Asia Economy


  • Weak China PMI not 'end of the world': Pro  Sunday, 2 Mar 2014 | 6:52 PM ET

    With China's economy in a structural downshift, Ben Simpfendorfer, MD & Founder, Silk Road Associates, says latest official purchasing mangers index (PMI) data from China is not surprising.

  • Ukraine will not impact markets severely: Pro  Sunday, 2 Mar 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    With the situation in Ukraine unlikely to escalate, Richard Duncan, Chief Economist, Blackhorse Asset Management, says ongoing crisis will not have a long-lasting impact on financial markets.

  • Will Asian equities fall on Ukraine crisis?  Sunday, 2 Mar 2014 | 5:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team discuss how Asian stock markets may react to the unrest in Ukraine this week.

  • Japan economy showing signs of improvements: Pro  Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 10:33 PM ET

    Japan's economy is showing 'strong signs of improvements', says Amir Anvarzadeh, Director of Japan Equity Sales at BGC Securities Singapore, adding that fall in demand after April's tax hike will be shortlived.

  • India needs to make up its mind: Reorient  Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 9:25 PM ET

    Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets, says India needs to decide soon on whether it wants its economy to be market-driven or state-controlled.

  • Thai PM's hearing will not resolve unrest: Pro  Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 12:31 AM ET

    Alecia Quah, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific at IHS Country Risk, says Thailand could see more unrest if the anti-graft body issues charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for corruption on Thursday.

  • Gauging Vietnam's economic health  Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 10:34 PM ET

    Kevin Snowball, CEO of PXP Vietnam Asset Management, discusses Vietnam's economic resilience to the Fed's taper and believes that the country's wobbly banking sector is improving.

  • Bullish on South Korea: Nomura  Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 8:15 PM ET

    Rob Subbaraman, Chief Economist, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura, says South Korean President Park Geun-hye's three-year economic plan suggests structural reforms that will promote long lasting growth.

  • EMs still facing challenges: UBS  Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 7:15 PM ET

    Kelvin Tay, MD & Regional CIO, Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, explains why he thinks the outlook for emerging markets still remains lackluster.

  • Abenomics will take time: Pro  Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    Abenomics need lag time to work, says Jonathan Slone, CEO of CLSA, adding that secondary effects have started to realize which will likely boost growth, albeit at a slower pace.

  • Subsidies weighing on EMs: Arjuna Mahendran  Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 7:54 PM ET

    Arjuna Mahendran, Emirates National Bank of Dubai talks about the politics of subsidies in emerging markets and how that is hurting the economies from within along with the Fed's tapering.

  • What are CFOs concerned about in Asia?  Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 7:18 PM ET

    CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team asks Guy Look, CFO and Executive Director of Sasa International and Mohamed Rafique Merican, Group CFO of Maybank Group about their concerns for businesses in Asia.

  • China to see at least 7% growth in 2014: IHS  Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 5:24 PM ET

    Tony Nash, Vice President at business information company IHS, says Chinese New Year distortion is to blame for recent weak economic data from China.

  • India central bank: Emerging markets 'on their own' Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 12:02 AM ET
    RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan.

    A failure to address emerging market turmoil could pave the way for another financial crisis, Indian central bank chief Raghuram Rajan told CNBC.

  • China in a 'muddle-through' state: UBS  Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 7:18 PM ET

    Bin Shi, Portfolio Manager, China Fund at UBS Global Asset Management, says China is currently going though a difficult stage in its economic transition.

  • China's PMI will not affect earnings: Macquarie  Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    Sam Le Cornu, Senior Portfolio Manager, Asia Listed Equities, Macquarie Funds Group, is still upbeat about Chinese corporate earnings, despite the HSBC China PMI falling to a seven-month low in February.

  • Aus Fin Min: We rely on the global economy  Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    Mathias Cormann, Finance Minister of Australia, says Australia will stand to benefit if the G-20 commits to hard targets for stronger growth.

  • More stimulus for China this year?  Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Miranda Carr, head of China research at NSBO, says China could need more economic stimulus in the second quarter of 2014, following further disappointing data.

  • Can China protect its prized 7% growth level? Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    With China's economy showing fresh signs of weakness, questions are rising over whether the country can protect its 7-plus percent growth rate.

  • Which Chinese data is more reliable?  Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 10:32 PM ET

    Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities, explains why he thinks the HSBC PMI data is a more reliable barometer of China's economic health.

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