Squawk Box Asia


  • Growth remains below-trend in Australia: HSBC  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:31 PM ET

    Paul Bloxham, chief economist, Australia & New Zealand at HSBC, says Australia's growth data for the fourth quarter are a "downside surprise" and vindicate the central bank's rate cut decision last month.

  • Why oil will be rangebound for the time being  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:16 PM ET

    Jim Rickards, chief global strategist at West Shore Funds, expects oil prices to trade between $50-60 for a year or two as Saudi Arabia attempts to put the U.S. shale frackers out of business.

  • Economy to top agenda at China's NPC  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:07 PM ET

    The economy and an ongoing corruption crackdown will likely be top on the agenda at China's annual political meetings this week. CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports from Beijing.

  • Don't worry about sluggish US car sales: Pro  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:51 PM ET

    Brian Sponheimer, auto & capital equipment analyst at Gabelli & Company, explains why he's not worried about slower-than-expected U.S. auto sales in February.

  • Netanyahu's speech eroded US-Israel ties: Pro  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET

    Haim Malka, deputy director for the Middle East program at Center for Strategic & International Studies, explains the significance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech.

  • Wall Street end Tuesday lower on profit-taking  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:22 PM ET

    While U.S. markets still see upside potential, short-term concerns such as soft U.S. data have resulted in a pullback, says Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Boston Private Wealth.

  • Tariq Fancy, founder of Canadian tech start-up Rumie Initiative, outlines the firm's growth plans so as to provide kids in the developing world the chance to learn.

  • China goes for a rate cut: Is it good or bad?  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 8:38 PM ET

    While China's sooner-than-expected rate cut could be seen positively, markets could also infer that the economy isn't doing very well, says independent economist Andy Xie.

  • With policy decisions made by a selected few, conventions like the National People's Congress are "not meaningful in substance," says independent economist Andy Xie.

  • Factors that will boost JAL's profitability  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 7:38 PM ET

    Norikazu Saito, senior managing executive officer, Finance & Accounting, at Japan Airlines, expects profitability to improve due to cost-cutting measures and solid travel demand to Japan.

  • RBA will follow up with rate cut today: UBS  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 7:31 PM ET

    Scott Haslem, chief economist, Australia at UBS, discusses the raft of Australian data released early Tuesday and explains why the Reserve Bank of Australia will unveil a rate cut later in the day.

  • Chinese, young tech guys getting richer: Forbes  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:41 PM ET

    Luisa Kroll, assistant managing editor for Wealth at Forbes Media, says the magazine's annual billionaires list shows China and California's tech entrepreneurs rising in terms of wealth creation.

  • Who's in Forbes' top billionaires list?  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:40 PM ET

    Forbes has released its annual list of the world's billionaires, with Bill Gates taking the top spot. CNBC's Bernie Lo has more.

  • M&A in semconductor sector is 'white-hot': Pro  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:33 PM ET

    Christopher Rolland, semiconductor analyst at FBR Capital Markets, expects M&A activities in the semiconductor industry to accelerate.

  • This expert isn't excited about Nasdaq at 5,000  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:16 PM ET

    While the Nasdaq Composite's close above the 5,000 mark is a solid move, it is "nothing more than a round number," says Kenny Polcari, director at O'Neil Securities.

  • What's driving Chinese tourists to New Zealand  Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 8:50 PM ET

    Simon Robertson, CFO of Auckland Airport, attributes the boom in Chinese tourists to the unique experience that New Zealand offers, instead of a "currency play."

  • Why the PBOC needs to ease further  Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 8:38 PM ET

    Chetan Ahya, chief Asia economist at Morgan Stanley, says the People's Bank of China needs to cut interest rates further because real interest rates remain "pretty high."

  • How Fidelity is playing China  Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 8:17 PM ET

    Medha Samant, investment Director, Asian Equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, is positive about the state of China's re-balancing act and explains where the firm is focusing on.

  • Good design, but can Samsung's S6 beat iPhone 6?  Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 7:49 PM ET

    The new design in Samsung's Galaxy S6 will appeal to its loyal fans, but will not attract users of the iPhone 6, says Marc Einstein, industry principal, ICT Practice at Frost & Sullivan.

  • Fed rate hike will be 'later this year': BofA  Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 7:36 PM ET

    While a rise in U.S. interest rates will occur in 2015, the hike will come likely later in the year, instead of June, says Michael Hanson, senior U.S. economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research.

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