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Squawk Box Asia


  • What are Abe's intentions behind defense reform?   Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 9:34 PM ET
    Abe's security shift is a 'concept of defense': Pro

    Stephen Nagy, Associate Professor at International Christian University, says Japan's decision to end the ban on "collective self-defense" has no offensive motivations.

  • Dunkin' Donuts: Excited about Asia business   Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 8:46 PM ET
    Dunkin' Donuts: Excited about business beyond US

    Nigel Travis, Chairman & CEO of Dunkin' Brands, remains upbeat about the firm's expansion plans beyond the U.S. despite challenges in markets like South Korea.

  • Ex-ambassador: These factors sparked Iraq crisis   Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 8:37 PM ET
    Ex-ambassador: These factors sparked Iraq crisis

    James Jeffrey, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq from 2010-2012, attributes the crisis in Iraq to Syria's civil war and the inability of the Iraqi government to mend ethnic divisions.

  • Is stevia a safe substitute for sugar?   Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:49 PM ET
    Is stevia a good substitute of sugar?

    Robert Brooke, CEO, Stevia First, introduces the origins of stevia and describes why it is "a great alternative" to sugar.

  • AirAsia: Japan is opening up more and more   Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:33 PM ET
    AirAsia, Rakuten to launch budget airline in Japan

    Tony Fernandes, Group CEO and Director of Air Asia and Hiroshi Mikitani, Founder and CEO at Rakuten, explain their venture to set up a low-cost carrier in Japan.

  • What is driving US June auto sales?   Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:26 PM ET
    What is driving US June auto sales?

    Itay Michaeli, Auto Analyst at Citi, discusses General Motors' vehicle sales in June. He also highlights replacement demand as the key factor spurring auto sales in the U.S..

  • Be opportunistic in the US markets: Expert   Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:06 PM ET
    Be opportunistic in the US markets: Expert

    Craig Hodges, President & Portfolio Manager at Hodges Funds, says U.S. markets are seeing a "healthy mix of anxiety and optimism" and explains the strategy investors should adopt.

  • Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday as investors reacted to key factory activity data from the mainland.

  • Tracking the decline in Hong Kong retail spending

    Sarah Quinlan, Senior Vice President of Market Insights at MasterCard, says the decline in Hong Kong's retail sales reflects the slowdown in the areas of real estate and jewellery consumption.

  • Anson Chan: Hong Kong will fight for fair elections

    Anson Chan, Former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong, calls the city's strive for democracy "a slow and winding path" and says citizens are determined to fight for a credible and fair election.

  • China PMI is 'exceptionally positive': Newedge   Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 9:10 PM ET
    China PMI is 'exceptionally positive': Newedge

    Tuesday's manufacturing data for June indicates that China is likely to attain its growth target of 7.5 percent, says Greg Matwejev, Director for FX Hedge Fund Sales and Trading at Newedge.

  • Volatility ahead for Macau's gaming space: Analyst

    Christopher Jones, MD & Senior Gaming & Lodging Analyst, Telsey Advisory Group, says Macau's gaming sector will face downside pressure in the near term but the "noise" will start to clear by 2015.

  • Japan business sentiment takes a hit, rebound seen Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 8:36 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a clothing store in Tokyo, Japan.

    Business sentiment in Japan worsened in the three months to June but should recover in the months ahead, the Bank of Japan's tankan survey showed.

  • What options are Argentina left with?   Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 8:32 PM ET
    What options are Argentina left with?

    Gorky Urquieta, Co-head of Emerging Market Debt at Neuberger Berman, outlines the options that Argentina has at the moment with regards to its debt payments.

  • The rise of e-commerce in Asia   Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 8:23 PM ET
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. apps are displayed on an Apple iPhone 5s in this arranged photograph.

    This year, Asia Pacific is set to overtake North America as the largest e-commerce market in the world. CNBC's Julia Wood takes a look at how companies are cashing in on this lucrative space.

  • Tankan report bodes well for Nikkei: Pro   Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 8:07 PM ET
    Tankan report bodes well for Nikkei: Pro

    Ben Collett, Head, Asian Equities, Sunrise Brokers, says plans to raise capital spending by firms, as indicated in the Tankan survey, is a surprise and discusses what that means for Japanese shares.

  • Rolls-Royce: Cambodia is an 'important market'   Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 7:33 PM ET
    Rolls-Royce: Cambodia is an 'important market'

    Demand from key clients attracted the firm to Cambodia which is a market that's expanding in the right direction, says Paul Harris, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

  • Occupy Central: We want fair play in elections   Sunday, 29 Jun 2014 | 9:34 PM ET
    Occupy Central: We want fairplay in elections

    Edward Chin, Co-organizer of Occupy Central, outlines the movement's aims and discusses the big four accounting firms' opposition to the democracy campaign.

  • Is low volatility a risk for investors?   Sunday, 29 Jun 2014 | 9:02 PM ET
    Is low volatility a risk for investors?

    Klaus Baader, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, Societe Generale, outlines the factors contributing to low volatility on Wall Street and discusses whether that is a good thing for investors.

  • Hong Kong sees first warehouse converted hotel   Sunday, 29 Jun 2014 | 8:41 PM ET
    Hong Kong sees first warehouse converted hotel

    Girish Jhunjhnuwala, Founder & CEO of Ovolo Hotels, says its hotel's location in the southern part of Hong Kong resembles "hip areas" like New York's Meatpacking District and London's Shoreditch.

About Squawk Box Asia

  • Bernie Lo and Susan Li co-anchor Squawk Box from CNBC's Hong Kong studio. Squawk Box, the marquee brand in business news, is where enlightening and engaging conversations about the top stories of the day take place. Get all your news and hear the views of top CEOs, influential asset managers and newsmakers. The programme also launches you into the Asia trading day, covering key market opens, including Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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  • Bernie Lo

    Based at CNBC's Hong Kong studios, Bernie Lo covers core business day programming and co-anchors Squawk Box Asia.

  • Susan Li co-anchors CNBC's flagship morning program Squawk Box.


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