Squawk Box Asia


  • What's brewing for Starbucks in China     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    Responding to recent criticism about its pricing practices in China, John Culver, Group President, China & Asia Pacific at Starbucks, says prices reflect the true cost of its operations in the mainland.

  • Why the Fed will not quicken taper     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 6:12 PM ET

    With the U.S. economy still weak and a potential inventory correction, Marie Owens Thomsen, Chief Economist at Credit Agricole Private Banking, says the Fed is unlikely to speed up its taper plans.

  • Could U.S. oil prices hit $140 a barrel?     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 5:53 PM ET

    Sean Hyman, editor of Moneynews at the Ultimate Wealth Report newsletter, says global demand will accelerate WTI crude prices toward $140 a barrel.

  • Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist at FXCM, says the G-20's communiqué, concluded in Australia over the weekend, was too vague in terms of actionable policy prescriptions, to give equity markets a boost.

  • This can help you take the best selfie...     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    The HTC Desire 816, unveiled at the Mobile World Congress on Monday, is Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC's latest bet to turn its sales around. Its best feature, according to Cher Wang, co-founder & Chairperson of HTC, is that it will take the world's best selfie.

  • US to see 'sub-par growth' in 2014: Pro     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    Bill Smith, President at SAM Advisors, says the U.S. will likely see a gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 2 percent in 2014.

  • Is Sina's Weibo heading for a New York IPO?     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 5:05 PM ET

    China's equivalent to Twitter, Weibo, may be heading for a stock market listing in New York, joining the bandwagon to tap into investor demand for tech stocks. CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris reports.

  • Sugar in coffee: Sweet spot for investors? Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 2:28 AM ET

    A punishing drought in Brazil has sent the cost of sugar and coffee soaring, and some analysts expect prices to continue their climb.

  • Subsidies weighing on EMs: Arjuna Mahendran     Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 7:54 PM ET

    Arjuna Mahendran, Emirates National Bank of Dubai talks about the politics of subsidies in emerging markets and how that is hurting the economies from within along with the Fed's tapering.

  • RBI governor: 'EMs are on their own'     Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 7:43 PM ET

    Raghuram Rajan, governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), says emerging markets have received an "unintended" message from developed economies that they are "on their own". CNBC's Oriel Morrison reports.

  • More downside for the greenback?     Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 7:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team and Arjuna Mahendran, CIO, Emirates National Bank of Dubai, discuss whether its bulls or bears for the U.S. dollar in the week ahead.

  • Japan data, Thai turmoil in focus for Asia Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 7:29 PM ET
    Debris sits on the ground at the scene of a deadly explosion at an anti-government rally on February 23, 2014 in Bangkok.

    A slew of data from Japan this week is likely to be in focus amid concerns that momentum in the country’s economic recovery is waning.

  • What are CFOs concerned about in Asia?     Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 7:18 PM ET

    CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team asks Guy Look, CFO and Executive Director of Sasa International and Mohamed Rafique Merican, Group CFO of Maybank Group about their concerns for businesses in Asia.

  • Time for TPP to 'put up or shut up': Overby     Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 6:34 PM ET

    With the latest round of talks to wrap up the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) underway in Singapore, Tami Overby, Vice President for Asia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, discusses the factors behind the delay in sealing the pact.

  • Fernando Aportela, Deputy Finance Minister of Mexico, tells CNBC's Asia Squawk Box how the country has in plan a reform agenda that could boost its economic growth over the next few years.

  • G-20 sets first-ever goal for global growth     Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    The world's top economies embraced a goal to generate more than $2 trillion in additional output over five years while creating tens of million of new jobs. CNBC's Matthew Taylor has more.

  • Spain Fin Min: We cannot be complacent     Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    While welcoming Moody's upgrade of Spain's credit rating as "good news", Luis de Guindos, Spanish Finance Minister, says his country cannot afford to be complacent as there is still more work to be done.

  • World Bank: We support G-20's growth agenda     Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    Bertrand Badre, Managing Director & CFO at the World Bank, says the G-20's communiqué on fostering global growth is "fantastic" and a "great paradigm shift".

  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, says the G-20 communiqué may have a good chance of succeeding. CNBC's Oriel Morrison reports.

  • China to see at least 7% growth in 2014: IHS     Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 | 5:24 PM ET

    Tony Nash, Vice President at business information company IHS, says Chinese New Year distortion is to blame for recent weak economic data from China.

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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