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CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team discuss the Fed's Beige Book report released on Wednesday, which said recent frigid weather took a toll on the growth of U.S. economy.

Paul Donovan, Global Economist, Managing Director at UBS, says investors should focus on the broader implications of the Ukraine crisis, such as the risk of sanctions being applied.

Terra Motors' push into India     Wed, 5 Mar '14 | 12:34 AM ET

CNBC's Capital Connection team speaks to Toru Tokushige, Founder & CEO of Terra Motors about how the Japanese electric bike start-up plans to expand in India.

A focus on urban job creation could likely be one of the reasons why China kept its growth target at 7.5 percent, says Darius Kowalczyk, Senior Economist & Strategist at Credit Agricole.

While 2014 will be better than last year for most shipping firms, Jonathan Windham, Head of Asia Ex-Japan Transport and Infrastructure Research at Barclays, says recovery will be modest.

Without resorting to stimulus activities, Steve Wang, Research Director, Chief China Economist at Reorient Financial Markets, says China is trying to tell the world that they can continue to grow steadily.

Diamond consumption will climb 4-4.5% this year, supported by the U.S. and China, says Philippe Mellier, CEO of diamond producer De Beers.

While tensions have eased in Ukraine, Hans Goetti, Head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale A Luxembourg, says the situation remains 'delicate'.

China declares war on pollution     Wed, 5 Mar '14 | 12:00 AM ET

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang vowed to crack down on pollution at Wednesday's National People's Congress. What are some of the implications of this? CNBC's Eunice Yoon has more.

Examining Australia's Q4 GDP     Tue, 4 Mar '14 | 10:47 PM ET

Paul Trainor, Head of Investments at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management, analyzes Australia's fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data released on Wednesday.

Warren Gilman, Chairman & CEO of CEF Holdings, says China's announcement to clean up on pollution will only deal a short term impact on commodities but will not affect consumption in the long run.

While there may be short-term risks to its ambitious plans in China, Masafumi Shoda, Head of Consumer Equity Research at Nomura Securities, says Fast Retailing will see growth in the long run.

While Australia's fourth quarter GDP exceeded expectations, Michael Every, Head of Financial Markets Research Asia-Pacific at Rabobank, explains why the coast is not yet clear for the economy.

Markets are likely to focus more on the state of economic recovery, rather than political matters, in the U.S., says Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Bank.

Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Bank, explains why China is likely to attain its growth target.

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