China's home prices posted a third consecutive annual drop in November, fueling speculation that the government will need to undertake easing measures.
Chinese President Xi Jinping visit to Macau sends message that the economy has to diversify.
Asian central bankers are on guard but confident that Rubles collapse will not trigger their own currencies sell-off.
US officials believe the individuals behind it were acting on orders from the North Koreans
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Michael Kokalari, Head of Vietnam Research at CIMB, says corruption woes are opportunity costs for investing in Vietnam and later outlines the factors that are working in the economy's favor.
Daniel Wiener, CEO at Adviser Investments, expects the U.S. rate hike to occur in mid-2015, along with three to four 25 basis point increases before the end of the year.
Kathy Fettke, CEO & Founder at Real Wealth Network, says the monthly figures, which fell in November, are "confusing" and adds that US housing starts are expected to double next year.