Squawk Box Asia


  • 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.

  • Gilbert Ghostine, President, Asia Pacific at Diageo, says anti-extravagant measures in China impacted its baijiu brand business, which saw sales plunging by 66 percent.

  • Chinese markets saw jitters on Wednesday, after China's Chaori Solar said on late Tuesday that it will not be able to meet interest payments on bonds due Friday. CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris tells us more.

  • Are blue skies in sight for China?     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 6:53 PM ET

    China's leadership have declared on Wednesday, a war on pollution. CNBC's Eunice Yoon speaks to analysts and the Chinese public about the smog that has plagued the country's capital.

  • Should you be looking at Russian stocks now?     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    With around 3.8 times of price to earnings, investment opportunities in Russian shares may be compelling, says Karine Hirn, Founding Partner, East Capital.

  • CNBC's Steve Sedgwick speaks to Ukraine's opposition leader and likely presidential candidate, Vitali Klitschko, and asked him what he hopes to do for his country.

  • Euro will continue uptrend: NAB     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 6:30 PM ET

    Emma Lawson, Senior Currency Strategist at NAB, discusses Euro's continued uptrend and whether the European Central Bank (ECB) will cut rates at Thursday's meeting.

  • StanChart CEO: We still had a very good year     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 6:13 PM ET

    Jaspal Bindra, Group Exec Director & CEO, Asia at Standard Chartered, discusses the bank's 2013 earnings, which saw disappointing profits of $6.95 billion, down from $7.5 billion in 2012.

  • China's gross domestic product (GDP) target at 7.5 percent indicates steady growth in the country, which should support commodities like copper and nickel, says Tom Price, Global Commodity Analyst at UBS.

  • ECB to cut rates at March meeting: BNP Paribas     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 5:33 PM ET

    Vassili Serebriakov, Currency strategist, BNP Paribas, expects the European Central Bank (ECB) to go for a rate cut at Thursday's Governing Council meeting, to resolve inflation issues in the euro zone.

  • Why he favors Spain and Brazil over US shares     Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 5:26 PM ET

    Scott Nations, Chief Investment Officer & President at NationsShares, says investors should look outside of U.S. equities and recommends Spain and Brazil for value investment opportunities.

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