Asia Business Day The Call


  • As sanctions ease, is Iran facing a new era?

    Adam Ereli, former U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain between 2007 and 2011, describes the outlook for Iran as the U.S. and EU start lifting economic sanctions on the country, as part of an interim deal.

  • Which Asian markets should you invest in?

    Don Gimbel, International CIO at Geneva Investment Management of Chicago, explains which Asian markets he likes best this year.

  • The top destination  for Chinese New Year travelers is...

    Kathleen Tan, CEO of Expedia Asia, says Japan is the top pick for Chinese travelers this Lunar New Year holiday.

  • BBB+ rating for Thailand to remain: Fitch

    Art Woo, Director of Sovereign Ratings at Fitch Ratings, explains why he's still optimistic about Thailand, despite risks from the government's populist rice subsidy policies.

  • How did Rio Tinto output exceed expectations?

    Gavin Wendt, Founding Director & Senior Resource Analyst, MineLife, analyses the factors that helped Rio Tinto accomplish a record fourth-quarter iron ore output.

  • Why Australia REITs may outperform: Morgan Stanley

    CNBC's Julia Wood reports on the chances of a resurgence in Australian real estate trusts.

  • Hong Kong has lost its 'can-do' spirit: Civic Party

    Audrey Eu, Chairwoman of the Civic Party in Hong Kong, explains how politics have resulted in low sentiment among Hong Kong citizens.

  • P.J. O'Rourke, journalist and author, describes how the application of Hong Kong economics may benefit the bankrupt U.S. city.

  • What Lexus plans to unveil at Detroit Motor Show

    Mark Templin, Executive Vice President at Lexus International, says the carmarker will unveil the 'RC F Coupe' model at the Detroit Auto Show.

  • An anti-government protester waves a flag during an occupation of the Finance ministry, Nov 25, 2013.

    Thailand's political turmoil has yet to impact investors with operations outside Bangkok but some multinationals fear a worsening risk profile.

  • What Hong Kong needs to address

    Ahead of Hong Kong's annual policy address, Anthony Nightingale, Director of Jardine Matheson Holdings, lists out issues that the government needs to tackle.

  • Thai unrest is a 'high stakes poker game:' Pro

    Gavin Greenwood, Director and Regional Risk Analyst at Allan & Associates, describes the likelihood of elections being delayed next month.

  • Hong Kong to get world's second bitcoin ATM

    Jordan Kelley, CEO at Robocoin, describes the firm's plans to ship 8 bitcoin ATMs to Taiwan and Hong kKng this month.

  • Asia currencies to battle for survival this year

    Which Asian currencies will fare the best in 2014? CNBC's Julia Wood and Bernie Lo discuss.

  • China leaders should cheer inflation data: Pro

    Louis Kuijs, Chief China Economist at RBS, expects Chinese consumer price inflation to remain comfortably below 3.5 percent, which should make policymakers happy.

  • How will Kim Jong-un react to US pivot?

    Joseph Detrani, President at Intelligence and National Security Alliance, says the North Korean leader should be concerned about America sending more troops to South Korea.

  • How SocialRadar differs from other apps

    Michael Chasen, Founder & CEO of SocialRadar, describes how the smartphone app will give users real-time information on the people around them.

  • Australia on track to deliver 2014 surplus: RBC

    Sue Trinh, Senior Currency Strategist at RBC Capital Markets, says that higher commodity exports alongside low interest rates should help growth this year.

  • India's 'Common Man Party' gains momentum

    CNBC's Julia Wood and Bernie Lo discuss what's behind the rising popularity behind India's newest political party.

  • Is it time to bet on Hong Kong banks?

    Sabine Bauer, Senior Director, Financial Institutions at Fitch Ratings, explains why Hong Kong banks are in a stable position due to their strong deposit franchises and the renminbi's increased usage.

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