Martin Soong is the co-anchor of CNBC's Street Signs, based in Singapore. The programme follows the day's biggest moves to provide viewers with actionable, real-time insights. From the anchor desk to the trading desk, the show helps you to capitalize on the plays of the day.
Part of the CNBC Asia team since 1993, Soong is one of the founding anchors of the network, and has played a key role in helping shape its identity and development.
A 25-year broadcast veteran, Soong has dominated business television in Asia for two decades. He covered the Asian financial crisis, and has also reported widely, from APEC and ASEAN summits, to post-conflict zones like East Timor.
Soong has conducted countless interviews with top business leaders, including Bill Gates, Jeff Immelt, Rex Tillerson, and Carol Bartz, as well as government and political leaders such as Timothy Geithner, Jack Lew, Australian Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Soong speaks regularly at major events including the World Economic Forum.
He is the only 7-time winner of the Asian Television Awards for Best News Anchor, Voted by industry peers.
Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO of Zurich-based ABB, said both China and the United States are crucial markets for the company.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Christopher Pissarides said the U.S. failed to take care of its people who lost out during the past decades of open trade.
Novartis CEO Vasant Narasimhan said the drugmaker would maintain its timeline for the decision of an Alcon spin-off.
There is much China can do to let its people enjoy the fruits of growth and technological development, said Takehiko Nakao, president of the Asian Development Bank.
"The new rule of success is to co-develop in China," says Laurent Guyot of Thales China. "It's to generate technology from China together with Chinese partners."
Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson, said he hoped to work with U.S. and Chinese government officials to find the right path forward.
"Valuations are extremely high, higher than you can actually justify based on fundamentals," Allianz CEO Oliver Bate told CNBC.
The issue is fundamentally tied to savings in the U.S., the economist told CNBC at the annual China Development Forum.
China presents a major opportunity for global insurers as the rapidly growing economy opens up amid low insurance penetration rates, said Manulife's president and CEO.