Sri is an experienced business and financial markets correspondent at CNBC's Asia headquarters in Singapore, co-presenting and contributing to the network's flagship breakfast show "Squawk Box" (Asia).
Specializing in commodities since 1997, Sri follows global energy developments closely. He compiles a popular weekly oil market survey for the network aimed at better informing the investment community on near-term price direction.
Covering financial markets for more than 15 years, Sri has reported on major global events including the 2008 financial crisis, the Indian Ocean tsunami and the Fukushima disaster in Japan. He twice received the Bronze Medal in 2009 and 2013 for Best News Correspondent by the New York Festivals International TV & Films Awards.
Prior to joining CNBC in 2005, Sri was an energy reporter for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg News in Singapore.
China's February crude oil imports dropped to their lowest level in four months, final data from Thomson Reuters Oil Analytics showed.
The wave of supply generated by the U.S. oil boom will help cushion any possible disruption from Venezuela if political unrest escalates.
Concern of prolonged political unrest in Ukraine is raising fears of a sovereign default, fueling demand for safe-haven assets including bullion.