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  • France Says It Is Not Anti-Business Monday, 6 May 2013 | 12:46 AM ET
    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius

    Saying no to Yahoo's bid to take a majority stake in French online video website Dailymotion does not mean the French government is anti-business, the country's foreign minister told CNBC.

  • Malaysia Stocks Hit Record High After Elections Sunday, 5 May 2013 | 10:04 PM ET
    Malaysia's Prime Minister and Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Najib Razak celebrates his election victory in Kuala Lumpur.

    Malaysia's financial markets witnessed a historic day Monday as the benchmark stock index soared to an all-time high after the country's ruling coalition returned to power.

  • France Is Pro-Business: Foreign Minister     Sunday, 5 May 2013 | 9:40 PM ET

    Laurent Fabius, Foreign Minister of France tells CNBC's Bernie Lo and Kelly Evans that France is committed to drawing in more investment.

  • Still More Reforms Needed in Malaysia: Bersih     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 9:45 PM ET

    Ambiga Sreenevasan, Co-Chairperson of Bersih says that Malaysia still lacks political reforms and there are some fundamental problems that have not been corrected.

  • America's Growing Trade With Mexico     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 9:35 PM ET

    Christian Whiton, Principal at DC International Advisory says that NAFTA has been a resounding success and that over the next few years corporation between the U.S. and Mexico will also revolve around energy, financials and telecommunication services.

  • Keith Smith, Co-founder, Managing Partner at the Surgery Center of Oklahoma says that all funds are channeled to patient care, helping his team deliver quality healthcare and low costs.

  • Golden Week Loses Its Shine for Hong Kong Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 3:34 AM ET

    Three times a year, during Lunar New Year, this time of year, and the National Day holidays in October, a wide swath of the country essentially shuts down as people venture around the nation and beyond.

  • Conflicting Japan Data: What Are They Telling Us? Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 2:26 AM ET
    Tokyo, Japan

    A slew of economic data out of Japan on Tuesday gives conflicting signals on whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's radical revival plan is working or not.

  • Plenty of Opportunity in China: Infiniti     Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 9:45 PM ET

    Johan De Nysschen, President at Infiniti Motor Company says the firm is looking to establish China as a second volume hub.

  • HK Dock Workers' Standoff Drags On     Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 9:35 PM ET

    Johnson Leung, Head of Regional Transport, Jefferies and Paul Tsui, Chairman at Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding & Logistics look at the competitiveness of Hong Kong's port as the dock worker standoff drags on.

  • The FED's QE Promise     Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 9:05 PM ET

    David Dietze, President & Chief Investment Strategist at Point View Wealth Management says that the FED should stay the course of their bond buying.

  • German luxury carmaker Porsche saw record sales in China last year and the recent clampdown on gift-giving and luxury goods in the country won't have a major impact going forward.

  • As the first online comedy festival kicks off, one stand-up comedian explains its mass appeal.

  • China's Luxury Car Market Set for Growth     Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | 9:30 PM ET

    Hans Helmuth Hennig, Group Managing Director of Jebsen says that despite an initial slowdown, China's luxury car market will continue to grow.

  • Andrew Economos, Head of Sovereign & Institutional Strategy Asia at JP Morgan Asset Management explains why markets will become less tolerant of Abe and Kuroda when it comes to aggressive easing.

  • Japan Headed For Lose-Lose Scenario: Pro     Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 9:45 PM ET

    James Gruber, Author of "Asia Confidential" explains why Japan's economy won't benefit whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies succeed or not.

  • What's Behind the Sell-off in Chinese Airlines?     Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 9:35 PM ET

    Dickie Wong, Executive Director at Kingston Securities discusses Air China's modest 4 percent profit rise as well as the impact of bird flu on travel demand.

  • What's Behind China's Weak PMI Data?     Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 9:45 PM ET

    Donna Kwok, Greater China Economist at HSBC explains that exports have suffered the most as well as employment in the manufacturing sector.

  • Malaysia Needs to End Cronyism: Anwar Ibrahim Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 12:16 AM ET

    Malaysia needs put an end to cronyism and support market reforms, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim told CNBC on Monday.

  • Engaging North Korea     Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 9:45 PM ET

    Moon Chung-In, Professor, Department of Political Science at Yonsei University says that John Kerry's proposal to start talks with North Korea was a better choice than engaging in any form of an attack on Pyongyang.

About The Call

  • 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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