The Call


  • Swan: Don't panic over weak Chinese PMI  Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 8:46 PM ET

    Wayne Swan, former Treasurer of Australia, says he is confident that China will continue to grow above 7 percent annually and explains why there's no need for panic over latest factory data.

  • G20 should commit to boosting world growth: Wayne Swan  Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 8:39 PM ET

    Ahead of the G20 weekend meeting in Australia, Wayne Swan, former Treasurer of Australia, hopes the meeting will materialize policies that will stimulate global economic growth.

  • Did Fed's minutes trigger Wall Street decline?  Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 8:12 PM ET

    Robert Pavlik, Chief Market Strategist at Banyan Partners, explains why he thinks that Wednesday's slump on Wall Street may not be caused by the Fed's latest policy meeting minutes.

  • WhatsApp deal could benefit Facebook: Pro  Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 8:07 PM ET

    Robert Pavlik, Chief Market Strategist at Banyan Partners, explains how Facebook will eventually benefit from purchasing mobile messaging firm WhatsApp.

  • How Dongfeng will benefit from Peugeot deal  Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 8:38 PM ET

    Janet Lewis, Head of Industrial Research, Asia, at Macquarie, says the deal should allow Dongfeng to diversify the scale of their business as well as gain entry into the ASEAN market.

  • Should Sony exit consumer electronics?  Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 8:24 PM ET

    Steve Durose, Senior Director, Head of Asia-Pacific, Telecoms, Media & Technology Ratings at Fitch, discusses how the firm can succeed in its restructuring efforts.

  • Why this strategist isn't optimistic on Japan  Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 8:12 PM ET

    David Roche, Global Strategist at Independent Strategy, says the Japanese economy won't succeed without dramatic structural reforms.

  • India budget will be a non-event: Pro  Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | 8:45 PM ET

    Ahead of India's interm budget, Praveen Jagwani, CEO of financial advisory firm UTI International, explains why he's not paying too much attention to the announcement.

  • How to prevent bitcoin hacking  Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | 8:24 PM ET

    Ken Lo, CEO at ANX, says online hackers will not be able to get a hold of cyber currency funds that are protected in "cold storage."

  • Despite PBOC's efforts, China credit grows: SocGen  Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | 8:15 PM ET

    Guy Stear, Asia Head of Research at Societe Generale, analyzes the rise in Chinese total social financing last month.

  • These two factors weighed on Japan's GDP  Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | 8:06 PM ET

    Guy Stear, Asia Head of Research at Societe Generale, says dismal consumer and business spending contributed to a weaker-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) for Japan.

  • Tapping Chinese shoppers on Valentine's Day  Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 8:53 PM ET

    Yan Leng, Director of one of the leading mall operator in Hong Kong, Wharf Holdings, describes the company's special tricks to lure shoppers this Valentine's Day.

  • Fonterra: Expect a record year for dairy volumes  Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 8:42 PM ET

    Theo Spierings, CEO of Fonterra, says the global dairy trade remains strong even as the firm comes off its peak season and explains the firm's relationship with Danone.

  • What does China's steady inflation mean for the PBOC?  Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 8:36 PM ET

    Wang Tao, Head of China Economic Research at UBS, says January's inflation number is weak, which is good news for the central bank as they don't have to worry about tightening monetary policy.

  • Cisco: In emerging markets for the long term  Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 8:37 PM ET

    Frank Calderoni, CFO and Executive VP of Cisco, explains why he believes emerging markets will propel the firm's growth in future and discusses the firm's balance sheet.

  • How serious are Asian disinflationary pressures?  Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 8:18 PM ET

    Chetan Ahya, Chief Asia Economist at Morgan Stanley, explains why he thinks Asian economic growth won't bottom out anytime soon.

  • 2014 is the year of the donkey for China: StanChart  Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 8:37 PM ET

    Ewin Sanft, Head of China & HK Equity Research at Standard Chartered, says 2014 will see disappointing growth for China and explains why he is favoring old economy stocks.

  • Key issues for Tokyo's new governor  Sunday, 9 Feb 2014 | 8:47 PM ET

    Stephen Nagy, Senior Fellow at the Global Institute for Asia Regional Integration at Waseda University, lists out issues that Tokyo's newly-elected governor will face during his term.

  • Pay attention to Asia this week: StanChart  Sunday, 9 Feb 2014 | 8:08 PM ET

    Apart from Janet Yellen's testimony on Tuesday, Clive McDonnell, Head of Equity Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank, says Asian economic data will also impact equity markets this week.

  • Why is Sony lagging behind its Japanese peers?  Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 8:48 PM ET

    While some Japanese tech firms are forecasting record profits this year, Jean-Louis Lafayeedney, Asia Technology Analyst at Ji Asia, explains the unique factors behind Sony's struggle.

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