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  • World's Second Biggest IPO This Year Debuts Higher Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 9:01 PM ET

    Japan's second-largest soft drinks company, Suntory Beverage and Food, opened higher at its debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday, even as analysts warn the stock is looking expensive.

  • China Doing the Right Thing Taming Credit, Moody's Says Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 11:44 PM ET
    Beijing, China

    China's central bank is right to tame high credit growth and not doing so would have long-term negative consequences, said an official at Moody's Investors Service.

  • Investors Still Jaded After PBOC's Reassurance  Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 9:32 PM ET

    Thomas Byrne, Senior Vice President, Sovereign Risk Group at Moody's Investors Service Singapore thinks the PBOC will continue to be vigilant in reigning in credit growth.

  • Neutral on Chinese Equities: Expert  Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | 8:08 PM ET

    Steven Sun, Head of China Equity Strategy at HSBC says that the central bank's decision to hold off injecting liquidity may be beneficial for the long-term, but it is creating short-term volatility.

  • It May Feel Overdone but Perhaps Sell-Off Is Justified Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 12:06 AM ET

    Fears about the Fed unwinding its monetary stimulus have sent global markets into a tail spin this week and some analysts argue the sell-off is in fact justified.

  • Why the Rise in Treasury Yields May Be Okay Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    Analysts say there's no reason to fret about the back-up in bond yields since the move is likely to be accompanied by the U.S. economy finally getting back on its feet.

  • Why Chinese Demand Will Remain Sluggish  Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 9:34 PM ET

    Jian Chang, China Economist at Barclays talks about China's cash squeeze and explains why Barclays has cut its growth forecasts to 7.4% for 2013.

  • Asia Joins Global Equity Rout on BOJ Woes Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 2:20 AM ET

    Japan's benchmark index trimmed losses on Wednesday, extending a global sell-off in equities amid disappointment at the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) inaction to calm volatile markets.

  • Residential Building Collapses in Mumbai  Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 9:48 PM ET

    A building collapse in central Mumbai has claimed at least one life and injured many. Rescue workers continue to search for survivors under the rubble in the latest episode of South Asia's poor building safety record.

  • The Odd Couple: See Any Resemblance?  Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 9:42 PM ET
    President Barack Obama (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping take a walk at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California, on June 8, 2013.

    This was the most popular photo on Chinese internet site Weibo. You'll never guess why.

  • The Key to Peace Between the Two Koreas  Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 9:22 PM ET

    Matthias Maass, Assistant Professor of International Relations at Yonsei University thinks China holds the key to a sustainable peace between North and South Korea.

  • Yen to Hit 110, Nikkei Seen at 14,500: Pro  Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 9:05 PM ET

    Sean Darby, Chief Global Equity Strategist at Jefferies explains his calls on the Japan market and expects further market volatility as Japan moves out of deflation into inflation.

  • Difficulties Behind Abe's Ambitious 'Third Arrow'  Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 9:05 PM ET

    Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC explains that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's long-term growth reforms will require a coordinated effort between various parties.

  • Weak Yen Won't Stop Our Push Outside Japan: Lexus Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:59 AM ET

    The recent weakness in the Japanese yen is not coming in the way of the country's luxury carmaker Lexus International's plans to invest overseas, said a senior company executive.

  • Confusion: the Next Driver of Markets? Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 11:56 PM ET

    In a week dominated by talk about when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start unwinding its massive monetary stimulus program, a raft of weak U.S. economic data have introduced an element of confusion into the markets.

  • Andrew Robb, Shadow Finance Minister of Australia discusses the public's lack of trust in the government to deliver an accurate budget.

  • Albert Chan, Hong Kong Legislator discusses the latest developments on Hong Kong's budget bill.

  • Watch Out! China Inflation Could Hit 3.5%  Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 9:35 PM ET

    Stephen Schwartz, Asia Chief Economist at BBVA says inflation could rise up to 3.5 to 3.8 percent by year-end and describes the potential fiscal and monetary measures Beijing might take.

  • BOK Cut Will Give Markets a Shot in the Arm  Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 9:20 PM ET

    Martin Schulz, MD, International Equities at PNC Capital Advisors pinpoints the competitive devaluation scenario playing out in Asia as the major reason behind the Bank of Korea's interest rate cut.

  • Nikkei at 18,000 by Year-End: Pro  Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 9:05 PM ET

    Ed Rogers, CEO & CIO of Rogers Investment Advisors explains the four major factors that will propel the Nikkei to the 18,000-19,000 level.

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  • A one-hour program that empowers viewers to make the right call for their business, their market & their investments. The Call delivers up-to-the minute news and intelligent commentary while tracking the start of trade in Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan. Hosted from Hong Kong & Singapore, it's the pre-game show for the Greater China region; bringing the opening numbers from the world's financial hotspot — Shanghai; and gearing up for trade in one of Asia's most dynamic markets — Hong Kong. CNBC will quiz business & political leaders so viewers know how to protect their wealth, fortify their trading strategy and make the call on their investments.

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  • Based at CNBC's Hong Kong studios, Bernie Lo covers core business day programming and co-anchors Squawk Box Asia.