The Call


  • Evolution of the Music Industry   Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 9:40 PM ET
    Evolution of the Music Industry

    Kelvin Wu, Principal Partner at AID Partners Capital discusses the potentials in the music industry. He says there is still a huge market of CDs and DVDs despite a growing demand for online music programs.

  • The Cyprus "Template"   Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 9:15 PM ET
    The Cyprus

    Jacob Kirkegaard, Research Fellow at Peterson Institute For International Economics explains why the situation in Cyprus will be very much of a template for the way the Euro area deals with banking crises going forward.

  • Cyprus Clarity Providing Certainty: Pro   Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 9:10 PM ET
    Cyprus Clarity Providing Certainty: Pro

    Tim Speiss, Chairman of Personal Wealth Advisors at EisnerAmper says that resolution and certainty is what the markets like in the case of Cyprus' bailout.

  • Asia Shares Stage Relief Rally on Cyprus Deal Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 3:17 AM ET

    Risk assets across Asia rallied on Monday after Cyprus secured a last-minute deal with international lenders for a 10 billion euro ($13 billion) bailout, narrowly avoiding a collapse in the Cypriot banking system.

  • Hong Kong's Property Outlook   Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | 9:45 PM ET
    Hong Kong's Property Outlook

    Shih Wing-Ching, Founder of Centaline discusses the effects of stamp duties in Hong Kong's property market. He further explains his proposition for the city's housing policy.

  • Cyprus Will Remain in the Euro Zone: Pro   Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | 9:05 PM ET
    Cyprus Will Remain in the Euro Zone: Pro

    Richard Iley, Chief Economist, Asia, BNP Paribas discusses the importance of Cyprus as an economy despite its minimal weight in Europe's overall GDP.

  • The Climate Change Debate   Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 9:50 PM ET
    The Climate Change Debate

    Andy Ridley, co-founder and CEO of Earth Hour, discusses the challenges of sustaining a greener environment globally and how Earth Hour is raising awareness to tackle this issue.

  • More Than Easing Needed to Make Tokyo Stocks a Buy   Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 9:15 PM ET
    Buying Tokyo Stocks Will Take More Than Easing

    Eric Sprott, CEO at Sprott Asset Management explains why promises of money printing by the Bank of Japan's new leadership isn't enough reason to buy Japanese stocks.

  • What Links Rugby Sevens & Assets: HSBC   Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 8:20 PM ET
    HSBC's Funny Links Between  Rugby 7s & Assets

    As the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens kicks off this weekend, Herald Van der Linde of HSBC goes over some unusual similarities between the winning rugby teams during the past few years and what it means for asset classes.

  • China's Flash PMI Is Stronger Than You Think   Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 9:45 PM ET
    China's Flash PMI is Stronger Than You Think

    Donna Kwok, Greater China Economist at HSBC says that March's sharp uptick in manufacturing was four time higher than the historical average for the post-Chinese New Year rebound.

  • Expect Improved US-Israel Ties: Pro   Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 9:35 PM ET
    Expect Improved Atmospherics Between the United States and Israel: Pro

    Ziad Asali, President & Founder at American Task Force on Palestine says Obama and Netanyahu will seek to strike a balance between their countries' interests and values.

  • Hewlett-Packard's Shareholder Vote Result Underscores Disappointments: Pro

    David Eaton, Vice President of Proxy Research at Glass Lewis discusses the effects of Hewlett-Packard's board re-election.

  • Cyprus's Plan B Spooks Asia; China Shrugs It Off Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 4:10 AM ET

    Asian stocks were under pressure on Wednesday as concerns rose if a bailout deal was still possible for Cyprus while Greater Chinese shares ignored the news to outperform the market as attention turned to domestic issues.

  • Can Xi and Lew Improve US-Sino Ties?   Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 9:53 PM ET
    Can Xi and Lew Improve U.S.-Sino Ties?

    William McCahill, Managing Director at Religare Capital Management says the common challenge for the U.S. and China is to restore mutual trust. He explains why.

  • How Low Can US Yields Go?   Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 9:15 PM ET
    Quantitative Easing Works Primarily Through the Sentiment Channel: Pro

    Mark Hibbs, MD & Portfolio Manager at Adamas Asset Management discusses the appeal of treasury bonds for investors when there is trouble in the economy.

  • Cypriot security guards stand outside the parliament building in Nicosia.

    New Zealand's Finance Minister says investors should not be surprised if more issues "pop up" from the euro zone, a day after a bailout plan for Cyprus that includes a levy on savers rattled markets.

  • A Change of Guard at the Bank of Japan   Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 9:22 PM ET
    A Change of Guard at the Bank of Japan

    Masayuki Kichikawa, MD & Chief Japan Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch explains why the central bank's new chief will satisfy market expectations of radical stimulus.

  • Is Correction Due for Hong Kong Property?   Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 9:50 PM ET
    Is A Correction Due For Hong Kong Property?

    Frederic Neumann of HSBC and Nicole Wong of CLSA discuss if Hong Kong's real estate sector is facing selling pressure or if investors are just stuck in a holding pattern.

  • New Leadership and Reforms in China   Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 9:33 PM ET
    New Leadership and Reforms in China

    Cui Li, Senior China Economist at Goldman Sachs discusses why China's reform commitments set forth by the new leadership is important for double digit growth.

  • Affordable Art For Everyone?   Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 9:50 PM ET
    FILE - This undated photo provided by Sotheby's shows "The Scream" by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch. The work, which dates from 1895 and is one of four versions of the composition, will lead Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York on May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Sotheby's, File)

    Hong Kong plays host to a different type of art fair this weekend - one aimed at regular folks.

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