Squawk Box Asia


  • Marc Faber: Why 4% growth for China could be good  Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 8:43 PM ET

    Marc Faber, Editor & Publisher of The While lowering Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, explains why his forecast of a 4 percent growth rate for China may not be a bad thing.

  • Marc Faber: China to see 4% growth  Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 8:39 PM ET

    Marc Faber, Editor & Publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, explains why he thinks China's economy will grow at a maximum of 4 percent per annum.

  • China's data due Thursday will be mixed: StanChart  Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 8:22 PM ET

    China is due to release February retail sales and industrial output data on Thursday. Rob Aspin, Head of Equity Investment Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank Wealth Management Group, expects the data to remain mixed.

  • Japan's machinery orders surged in January Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 7:55 PM ET

    Japan's core machinery orders rose 13.4 percent in January from a month earlier, above analyst expectations in a Reuters poll for a rise of 7 percent.

  • Japan's January machinery data positive: Economist  Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 7:50 PM ET

    A pick-up in capex spending in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors is a positive sign for Japan's economy, says Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore.

  • Kenneth Quinn, Partner & Lead, Aviation Practice at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, discusses satellite pictures released by China, which showed three floating objects in the South China Sea on Sunday. It has not been confirmed whether they are related to missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

  • Hawkish RBNZ should underpin Kiwi: Pro  Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 7:30 PM ET

    Eric Viloria, Currency Strategist at Wells Fargo, expects the Kiwi to rise to 88 cents versus the greenback in 2014, after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand on Thursday hiked rates and signaled further tightening ahead.

  • China's priority is growth, not reform: Economist  Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 7:24 PM ET

    China's growth target of 7.5 percent suggests Beijing has opted for economic growth over reforms in the year ahead, says Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore.

  • China releases satellite images of floating objects  Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    William McCabe, President of The McCabe Group, discusses satellite images unveiled by a Chinese government agency, which showed three floating objects in the South China Sea on Sunday. There has been no official confirmation on whether they are related to missing Malaysia Airline MH370.

  • Tracking copper and gold  Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 6:43 PM ET

    Dominic Schnider, Head of Non-traditional Asset Classes at UBS Wealth Management, discusses copper's recent slump and his bearish stance on the precious metal. He sees the latter falling to $1,050 this year.

  • The Kiwi is a buy, especially against the Aussie: Pro  Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Investors can look to the New Zealand dollar for buying opportunities, in particular against the Australian dollar which is likely to head lower in coming months, says Ed Ponsi, Managing Director at Barchetta Capital Management.

  • Stay invested in equities: Motley Fool  Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 6:21 PM ET

    Andy Cross, CIO at the Motley Fool, says equity investors should stay the course, despite volatility in global markets since the start of the year.

  • Investors, take note of this for the day  Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris tells us more about the raft of economic data due for release from China on Thursday and what they mean for financial markets.

  • Ongoing worries over China's economy weighed Asian equity markets down on Wednesday, while overnight losses on Wall Street further ignited a flight-to-safety.

  • Is China on the verge of more bond defaults?  Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 8:44 PM ET

    Robert Prior-wandesforde, Director, Asia Economics at Credit Suisse, explains why he thinks China's first-ever bond default last week is likely to be the tip of the iceberg.

  • BOT will cut rates on Wednesday: Credit Suisse  Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 8:42 PM ET

    Robert Prior-wandesforde, Director, Asia Economics at Credit Suisse, explains why he thinks the Bank of Thailand (BOT) is likely to announce a rate cut on late Wednesday.

  • Men are 60 percent more likely to succeed in a business pitch than women, according to a new study. CNBC's Julia Wood tells us more.

  • China to see more bond defaults: JP Morgan  Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 8:15 PM ET

    As financial systems work towards a more market-oriented setting, China may face risks of more corporate bond defaults, says Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist Asia at J.P. Morgan Funds.

  • Cathay Pacific has foresight: Citi  Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 7:43 PM ET

    Michael Beer, VP, Asia Pacific Transportation and Infrastructure at Citi Equity Research, says Cathay Pacific is the most disciplined among airlines in terms of capacity management, leading to better yields. The airline is due to release its full year earnings on Wednesday.

  • Malaysian authorities will need to answer questions about evidence from radar traces which led to a shift in the search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, says Andrew Herdman, Director General, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.

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