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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.

Falling oil a curveball for Wall Street: Pro  Mon, 15 Dec '14 | 5:23 PM ET

Jim Awad, Chairman at Plimsoll Mark Capital, says U.S. investors are worried that the collapse of oil markets boils down to weak demand, which will indicate weaker-than-expected growth globally.

As the 25th session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade kicks off in Chicago Tuesday, David Dollar, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution, outlines his expectations.

Anthony Roman, Founder & CEO at Roman & Associates, describes the hostage taker in Australia's cafe siege as a "lone wolf threat", which is the most difficult type of threat to guard against.

Andrew Su, CEO at Compass Global Markets, says oil prices could continue to tank and hit $52 a barrel soon. He later discusses how the FOMC meeting could impact commodity prices.

Will cheap oil remain a headwind for stocks?  Mon, 15 Dec '14 | 12:22 AM ET

Aadil Ebrahim, Vice President & Portfolio Manager at AllianceBernstein, explains why the drop in oil prices is prompting a flight to safety in global markets and discusses how long the selloff may last.

Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, outlines the sources of pessimism that big manufacturers have towards the Japanese economy.

Five hostages escape from Sydney cafe  Mon, 15 Dec '14 | 12:06 AM ET

Adrian Di Pasquale, Political Analyst at Internuntia Group, says the people who have escaped from the cafe will provide key information about the hostage taker.

Why Aussie bears will continue to dominate  Sun, 14 Dec '14 | 11:46 PM ET

Michael Every, Head of Financial Markets Research, Asia-Pacific at Rabobank, expects the Aussie dollar to hit 78 U.S. cents over the next 12 months, following the release of deteriorating government finances.

Police operation underway after Sydney siege  Sun, 14 Dec '14 | 11:33 PM ET

Scott Flower, Mackenzie Fellow at the University Of Melbourne, discusses the Australian police's handling of the hostage incident in central Sydney on Monday.

Where are Asian shares headed this week?  Sun, 14 Dec '14 | 11:17 PM ET

Hans Goetti, Head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale Luxembourg, discusses the market focus on the Fed this week. He also said the factors which led to last week's selloff will be temporary.

Sydney siege may 'involve jihadists': Expert  Sun, 14 Dec '14 | 10:47 PM ET

Colin Chapman, President of the New South Wales Chapter of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, discusses the hostage incident which took place in central Sydney on Monday.

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