Squawk Box Asia


  • Study shows a rise in Chinese corporate IOUs  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:46 PM ET

    Rocky Tung, chief economist at Coface, attributes the increase in overdue amounts and periods to factors like cashflow problems among Chinese firms.

  • StanChart's 2014 results are 'atrocious': Pro  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:38 PM ET

    Jim Antos, bank analyst at Mizuho Securities Asia, discusses the 37 percent slump in Standard Chartered's net profit for 2014.

  • Can China achieve its 2015 growth target?  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:18 PM ET

    There's a risk that China could undershoot its 7 percent target, with the PBOC focused on both growth and reforms, says Viktor Hjort, head of Asia Fixed Income Research at Morgan Stanley.

  • Brazilian bonds are 'dangerous', says this expert  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:45 PM ET

    Kathy Lien, managing director of BK Asset Management, says the latest rate hike could throw Brazil into a deeper recession hence investors should avoid the country's bonds.

  • Tracking Diageo's roadmap for growth in China  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET

    Sam Fischer, president, Greater China and Asia, at Diageo, outlines plans to foster sustainable growth in the Chinese market and how the drinks giant is enhancing women's role in the tourism sector.

  • Jobs will prove that US needs a rate hike: Pro  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    Doug Sandler, chief equity strategist at Riverfront Investment Group, is optimistic that this year's job reports will make the case for an interest rate hike in the U.S.

  • Expect 5G this year, says China's ZTE Wireless  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:47 PM ET

    Jiying Xiang, CTO of ZTE Wireless, outlines plans to roll out 5G in the second half of 2015, which will be much earlier than expectations for the technology to be ready in 2020.

  • Macau casino revenue halves in February  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:36 PM ET

    While the revenue decline is smaller than expected, Macau's gaming sector appears set to be under pressure following lackluster takings during the Lunar New Year holiday, says Leon Liao, research analyst at Jefferies.

  • Why are money rates up despite China's rate cut  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:13 PM ET

    Hayden Briscoe, director of Asia Pacific Fixed Income at AB, says the rise in funding rates following a rate cut over the weekend could mean that China's policy transition mechanism is broken.

  • Will a growth target of 7% be bad for China?  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:40 PM ET

    Wei Yao, China economist at Societe Generale and Paul Bloxham, chief economist, Australia & New Zealand at HSBC, discuss whether a 7 percent growth target contradicts with China's reform efforts.

  • 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.

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