Rajiv Biswas, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at IHS Global Insight, says the breakthrough in nuclear trade talks will mean more U.S. involvement as India develops its energy sector.» Read More
Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit this weekend, authorities are cracking down on illicit fund flows into Macau from the mainland. CNBC's Emily Tan has more.
Alan Jin, Property Analyst at Mizuho Securities Asia, discusses the effectiveness of Beijing's measures and analyzes the issue of housing affordability in China.
Don Hanna, Asia Managing Director at Hanna-Roubini Global Economics, says the Fed's key message is that the labor market, inflation and financial conditions will be key to when the Fed raises interest rates.
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.
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.
Asian equity markets largely fell on Tuesday, with Shanghai being an exception, over a persisting slump in oil prices and after latest data added to concerns about slowing activity in the world's second-largest economy.
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.
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.
Andrew Su, CEO at Compass Global Markets, says oil prices could continue to tank and hit $52 a barrel soon. He later discusses how the FOMC meeting could impact commodity prices.
Aadil Ebrahim, Vice President & Portfolio Manager at AllianceBernstein, explains why the drop in oil prices is prompting a flight to safety in global markets and discusses how long the selloff may last.
Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, outlines the sources of pessimism that big manufacturers have towards the Japanese economy.
Adrian Di Pasquale, Political Analyst at Internuntia Group, says the people who have escaped from the cafe will provide key information about the hostage taker.
Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at Insead, discusses whether opposition from Germany could hinder the European Central Bank from launching additional stimulus measures.
Louis Kuijs, Chief Economist at RBS, expects Beijing to adopt the instrument of infrastructure investment in 2015, along with interest rate and reserve requirement rate cuts.
Johannes Benigni, Founder and Managing Director at JBC Energy, says the extent of oil's slump will depend on the "cash cost" of producers.
Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi, describes the factors that will give the greenback a boost moving forward.
With India and Russia being "old strategic partners," the meeting of President Putin and Prime Minister Modi will be a landmark event, says Nilesh Shah, Managing Director and CEO at Envision Capital.
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