The Call


  • China's Growth to Top 8% in Mid-2013  Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 8:15 PM ET

    Glenn Levine, Senior Economist, Moody's Analytics says that China's economic growth will top 8% by the middle of next year.

  • Pitfalls in China  Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Helen Zhu, Chief China Equity Strategist, Goldman Sachs and Jian Chang, China Economist at Barclays discuss the risks and pitfalls facing the Chinese economy.

  • Hong Kong Shares Better Bet Than China  Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 8:05 PM ET

    Markus Rosgen, Managing Director & Head of Asia ex-Japan Equity Strategy, Citi says that he is still "underweight" on Chinese stocks, compared to Hong Kong equities.

  • Why Canada Can Resist, but Won't Stop Energy Deals Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | 8:00 PM ET

    Canada says it will allow no further deals by Chinese state-owned enterprises after approving a $15.1 billion acquisition of Canadian energy firm Nexen by China's CNOOC. Experts say watch this space.

  • Steven Pelayo, Regional Head of Technology Research, Asia-Pacific, HSBC says that Apple and Samsung are going to sustain their dominance despite the influx of new players in the sector. He explains why.

  • Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist, Asia, J.P. Morgan Funds explains why he does not expect unemployment rates in the United States to lower in the short term. He further says that the strong growth in China's middle class is promising to the country's insurance industry in the medium term.

  • Audisoft: Asia Is Our Primary Focus  Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Christophe Pochart, CEO, Audisoft discusses the firm's expansion plans in Asia.

  • Here's How India's FDI Push Will Help Farmers  Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Viral Bhuta, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, UTI International says that opening up India's supermarket sector to foreign players will cut wastage and boost bottom lines for farmers.

  • How Dangerous Is China's Territorial Stance?  Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Hans Vriens, Vice Chairman, Managing Partner, Vriens & Partners says that China's aggressive territorial offense might lead to an unavoidable armed confrontation from Southeast Asia.

  • Francis Cheung, MD, China-HK, CLSA says that China's government needs to set a lower GDP target for 2013.

  • Is Asia Underperforming?  Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 8:15 PM ET

    Robert Musetti, Global Head of Institutional Sales, Cash Equity, Derivatives and Financing, Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas says that Asia is an underperformer relative to Europe and the United States. He explains why.

  • Little Reform Expected From China's Economy: Pro  Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 8:05 PM ET

    Andrew Tilton, Chief Asia Pacific Economist, Goldman Sachs expects China's economy will see a gradual rebalancing over the next few years. He explains why.

  • Will the RBA Cut Cash Rates Any Further?  Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Tony Farnham, Economist and Analyst, Patersons Securities says the RBA could cut another 25 basis points in March 2013, depending on partial indicators in the short term.

  • Hong Kong Property Market Will Correct: Pro  Sunday, 2 Dec 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Nicholas Brooke, Chairman, Professional Property Services Group says that Hong Kong's property market is headed for a correction following the latest round of intervention by regulators.

  • Bright Spots in Asia and Africa  Sunday, 2 Dec 2012 | 8:05 PM ET

    Mark Daniell, Chairman, Cuscaden Group says that education, agriculture and the healthcare sectors are bright spots in Asia and Africa.

  • Low-End Pricing Expected for PICC's IPO  Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 8:45 PM ET

    Francis Lun, Managing Director, Lyncean Holdings explains why PICC's IPO is expected to be priced at the bottom of the range. He further explains his top pick in terms of China's insurers.

  • India Q3 GDP to Reflect Modest Recovery  Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Ahead of the release of third-quarter GDP numbers, Rahul Bajoria, Regional Economist, Barclays explains why growth momentum in India's economy will remain relatively weak.

  • Sunny Verghese, Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Director, Olam International says Muddy Waters is working in concert with a group of hedge funds to attack Olam.

  • China Likely to See Signs of Recovery: Pro  Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 8:30 PM ET

    Lu Ting, China Economist, Bank of America Merril Lynch says that China is likely to set a 7.5% growth target again next year. He explains why.

  • China Brokerages Need to Innovate: Pro  Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Bonn Liu, Partner at KPMG China explains why innovation is the key for China brokerages to make revenue, which has been falling as trading volumes decline.

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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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