Squawk Box Asia


  • Diamonds: Not an investor's best friend?  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 7:32 PM ET

    Martin Rapaport, chairman of Rapaport Group, explains why investing in diamonds is a "volatile trade."

  • Stephen Roach, senior fellow at Yale University, says China's new growth target of "about 7 percent" shows that it is moving away from the old practice of central planning.

  • Reich: Brace for lower US jobs data in February  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 6:46 PM ET

    Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1993-1997, expects a "lower payroll figure" for February given the bad weather in the east coast.

  • Time for independent financial firms to shine?  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 6:38 PM ET

    Ralph Schlosstein, president and CEO of Evercore, says big lenders are trimming staffing levels because independent firms are gaining market share. He also discusses the firm's ambitions in Asia.

  • Was stock connect a boost for HKEx?  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET

    Charles Li, CEO of HKEx, tells CNBC how the implementation of the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect contributed to the bourse operator's annual profit.

  • Forget 5K, Nasdaq to hit 6,000 by year-end: Pro  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 6:18 PM ET

    Brian Jacobsen, chief portfolio strategist at Wells Fargo, expects Wall Street to see "substantial upside" ahead, with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 closing the year at 6,000 and 2,300, respectively.

  • US stocks nervous ahead of jobs report: Pro  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 9:17 PM ET

    Apart from profit-taking, the declines in Wall Street point to concerns over Friday's nonfarm payrolls, says JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade.

  • What a new Asian order means for the US  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 8:36 PM ET

    Evan Feigenbaum, vice chairman at Paulson Institute, outlines his theory of a "new Asian order" and explains how that poses as a challenge to the U.S.

  • China's capital market integration chugs along  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 8:17 PM ET

    Regardless of the results of the Shanghai-HK stock connect, a similar link-up in Shenzehn will materialize if it matches China's aim to integrate its capital markets, says Helen Zhu, head of China Equities at BlackRock.

  • China's NPC: What Blackrock is disappointed with  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 8:08 PM ET

    Beijing can afford to raise its budget deficit for 2015 as China has the capacity to rely more on fiscal policy, says Helen Zhu, head of China Equities at BlackRock.

  • 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.

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