The Call


  • US growth seeing 'fits and starts': Elaine Chao  Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 8:11 PM ET

    Elaine Chao, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor from 2001 to 2009, explains why the U.S. economy isn't seeing the type of rebound that is normally expected after a recession.

  • Tabcorp: Countries must insist on gambling laws  Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 8:39 PM ET

    David Attenborough, CEO of Tabcorp, explains his outlook on gaming in Australia and Asia and stresses the importance of proper gambling regulation.

  • Tabcorp CEO: Well positioned for growth in H2  Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 8:36 PM ET

    David Attenborough, CEO of Tabcorp, says strength in the firm's diversified gambling businesses helped the company grow 5.4 percent in the first half of the year.

  • Wealth addiction hits global 1%  Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 8:15 PM ET

    Is it possible to be addicted to money? CNBC's Julia Wood, Bernie Lo and Susan Li discuss.

  • Asia markets to see continued volatility: Pro  Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 8:40 PM ET

    Medha Samant, Investment Director of Asian Equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, says hints of an economic slowdown in China, along with the recent U.S market selloff, will continue to send jitters to Asia economies.

  • How badly will yen strength hit corporates?  Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 8:04 PM ET

    Christopher Redl, portfolio manager at Gordian Capital, describes the extent of damage that a stronger yen could have on Japanese earnings.

  • Is Yum Brands being too optimistic for 2014?  Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 8:36 PM ET

    Junheng Li, Head of Research at JL Warren Capital, breaks down Yum Brands's latest earnings report.

  • Why the Fed won't stop tapering  Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 8:15 PM ET

    Jim Lowell, CIO of Adviser Investments, explains why a weak January manufacturing report is unlikely to derail the Fed from its tapering plans.

  • China needs supportive policy measures: HSBC  Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 8:45 PM ET

    After HSBC's final PMI reading fell to a new six-month low, the bank's MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research, Frederic Neumann, describes the extend of China's deceleration.

  • Fed will finish tapering by October: Heller  Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 8:08 PM ET

    Robert Heller, Former Federal Reserve Governor, discusses the latest FOMC statement and explains why the U.S. central bank will finish tapering by October this year.

  • Is bitcoin as big as the internet?  Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 8:47 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Wood and Bernard Lo discuss comments by venture capitalist Fred Wilson, who compared the innovation of bitcoin to the Internet.

  • Where does Ukraine-Russia relationship stand?  Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 8:38 PM ET

    Stefan Auer, Associate Professor in European Studies at University of Hong Kong, explains why Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovich is unlikely to backtrack on plans with Russia despite ongoing protests.

  • Apple is still a value investment: Pro  Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 8:08 PM ET

    John Buckingham, CIO of Al Frank Asset Management, still believes that Apple is still a value investment, given its low price-earnings ratio.

  • Asian suppliers hit by Apple's revenue outlook  Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    Following Apple's disappointing weak iPhone sales on Monday, CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar takes a look at how the tech giant's slowdown is affecting its Asian suppliers.

  • Is there an end in sight to Thai political unrest?  Sunday, 26 Jan 2014 | 8:18 PM ET

    Jim Walker, Founder and Managing Director of Asianomics, explains how the ongoing political unrest in Thailand is impacting both the economy and political system.

  • China will explain delay of fund transfers: Pro  Sunday, 26 Jan 2014 | 8:12 PM ET

    Jim Walker, Founder and Managing Director of Asianomics, expects Chinese authorities to explain reports of suspended bank cash transfers.

  • Innovation is key to Samsung's survival: Pro  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 8:24 PM ET

    Bryan Ma, Associate Vice President at IDC Singapore says Samsung needs to work on innovation to fend off competition, after posting its first decline in quarterly profit in two years.

  • Don't get your hopes up for a China growth pickup: HSBC  Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 8:46 PM ET

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC, warns that while January's HSBC Flash PMI data may be skewed, it does show China's economy is slowing.

  • Sarah Quinlan, Senior Vice President & Group Head for Market Insights at MasterCard Advisors, says retail sales may note fare well during the Lunar New Year because it's too close to Christmas.

  • Outbound Chinese tourists to double by 2020 Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 1:05 AM ET

    Chinese tourists are expected to double by 2020, a new report from CLSA shows.

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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