Capital Connection


  • How to position your portfolio in Q2     Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 12:47 AM ET

    Vadim Zlotnikov, Chief Market Strategist and Co-Head of Multi-asset Solutions at AllianceBernstein, recommends investors to stay invested in equities, in particular developed markets like the U.S. and Japan.

  • Is Europe's IPO boom here to stay?     Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    2014 has been a record year thus far for European stock market listings. Does it mean that the region's economy is back on track? CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports.

  • Can Obamacare make a difference?     Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    Tom Sackville, Former Minister of Health for the U.K., discusses the success of U.S. President Barack Obama's embattled healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act.

  • German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble called for countries opting out of the single currency to be treated with "fairness". CNBC's Catherine Boyle discusses what this means for the U.K.

  • Tapan Datta, Head of Global Asset Allocation at Aon Hewitt, explains why he thinks the growth outlook for Europe and the U.S. in the long run could be weaker than markets expectations.

  • Japan household spending to rise ahead: RBS     Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 1:32 AM ET

    Junko Nishioka, Japan Economist at RBS Securities Japan, expects data for March to see a rise due to purchases before the tax hike.

  • Chinese demand is driving Kiwi's rally: Pro     Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    Jonathan Webb, Head of FX Strategy at Jefferies Bache, explains the factors driving the New Zealand dollar higher.

  • Ajay Sunder, Senior Director of Telcos and ICT practice at Frost & Sullivan, says Microsoft's release of the Office for iPad app shows that it is including services into its focus for the future.

  • Expect the US dollar to appreciate 3-5%: Pro     Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 1:51 AM ET

    Aaron Smith, Managing Director at Pecora Capital, explains the factors behind his bullish call.

  • Desigual: Aiming for growth beyond Europe     Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 1:33 AM ET

    Eurazeo's investment, coupled with Desigual's healthy financial situation, has armed the Spanish label with more capacity to accelerate growth beyond Europe, says Manel Jadrague, CEO of Desigual.

  • Don't get carried away by India optimism: HSBC     Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 1:23 AM ET

    Leif Eskesen, chief economist for India and ASEAN at HSBC Global Research, advises caution on hopes for economic change in India.

  • Markets were surprised by Citi: Pro     Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 1:11 AM ET

    Jerry Braakman, EVP, Chief Investment Officer & Treasurer at First American Trust, discusses how investors should be trading Citigroup after it failed the Fed's stress test.

  • Ukraine desperately needs IMF bailout: Pro     Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 1:02 AM ET

    David Nowakowski, Senior Director of Research at Roubini Global Economics, discusses how the the International Monetary Fund's $15 billion rescue package could impact instability in Ukraine.

  • Can Ukraine-Russia standoff hurt Germany?     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:45 AM ET

    As long as Ukraine's instability remains contained within the Crimean peninsula, the impact on Germany's economy should be limited, says Christian Schulz, Senior Economist at Berenberg Bank.

  • ECB policy stance in focus: CIBC     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:37 AM ET

    Jeremy Stretch, Head of FX Strategy at CIBC, says the European Central Bank (ECB) will be in focus after Jens Weidmann's comments about using a rate cut to temper the euro's strength.

  • Has Hong Kong's IPO market lost its appeal?     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:33 AM ET

    Jeff Door, Analyst at Capital Research, says Hong Kong is stringent with companies seeking an initial public offering (IPOs) so as to protect its investors.

  • China's earnings season is a miss: StanChart     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:21 AM ET

    Most of the earnings results coming from China are below expectations, particularly in the technology and insurance sectors, says Clive Mcdonnell, Head of Equity Strategy at Standard Chartered.

  • US dollar in a paradox: CIBC     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 1:02 AM ET

    Jeremy Stretch, Head of FX Strategy at CIBC, discusses why a better-than-expected U.S. consumer sentiment report failed to spur a rally in the greenback.

  • Ulrich Leuchtmann, Head of FX Research at Commerzbank, says the U.S. dollar will need better-than-expected economic data to sustain its rally.

  • Inmarsat not designed to track jets: Pro     Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 1:32 AM ET

    Greg Waldron, Asia Managing Editor at Flightglobal, says Inmarsat, the firm that provided satellite data from which Malaysia declared MH370 "lost," was not designed to track airplanes.

About Capital Connection

  • 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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  • 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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