Squawk Box Asia


  • Year of the Snake: Good for Banks, Bad for Oil? Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    The Great Depression in 1929, the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941 and the dot-com bubble bursting in 2001 – all these events happened during the year of the snake. So, should we be worried about what 2013 - the latest Chinese Year of the Black Water Snake – has in store for us? The annual Feng Shui Index brought out by Asian brokerage CLSA gives some clues.

  • China Biggest Source of Margin Pressure: DBS     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 7:40 PM ET

    Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS tells CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar how the bank's China business weighed on the firm's earnings. He explains how Singapore's property tightening measures will impact his bank.

  • Waiting on Draghi's Comments     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 7:30 PM ET

    Jonathan Barratt, Founder, Barratt's Bulletin says commodity prices may find some support if Mario Draghi signals that he will support existing stimulus. He adds that Chinese data due tomorrow will weigh on prices as well.

  • ECB May Cut Rates Later This Year: Pro     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 7:20 PM ET

    Philippe Uzan, Chief Investment Officer, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management explains why he's searching for clues in ECB chief Mario Draghi's comments. He is optimistic that EUR/USD will have a better year in 2013.

  • Asia's CEOs Are More Confident Now: Survey     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 6:40 PM ET

    Stanley Szeto, Member, Young Presidents' Organization explains why business leaders in the region are more optimistic than 3-6 months ago. He also discusses the correlation between CEO and consumer confidence.

  • EUR/USD at 1.35 Is Not Extreme Level: UBS     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 6:35 PM ET

    Gareth Berry, FX Strategist, UBS Investment Bank discusses what to look out for when the ECB meets. He adds that the ECB has naturally been reluctant to discuss about the euro's levels.

  • The Euro Zone's Currency Concerns     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer, DBS Private Bank says the ECB will likely keep the refinancing rate on hold but Mario Draghi is likely to talk about keeping the euro low. He says the rise in Spanish and Italian 10-year bond yields is partly due to political uncertainty.

  • Time to Embrace Risk?     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 6:10 PM ET

    Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer, DBS Private Bank says unlimited central bank intervention has taken a large amount of tail risks off the table. He has moved from being neutral to overweight on stocks.

  • IMF: India Should Continue Inflation Fight     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 5:50 PM ET

    Laura Papi, IMF's Mission Chief to India believes the country's central bank should continue its fight against inflation, which she deems critical for restoring confidence and attracting investment.

  • Crystal Ball Gazing in Year of the Snake     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 5:40 PM ET

    Mariana Kou, Consumer Analyst at CLSA shares how markets will trade in the year of the Black Water Snake, based on the firm's 19th annual Feng Shui Index forecasts.

  • Global Logistic Properties' Optimistic Outlook     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 5:30 PM ET

    Jeffrey Schwartz, Deputy Chairman at Global Logistic Properties reports a 30.7% rise in Q3 net profits and is optimistic about the company's outlook. He speaks about the company's J-Reit listing in Tokyo.

  • Arthur Hogan, Managing Director & Head of Product Strategy Equity Research at Lazard Capital Markets says neither the Democrats nor the Republicans appear to be afraid of the sequester. He says this could be a chance for markets to pull back on the recent rally.

  • Impact of ECB's Policy Stance on the Euro     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 5:10 PM ET

    Arthur Hogan, Managing Director & Head of Product Strategy Equity Research at Lazard Capital Markets says the ECB is the only central bank that appears to be tightening. He says this has impacted the euro and led to pressure on exporters.

  • Aggressive Bank of Japan? Sooner Than You Think Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 10:02 PM ET

    The early departure of the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) governor can only mean one thing: aggressive monetary easing from Japan's central bank could now come sooner rather than later.

  • Poor China Showing for DBS Is A Concern     Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 7:40 PM ET

    David Marshall, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific Financials, CreditSights gives his reaction to DBS' quarterly earnings. He adds that poor results from DBS' China business should give investors reason to be concerned.

  • Australia's Changing Retail Sector     Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 7:30 PM ET

    Steve Johnson, MD, The Intelligent Investor, discusses the challenges faced by Australia's retail sector. He thinks retailers need to get their business models right in order to maintain growth.

  • Creating a Social Safety Net in China     Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    Richard Jerram, Chief Economist, Bank of Singapore says it's become a pressing need for China to create a social safety net as its population ages. He adds that the net will help propel the economy to a consumer-led model.

  • A Clean Slate at the BOJ     Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    Richard Jerram, Chief Economist, Bank of Singapore says it makes sense for BOJ Governor Shirakawa to step aside at the same time as his deputies. He discusses who could be the next governor.

  • Rigging Currency Rates in Singapore     Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 6:40 PM ET

    Sumit Agarwal, Associate Professor of Finance, NUS Business School discusses the developments in the rate-rigging probe by Singapore. He adds that regulators were right in launching a probe into rate-setting operations.

  • Euro Is Not Currently Overvalued: Pro     Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 6:35 PM ET

    Steven Saywell, Global Head of FX Currency Strategy, Europe, BNP Paribas thinks long-term fair value for EUR/USD is at 1.32-1.33. He adds that EUR/USD could reach 1.40 by the middle of 2013.

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