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  • What matters in ECB's possible QE package   Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 7:14 PM ET
    What matters in ECB's possible QE package

    Jim Rickards, Chief Global Strategist at West Shore Funds, explains why the composition of the bond purchases is more important than the total amount of the stimulus program.

  • SGX: Derivatives will remain a 'growth sector'   Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:41 PM ET
    SGX: Derivatives will remain a 'growth sector'

    Magnus Bocker, CEO of the Singapore Exchange, explains why growth in its derivatives business will be intact for a couple of years, even as the rest of the region moves toward developing their own financial derivatives markets.

  • SGX: Too early to judge effects of new board lot size   Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:32 PM ET
    SGX: Too early to judge effects of new board lot size

    Magnus Bocker, CEO of the Singapore Exchange, discusses the muted response to the change in minimum lot sizes, which aims to make Singapore-listed blue-chips more accessible to retail investors.

  • SGX sees 15.5% rise in Q2 profit, highest in a year   Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:18 PM ET
    SGX sees 15.5% rise in Q2 profit, highest in a year

    Magnus Bocker, CEO of the Singapore Exchange, attributes the rise in quarterly profits to strong growth in its derivatives business and a modest increase in securities trading volumes.

  • This commodity stands to gain from ECB easing   Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:09 PM ET
    This commodity stands to gain from ECB easing

    If the European Central Bank rolls out quantitative easing, gold will outperform in euro terms, says Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at U.S. Global Investors.

  • State of the Unioin 2015: What to expect   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 8:39 PM ET
    State of the Unioin 2015: What to expect

    Matthew Mitchell, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Paul Krake, Founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, discuss their expectations for the "State of the Union" address.

  • What if Draghi becomes 'the boy who cried wolf'...   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 8:23 PM ET
    What if Draghi becomes 'the boy who cried wolf'...

    If the European Central Bank fails to carry out quantitative easing on Thursday, global risk asset markets could go into free fall, says Paul Krake, Founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies.

  • Why investors are loving hedge funds   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:46 PM ET
    Why investors are loving hedge funds

    Simon Smiles, CIO for Ultra High Net Worth at UBS Wealth Management, says rising capital inflows into hedge funds reflect demand for alternative investments like private equity.

  • Why Spring Airlines is far ahead of its rivals   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:34 PM ET
    Why Spring Airlines is far ahead of its rivals

    Peter Harbison , Executive Chairman at CAPA, says Spring Airlines, which made its market debut in Shanghai on Wednesday, has a good brand and is popular for its innovation.

  • A Shenzhen-Hong Kong stock tie-up coming soon?   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:23 PM ET
    A Shenzhen-Hong Kong stock tie-up coming soon?

    Charles Li, CEO of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), expects the replication of a Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect program in Shenzhen to hopefully materialize by this year.

  • Why global central banks are taking different paths

    Allen Sinai, Chief Global Economist at Decision Economics, discusses the divergence in central bank policies this year.

  • Global CEOs less confident about growth: PWC survey

    Dennis McNally, Chairman of PWC International, discusses survey results which showed a dip in confidence levels among CEOs this year, most significantly in developing economies like China.

  • US politics in a 'shadow boxing match': Nomura   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:32 PM ET
    US politics in a 'shadow boxing match': Nomura

    Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst at Nomura, outlines the differences between U.S. President Obama and the Republican-led Congress in issues like national security.

  • Is Faber right to short central banks?   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:14 PM ET
    Is Faber right to short central banks?

    Vadim Zlotnikov, Chief Market Strategist and Co-Head of Multi-asset Solutions at AllianceBernstein, discusses Marc Faber's comments that investors should start to short central banks.

  • Asian stocks rise after China GDP beats estimate Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 2:35 AM ET
    Chinese stock investors gather at a securities firm in China's Anhui province on January 7, 2015.

    Asian stock markets traded higher late Tuesday, with sentiment supported by China's fourth quarter gross domestic product which beat expectations.

  • Could we see a 'new normal' in China?   Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 8:36 PM ET
    Could we see a 'new normal' in China?

    If China reveals a GDP reading that is lower than its growth target, it indicates a "new normal" with an emphasis on higher quality growth, says Louis Kuijs, Chief Economist, Greater China at RBS.

  • Cheaper oil is an 'economic stimulus': Credit Suisse

    Giles Keating, Global Head of Research, Private Banking & Wealth Management at Credit Suisse, says markets need to stop worrying about low inflation, which is driven by cheaper oil prices that will benefit the global economy.

  • Why it's time for China to fix margin trading   Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 7:51 PM ET
    Why it's time for China to fix margin trading

    Dickie Wong, Executive Director at Kingston Securities, discusses the crackdown on margin lending in China's financial markets, which led to a plunge in mainland stocks on Monday.

  • Why UBS recommends alternative investments   Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 7:41 PM ET
    Why UBS recommends alternative investments

    Andrew Lee, Global Head of Alternative Investments at UBS, says an increasingly diverging world economy presents opportunities for hedge funds and private markets like private equity.

  • No reason for BOJ to ease further: Pro   Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 7:32 PM ET
    No reason for BOJ to ease further: Pro

    With the Bank of Japan buying a substantial amount of JGBs, along with cheaper oil and a weak yen, there is no reason for additional easing, says Takuji Okubo, Principal and Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors.

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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