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.
In delivering his testimony, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may have mastered the art of communicating a message that's neither too hawkish nor too dovish, analysts say.
Hans Olsen, CIO of Americas at Barclays, argues that the unwinding of the Federal Reserve's massive monetary stimulus has to happen, and the sooner, the better.
Singapore has seen soaring household debt levels in recent years as low interest rates have led to a borrowing spree, prompting the government to step in to curb demand.