Asia Business Day The Call

  • Are markets right to bet on China stimulus?

    CNBC's Julia Wood and Adam Bakhtiar discuss the possibility of Beijing moving in on fresh stimulus measures to prop up its economy.

  • MH370 was not hijacked: Ribbeck Law Chartered

    Monica Kelly, Partner at Ribbeck Law Chartered, explains the firm's filing of a court petition against Malaysia Airlines and Boeing for the disappearance of the former's flight 370.

  • Microsoft's shift is a 'welcome change': Pro

    Norman Young, Senior Equity Analyst at Morningstar, says Microsoft's release of the Office for iPad app reflects a strategy shift in the software company under its new chief executive officer, Satya Nadella.

  • Will looming tax hike re-enact 1997 slump?

    Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, says a different economic condition in Japan right now will help it to avert the recession which occurred in 1997 after the implementation of a sales tax hike.

  • Major sanctions on Russia are 'unlikely': INSEAD

    Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at INSEAD, says it is unlikely that the West will impose hard-hitting economic sanctions upon Russia.

  • Did wrong timing sour King's trading debut?

    Francis Gaskins, director of research at, discusses why Candy Crush game maker, King Digital Entertainment, fell nearly 16 percent on its trading debut.

  • Time to go risk-off on stocks? This expert says so

    Scott Nations, Chief Investment Officer & President at NationsShares, says recent declines on Wall Street "may be more than a dip" and investors should avoid taking risks.

  • The curious case of vanishing tweets

    Twitter says a technical glitch could be why some of its most popular tweets have disappeared from its platform. CNBC's Julia Wood reports.

  • Evaluating Obama's Asia pivot strategy

    Alexander Feldman, President at US-ASEAN Business Council, says U.S. President Barack Obama has been successful in trying to forge closer ties with the Asian region.

  • Expect a rate hike in mid-2015: Pro

    David Joy, Chief Market Strategist at Ameriprise Financial, says Janet Yellen is being "too complacent" and expects the pace of the looming rate hike to be more aggressive.

  • Sanctions sent 'it's ok' signals to Russia: Pro

    Stephen Yates, CEO at DC International Advisory, says the sanctions that have slapped on Russia have not been hard-hitting at all.

  • Wall Street in a 'strange dynamic': Pro

    Robert Pavlik, Chief Market Strategist at Banyan Partners, says recent losses on Wall Street was caused by a myriad of factors, which include more than Chinese weak data and Ukraine tensions.

  • Handling of satellite data is time-consuming: Pro

    Hans Weber, President at Tecop International, says the time-consuming process of analyzing satellite data could have slowed down the flow of information available for the search for MH370.

  • HSBC flash PMI confirms China slowdown: Moody's

    Alaistair Chan, Economist at Moody's Analytics, attributes the weak data to monetary tightening last year.

  • World Bank: China's rebalancing act is challenging

    Sri Mulyani Indrawati, COO & Managing Director at the World Bank, says China's attempt to shift its economic model will require many policy adjustments.

  • Relax, yuan won't depreciate further: BofA

    Lu Ting, Greater China Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, dismisses the possibility of the yuan falling to 6.4 against the greenback.

  • Impressed by PetroChina's earnings: Barclays

    Somshankar Sinha, Director, Asia ex-Japan Oil & Gas Research at Barclays, highlights the firm's lower capex spending as a key area to look out for in the year ahead.

  • This is bitcoin's priciest transaction yet

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on bitcoin's biggest transaction thus far: a luxury villa in Bali.

  • This is the key challenge for China carmakers

    Chinese automakers face the greatest competition from their international rivals, says Janet Lewis, Head of Industrial Research, Asia at Macquarie.

  • Can South Korea be the next casino hotspot?

    Can South Korea's first foreign-owned casino give casino hotspots like Vegas and Macau a run for their money? CNBC's Julia Wood, Susan Li and Bernie Lo discuss.

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