Bernie Lo is an experienced television host and anchor. Based at CNBC's Hong Kong studios, he anchors Squawk Box, the network's flagship morning program. Squawk Box sets the news agenda in the region every day, bringing viewers all the news and views from the top CEOs, asset managers and newsmakers as Asian markets open for trade.
A 20-year broadcast veteran of Asia-Pacific regional television, Lo has interviewed key political figures such as Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Former Philippines President Gloria Arroya, Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang, Former British Prime Minister John Major, as well as top business leaders such as Richard Branson, Larry Ellison, Bill Gates, and Meg Whitman.
Prior to rejoining CNBC, he was with Bloomberg television anchoring their prime-time morning business and financial news show Morning Call and hosting its daily regional talk show Asia Confidential with Bernie Lo. Lo also held a variety of on-air positions with Singapore Broadcasting, TVB and ATV.
Lo is the recipient of multiple awards at the Asian Television Awards including "Best News Anchor" in 2013, and "Best Current Affairs Presenter" in 2011.
He has a Bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and a Master's of Science degree in performing arts administration from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. He is a long-time Hong Kong Permanent Resident, and speaks fluent Cantonese.
Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong Holdings just sold all 360 rooms in the budget range Apex Horizon hotel in Kowloon, to hundreds of enthusiastic buyers.
It's been a long seven-year itch, but Hong Kong Disneyland is finally making some money. The park made $14 million in the last financial year, while this is only about a 2.5 percent return on revenues of $550 million, it's still a profit.
Hong Kong residents are obsessed with property, and I'm no exception. But I never thought my dank, dark car park space in the building where I live would turn out to be my best investment ever. I bought it four years ago for $90,000. Recent deals indicate it's now worth $167,000, an 85 percent increase.
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