Squawk Box Asia


  • Will the crumbling rouble lead to a 1998-like default?

    With a low debt-to-GDP ratio, Russia isn't having a balance sheet crisis that will lead to a default, says Jim Swanson, Chief Investment Strategist at MFS Investment Management.

  • Sydney was attacked by a 'normal criminal': Channel 7

    Keith Suter, Foreign Affairs Editor at Channel 7, describes the gunman as a "lone activist with an appalling criminal record" and the hostage incident shouldn't be linked to Australia's war on terror.

  • After poor flash PMI, what does China need to do?

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics at HSBC, says the contraction in December's flash purchasing managers' index indicates that China is in need of more easing.

  • Should the world be alarmed by Sydney's siege?   Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:39 PM ET
    Should the world be alarmed by Sydney's siege?

    Angel Rabasa, Senior Political Scientist at RAND, says Australia's hostage incident can occur in any country and the world is facing the greatest jihadist threat since 9/11.

  • Why Russia needs an interest rate hike   Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:17 PM ET
    Why Russia needs an interest rate hike

    Uwe Parpart, MD & Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets, discusses news that Russian central bank raised its key interest rate to 17 percent on Monday.

  • Yoma: ADB's loan is a big thing for us and Myanmar

    Andrew Rickards, CEO & Executive Director of Yoma Strategic Holdings, discusses the significance of the $100 million loan from Asian Development Bank.

  • HK Amcham: US-China ties on a 'steady trajectory'

    While relations between America and the mainland have become more complex, the general trend shows improvements, says Richard Vuylsteke, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

  • Oil may see temporary dips to $20-30: Platts   Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:46 PM ET
    Oil may see temporary dips to $20-30: Platts

    John Kingston, Global Director Of News at Platts, expects energy prices to see short-lived downward spikes to $20-30 a barrel on persisting market imbalances.

  • Sydney siege: What could have prevented it?   Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:33 PM ET
    Sydney siege: What could have prevented it?

    Terrorism acts are evolving into small-scale activities and western democratic societies face "significant limitations" in stopping them, says Levi West, Lecturer, Terrorism and National Security at Charles Sturt University.

  • If Fed changes language, how will markets react?   Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:23 PM ET
    If Fed changes language, how will market react?

    Quincy Krosby, Market Strategist at Prudential Financial, says markets have been expecting the Fed to drop the phrase "considerable time" when discussing whether to hike interest rates.

  • Sydney siege ends after shootout; three dead   Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:09 PM ET
    Sydney siege ends after shootout; three dead

    The lone gunman was among the three killed after police stormed a cafe to end the 16-hour siege in Sydney. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports from Martin Place.

  • The Australian Securities Exchange with boards displaying stock movements in downtown Sydney

    Asian stocks pulled back sharply on Monday, as investors fretted about the relentless slide in energy prices and declining manufacturing sentiment in Japan. Also in focus was a hostage incident in Sydney.

  • Is there a trouble with cheap oil?   Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 8:17 PM ET
    Is there a trouble with cheap oil?

    John Woods, MD, Head of Fixed Income & Senior Portfolio Manager at Citi Investment Management, explains why markets are worried about the slump in energy prices.

  • Japan's Abe clinches victory in snap elections   Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 8:10 PM ET
    Japan's Abe clinche victory in snap elections

    Japan's ruling coalition secured a landslide win in Sunday's elections but turnout was at a record low. CNBC's Kaori Enjoji has more.

  • Beware of more downside in oil next year: JPMorgan

    Unless OPEC meets and adheres to new production levels, oil will see more downward pressure in 2015, says Scott Darling, Head of Oil & Gas Research at JPMorgan.

  • Markets need to find the good in cheap oil: CIBC   Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 7:39 PM ET
    Markets need to find the good in cheap oil: CIBC

    Patrick Bennett, FX Strategist at CIBC, says the recent oil-induced turmoil in financial markets is "nonsense" as the collapse of energy markets will benefit countries.

  • Abe secures Abenomics on election victory   Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 7:15 PM ET
    Abe secures Abenomics on election victory

    Tomohiko Taniguchi, Special Advisor to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, says Sunday's election results show that Japan's political system has "bought into the narrative of Abenomics."

  • Sydney siege: Hostages taken by gunmen in cafe   Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 7:02 PM ET
    Sydney siege: Hostages taken by gunmen in cafe

    Armed men have taken several people hostage at a cafe in Martin Place, one of Sydney's main business areas. CNBC's Matthew Taylor has more.

  • Surprised by forecast in Q4 Tankan survey: RIETI   Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 6:52 PM ET
    Surprised by forecast in Q4 Tankan survey: RIETI

    Atsushi Nakajima, Chairman of Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, says the first-quarter outlook for big manufacturers is "too cautious" amid favorable factors like a weak yen and drop in fuel prices.

  • Could Japanese markets fizzle in 2015?   Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 6:20 PM ET
    Could Japanese markets fizzle in 2015?

    Benjamin Pedley, Head of Investment Strategy, Asia at HSBC Private Bank, expects little upside for Japan's stocks next year as markets price in a weak yen, lazy balance sheets and softer growth.

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