Sri Jegarajah is a CNBC Senior Correspondent based in Singapore. An experienced business and financial markets correspondent who specializes in commodities since 1997, Sri follows global energy developments closely.
Covering financial markets for more than 15 years, Sri has reported on major global events including including the 2016 Jakarta attacks, 2008 financial crisis, the Indian Ocean tsunami and the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami disaster from Tokyo. He twice received the Bronze Medal in 2009 and 2013 for Best News Correspondent by the New York Festivals International TV & Films Awards.
Prior to joining CNBC in 2005, Sri was an energy reporter for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg News in Singapore.
The election season hasn't officially begun, but in Malaysia's palm oil plantations, the battle for votes is underway.
More than half of China's oil production is at risk if tensions with North Korea approach conflict, Wood Mackenzie said.
Oil benchmark prices are set to be capped at around $50 a barrel this quarter, according to a CNBC poll.
The global outlook was relatively sanguine, but market valuations were stretched, Singapore investment company Temasek said Tuesday.
Southeast Asia's largest economy could enjoy as much as $200 billion in future investment following a credit ratings upgrade by S&P Global Ratings.
CNBC's Sri Jegarajah speaks about the latest TPP negotiations, with comments from Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo.
Pacific Alliance countries are in talks to expand the trade bloc outside Latin America and into high-growth Asia amid uncertainty over TPP.