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As China's first quarter growth hits 18 month low, Helen Qiao of Morgan Stanley and Hu Yifan of Haitong International discuss what to expect from the following quarters along with the nation's reforms agenda and its mounting corporate credit default woes.
Bill Maldonado, CIO, Asia Pacific at HSBC Asset Management, discusses expectations for China's first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP).
Larry Haverty, Portfolio Manager at Gabelli Funds, says Marissa Mayer's efforts to beef up Yahoo's main business seem to have limited success amid strong competition from Google and Facebook.
Pakorn Peetathawatchai, Chief Strategy & Finance Officer at the Stock Exchange of Thailand, explains why the Thai stock market is up 7 percent year-to-date despite political tensions.
Medha Samant, Investment Director, Asian Equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, says markets should opt for a long-term outlook rather than be caught up with China's first-quarter GDP.
Andrew Broomhead, CFO of Pacific Basin Shipping, says the firm bought a lot of second-hand ships last year since they tend to see the greatest increases in asset value.
Hiroshi Miyoshi, Mitsubishi CEO for Turkey and Central Asia, describes Turkey's appeal to Japanese firms, who invested $500 million in the emerging market last year.
As Sweden tests out a six hour work day, the Asia Squawk Box team discusses if it could ever work in Asia.
Warren Gilman, Chairman & CEO of CEF Holdings, says Rio Tinto is still on track to meeting its mining ore target despite seeing a quarterly fall in iron ore shipments due to weather disruptions.
Calling the Heartbleed bug one of the "worst seen in the internet age", Nick Sullivan, Systems Engineer at Cloudflare, discusses the severity of the security flaw.
William Quigley, Managing Director at Clearstone Venture Partners, discusses his optimism about the cyrptocurrency and the firm's offer to acquire Mt.Gox.
Andrei Illarionov, Former Economic Policy Advisor to Vladimir Putin from 2000 to 2005, says Putin wants to establish a 'Ukranian Federation' out of the eastern part of the country.
Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia at Macquarie, says recent volatility on Wall Street is due to concerns about downbeat earnings season as profit margins reach their peak.
John Thompson, CEO & CIO of Vilas Capital, explains the factors that led to upbeat first-quarter net income results from Citi.
Christian Whiton, Principal at DC International Advisory, says ongoing events in eastern Ukraine may see a repeat of Russia's actions in Crimea.
Quincy Krosby, Market Strategist at Prudential Financial, says U.S. markets are looking for upside surprises in earnings guidance.
Vinai Thummalapally, Executive Director, Select USA, U.S. Department of Commerce, makes a case for investing in the U.S. as the nation hopes to ramp up FDI flows from Asian powerhouses like China.
Some analysts are viewing solar power as a potential disruptor to the energy market amid falling costs. CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team discuss.
Kenneth Gaw, President & Managing Principal at Gaw Capital Partners, explains the firm's decision to acquire Beijing's Pacific Century Place for $928 million.
Vishnu Varathan, Senior Economist at Mizuho Bank, explains why Singapore's first-quarter growth numbers slightly undershot market expectations.
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