Capital Connection


  • Why Thai martial law shouldn't spook investors     Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory, South Asia at LGT Bank Singapore, says the declaration of martial law in Thailand is just "modus operandi."

  • The 3 key steps in Abe's constitution review     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    Stephen Nagy, International Christian University Associate Professor, Department of Politics and International Studies, describes the strategy that Prime Minister Abe will to take to revise Japan's constitution.

  • Manoj Joshi, Distinguished Fellow at Observer Research Foundation, says an absolute majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition will be a 'historic achievement.'

  • WHO India: Asia can control the spread of Mers     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 12:43 AM ET

    Asia's experience with the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) will help the region address the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), says Asheena Khalakdina, Team Leader, Communicable Diseases at WHO, India.

  • This can cause a correction in Indian equities     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Nitin Jain, CEO, Capital Markets at Edelweiss Financial Services, explains the factors that can cause a 7 to 8 percent correction in Indian stocks.

  • This was the real surprise in Japan's GDP     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets, says business investment, not consumption, was the real upside surprise in Japan's first-quarter GDP.

  • Are wages in Japan keeping up with inflation?     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    While wages in Japan have increased, Ben Collett, Head of Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, says it may not be enough to help citizens cope with inflation and April's tax hike.

  • The winners and losers of Australia's budget     Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 12:18 AM ET

    Kerry Series, Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director at Eight Investment Partners, says individual citizens will feel the most pain from Australia's cost-cutting measures.

  • Indian shares rally on expected Modi victory     Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 12:45 AM ET

    Jigar Shah, Senior VP & Head of Research Kim Eng India, says exit polls indicate a "decisive mandate" for opposition leader Narendra Modi and that is fueling Indian shares to record highs.

  • China's property market will stabilize: JLL     Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 12:33 AM ET

    Michael Klibaner, Regional Director & Head of Research, China at JLL, says discounting is attracting buyers, which will lead to a stabilization in the Chinese property market.

  • Ai Group: Australia's budget is about growth     Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    Innes Willox, CEO at the Australian Industry Group, describes how spending cuts expected in the government's federal budget will impact confidence in the business community.

  • CNBC's Catherine Boyle outlines key events this week that will impact Pfizer's struggle to acquire U.K. rival AstraZeneca.

  • Is Modi's current coalition enough?     Monday, 12 May 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    Rahul Bajoria, Regional Economist at Barclays, says opposition leader Narendra Modi may recruit more people into his coalition to ensure a majority in his government if he wins the elections.

  • Singapore Airlines' financial results ran into turbulence with stiff competition from the premium and low cost end of the market. But the carrier is spending more to make the flying experience better splashing out over $300 million. CEO Goh Choon Phong talks to CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar.

  • Inflation is the key to ECB easing: NAB     Friday, 9 May 2014 | 12:34 AM ET

    Emma Lawson, Senior Currency Strategist at National Australia Bank, says the European Central Bank's decision to ease depends on upcoming inflation data.

  • Jian Chang, Chief China Economist at Barclays, says the fall in inflation provides room for supportive measures and monetary policy easing in China.

  • Dr. Dre, the first billionaire rapper?     Friday, 9 May 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Apple is reportedly negotiating the purchase of Beats for $3.2 billion and this could potentially make Dr. Dre the wealthiest hip-hop artist. CNBC's Julia Wood reports.

  • Woolworths: Excited about David Jones deal     Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 12:41 AM ET

    Simon Susman, Non-Executive Chairman at Woolworths South Africa, says the company will benefit from greater scale and a common fashion seasonality with the David Jones deal.

  • Gavin Greenwood, Risk Analyst at Allan and Associates, discusses businesses that are relocating out of Thailand due to the country's political deadlock.

  • Why are investors selling SoftBank shares?     Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    Ben Collett, Head, Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, explains why SoftBank shares will continue to decline despite news of Alibaba's long-awaited U.S. listing.

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  • Hosted by Sri Jegarajah from the Singapore Exchange and Carolin Roth in CNBC's London studio, Capital Connection is your GPS for the fast-paced, international, interconnected world of business and finance. It gives you a reading on Asia's markets mid-day, and sets you up for the European trading day. Which trends are emerging in Asia, and how will they affect European markets? We connect the dots for you on Capital Connection.

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