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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.

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.

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