The Rundown


  • Meet Alibaba's die-hard fans     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:11 PM ET
    A woman walking past the Alibaba booth during an exhibition in Hangzhou, China.

    Alibaba runs one of the country's most trusted payment systems and it has plenty of fans as CNBC's Eunice Yoon discovers in Beijing.

  • Should you buy Alibaba now?     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Jack Bouroudjian, CIO of Index Financial Partners, explains why investors may want to wait until Alibaba's options start trading before buying into the stock.

  • Weak-yen boost won't be instantaneous: StanChart     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:51 PM ET

    Ahead of the release of August trade data, Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered, discusses why Japanese manufacturers aren't benefiting from a weaker yen.

  • If Scotland votes 'Yes', can it survive?     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN, discusses whether Scotland can thrive if the country gains independence in Thursday's referendum.

  • Sony must learn from Apple: Pro     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:24 PM ET

    Rob Enderle, President and Principal Analyst at Enderle Group, says Sony needs to rebuild itself like Apple did in the late 90s.

  • Fed will stand by 'lower for longer' mantra: Pro     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Mark Okada, Co-Founder & CIO, Highland Capital, discusses the central bank's reiteration that it will remain on an easy-money course for a "considerable period."

  • Don't expect a surprise from the Fed: OCBC     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 6:49 PM ET

    Vasu Menon, Vice President, Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank, says the Fed wants to be done with its tapering of asset purchases before taking on a more hawkish stance.

  • This is Alibaba's 'Achilles heel'     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    Alibaba is a major player in China's e-commerce space but many brands complain that the firm is also a titan in the country's counterfeit trade. CNBC's Eunice Yoon has more.

  • Gerhard Fasol, CEO OF Eurotechnology, says a similar contactless mobile payment system called "Osafu Keitai" has been made available in Japan since July 2004.

  • Yes or No: Should the Fed hike rates soon?     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    John Carey, EVP & Portfolio Manager of Pioneer Investments and Robert Pavlik, Chief Market Strategist at Banyan Partners, debate whether it's time for the Fed to change course on interest rates.

  • Mike Mayo, Research Analyst at CLSA, explains how Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup will get a boost from Alibaba's initial public offering.

  • Michael Kelly, Managing Director: Global Head of Asset Allocation at Pinebridge Investments, outlines how the Fed will remain a risk to markets.

  • Can Xi's visit fix Sino-Indian trade?     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    Sarah Tong, Senior Research Fellow, East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore, discusses Chinese President Xi's visit to India and explains what it means for bilateral trade.

  • Expect more RRR cuts from China: Pro     Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    Hans Goetti, Head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale a Luxembourg, says while lower growth is part of the government's plan, targeted stimulus measures are still on their agenda.

  • Malcolm Jorgensen, Lecturer, Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney, says the West must partner with regional players to re-establish political authority in northern Iraq and Syria.

  • The week ahead in Asia     Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou takes you through the key events that Asian investors will be watching.

  • Forget China, Japan is a better buy: Expert     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 6:49 PM ET

    Jonathan Brodsky, Managing Director of Advisory Research, says ongoing reforms in Japan are positive for the stock market. He also outlines the shares he likes in South Korea.

  • While low-cost producers will survive the recent fall in iron ore prices, high-cost miners in Australia are the most vulnerable, says Jonathan Barratt, Chief Investment Officer at Ayers Alliance Securities.

  • While the U.S. rally remains intact, some volatility may return as investors focus on the FOMC meeting next week, says Dan Greenhaus, Chief Global Strategist at BTIG.

  • Australia to see 20,000 jobs for August: Pro     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:50 PM ET

    David Greene, Head of Dealing at AFEX Australia, explains why Australia's key employment data for August could exceed market expectations.

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