Squawk Box Asia


  • Thai turmoil, India data take spotlight this week Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 8:02 PM ET
    A volunteer security guard in Bangkok bracing for anti-government protests on Monday that could shut down the city.

    Focus in Asia this week is likely to turn to political turmoil in Thailand and India inflation data, with China taking a back seat for the time being.

  • Suryo Sulisto, Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, explains how the government's ban on mineral ore exports will support the economy in the long-term.

  • AIA and Citibank pen 'Bancassurance' deal     Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 7:15 PM ET

    Mark Tucker, Group Chief Executive & President at AIA Group, discusses the insurer's distribution deal with Citigroup.

  • ADB: We remain sanguine on China     Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 6:50 PM ET

    Takehiko Nakao, President of the Asian Development Bank, says he's positive about Chinese economic growth given their strong track record.

  • ADB: Japan needs to open up trade regime     Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    Takehiko Nakao, President of the Asian Development Bank, says Japan should liberalize its trade in order to attract more foreign investment.

  • ADB projects 4.7% growth for Thailand     Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    Takehiko Nakao, President of the Asian Development Bank, says Thailand must maintain political stability in order to continue high economic growth.

  • Expect BOJ to take action during Q3: HSBC     Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Garry Evans, Global Head of Equity Strategy at HSBC, says Japan's economy will slow down in the second quarter due to the sales tax, which may trigger more stimulus from the central bank.

  • US overvalued, Japan to disappoint: HSBC     Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 6:14 PM ET

    Garry Evans, Global Head of Equity Strategy at HSBC, explains his underweight call on the U.S. and the Japanese equity markets for 2014.

  • Mike Harrowell, Senior Resource Analyst at BBY, describes the outlook ahead for nickel and copper after Indonesia implemented a long-planned ban on mineral ore exports.

  • Is Thailand headed for a coup?     Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 5:21 PM ET

    Paul Gambles, Managing Partner at MBMG International, explains why he doesn't think a shutdown of Bangkok will be enough to topple the government.

  • Bangkok on the brink of 'shutdown'     Sunday, 12 Jan 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    Thai investors are bracing for more pain as anti-government protesters gather in Bangkok, vowing to shut down the capital until the prime minister steps down. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports.

  • How will US jobs report influence the Fed?     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    John Carey, Executive Vice President & Portfolio Manager at Pioneer Investments, thinks Friday's jobs report will beat expectations and outlines why he's optimistic on U.S. markets

  • How Fed rate hike fears are influencing USD     Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    Ray Attrill, Co-Head of FX Strategy at NAB explains why the dollar hasn't caught up with bond market expectations for a 2015 rate hike by the Fed.

  • Are China bank shares worth the risks?     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 7:44 PM ET

    Richard Titherington, CIO & Head of Emerging Markets Equity Team, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, discusses what's behind the low valuations for Chinese lenders

  • Richard Titherington, CIO & Head of Emerging Markets Equity Team, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, describes why it may be time for investors to start looking at emerging markets.

  • Contrarian call: Why BOK will cut rates     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    While many don't expect a rate cut from the BOK, Freya Beamish, Economist at Lombard Street Research, expects they will due to concern over the won.

  • Political plays: how to trade emerging Asian FX     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Saktiandi Supaat, Head of Global FX Strategy, Maybank says investors should buy the dollar against emerging Asian currencies, which could weaken further due to the local election cycles.

  • When will the Fed pull the plug on QE?     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer, DBS Group Wealth Management, discusses a possible timeline for the end of U.S. monetary stimulus.

  • Why taper will only end in 2015     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 5:33 PM ET

    Ed Ponsi, Managing Director at Barchetta Capital Management, describes why the U.S. economic recovery remains tepid, which will see tapering last into 2014.

  • Is it Asia’s turn for austerity? Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 12:08 AM ET

    The U.S. has gone through it, so have Europe and Japan. Now it is Asia's turn to endure a period of austerity, one economist tells CNBC.

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