Asia Business Day The Call

  • North Korea's 'Big' Threat

    Evan Feigenbaum, Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State says that proliferation threats from North Korea remain acute given Pyongyang's alliance with rogue states.

  • Is Toyota's Management Overhaul a Game Changer for the Company?

    Jessica Caldwell, Senior Analyst and Director of Pricing and Industry Analysis at Edmunds.com says that Toyota's old corporate culture is no longer useful for the company.

  • Samsung-Sharp TV Tie-Up, Threat to Apple?

    Edward Snyder, Managing Director, Charter Equity Research says that Apple's too big of a client for Sharp for the Japanese firm to endanger that relationship.

  • Curtailing N.Korea's Nuclear Ambitions

    Joseph Detrani, President at Intelligence and National Security Alliance explains why North Korea needs to be very concerned about how China is reacting to their provocations.

  • The Beginning of a Bubble?

    Jim Rickards, Senior Managing Director, Tangent Capital expects stocks to rally through the rest of this year, but explains why they may pop and collapse at some point.

  • A Cure for HIV?

    David Williamson, Healthcare Analyst, Motley Fool says the HIV infection cure for the U.S. toddler through early treatment will not work for adults. He explains why.

  • China's National People's Congress Opens

    Shen Jianguang, Greater China Chief Economist, Mizuho Securities Asia and Peter Lai, Director, DBS Vickers Securities discuss their expectations for China's National People's Congress.

  • Is the Sequestration a Non-Event?

    John Buckingham, Chief Investment Officer, Al Frank Asset Management says the market has viewed the sequestration as something of a non-event. He further explains his recommendations on stocks that are trading at inexpensive valuations with generous dividend yields.

  • Not Bullish on HSBC Share Price: Pro

    Dickie Wong, Executive Director at Kingston Securities says he is not bullish on the HSBC share price after the earnings announcement. He explains why.

  • China's Changing of the Guard

    Rob Subbaraman, Chief Asia Economist, Nomura identifies the key priorities for China's leaders at the National People's Congress this year. He believes tackling inflation will be a key concern.

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    Despite Finance Minister P Chidambaram's promise to put India's fiscal house in order in his latest budget plan, ratings agency Fitch said the country's credit rating – which is teetering on the brink of 'junk' status – will more than likely be downgraded.

  • Negative Outlook on India: Pro

    Following the release of India's 2013/2014 budget, Art Woo, Director of Sovereign Ratings at Fitch Ratings discusses his outlook for the country's credit rating.

  • Sequester Armageddon in the United States?

    Veronique De Rugy, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Klaus Baader, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, Société Générale discuss what to expect from the sequester.

  • Hopeful on Future Iran Nuclear Talks: Pro

    Ali Vaez, Senior Analyst, International Crisis Group explains why he is cautiously optimistic about the prospects of the Iran nuclear talks.

  • A Better Hong Kong Economy in the Year of the Snake?

    David O'Rear, Chief Economist, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce analyzes the feasibility and potential effects of John Tsang's 2013 budget speech.

  • North Korea is a Bigger Nuclear Threat than Iran - Pro

    Michael Hudson, Professor at the National University of Singapore discusses his expectations out of Iran's nuclear talks with world powers in Kazakhstan.

  • Hong Kong Budget: 2013 Wish List

    Michael Tien, Hong Kong legislator and Deputy Chair of the New People's Party, and Marcellus Wong, Senior Advisor at PwC Hong Kong discuss what they're expecting from Hong Kong's Budget delivery.

  • Optimistic on Westfield Sales Growth in 2013

    Peter Lowy, Co-CEO, Westfield Group expects to see the company's sales growth at the same level as the country's GDP growth this year.

  • Does the Singapore Budget Deliver on its Promises?

    Vishnu Varathan, Market Economist, Mizuho Private Bank explains why he says that Singapore's latest budget is congruent with quality growth in the country.

  • Italy's Inconclusive Elections

    Brian Frank, President & Founder, Frank Capital Partners and Roland Vogt, Assistant Professor in European Studies, Hong Kong University discuss the economic implications and market reaction to Italy's inconclusive elections.

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