Asia Business Day The Call


  • China is 'liberalizing very slowly': HSBC

    Garry Evans, Global Head of Equity Strategy at HSBC, says news that China is starting a pilot test for privately owned banks indicates that it is trying to "liberalize very slowly."

  • Search for MH370 a race against time

    Time is critical in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, says Michael Daniel, Managing Director at Aviation Insight Singapore, because as time passes, debris may spread further resulting in a critical loss of evidence.

  • Volatile trade data not uncommon for China: Barclays

    Jian Chang, Chief China Economist at Barclays, explains the underlying factors that may have weighed on latest Chinese trade data.

  • Don't get caught up by one economic reading: Pro

    Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partner, says a reading of Chinese trade data for a single month may not reflect the entirety of the country's economic outlook.

  • MAS flight 370 is 'a tragedy on many levels': Pro

    Jim Hall, Former Chairman at the U.S. National Transport and Safety Board, discusses the incident of Malaysia Airlines flight 370, which lost contact with air traffic control on Saturday morning.

  • Chinese stocks, be prepared for slowdown: Goldman Sachs

    Ha Jiming, Vice Chairman, Investment Management Division, China at Goldman Sachs, says Chinese financial markets should be prepared for a slower growth in China in the long run.

  • Why Vanke is targeting small Chinese cities?

    Du Jinsong, Head of Asia Property Research at Credit Suisse, discusses Chinese developer Vanke's comments on Thursday, that China's property prices are overheating in some cities and that it plans to target small cities from now.

  • Why Ukraine's jitters on markets may not be over

    David Keeble, Head of Fixed Income Strategy at Credit Agricole, explains the extent of Ukraine's impact on financial markets and what could be the next crucial event in Crimea that investors should be looking out for.

  • Asia prefers plastic over cash: Nielsen survey

    Oliver Rust, Senior Vice President, Global Financial Services at Nielsen, reveals a survey which shows Asia topping the global list for preference to use card payments over cash.

  • StanChart's earnings 'very ordinary': Pro

    Paul Dowling, Principal Analyst at East and Partners, says for Standard Chartered to register a 2 percent revenue growth over the year, is a 'very ordinary performance'.

  • Is the PBOC doing right to drain more liquidity?

    The Chinese central bank is poised to drain a net 70 billion yuan this week, compared with 160 billion yuan last week. CNBC's The Call team and Andy Xie, Independent Economist, discuss.

  • Will China see more corporate bond defaults?

    China's Chaori Solar may be the first Chinese firm to default on bond payments. Andy Xie, Independent Economist, discusses whether this will open the gate for more corporate bond defaults.

  • Asian stocks were mostly higher Wednesday, boosted by overnight gains on Wall Street and unveiling of China's official 2014 GDP growth target.

  • Is Fast Retailing's global ambition attainable?

    Mikihiko Yamato, Deputy Head of Research at SG-Ji, discusses Fast Retailing's aim to become the world's biggest clothing retailer by 2020.

  • Haitong International's transformation paid off

    Patrick Poon, Executive Director & COO at Haitong International Securities Group, says success of its transformation in business model allowed its net income to rise 80 percent last year.

  • Weighing China's problems

    When analyzing China's problems like local government debt and shadow banking, analysts should take into consideration its astonishing growth, says Geoff Raby, Chairman and CEO of business advisory firm Geoff Raby & Associates.

  • It's business as usual for China: Geoff Raby

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's work report was a steady state-report, reflecting continuity in policy, says Geoff Raby, Chairman and CEO of business advisory firm Geoff Raby & Associates.

  • RBA to hold cash rates at 2.5%: Moody's

    Ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) meeting on Tuesday, Matthew Circosta, Economist at Moody's Analytics, explains why the central bank is likely to maintain its stance on monetary policy.

  • How should the US react to Ukraine-Russia standoff

    Stephen Yates, Former Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs, discusses how the U.S. and its allies have responded to the Ukraine crisis.

  • Why Ukraine's jitters on equities will end soon

    Michael Kelly, Managing Director, Global Head of Asset Allocation at PineBridge, explains why Monday's market selloff, brought about by the Ukraine crisis, will likely blow over by next week.

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