For over a month Thailand's opposition Red Shirt protesters have laid seige to Bangkok's central shopping district with sporadic violence with security troops leaving 26 people dead so far. And yet the government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva remains unable to resolve the situation. In the midst of what seems like chaos, CNBC's Martin Soong spoke to the Prime Minister in a CNBC Conversation and talked about not only the political stalemate and possible solutions, but also the impact on what had ...
10 months since taking the helm of internet group Yahoo, Carol Bartz tells CNBC in an exclusive interview that cost cutting is over. She also reveals why she's targeting emerging markets for top line revenue growth of as much as 20% and how Yahoo's planned tie-up with Microsoft is coming along. Plus she shares her management style that got her to the top - all this and more only on “The CNBC Conversation”. (November 13)
Leaders of the APEC gather in Singapore next week, a year since the height of the crisis. As economies show signs of bottoming out, how secure is the recovery and can APEC drive its agenda forward amid the caution? Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of this year's APEC Host country, Singapore, tells "CNBC Conversation" what he hopes to achieve at the meetings and how Singapore can contribute to the grouping's goals. (November 6)
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak recently relaxed a host of restrictions on foreign investment, including a controversial rule requiring businesses to be partly owned by ethnic Malays. He tells CNBC about his plans to jump start the economy and chart the country's course through times of rapid change. (July 3)
Singapore's export-dependent economy has been hard hit by the worldwide downturn. The city-state, among the first to slip into recession, is expected to contract between 2-5 percent in 2009. Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong talks to CNBC on how he plans to help the country out of its current economic difficulties. (February 27)
A political stand-off between Thailand's pro-democracy movement and the previous administration pushed Abhisit Vejjajiva, an Oxford-educated economist, to the fore to try and heal a fractured nation. Thailand's youngest prime minister talks to CNBC about his visions for his country and he plans to lead the Asian nation out of its economic quagmire. (February 20)