Asia Business Day The Call

  • What's Behind the Sell-off in Chinese Airlines?

    Dickie Wong, Executive Director at Kingston Securities discusses Air China's modest 4 percent profit rise as well as the impact of bird flu on travel demand.

  • What's Behind China's Weak PMI Data?

    Donna Kwok, Greater China Economist at HSBC explains that exports have suffered the most as well as employment in the manufacturing sector.

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    Malaysia needs put an end to cronyism and support market reforms, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim told CNBC on Monday.

  • Engaging N. Korea

    Moon Chung-In, Professor, Department of Political Science at Yonsei University says that John Kerry's proposal to start talks with North Korea was a better choice than engaging in any form of an attack on Pyongyang.

  • George Soros: Why BOJ Stimulus is Dangerous

    George Soros, Founder & Chairman of Soros Fund Management speaks to CNBC about the Bank of Japan's unprecedented stimulus program and how it could potentially work against the economy.

  • Facebook's Shares Won't Pop Till Ad Sales Jump

    Rob Enderle, President and Principal Analyst at Enderle Group says that Facebook shares won't rise until the social network increases its Ad Revenue.

  • Investors shrugged off expectations for big, bold stimulus from Japan's central bank on Thursday, as the yen managed to cling onto near one-month highs against the U.S. dollar.

  • Will Kuroda Deliver?

    Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia says that the BOJ will disappoint. He explains why.

  • The unprecedented moves by the Bank of Japan on Thursday to end years of deflation brought about a breath-taking turnaround in Japanese stock markets that saw the Nikkei 225 closing up 2.2 percent by the end of the day, at four and a half year highs.

  • Getting Tough on North Korea

    Dane Chamorro, Director, Asia Pacific at Control Risks discusses the probability of the situation in North Korea remaining a war of words or escalating into a full-blown conflict.

  • The U.S. is in Great Shape: Pro

    PK Basu, MD & Head of Asia Research & Economics at Maybank Kim Eng explains why he does not foresee a significant pullback in the U.S. markets.

  • Expect Cyclical Recovery in China Markets: Pro

    Chi Lo, Senior Strategist, Greater China at BNP Paribas Investment Partners is optimistic on Chinese A-shares for 2013 but warns that investors may have their hopes up for new economic reforms.

  • U.S. Markets Are a Little Expensive: Pro

    Mebane Faber, CIO at Cambria Investment Management explains why he is not looking for a steep correction in the U.S. markets. He further says that he is fairly underweight on Asia.

  • Risk appetite in Asia was hurt after economic data for the region's two largest economies came in below expectations, while overall trading volume remained subdued given the closure of some markets for the Easter holidays.

  • Global Economy Concerns

    Thomas Byrne, Senior Vice President, Sovereign Risk Group at Moody's Sovereign Risk Group explains why weak global economic growth is a key concern for the global economy.

  • Do Not Be Too Carried Away By Pick-Up In China: Pro

    Vishnu Varathan, Senior Economist at Mizuho Corporate Bank reacts to the HSBC China March PMI with cautious optimism.

  • China is a

    Mark Matthews, Head of Research Asia at Bank Julius Baer, analyzes China's economy. He says there is going to be disappointment in earnings growth if the country's manufacturing PMI growth moderates.

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    Sentiment among Japanese manufacturers improved for the first time in three quarters, according to the Bank of Japan's key economic indicator, the Tankan survey.

  • Fashioning Chinese Brands

    Marjorie Yang, Chairman of Esquel Group discusses the trends of fashion made in China.

  • Japan's Gain, America's Loss?

    Pauk Krake, Founder of View from the Peak: Macro Strategies says it is slightly hypocritical for Korean and U.S. automakers to be up in arms about a recovering Japan autos industry. He explains why.

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    Based at CNBC's Hong Kong studios, Bernie Lo covers core business day programming and anchors Squawk Box Asia.