Katie Holliday is a Writer with CNBC.com, covering a range of topics including global macro-economic news, market developments and corporate news. Before joining CNBC, Katie was a senior asset management correspondent at Investment Week in London. Katie holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Southampton University.
As Australia gears up for its federal elections on Saturday, analysts are mulling how the result will impact the country's investment landscape.
Fears persist about risks in the Chinese banking sector, with one analyst arguing that it could soon follow the route of Greek and Spanish banks.
As fears over Syria eased on Friday and oil prices edged back from recent highs, most industry watchers think further upside is limited.
The rout in emerging market (EM) currencies is unlikely to be contained and could lead to a global crisis, according to Societe Generale strategist Albert Edwards.
Speculation that Larry Summers is the favored candidate to take over Bernanke as Fed chief has resurfaced in recent weeks, prompting a strong backlash from some industry watchers.