Asia Business Day The Call


  • Why do Chinese equities keep getting cheaper?

    Wendy Liu, Head of China Equity Research at Nomura, explains her views on Chinese stocks and why Friday's economic data will be more important than Thursday's trade data.

  • What's behind China's mixed PMI data?

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC says that China's credit crunch hurt smaller firms, and that's why HSBC's PMI figure is lower than the official reading.

  • Why China's official PMI figure is 'no big deal'

    Peter Morici, Professor at University of Maryland explains why China's better-than-expected official PMI figure of 50.3 isn't statistically significant.

  • Top picks in China's internet sector

    Kevin Chen, Contributing Analyst to the Motley Fool describes China's rapidly expanding games industry and explains why he is bullish on game developer Changyou.

  • Can Japan actually hit its 2%inflation target?

    Masayuki Kichikawa, MD & Chief Japan Economist at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch discusses the latest inflation numbers from Japan and the state of the economy.

  • What happens if China misses its 7% growth target?

    Michael Kurtz, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Nomura analyzes the consequences of slower growth in the mainland and describes why he thinks a stimulus package is out of the question.

  • China's education sector, a new hotspot?

    Louis Hsieh, CFO of New Oriental Education and Technology Group describes how more Chinese students are going back to school in light of a diminishing domestic job market.

  • Yen strength following Sunday's election has defied expectations of further currency weakness and left the yen once again drifting away from the key 100-mark versus the dollar.

  • Abe's top priority is the economic: Advisor

    Koichi Hamada, Special Economics Advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Professor of Economics at Yale University discusses Abe's reform agenda.

  • How China's lending rate move will impact liquidity

    Helen Qiao, Managing Director & Chief Economist, Greater China at Morgan Stanley thinks China's move of removing the lending rate floor is a symbolic act with limited short-term benefits.

  • Honda builds the world's fastest lawn mower

    Honda's newest vehicle was designed to chew up the competition - literally. Appropriately dubbed the "mean mower," it can from 0 to 60 miles per hour in four seconds.

  • Expect LDP victory in Sunday elections: Pro

    Jeff Kingston, Professor at Temple University-Japan discusses how Japan's upper-house elections over the weekend will strengthen "Abenomics."

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    If Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition wins Sunday's elections, Japan's prime minister will have a clear mandate to push ahead with his radical economic agenda.

  • Bullish on Asian property: Expert

    Carlo Sant'albano, Executive Chairman at Cushman & Wakefield explains why he's positive on the long-term performance for Asian real-estate despite the surge in home prices.

  • Instant Analysis to China's Inflation Data

    Chi Lo, Senior Strategist, Greater China, BNP Paribas Investment Partners explains how slowing economic data could hinder China's corporate profits.

  • Samsung Expectations Were Unrealistic: Pro

    James Rooney, Chairman & CEO of Market Force and Chairman of Advanced Capital Partners explains the market disappointment behind the tech giant's second-quarter earnings guidance.

  • Egyptian opposition protester celebrates on news the Egyptian military will be temporarily taking over from the country's first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi.

    Egypt's benchmark stock exchange surged on Thursday and oil prices eased on relief after the ouster of Mohammed Morsi as Egypt's president didn't result in large-scale violence as some had feared.

  • The 4th of July doesn't only mean fireworks and patriotism in the U.S. It's also the start of "Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest." Six-time winner Joey Chesnut is back to beat his record of 68 hot dogs and buns.

  • Morsi's Ouster Was a Coup D'Etat: Pro

    Steven Fish, Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley believes what happened in Egypt was a coup d'etat by the military, despite the popular support behind it.

  • China, Hong Kong Are in 'Danger Zones:' Pro

    Rob Subbaraman, Chief Asia Economist at Nomura, thinks China, Hong Kong and India are the Asian countries most at risk from a global macro crisis due to their excessive debt levels.

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