Squawk Box Asia


  • China puffer fish tower sparks anger     Sunday, 29 Sep 2013 | 7:30 PM ET

    Chinese citizens have been huffing over a building that's been erected in China's Jiangsu province. This giant, copper puffer fish costs about $11.5 million to build and hovers around 15 storeys above the ground.

  • Shutdown showdown: A man made disaster     Sunday, 29 Sep 2013 | 7:14 PM ET

    Andrew Freris, Chief Investment Advisor for Asia at BNP Paribas draws comparisons between the debt mess in US with India and talks about his investment strategy.

  • Steve Goldman, Managing Director at Kapstream Capital says it's unlikely a U.S government shutdown would last long. He expects U.S. yields to head even lower from current levels.

  • Shell: natural gas key to future energy needs     Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 8:40 PM ET

    Neil Gilmour, Vice President, Development, Integrated Gas at Shell says natural gas is the answer to the world's rising energy demand while it also addresses environmental issues.

  • China's free trade zone: The upside & downside     Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 8:20 PM ET

    Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, Head of Investment Strategy, Multi Assets at ING Investment Management says that the project will be more successful if it is expanded beyond just one region.

  • CNBC anchors debate Shanghai's free trade zone     Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 8:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Bernie Lo and Sri Jegarajah discuss whether Shanghai's free trade zone, scheduled for launch this Sunday, is an example of the government's commitment to financial reforms.

  • Mirza Baig, Head of Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Strategy, Asia at BNP Paribas doesn't think August's upbeat CPI data will weaken the yen. Paul Gruenwald of Standard and Poor's Ratings Services expects more central bank stimulus.

  • US fiscal tightening is premature: S&P     Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, Standard and Poor's Ratings Services thinks fiscal tightening by Washington is premature and will subtract from the U.S. growth momentum. He says the U.S. fiscal problem is a longer term one.

  • Fed decision is a message to the markets: Pro     Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Erik Ristuben, Chief Investment Strategist at Russell Investments, says the Federal Reserve's decision not to taper its stimulus means it wants to protect the long end of the curve and keep current mortgage rates at current levels.

  • Can America's shale revolution boost the economy?     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 8:42 PM ET

    In a first on CNBC interview, Richard Westerdale, Director of Policy Analysis & Public Diplomacy at the Bureau of Energy Resources of the U.S. Department of State discusses America's shale gas boom.

  • The appeal of Asian high yield debt     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 8:09 PM ET

    Tim Jagger, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Asian High Yield at Aviva Investors says Asian high yield debt doesn't have exposure to a rise in U.S. treasury yields, which is expected to happen when the Fed starts tapering its asset purchase scheme.

  • HDFC: No real-estate bubble in India     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 7:50 PM ET

    Keki Mistry, Vice Chairman & CEO of HDFC says the decline in property prices has been marginal at most and explains why the nation is not at risk of a bubble.

  • Asian bond market stronger than 1997: ADB     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 7:42 PM ET

    Iwan Azis, Head of the Office of Regional Economic Integration, Asian Development Bank says that while Asian bond markets are resilient, weak growth could accelerate outflows.

  • Should investors fear Washington's fiscal battle?     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 7:10 PM ET

    Eric Lascelles, Chief Economist at RBC Global Asset Management is confident that the U.S. government will avert a shutdown. He says Washington's fiscal tussle presents a buying opportunity in markets.

  • Oracle team celebrates America's Cup     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 6:52 PM ET

    In a first on CNBC interview, Adrian Jones, General Manager & Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific at Oracle shares his enthusiasm about the firm winning the 34th America's cup.

  • AMAT, Tokyo Electron deal a vote of confidence in Japan? Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 1:02 AM ET
    Gary Dickerson, chief executive officer of Applied Materials., right, shakes hands with Tetsuro Higashi, chairman of Tokyo Electron Ltd., during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.

    A merger between Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron is a vote of confidence in Japan as it steps up its efforts to revive its fortunes, analysts say.

  • How to play a weaker Indonesian rupiah     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 8:52 PM ET

    Dee Senaratne, Head of Research, Indonesia at CLSA says companies exposed to falling commodity prices will benefit from the weaker Indonesian rupiah. He lists his sector picks.

  • Greg Clark, Member of Parliament and Financial Secretary to the Treasury of the U.K., says his group is working to develop global financial regulations to establish investor trust in financial markets again.

  • Harold Ford Jr., Managing Director, Morgan Stanley expects more volatility in American politics ahead. He thinks Republicans will only reach an agreement about the US debt ceiling at the eleventh hour

  • Is the buzz in Malaysia's IPO market back?     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    Ruben Emir Gnanalingam, CEO, Westports Malaysia speaks exclusively to CNBC about the demand for their upcoming IPO, which could be the largest in Malaysia this year.

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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