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 Equities.com, 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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