The Rundown


  • Why DMs should still be your top choice     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 6:49 PM ET

    Vasu Menon, Vice President, Wealth Management at OCBC Bank, says a stronger growth story and accommodative monetary policies make developed economies more attractive than emerging markets.

  • Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, says sanctions on Russia should be targeted in technology and finance.

  • Why markets 'reek of complacency' right now Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 10:24 PM ET

    With global markets shrugging off geopolitical tensions following the downing of MH17, analysts are warning that investors are becoming complacent.

  • Joe Magyer, Senior Analyst at The Motley Fool, says "mini stimulus" alone will be unable to support growth in the mainland for long. He also explains why he likes Chinese tech stocks.

  • What can world leaders do about Russia?     Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Angela Stent, Director of Centre for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University, says global powers have limited options to change Russia's behavior.

  • Markets 'reek of complacency': NAB     Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    Ray Attrill, Co-Head of FX Strategy at National Australian Bank, explains why he thinks markets are being complacent towards geopolitical risks. He also highlights risk events for the week ahead.

  • The week ahead in Asia     Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou outlines the key events to watch out for this week.

  • What's next for MH17 investigation?     Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Richard Aboulafia, Vice President of Teal Group, discusses the possibility of a credible examination after investigators were unable to access the crash site over the weekend.

  • Bullish on Google after Q2 revenue rise: Pro     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:50 PM ET

    Jay Srivatsa, Managing Director at Chardan Capital Markets, says Google had a "good execution" in the second quarter which led to a rise in revenue across the board.

  • Will the MH17 crash derail markets?     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    The crash of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine may have a temporary impact on global financial markets, says Dan Greenhaus, Chief Global Strategist at BTIG.

  • Israel representative: Why invasion is needed     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Ido Aharoni, Israel's Consul General to New York, says a series of offensive actions by Palestinian militant group Hamas prompted Israel's ground invasion into Gaza late Thursday.

  • Was the downing of MH17 an accident?     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    Alan Diehl, Former NTSB Investigator, explains why the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine is unlikely to be an intentional act by pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian government.

  • Will Macau's slowdown hurt Las Vegas Sands?     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    Alex Bumazhny, Director of Gaming, Lodging & Leisure at Fitch Ratings, says the firm's exposure to the mass market will help to offset weakness in Macau's VIP segment.

  • King Lip, Chief Investment Officer, Baker Avenue Asset Management, explains why he's impressed with the firm's performance in China, where sales rose 15 percent in the second quarter.

  • BHP CEO: G-20 must commit to Bali package     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    Speaking to CNBC ahead of the B20 meeting, Andrew MacKenzie, CEO of BHP Billiton, outlines his recommendations for the facilitation of world trade.

  • US small-cap stocks are 'dangerous': Expert     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:14 PM ET

    Jack Ablin, Executive VP & Chief Investment Officer of BMO Private Bank, explains why the Russell 2000 is currently one of the world's "most dangerous markets."

  • What's behind strong US bank earnings?     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 6:47 PM ET

    Stephen Green, Senior Economist, Standard Chartered, identifies factors that are helping lenders beat earnings expectations in the second quarter.

  • Expect China to grow by 7.4% in Q2: Barclays     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 6:32 PM ET

    Jian Chang, Chief China Economist, Barclays, outlines her forecast for second quarter GDP and explains why "mini stimulus" won't sustain future growth.

  • Yellen played both side of the fence: Pro     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 6:19 PM ET

    Kenny Polcari, Director of O'Neil Securities, explains why U.S. markets were confused by Fed chair Janet Yellen's testimony on Tuesday.

  • The significance of a BRICS development bank     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    Jim Rickards, Senior Managing Director at Tangent Capital, explains how the new bank differs from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

About The Rundown

  • Hosted by Adam Bakhtiar and Pauline Chiou from the Singapore Exchange and CNBC's Hong Kong Studio, The Rundown is your essential guide to begin your day. Catch up on all the buzz from Wall St. and arm yourself with everything you need to know for the coming Asia trading day.

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  • Adam Bakhtiar is a CNBC anchor and correspondent based in Singapore.

  • Based in Singapore, Pauline Chiou is the co-host of CNBC's pre-market program The Rundown.