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Rich Teo, CEO of it-Bit, discusses Mt.Gox's announcement to halt all bitcoin transactions on Tuesday.

Fan Cheuk Wan, CIO, Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse Private Banking, says the recent slump in Chinese equities suggests the market has priced in very bearish growth expectations.

Albert Chan, Member of the HK legislative council, says Hong Kong's budget will not be much of a surprise and will be 'ultra-conservative' and 'pro-business'.

Ahead of Hong Kong's budget announcement, Kelvin Lau, Senior Economist, Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, explains why Hong Kong could see a gross domestic product (GDP) growth of around 4 percent.

Peter Elston, Aberdeen Asset Management, says that growth across the globe is losing steam while concerns about the PBOC's grip over the Yuan are unwarranted.

Former U.S. Representative Barney Frank discusses the ramifications of Arizona's controversial bill that would end up hurting instead of protecting citizens' rights.

Why are EMs stuck in a rut?     Tue, 25 Feb '14 | 7:14 PM ET

Emerging markets are not out of the woods yet, mainly due to a lack of support from developed economies who have their hands full with domestic issues, says Peter Elston, Head of Asia Pacific Strategy and Asset Allocation at Aberdeen Asset Management.

What lies ahead for bitcoin?     Tue, 25 Feb '14 | 7:30 PM ET

CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team discuss the future of virtual currency, bitcoin, following prominent exchange Mt.Gox's announcement to halt all bitcoin transactions on Tuesday.

Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade & Investment of Australia, comments on recent declines in the Chinese yuan and how trends in the Aussie is making Australia an attractive place to invest in.

Louis Kuijs, Chief China Economist at RBS, says recent steep declines in the Chinese renminbi could be a result of government control on speculative money inflow into the mainland.

Dominic Schnider, Head of Nontraditional Asset Classes at UBS Wealth Management, explains why the prices of the precious metal may see a bearish decline of double-digit this year.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal is 80 percent completed, says Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade & Investment of Australia, adding that current negotiations on market access issues have made progress.

'No deadline for TPP': US Trade Rep     Tue, 25 Feb '14 | 6:30 PM ET

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman says officials from the Trans-pacific Partnership (TPP) will 'take as long as it takes' to reach a 'high-standard' deal. Latest round of talks have concluded in Singapore without reaching an agreement.

Investors should hold off on emerging markets till end of the year, due to lingering currency risks in a few emerging economies, says Stephen Davies, CEO, Javelin Wealth Management.

BlackBerry's renewed focus on BBM     Tue, 25 Feb '14 | 5:38 PM ET

BlackBerry CEO John Chen tells CNBC's Louisa Bojesen how he feels about the Facebook-WhatsApp deal and his take on the value of the BBM messaging service.

Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy at Westpac Bank, lays out three plausible explanations for recent unusually steep declines in the Chinese renminbi.

2014 to be a comeback year for M&A?     Tue, 25 Feb '14 | 5:24 PM ET

Mike Sorrentino, Chief Strategist at Global Financial Private Capital, says 2014 could see a return of merger and acquisition activities (M&A), as firms deem the economy on recovery.

The Fed's chair Janet Yellen is due to give her second testimony on the Fed's monetary policy on Thursday. Mike Sorrentino, Chief Strategist at Global Financial Private Capital, explains why it could be a 'non-event' for markets.

China's renminbi in focus     Tue, 25 Feb '14 | 5:05 PM ET

Unusually steep declines in the Chinese yuan has caught many traders by surprise. What are the factors and possible implications? CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris reports.

Can TPP reach an agreement by April?     Tue, 25 Feb '14 | 12:35 AM ET

Deborah Elms, Head of the Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations, discusses the probability of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being concluded in April, after latest bilateral talks between the U.S. and Japan ended without agreement over agricultural tariffs.

Toby Lawson, Head of Financial Futures & Options and Cash Equities at Newedge, APAC, explains why contagion from Ukraine's turmoil to the rest of eastern Europe and beyond is unlikely in the short-term.

Expect the Chinese government to set a growth target of at least 7 percent and focus on reforms at the upcoming Plenary session, says Toby Lawson, Head of Financial Futures & Options at Newedge, APAC.

South Korea to receive a boost: HSBC     Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 10:24 PM ET

Michael Dillon, Co-Head of Asian Equities at HSBC Global Asset Management, explains how South Korea President Park Geun-hye's economic plan will give the nation and its equity market a boost.

As China sees an ease in demand, India is where future growth will be for the smartphone industry, according to a new report. CNBC's Julia Wood reports.

Wall Street to see all-time high: Pro     Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 9:53 PM ET

Following a strong rally on Monday, Joe Bell, Senior Equity Analyst at Schaeffer's Investment Research, explains why he is optimistic that the uptrend in U.S. stocks is likely to continue in the months ahead.

Eddy Loh, Equity Strategist for Asia at Barclays, explains how investors could take advantage of the recent selloff in Chinese property stocks.

Referring to Monday's selloff in China's property stocks, Carol Wu, Head of Research, Equity Research, China Property at DBS Vickers, says the market over-panicked. She explains why the situation is not all negative.

Viktor Yanukovych, now a wanted man     Mon, 24 Feb '14 | 8:50 PM ET

A manhunt is on for Viktor Yanukovych, who just last week was President of Ukraine. The interim government issued a warrant for his arrest on Tuesday, for mass murder. NBC's Richard Engel reports from Kiev.

BlackBerry has launched its messaging service on the Windows Phone and brand new Nokia X handset. Can the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) help it to battle its way back into the telecoms market? CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team discuss.

Noting that emerging markets have been 'beaten up unfairly' since last year, Julie Dickson, EM Equity Portfolio Manager at Ashmore Investment Management, says these markets now hold 'fantastic value', especially in Asia.

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