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  • Asia gears up for a busy week ahead

    CNBC's Christine Tan takes you through this week's key risk events in Asia, including China's purchasing manager's index (PMI) and growth reports from India and Australia.

  • Malaysians stage mass rally for PM's resignation

    Thousands marched in several cities over the weekend calling for Prime Minister Najib Razak's resignation and reform of Malaysia's electoral process. CNBC's Martin Soong reports from Kuala Lumpur.

  • This app is disrupting the real estate space Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 6:50 PM ET
    This app is disrupting the real estate space

    SQFT is a mobile app that eliminates independent contractors and helps boost savings for sellers, says James Simpson, CEO at SQFT.

  • Why Mitsubishi took a stake in troubled Olam Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 6:37 PM ET
    Why Mitsubishi took a 20% stake in troubled Olam

    Asia's largest commodity trader Olam has exposure to opportunities in frontier markets, which makes it attractive for players like Mitsubishi, explains Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, director of research at Religare Capital Markets.

  • Relax, China's market rout isn't such a big deal Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 6:19 PM ET
    Relax, China's market rout isn't such a big deal

    Beijing is well equipped to manage a market slowdown, which really doesn't have such a negative impact on the global economy as many think, says Russ Koesterich, global chief investment strategist at BlackRock.

  • US economy can handle a rate hike: BlackRock Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 6:07 PM ET
    US economy can handle a rate hike: BlackRock

    Russ Koesterich, global chief investment strategist at BlackRock, believes the economy is strong enough for investors to start thinking about developing more cyclical positions.

  • China isn't a direct problem for Canada: Economist Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    China isn't a direct problem for Canada: Economist

    While Canadian exports are not heavily dependent on China, the slowdown in the mainland affects broader commodities which causes headwinds for Canada, says Tim Quinlan, VP & economist at Wells Fargo.

  • US rebound is just a 'dead cat bounce': Pro Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:20 PM ET
    US rebound is just a 'dead cat bounce': Pro

    Andrew Keene, CEO & president of KeeneOnTheMarket.com, says the rebound on Wall Street overnight should be sold and explains why he is shorting oil-related stocks.

  • PBOC has done a respectable job: JPMorgan Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:11 PM ET
    PBOC has done a respectable job: JPMorgan

    Tai Hui, chief Asia market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, says the moves by China's central bank this week are targeted at addressing economic headwinds, instead of the market turmoil.

  • China rate cuts will spur U-shaped recovery: Pro Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 6:52 PM ET
    China rate cuts will spur U-shaped recovery: Pro

    Having seen five interest-rate cuts, China's economic growth will likely recover from 6.8 percent in the third quarter to over 7 percent in the October-December period, says Martin Lakos, division director at Macquarie Private Wealth.

  • What the CBOE Volatility Index says about stocks Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 6:35 PM ET
    What the CBOE Volatility Index says about stocks

    Craig Lazzara, senior director of index investment strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices, discusses the recent sharp moves on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index.

  • Cost cuts put BHP on the right track: Expert Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 6:24 PM ET
    Cost cuts put BHP on the right track: Expert

    Kunal Sawhney, chief executive at Kalkine, explains why BHP Billiton looks like an attractive stock to own despite the mining giant announcing an 86 percent fall in profit late Tuesday.

  • More China easing coming? Possibly: Pro Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 6:17 PM ET
    More China easing coming? Possibly: Pro

    Donald Straszheim, senior managing director and head of China research at Evercore ISI, says Beijing will likely fire more easing shots amid a stubborn slowdown in the economy.

  • The selloff in US stocks isn't surprising: Analyst Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 6:07 PM ET
    The selloff in US stocks isn't surprising: Analyst

    Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at Phoenix Financial Services, says the recent selloff is a "continuation of a downward trend" that is already present in the U.S. markets.

  • Shanghai Comp skids 7.6% to end at 8-month low Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 6:21 AM ET
    An investor monitors screens showing stock market movements at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China.

    The mayhem in Chinese equity markets showed no signs of abating on Tuesday, with the Shanghai Composite index settling below the key 3,000 mark.

  • China's 'strange' policies undermine confidence: Pro Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 6:50 PM ET
    China's 'strange' policies undermine confidence: Pro

    Bruno Del Ama, CEO of Global X Funds, says market investors, especially overseas traders, are losing faith in China following the implementation of "idiosyncratic and strange" policies.

  • Why BOJ's inflation goal remains a tall order Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 6:37 PM ET
    Why BOJ's inflation goal remains a tall order

    With a weak economy and the absence of wage hikes, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) is unlikely to achieve its 2 percent inflation goal, says Marcel Thieliant, Japan economist at Capital Economics.

  • Are bonds a safe haven for investors now? Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 6:23 PM ET
    Are bonds a safe haven for investors now?

    Mark Todd, director of fixed income at National Australia Bank, says sovereign bonds such as Australia's 10-year bonds are attractive options for investors looking to de-risk their portfolios.

  • Time to buy high-quality duration bonds? Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 6:09 PM ET
    Time to buy high-quality duration bonds?

    Jack McIntyre, portfolio manager, global fixed income, Brandywine Global Investment Management, sees "compelling value" in high-quality duration bonds such as U.S. Treasurys amid the global market selloff.

  • Stay away from these countries for now Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | 6:53 PM ET
    Stay away from these countries for now

    Charles Blankley, CIO at Gemmer Asset Management, says investors should avoid countries that are commodity producers and exporters such as China, Brazil and Russia.

About The Rundown

  • Hosted by Adam Bakhtiar and Pauline Chiou from the Singapore Exchange, The Rundown is your essential guide to begin your day. Catch up on all the buzz from Wall Street and arm yourself with everything you need to know for the coming Asia trading day.

Contact The Rundown

  • Showtimes

    Asia
    Monday - Friday, 06:00 - 07:00 SIN/HK
    Australia
    Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 09:00 SYD

 

  • Adam Bakhtiar

    Adam Bakhtiar is a CNBC anchor and correspondent based in Singapore.

  • Based in Singapore, Pauline Chiou is the co-host of CNBC's pre-market program The Rundown.

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