Given that a split Congress had been expected, how will the Democrats' win following runoff elections in Georgia change the way market participants invest?
The government is targeting a sustainable system of pension provision for its ageing population, with potentially massive ramifications for the asset management industry.
Investors says they are looking for key areas of focus, including the new leadership's composition, capital controls, property and state-owned enterprise reforms.
The US won't default but there may be trading opportunities created around the possibility of Congress initially vetoing a raise in America’s debt level, says Evan Bayh, former US Democratic senator for Indiana.
Now that the US Senate has passed the bailout bill, everyone affected by the current turmoil in US financial markets is waiting to see whether the House of Representatives will finally drop its objections and pass the legislation.