PM ET

In a report by AirlineRatings.com, Australia's Qantas was lauded for having "an extraordinary record of firsts" in safety and operations over its 94-year history. CNBC's Matthew Taylor has more.

Mark Keenan, Cross Commodity Research Strategist, Societe Generale, discusses the factors that will contribute to further declines in oil prices for the first half of 2014.

Asian stocks which HSBC is betting on  Tue, 6 Jan '15 | 7:12 PM ET

Herald van der Linde, Head of Equity Strategy, Asia-Pacific at HSBC, explains his preference for Chinese, Indian and Indonesian equities.

Weak PC demand crimps Micron's outlook: Pro  Tue, 6 Jan '15 | 6:44 PM ET

Mehdi Hosseini, Senior VP of Semiconductors at Susquehanna Financial Group, attributes Micron Technology's disappointing second quarter outlook to recent weakness in the demand for consumer PCs.

4K TVs - the buzz at CES 2015  Tue, 6 Jan '15 | 6:32 PM ET

As consumer electronics manufacturers adopt the technology more aggressively, sales of 4K TVs will likely jump to 23 million units from 9 million in 2014, says Neil Sequeira, Managing Director at General Catalyst Partners.

Nick Thompson, Equity Director at Janus Capital, expects Wall Street to see choppy trade this year as the Fed prepares to raise interest rates.

While the energy sector looks cheap, it's a "value trap", says Savita Subramanian, Head of U.S. equities at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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