Capital Connection


  • Ongoing worries over China's economy weighed Asian equity markets down on Wednesday, while overnight losses on Wall Street further ignited a flight-to-safety.

  • Is a rate cut the answer to Thailand's woes?     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 1:24 AM ET

    Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist of IHS Global Insight, says a political resolution, rather than an interest rate cut by the Bank of Thailand, would be the real solution to Thailand's economic woes.

  • Extreme weather in Singapore     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 1:14 AM ET

    It's been hot and hazy in Singapore as the Southeast Asian country registered its driest month in February since 1869. What are the economic impacts? CNBC's Julia Wood reports.

  • Reasons to be bullish on Japan: ABN AMRO     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 1:08 AM ET

    With a global recovery on the way, Daphne Roth, Asia Equity Strategist at ABN AMRO Private Banking, says Japan, a late cyclical player, will be able to leverage it, while a weaker yen will provide a further boost.

  • Following the impressive run in European stocks over the past 20 months, Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas, says now may be the time for profit-taking.

  • Bank of England Governor Mark Carney may face tough questions, as investigation into alleged manipulation of the currency markets reaches Britain's central bank. CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports.

  • A fall in short-term interest rates has fueled talk that China's central bank may be easing monetary policy. Stephen Sheung, Head of Investment Strategy at SHK Private, explains why he doesn't think so.

  • The dilemma of a weak yen     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 1:07 AM ET

    Naomi Fink, CEO at Europacifica Consulting, explains the delicate balance which the Bank of Japan needs to strike for its currency to continue boosting exports while countering a record current account deficit.

  • Politicians to quiz Carney over forex probe     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 1:43 AM ET

    CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports on the Bank of England's review into allegations that some of its staff were aware of forex manipulation, ahead of Governor Mark Carney's appearance before politicians on Tuesday.

  • Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, discusses Japan's fourth-quarter economic growth data for 2013, which saw a disappointing on-year growth of 0.7 percent.

  • Louis Kuijs, Chief China Economist at RBS, attributed worse-than expectations Chinese trade data for February to over-invoicing issues and Chinese new year distortion effects.

  • Ruling out possibilities of a technical failure, Richard Aboulafia, Vice President of Analysis at Teal Group, says missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 may be caused by 'human events'.

  • Majority of Asian shares reaped gains on Friday, despite trading volumes remaining thin ahead of the closely-watched U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.

  • Your investment guide for Friday     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 12:51 AM ET

    Bruno Verstraete, Partner at Lakefield Partners, says long-term treasury will make a good hedge against a move out of equities.

  • Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist, Standard Chartered Wealth Management Group, expects Indian equities to trade rangebound leading up to the elections.

  • China's property prices slowed for a second consecutive month in February. Donald Han, Managing Director at Chesterton Singapore, says this is a good sign that overheating in China may be decelerating.

  • David Dietze, President & Chief Investment Strategist at Point View Wealth Management, explains why he thinks Wall Street will continue its uptrend, no matter how the U.S. nonfarm payrolls turn out on Friday.

  • With the crisis in Ukraine unlikely to end in the near term, Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist, Standard Chartered Wealth Management Group, says instability in Eastern Europe will deliver 'periodic uncertainty' to global financial markets.

  • Examining IMF's call for ECB action     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 12:51 AM ET

    Jeremy Stretch, Head of FX Strategy at CIBC, discusses the International Monetary Fund's call for the European Central Bank (ECB) to cut interest rates or inject more liquidity into the banking system.

  • The Bank of England is due to announce its rate decision on Thursday. Will it be a 'non event' like some analysts have called it to be? CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports.

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