Squawk Box Asia


  • Lixil Group: 2020 will be a milestone for us  Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 9:37 PM ET

    Yoshiaki Fujimori, President & CEO of Lixil Group, says the firm plans to achieve its target of raising overseas sales to 1 trillion yen by 2020 and outlines its strategy in various markets.

  • Why Chinese shares are back in favor  Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 9:19 PM ET

    Sean Darby, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Jefferies, says Beijing's reform measures seem to be taking effect and that is facilitating capital inflows back into Chinese equities.

  • China Eastern Airlines launches budget carrier  Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 8:37 PM ET

    Jonathan Galaviz, Partner at Global Market Advisors, says China Eastern's move is in line with Beijing's view that the future growth of aviation lies with budget travelers.

  • Tracking China-North Korea relations  Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 7:34 PM ET

    While China doesn't like North Korea's provocative actions, the mainland is reluctant to fully implement U.N. sanctions on its ally, says Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow at Heritage Foundation.

  • Expectations building for a strong US jobs report  Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 7:17 PM ET

    Keith Wade, Chief Economist & Strategist at Schroders, explains his optimism for a robust June employment report.

  • What are Abe's intentions behind defense reform?  Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 9:34 PM ET

    Stephen Nagy, Associate Professor at International Christian University, says Japan's decision to end the ban on "collective self-defense" has no offensive motivations.

  • Dunkin' Donuts: Excited about Asia business  Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 8:46 PM ET

    Nigel Travis, Chairman & CEO of Dunkin' Brands, remains upbeat about the firm's expansion plans beyond the U.S. despite challenges in markets like South Korea.

  • Ex-ambassador: These factors sparked Iraq crisis  Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 8:37 PM ET

    James Jeffrey, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq from 2010-2012, attributes the crisis in Iraq to Syria's civil war and the inability of the Iraqi government to mend ethnic divisions.

  • Is stevia a safe substitute for sugar?  Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:49 PM ET

    Robert Brooke, CEO, Stevia First, introduces the origins of stevia and describes why it is "a great alternative" to sugar.

  • AirAsia: Japan is opening up more and more  Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:33 PM ET

    Tony Fernandes, Group CEO and Director of Air Asia and Hiroshi Mikitani, Founder and CEO at Rakuten, explain their venture to set up a low-cost carrier in Japan.

  • What is driving US June auto sales?  Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:26 PM ET

    Itay Michaeli, Auto Analyst at Citi, discusses General Motors' vehicle sales in June. He also highlights replacement demand as the key factor spurring auto sales in the U.S..

  • Be opportunistic in the US markets: Expert  Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:06 PM ET

    Craig Hodges, President & Portfolio Manager at Hodges Funds, says U.S. markets are seeing a "healthy mix of anxiety and optimism" and explains the strategy investors should adopt.

  • Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday as investors reacted to key factory activity data from the mainland.

  • Tracking the decline in Hong Kong retail spending  Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 9:43 PM ET

    Sarah Quinlan, Senior Vice President of Market Insights at MasterCard, says the decline in Hong Kong's retail sales reflects the slowdown in the areas of real estate and jewellery consumption.

  • Anson Chan, Former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong, calls the city's strive for democracy "a slow and winding path" and says citizens are determined to fight for a credible and fair election.

  • China PMI is 'exceptionally positive': Newedge  Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 9:10 PM ET

    Tuesday's manufacturing data for June indicates that China is likely to attain its growth target of 7.5 percent, says Greg Matwejev, Director for FX Hedge Fund Sales and Trading at Newedge.

  • Volatility ahead for Macau's gaming space: Analyst  Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 8:49 PM ET

    Christopher Jones, MD & Senior Gaming & Lodging Analyst, Telsey Advisory Group, says Macau's gaming sector will face downside pressure in the near term but the "noise" will start to clear by 2015.

  • Japan business sentiment takes a hit, rebound seen Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 8:36 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a clothing store in Tokyo, Japan.

    Business sentiment in Japan worsened in the three months to June but should recover in the months ahead, the Bank of Japan's tankan survey showed.

  • What options are Argentina left with?  Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 8:32 PM ET

    Gorky Urquieta, Co-head of Emerging Market Debt at Neuberger Berman, outlines the options that Argentina has at the moment with regards to its debt payments.

  • The rise of e-commerce in Asia  Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 8:23 PM ET
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. apps are displayed on an Apple iPhone 5s in this arranged photograph.

    This year, Asia Pacific is set to overtake North America as the largest e-commerce market in the world. CNBC's Julia Wood takes a look at how companies are cashing in on this lucrative space.

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  • 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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