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  • Wall Street Rallies

    Christopher Wheeler, U.S. banks analyst at Atlantic Equities, explains how a diversified model helped JP Morgan while exposure to energy restricted Wells Fargo's performance.

  • MPA Grants 10% concession in port dues

    Containers and dry bulk are particularly suffering while tankers are faring slightly better, explains Esben Poulsson, president of the Singapore Shipping Association.

  • Catherine Yeung

    Catherine Yeung, investment director at Fidelity International, observes that foreign investor sentiment towards China has shifted from extreme negativity to cautiously optimism.

  • China

    Beijing must have the necessary political commitment to improve the pace, scope and quality of economic reforms, warns Evan Feigenbaum, vice chairman of The Paulson Institute.

  • Metals

    Bron Sucheki, vice president of Monetary Metals, sees gold fairly-priced while he believes silver is overvalued by more than a dollar.

  • CNBC Exclusive: Bob Geldof

    Bob Geldof, chairman of Africa-focused private equity firm 8 Miles, outlines the progress Africa's oldest independent country has made in recent decades.

  • MAS

    The MAS has realized there's no need to consistently allow the local dollar to appreciate given the weak global environment, explains Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank.

  • CNBC Exclusive: Outlook on Thai Economy

    Richard Han, CEO of Hana Microelectronics, believes 36 baht per dollar would be an ideal exchange rate, but warns that stability is more important than fluctuations.

  • Aussie Economy doing well

    While Thursday's jobs data raised concerns, David Sokulsky, executive director, head of investment strategy at UBS Wealth Management Australia, remains bullish.

  • Why HSBC invests in rugby and golf

    Sponsoring events such as the Rugby 7s is a cost-efficient way for the bank to conduct marketing, explains Giles Morgan, global head of sponsorship and events at HSBC.

  • Crowdfunding

    More regulations are needed in crowdfunding, including industry self-policing, warns Jason Best, co-founder and principal at Crowdfund Capital Advisors.

  • FX Trading Strategies

    Sean Yokota, head of Asia strategy at SEB, is awaiting first-quarter U.S. growth figures before jumping on the dollar trade.

  • Oil slides in Asian trade

    Hartmut Issel of UBS Wealth Management expects oil to weaken short-term before rising to $50 by year-end.

  • US Equities

    Ahead of Friday's closely-watched release, Hartmut Issel of UBS Wealth Management, explains why any strength will be a short-term phenomenon.

  • US student debt bubble

    Minerva promises quality education at a lower price than high-ranking U.S. colleges, explains Ben Nelson, founder, chairman and CEO of Minerva.

  • VC scene in Asia

    During the past 12 months, the explosion of activity by venture capital firms has been greater than the preceding 14 years, notes Patrick Grove, founder & CEO at Catcha Group.

  • Oil market drivers

    Lorraine Tan, Director of Equity Research, Asia, at Morningstar, predicts lower U.S. shale supply and reduced investment as a result of capital expenditure cuts.

  • Changing face of the LNG industry in Aus

    Peter Coleman, CEO & MD at Woodside Energy, says the industry itself remains vibrant but oil's recent crash means players are adjusting to a new price environment.

  • NIIRP exposes crack in pension industry

    Bryan Goh, CIO at Bordier & Cie, describes negative rates as "the waterboarding of the economy and banking system."

  • E-commerce in Southeast Asia

    Consumers across the region are ready to buy more online but supply is the key problem, warns Sebastien Lamy, partner at Bain & Company.

About Capital Connection

  • Hosted by Sri Jegarajah from the Singapore Exchange, Capital Connection gives you a reading on Asia's markets mid-day and sets you up for the European trading day.

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  • Showtimes

    Europe
    Monday - Friday, 06:00 - 07:00 CET
    Asia
    Monday - Friday, 12:00 - 13:00 SIN/HK
    Australia
    Monday - Friday, 14:00 - 15:00 SYD

 

  • Sri Jegarajah

    Based in Singapore, Sri is the co-anchor of CNBC's Capital Connection and an experienced business and financial markets correspondent.

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