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.
The prospect of snap elections in Venezuela - which may be triggered if President Hugo Chavez steps down due to his worsening health - may create volatility in global oil markets though any upward price impact is likely to only be short-term.
Renewed unease about sovereign and regulatory risk in Mongolia - triggered by a dispute between the government and mining giant Rio Tinto over the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold project - is on the rise but shouldn't erode confidence among longer term investors in the mineral-rich nation.
Benchmark oil prices are set to weaken further this week though losses may be limited if U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defends the central bank's stimulus efforts this week at his semi-annual testimony to Congress.
Iron ore prices may extend gains from 16-month highs this week as forecasts predict a "severe" tropical cyclone crossing Australia's northwestern coast on later this week, possibly halting exports of the steel-making ingredient to Asian consumers.
Marriott International is in talks with possible business partners in Myanmar and may use the same investment model used in India.
The world's fifth-largest wind-turbine supplier, Suzlon Energy, expects India's budget next week to reinstate incentives aimed at encouraging businesses to invest in more wind power.
Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) isn't ruling out additional job cuts at its Australian operation Optus in an effort to drive down costs after slashing headcount by almost 10 percent over the last nine months.
Benchmark oil prices are poised to make fresh multi-month highs this week amid improved economic data in the U.S. and China, according to CNBC's latest survey of market sentiment. However, a minority of the trade are questioning the rally, arguing the move higher is overdone and Monday's pullback in prices may deepen.