Ansuya Harjani joined CNBC's web and digital team in 2010, where she writes investment and feature articles with a focus on Asian economies. Prior to joining CNBC, she was a producer for the BBC's "Asia Business Report." Harjani holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Virginia.
The rapid deterioration in China's economic momentum has put focus squarely on the economy, with several banks cutting their growth forecasts.
Bitcoin, which has come under scrutiny since Mt.Gox's collapse, has a better shot as taking off as a payment mechanism than a currency, says Goldman.
With Apple's story over the next year to center on iPhones and products to make the smartphone more useful, it may struggle to impress investors.