Capital Connection


  • Firm demand keeping oil prices steady: Expert  Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:49 AM ET

    Barry Dawes, Head of Resources at Paradigm Securities, says geopolitics are unlikely to affect oil since prices are being supported by firm underlying demand.

  • The bright side to Japan's June retail sales report  Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    Mikihiko Yamato, Deputy Head of Research at Ji Asia, says monthly comparisons show that June's retail sales are on an uptrend, indicating that consumption is improving

  • What's needed to send the US dollar higher?  Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:08 AM ET

    Greg Gibbs, Senior Currency Strategist at RBS, says upcoming U.S. economic data must at least meet expectations in order for the greenback to remain firm.

  • Italy official: We support tougher Russia sanctions  Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:41 AM ET

    Benedetto Della Vedova, Undersecretary of State at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy, says tougher sanctions on Russia won't affect the Italian economy.

  • It's a positive week for the US dollar: Westpac  Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank, says expectations for a raft of positive U.S. data, along with the steady decline of the euro, will take the greenback higher.

  • Things are looking up in Thailand: Aberdeen  Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    Adithep Vanabriksha, Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Aberdeen Asset Management, explains why Thailand's outlook has improved. He also names the Thai stocks which offer attractive valuations.

  • Why BOJ's inflation target is still intact  Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, says Japan's consumer price index for June remains "decent" after stripping out the volatility in food and energy prices.

  • Why gold won't be rallying anytime soon  Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:41 AM ET

    Dominic Schnider, Head Commodities & APAC Forex at UBS Wealth Management, outlines factors that will weigh on gold prices in the coming months.

  • RBNZ surprises with currency comments  Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy at Westpac Bank, says the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is trying to "re-connect" its currency with the country's key commodity exports.

  • China will likely see 7.5% growth in Q3: Mizuho  Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Shen Jian Guang, Greater China Chief Economist at Mizuho, says China will likely hit its growth target with stronger stimulus fueling economic activity in the second half of 2014.

  • Is Indonesia on the brink of political unrest?  Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    Adrian Vickers, Asian Studies Program Director at University of Sydney, discusses the threat from Prabowo's decision to challenge election results in the Constitutional Court.

  • Euro may drop to $1.33 on geopolitics: Pro  Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    Greg Matwejev, Director, FX Hedge Fund Sales and Trading at Newedge, advises investors to sell the euro now as it will likely remain a casualty from geopolitical tensions.

  • Thailand kicks off 'happiness fair'  Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:43 AM ET

    Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Director of the Institute of Security and International Studies, Chulalongkorn University, says the "happiness fair" is an effort from the junta party to promote reconciliation.

  • TCS: 'We want to build deep relations in Japan'  Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    N Chandrasekaran, CEO & MD of Tata Consultancy Services, explains why a focus on the Japanese market is the "right strategy" for the Indian IT firm.

  • 'The tide is against Prabowo': Professor  Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    With his coalition already falling apart, it is unlikely that Prabowo can reverse what seems to be an election defeat, says Tim Lindsey, Professor of Asia Law from University of Melbourne.

  • Why a ceasefire in Gaza is unlikely  Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:42 AM ET

    Coline Schep, Middle East Analyst at Control Risks, says both Israel and Hamas have put out extensive demands that are hard to fulfill, thus complicating the possibility of reaching a truce.

  • Hold your horses on the US dollar: Maybank  Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    Sakttiandi Supaat, Head of Global FX Strategy at Maybank, says a sustained U.S. dollar rally will only occur next year.

  • Can more sanctions get Putin to back down?  Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Ben Goldsmith, Associate Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, says more European involvement is needed to increase the effect of sanctions on Russia.

  • Australian Treasurer: Why the B20 summit matters  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:54 AM ET

    Speaking to CNBC at the B20 meeting in Sydney, Joe Hockey , Treasurer of Australia, says it's important for the G-20 economies to stay engaged with the business community.

  • Microsoft's Nadella is on a mission: Analyst  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:47 AM ET

    Clement Teo, Senior Analyst at Forrester, says the layoff is part of Chief Executive Satya Nadella's plans to remake Microsoft and its culture.

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