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Squawk Box Asia


  • Questions surround China's recovery strength   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 9:46 PM ET
    Questions surround China's recovery strength

    Julia Wang, Greater China economist at HSBC, says the below-view HSBC flash purchasing managers' index (PMI) for May indicates that China's economy isn't "as strong as people thought."

  • Why Jessica Alba started The Honest Company   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 9:43 PM ET
    Why Jessica Alba started The Honest Company

    Jessica Alba and Brian Lee, founders of The Honest Company, say the start-up aims to manufacture safer and healthier products that are affordable.

  • Lenovo reports FY results: What to expect   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 9:33 PM ET
    Lenovo reports FY results: What to expect

    Jean-Louis Lafayeedney, director at Societe General Haitong, explains why he expects the world's number 1 PC company to outperform with its full-year financial results due Thursday.

  • Japanese zoos to stop buying Taiji dolphins   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 9:24 PM ET
    Japanese zoos, aquariums to stop buying Taiji dolphins

    Ric O'Barry, head of Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project, discusses news that Japan's association of zoos and aquariums will stop buying dolphins caught in the waters of Taiji.

  • Behind the 'two-way action' in sterling   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 9:11 PM ET
    Behind the 'two-way action' in sterling

    Kathy Lien, managing director at BK Asset Management, says the tone from the Bank of England's minutes isn't aligned with recent mixed data. She also explains why there's a buying opportunity in the pound against the Japanese yen.

  • HK confectionery queen's recipe for success   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 8:47 PM ET
    HK confectionery queen's recipe for success

    Bonnae Gokson, founder of Sevva, Ms B's Cakery and C'est La B, outlines the future plans for her business and shares a piece of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.

  • An exclusive gym for C-Suite executives   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 8:35 PM ET
    1st on cnbc - c-suite execs gym

    Simon Flint, CEO, Asia of Fitness First, introduces "Gravity" - an invite-only gym in Singapore which caters exclusively for the busy C-suite executive.

  • GSR Ventures bets big on business of lighting   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 8:21 PM ET
    LED lighting revolution, VC in China

    Sonny Wu, co-founder & managing director of GSR Ventures and chairman of GO Scale Capital, explains the firm's decision to invest in China-based startup Lattice Power.

  • Could the Fed delay rate hike until 2016?   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 8:12 PM ET
    Could the Fed delay rate hike until 2016?

    Richard Harris, chief executive of Port Shelter Investment Management, doesn't think the Fed could raise interest rates this year and expects markets to continue the rally.

  • Despite upbeat Q1 GDP, Abenomics isn't working: Pro   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:47 PM ET
    Japan GDP

    While markets cheered Wednesday's first-quarter GDP print, it is important to note that Japan saw negative growth for the last four quarters on a year-on-year basis, says Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory.

  • Tracking the outlook of Jordan   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:36 PM ET

    Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory, discusses CNBC's interview with King Abdullah II of Jordan who said the country's economy is able to withstand regional instability.

  • Why Jordan remains attractive to investors   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:31 PM ET
    1st on cnbc -Jordan for investments- PKG

    King Abdullah II of Jordan discusses the resilience of his country's economy and outlines the opportunities in the region that will continue to attract investors.

  • Jack Ma: Women key to Alibaba's 'yin-yang balance'   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:22 PM ET
    Alibaba's women conf - pkg

    At Alibaba's inaugural "Global Conference on Women and Entrepreneurship", founder Jack Ma highlighted the integral role of women in the success of the e-commerce giant.

  • US vs global economy: What's holding the Fed back?   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:12 PM ET
    Fed's minutes and policy

    Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital and Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory, debate the real reason that's holding the Fed back from raising interest rates.

  • Tokyo stocks outperform on the back of upbeat GDP data Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 3:36 AM ET
    Pedestrians stand in front of stock market boards along the pavement in Tokyo, Japan.

    In Japan, a better-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) helped its stock market to outperform the region on Wednesday.

  • GHIT: A fund for neglected tropical diseases   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 9:47 PM ET
    GHIT: A fund for neglected tropical diseases

    BT Slingsby, CEO of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT), explains why it is developing new innovative health technologies to combat diseases like tuberculosis and malaria.

  • What's fueling the volatility in oil markets   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 9:36 PM ET
    What's fueling the volatility in oil markets

    Investors are repeatedly "jumping the gun before getting called back to the starting line" because of overwhelmingly bearish fundamentals, says Vandana Hari, Asia Editorial Director at Platts.

  • Is Harvard being unfair to Asian-Americans?   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 9:21 PM ET
    Is Harvard being unfair to Asian-Americans?

    Apart from being unfairly held to a higher standard, Asian Americans are consistently given lower scores for extra-curriculum activities due to racial stereotypes, says Zhao Yukong, author of The Chinese Secrets For Success.

  • ECB is concerned about spike in German bunds: Pro   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 9:11 PM ET
    ECB is concerned about spike in German bunds: Pro

    John Woods, MD, head of Fixed Income & Senior Portfolio Manager at Citi Investment Management, discusses news that the European Central Bank may be planning to "front-load" its current QE program.

  • When Fed tightens, gold prices will fall: SocGen   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:47 PM ET
    When Fed tightens, gold prices will fall: SocGen

    Robin Bhar, head of Metals Research at Societe Generale, expects prices of the precious metal to fall when the Fed starts raising interest rates.

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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    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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