Squawk Box Asia


  • Majority of Asian shares reaped gains on Friday, despite trading volumes remaining thin ahead of the closely-watched U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.

  • Contained or contagion: How to play Ukraine Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 10:26 PM ET
    People hold placards and Ukrainian flags during a rally in front of the White House in Washington.

    While tensions in Ukraine have ebbed, it’s not time for global markets to put the crisis behind just yet, analysts say.

  • Will US jobs report bring any surprise?     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 8:22 PM ET

    Jeffrey Cleveland, Chief Economist at Payden & Rygel, discusses his forecasts for U.S. February nonfarm payrolls due on Friday.

  • As tech heavyweights takeover Silicon Valley, start-ups are in the midst of a global search for a new home. Can Singapore be the answer? CNBC's Julia Wood tells us more.

  • How NFP may impact US treasurys     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 7:41 PM ET

    Laura Fitzsimmons, VP of Futures & Options at JPMorgan Investment Bank, explains why U.S. Treasurys may take the biggest hit, should Friday's job report turns out weaker than market consensus.

  • Michael Klibaner, Regional Director, Head of Research, Greater China at Jones Lang LaSalle, says the property tax will be an important part of municipal finance reform.

  • Commenting on Chaori Solar possibly becoming the first bond default case for China, Ting Lu, China Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch., says China needs such defaults to discipline investors.

  • Examining China's NPC announcements     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 6:49 PM ET

    Rodger Baker, VP of Asia-Pacific Analysis at Stratfor, discusses China's announcement of a 7.5 percent growth target and increase in military spending, at the annual National People's Congress which started on Wednesday.

  • Are markets being complacent about Ukraine?     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    Jeffrey Halley, senior FX trading manager at Saxo Capital Markets, says investors may have been too complacent as there are still risks in the Crimean peninsula.

  • Crimea's parliament will hold a referendum in 10 days on whether to join Russia. Jacob Kirkegaard, Senior Research Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, says this latest development is 'clearly an escalation' by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Markets will dismiss US jobs report: OCBC     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    Vasu Menon, Vice President, Group Wealth Management at OCBC Bank, explains why he thinks the U.S. February nonfarm payrolls due on Friday, may be a 'non-event'.

  • Crimea sets referendum on joining Russia     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Tensions over Ukraine went up a notch after Crimea's parliament pledges to hold a referendum in 10 days on whether to join Russia. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports.

  • Diane Swonk, Chief Economist at Mesirow Financial, says if her forecast of 185,000 for February's nonfarm payrolls comes true, the Fed may have a difficult time ahead.

  • 185,000 for US February jobs report: Swonk     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    While the weather-related distortion remains unclear, Diane Swonk, Chief Economist at Mesirow Financial, is expecting the U.S. nonfarm payroll to report 185,000 jobs created.

  • After ECB, Euro is headed higher: BNY Mellon     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    Michael Woolfolk, Managing Director and Senior Currency Strategist at BNY Mellon, says the euro will be on an uptrend, after the European Central Bank kept rates unchanged on Thursday.

  • Michael Woolfolk, Managing Director and Senior Currency Strategist at BNY Mellon, says markets may shrug off Friday's nonfarm payrolls for the month of February and focus on developments in Crimea.

  • Why 150k may be a 'non-event' for markets     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    Jim Paulsen, Chief Investment Strategist at Wells Capital Management, says investors may choose to look beyond Friday's nonfarm payrolls if the report comes in at the market consensus of 150,000, because it is not a 'clean number'.

  • Preview of February's US nonfarm payrolls     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    Attention for the day turns to the closely-watched U.S. non-farm payrolls report. Economists are expecting 150,000 new jobs to be created, with cold winter continuing to chill labor market. CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris reports.

  • Still overweight on developed markets: Pro     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 7:42 PM ET

    Dan Farley, CIO of the Investment Solutions Group at State Street Global Advisors, explains why he still favors developed markets, like Europe and Japan, over emerging markets.

  • Charting the Shanghai Composite index     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders dot com, looks at recent patterns on China's Shanghai Composite index.

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