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.
George Osborne reiterated his stance on Scotland's campaign to break away from the U.K, stating that it's independence doesn't make economic sense.
Singapore's housing market will come under more pressure as cooling measures continue to take effect, said Lim Ming Yan, CEO of CapitaLand.
China overtook India as the world's top consumer of gold in 2013, according to the World Gold Council, in a year that saw overall demand slump.
Turbulence in emerging markets stemming from the Federal Reserve's decision to scale back its stimulus program will be short-lived, said Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS, Southeast Asia's biggest bank.