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CNBC's Steve Sedgwick spoke to Petro Poroshenko, President-elect of Ukraine, about his top priorities for the country.

Prinn Panitchpakdi, Country Head for Thailand at CLSA, discusses the army's decision to begin paying almost $5 billion worth of rice subsidies owed to Thai farmers.

Pahala Mansury, CFO of Bank Mandiri and Nick Hawkins, CFO of Insurance Australia Group, explain their positive outlook for credit conditions in the Asia-Pacific region.

Miyuki Kashima, Head of Japanese Equity Investment Division at BNY Mellon Asset Management, highlights what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is doing to boost female labor force participation.

With the fundamental political divide in the country unresolved, Garry Evans, Global Head of Equity Strategy at HSBC, says he remains "wary" about Thailand.

Colin Chapman, President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, outlines challenges ahead for Petro Poroshenko after he was denied a national mandate due to the lack of voting in the east.

How legitimate is Ukraine's election?     Sun, 25 May '14 | 7:32 PM ET

Lyubov Artemenko, PhD student, Graduate School for Social Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, discusses the legitimacy of Ukraine's presidential election after voters in the east were prevented from voting by separatists.

Over 60 percent of CFOs polled by CNBC said credit availability to their firm is healthy. The Asia Squawk Box team discusses the findings with Garry Evans, Global Head of Equity Strategy at HSBC.

Garry Evans, Global Head of Equity Strategy, HSBC, explains why political crises in Thailand and Ukraine are unlikely to impact financial markets.

Joe Magyer, Senior Analyst at The Motley Fool, outlines the worries that export-driven economies like Australia may have towards slower growth in China.

Mikheil Saakashvili, Former President of Georgia, explains why the situation in Ukraine at the moment is a "mission impossible" for newly-elected president Petro Poroshenko.

Mikheil Saakashvili, Former President of Georgia from 2004 to 2013, says Ukraine's election indicates a change in ideology and explains why Poroshenko is a "good choice" for the country.

The week ahead in Asia     Sun, 25 May '14 | 6:20 PM ET

CNBC's Oriel Morrison takes you through this week's key events.

Adrian Mowat, MD & Chief Asian and Emerging Market Equity Strategist at JP Morgan, describes his experience in Bangkok after Thailand's military declared martial law last week.

Speaking to CNBC at the World Economic Forum East Asia in the Philippines, Atsutoshi Nishida, Chairman of Toshiba, discusses the importance of Abenomics for Japan.

Marc Saxer, Director at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), expects the U.S. to mete out sanctions to Thailand in response to the military coup.

Thai coup plays out on social media     Thu, 22 May '14 | 11:51 PM ET

CNBC's Julia Wood goes through the buzz on social media after Thailand's military blocked access to traditional news outlets late on Thursday.

Mahendra Siregar, Chairman of BKPM, says it is important for Indonesia to pursue sustainability in foreign direct investment (FDI) from a mid-term perspective.

Kasem Prunratanamala, Head of Thailand Research at CIMB, says Thursday's military coup has exacerbated the sell-off in Thai equities.

Kristie Kenny, U.S. ambassador to Thailand, says the country's military coup is a real concern for the U.S and explains what actions Washington may take.

HSBC: Go long on dollar-baht     Thu, 22 May '14 | 10:46 PM ET

Paul Mackel, Head of Asia Currency Research at HSBC, expects the Thai baht to touch 34 against the greenback in the long-run due to the country's political turmoil and seasonal factors.

JJ Kinahan, Chief Strategist at TD Ameritrade, says investors need to read the crisis in Thailand with a "note of hesitation" as the situation seems contained as of now.

Unilever: Not worried about Thai crisis     Thu, 22 May '14 | 10:36 PM ET

Peter Ter Kulve, President, South East Asia and Australasia at Unilever, says Thailand's political crisis has not affected the firm's business thus far.

Jonathan Stone, Chairman of Asian Art at Christie's, discusses the vintage wine collection of Sir Alex Ferguson that will be put up for auction in Hong Kong.

Adrian Mowat, MD & Chief Asian and Emerging Market Equity Strategist at JP Morgan, explains why Thailand's economy can withstand the negative repercussions of the political crisis.

Victor Chu, Chairman & CEO, First Eastern Investment Group, says investors can look to Thailand for investment opportunities as stability may return after a military takeover in the country.

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director, World Bank, says Thai leaders need to consider the economic consequences caused by the political crisis.

A strong opposition to the coup may result in the army taking repressive action, says Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Director of Institute of Security and International Studies at Chulalongkorn University.

Steve Vickers, CEO at Steve Vickers & Associates, explains why the current military coup in Thailand will have deeper repercussions than previous army takeovers.

Jacob Kirkegaard, Research Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, says the upcoming parliamentary elections will likely reflect public approval towards the European Union.

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