Majority of Asian shares reaped gains on Friday, despite trading volumes remaining thin ahead of the closely-watched U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.» Read More
Michael Hudson, Director of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore says Syria has been handed a lifeline with the U.S.-Russia chemical weapons plan.
David Kuo, CEO at The Motley Fool Singapore, advises investors to "enjoy the volatility" on the back of the Fed's decision not to withdraw its stimulus as opportunities still lie ahead.
As Fed chairman Ben Bernanke's term edges closer to its end and speculation over who will replace him grips markets, some say the best option is for him not to leave at all.
Richard Solomons, CEO of the InterContinental Hotels Group, talks about how 50% of its growth and future pipeline is in Asia.
Taimur Baig, Chief Economist, Asia at Deutsche Bank says that the Fed's guidance was clear and markets seemed prepared but with no taper this time, he expects the Fed to move in December.
Tony Nash, Vice President of IHS says that data in the U.S. is just not looking good enough for the Fed to start tapering QE yet. He says it may happen in 2014.
Jack Bouroudjian, CEO at Bull and Bear Partners believes the U.S. market is still healthy and dismisses claims of a bear market but says investors need more evidence of pro-growth policies.
Yvonne Chang, MD of South East Asia and India at Yahoo, describes the growth it sees in the region despite some headwinds it faces in India.
David Kelly, Chief Global Strategist at J.P. Morgan Funds, says the possibliity of a government shutdown in October may be key in the Fed's decision to delay the phase-out of bond purchases.
Frederic Mishkin, Alfred Lerner Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions at Columbia University and former Federal Reserve governor, says the Fed's decision to hold off on reducing its stimulus was reasonable, but warns of the danger of a bloated balance sheet.
Jean Michel Karam, CEO of high tech beauty and skin care company, IOMA, talks about how the brand personalizes skin care with a technology also used for airplanes and smartphones.
Rob Subbaraman, Chief Economist, Asia ex-Japan at Nomura is watching the Fed's forward guidance, where he says there could be a change in the central bank's unemployment threshold.
Bill English, Deputy Prime Minister & Finance Minister of New Zealand speaks about the potential impact of TPP on the Asian region and highlights the role of Chinese investments into New Zealand.
Bill English, Deputy Prime Minister & Finance Minister of New Zealand discusses the nation's current account deficit and explains why he's not worried about the Fonterra dairy scare.
Bill Smith, CEO and Senior Portfolio Manager at SAM Advisors says U.S. bond yields could head back down to 2 percent if the Fed does not announce any reduction in its stimulus.
Even if you hit the big time you may not make the coveted Forbes rich list as America's billionaires continue to amass wealth, said editor of Forbes.
Michael Na, Korea Strategist at Nomura believes South Korea is a leveraged play on the global recovery. He thinks Summers' withdraw could slow near term money flow into Seoul.
Dhiren Sarin, Chief Technical Strategist, Asia Pacific at Barclays charts the markets, where he says the U.S. 10 year treasury yield could see more buying again at the current levels. He also charts gold and Brent crude.
Charles Zhang, Chairman & CEO of Sohu, explains the rationale behind Tencent's minority-stake buy in Sohu's search engine, Sogou.
Talk of tapering has sent mortgage rates in the U.S. rising. With Hong Kong so heavily weighted in property, what would higher interest rates mean for that market? CNBC's Emily Tan finds out.