China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, said sources involved in policy-making.
China cut interest rates unexpectedly on Friday, stepping up a campaign to prop up growth in the world's second-largest economy.
Alibaba wowed the markets Thursday with its ground-breaking US$8 billion debut dollar bond.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday dissolved the lower house of parliament, setting the stage for snap elections next month.
While foreign markets offer cheap valuations, they continue to underperform U.S.-based assets and U.S. markets. says Meb Faber, CIO at Cambria Investment Management.
Mark O'Byrne, Executive and Research Director at GoldCore, says waning support for the Swiss referendum could be a headwind for gold prices in the short run.
Andrew Colquhoun, Head of Asia-Pacific Sovereigns at Fitch Ratings, explains why the agency plans to review Japan's ratings by end of 2014. The country is currently rated A+ with a negative outlook.