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Pakorn Peetathawatchai, CFO at Stock Exchange of Thailand, discusses the outlook for the country's equity market after recent steep losses on the back of a turmoil in oil prices.

China house prices fall for third month  Wed, 17 Dec '14 | 8:36 PM ET

David Ji, Head of Research and Consultancy, Greater China at Knight Frank, discusses the persisting fall in the mainland's new home prices.

Why US-Cuba shift is bad for America  Wed, 17 Dec '14 | 7:48 PM ET

Christian Whiton, Former U.S. State Department Senior Advisor, says President Obama's announcement to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba has diminished respect for America.

Don't sweat corruption in Vietnam: CIMB  Wed, 17 Dec '14 | 7:32 PM ET

Michael Kokalari, Head of Vietnam Research at CIMB, says corruption woes are opportunity costs for investing in Vietnam and later outlines the factors that are working in the economy's favor.

Forecasting the Fed's rate hike timeline  Wed, 17 Dec '14 | 7:15 PM ET

Daniel Wiener, CEO at Adviser Investments, expects the U.S. rate hike to occur in mid-2015, along with three to four 25 basis point increases before the end of the year.

US housing moving in right direction: Pro  Wed, 17 Dec '14 | 6:48 PM ET

Kathy Fettke, CEO & Founder at Real Wealth Network, says the monthly figures, which fell in November, are "confusing" and adds that US housing starts are expected to double next year.

The crux for Russia is whether oil recovers over the next 6-9 months because if it doesn't, the Russian economy will crater, says Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director at BK Asset Management.

What was the catalyst for the US rally?  Wed, 17 Dec '14 | 6:19 PM ET

The fact that the Fed didn't emphasize recent events like the plunge in oil prices sent a calming message to markets, says Liz Ann Sonders, Chief Investment Strategist & Senior V.P. at Charles Schwab.

Reading the change in Fed's statement  Wed, 17 Dec '14 | 5:50 PM ET

Despite the change, the Fed remains comfortable with lifting interest rates in mid-2015, says Toby Lawson, Managing Director of futures and options execution, Asia-Pacific at Societe Generale Newedge.

Why it's time to bet on fixed income  Wed, 17 Dec '14 | 5:34 PM ET

The realization that higher interest rates in the U.S. won't materialize shapes a good environment for the fixed income space, says Michael Buchanan, Head of Global Credit at Western Asset Management.

Patient Fed doesn't mean dovish Fed: Expert  Wed, 17 Dec '14 | 5:19 PM ET

Jeremy Hill, Managing Director at Old Blackheath Companies, says the Fed's new language in its policy statement doesn't mean a change in policy direction.

Cheap oil offers mixed blessings for Asia  Wed, 17 Dec '14 | 12:46 AM ET

While oil exporters like Malaysia will suffer, lower energy prices are positive for the fiscal positions of a majority of Asian countries, says Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific Chief Economist at IHS Global Insight.

Jalil Rasheed, Investment Director at Invesco, says the recent selloff could be due to rumors about a leadership change. He adds that Thailand will benefit from cheaper oil as it is a net oil importer.

Dane Anderson, Research Director at Forrester, says factors like a lack of clear leadership impede Asian firms from harnessing the positive impact from digital disruptions.

Expect Fed to be 'slightly hawkish': Nomura  Wed, 17 Dec '14 | 12:08 AM ET

Craig Chan, Head of FX Strategy at Nomura, says markets expect the phrase "considerable time" to be revised in the Fed's policy statement, but warns that a rate hike won't be an imminent event.

Will Greece president vote lead to snap polls?  Tue, 16 Dec '14 | 10:47 PM ET

Andrew Naylor, Executive Director at Cicero Group, discusses the possibility of Greece seeing a snap election, as the country's parliament holds the first round of ballot for a new president.

How will cheaper oil affect EM Asia in 2015  Tue, 16 Dec '14 | 10:33 PM ET

Jahangir Aziz, Head of EM Asia Economic Research at JP Morgan, discusses whether continued weakness in oil prices could derail growth in emerging Asia next year.

Premature for BOT to cut rates now: Expert  Tue, 16 Dec '14 | 10:24 PM ET

Unless there are further delays to the government's infrastructure projects, a rate cut by the Bank of Thailand on Wednesday will surprise markets, says Paul Gambles, Co-Founder of MBMG Group.

Cheap oil a 'gamechanger' for the world: Pro  Tue, 16 Dec '14 | 10:11 PM ET

The crash in oil prices will lift global gross domestic product (GDP) by 0.5-0.8 percent per annum over the next few years, says Jonathan Pain, Author of the Pain Report.

Anticipating the Fed's actions  Tue, 16 Dec '14 | 9:48 PM ET

Ahead of the FOMC's statement on Wednesday, Geoff Kendrick, Head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley, outlines two ways in which the Fed could react to concerns about oil and Russia.

Why Russia isn't anywhere close to a default  Tue, 16 Dec '14 | 9:32 PM ET

Jorge Mariscal, Regional CIO, Emerging Markets at UBS, says Russia has plenty of money to pay off its sovereign debts, but warns that things could get worse if oil's rout persists.

While Russia suffers, India and China will be huge winners in the new age of cheap oil, says Don Luskin, Chief Investment Officer at Trend Macro.

John Park, Northeast Asia Specialist at Harvard Kennedy School, discusses North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's leadership as the country marked the third anniversary of the death of former ruler, Kim Jong-il.

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.

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