Capital Connection


  • Is Obama's ISIS strategy flawed?  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    James Gelvin, Professor, History Department at UCLA, explains why he disagrees with the plan that the U.S. and its allies have taken to combat ISIS.

  • Why Apple won't sweat iOS complaints  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 12:23 AM ET

    Mykola Golovko, Senior Analyst-Consumer Electronics at Euromonitor International, explains why issues regarding the iOS update and latest iPhone won't hurt the company.

  • China remains firmly on reform course: Expert  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Eddie Tam, CEO & CIO of Central Asset Investments, says the easing of mortgage policies by some Chinese lenders doesn't mean that Beijing is going back to its old ways.

  • Alibaba opened the door to China e-commerce: Pro  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 12:40 AM ET

    After Alibaba's initial public offering, U.S. investors now understand China's consumer and e-commerce market better, says Frank Lavin, CEO of Export Now.

  • Virgin Australia unveils business class redesign  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Matthew Taylor spoke to CEO John Borghetti about the airline's decision to unveil new business class suites on Wednesday.

  • Don't get your hopes up on restocking: ANZ  Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:39 AM ET

    Daniel Hynes, Senior Commodity Strategist at ANZ, says concerns revolving China's property sector are holding back restocking efforts of Chinese steel mills.

  • Syria is key to halting ISIS: Lecturer  Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    Malcolm Jorgensen, Lecturer at Sydney Law School and United States Studies Center, discusses news that the U.S. and Arab nations launched massive airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria on Monday.

  • HSBC's China flash PMI is comforting: RBS  Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:07 AM ET

    Louis Kuijs, Chief Economist, Greater China at RBS, says the preliminary figure for September shows that there are no further deterioration in the mainland economy.

  • Ageas: Upbeat on Asia's life insurance market  Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 12:38 AM ET

    Bart De Smet, CEO of Ageas, expects further developments in GDP per capita and market penetration to fuel growth in Asia's insurance market.

  • Credit Agricole is bearish on these 2 currencies  Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    Dariusz Kowalczyk, Senior Economist & Strategist at Credit Agricole, expects the euro to gravitate towards 1.20 against the greenback by end-2015. He also explains his bearish bet on the Indonesian rupiah.

  • Expect a rebound in September HSBC flash PMI: Pro  Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 12:07 AM ET

    Tim Condon, Head of Research, Asia at ING Financial Markets, explains why he expects Tuesday's HSBC flash PMI for September to come in above market expectations.

  • Godrej: Business sentiment improving in India  Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:41 AM ET

    Adi Godrej, Chairman at Godrej Group, says business sentiment in India has seen a "dramatic improvement" after pro-business leader Narendra Modi was elected Prime Minister.

  • Can US achieve energy self-sufficiency?  Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:26 AM ET

    Steven Chu, Professor at Stanford University and former U.S. Energy Secretary, gives his take on whether America can be energy self-sufficient.

  • Gregory Page, Executive Chairman at Cargill, discusses the state of global food security and outlines the factors that can help to create a more food-secure world.

  • If Scotland says 'Aye', what's at stake?  Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    Michael Spence, Professor of Economics at Stanford University, weighs the pros and cons of a Scottish independence.

  • Amber Lounge founder's formula for success  Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:54 AM ET

    Sonia Irvine, Founder of Amber Lounge, recaps how the Grand Prix VIP after-party began in 2003. The sister of retired Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine also shares how she juggles work and family.

  • Vale CEO: Iron ore prices will rise by year-end  Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    Murilo Ferreira, CEO of Vale, tells CNBC's Sri Jegarajah why he isn't worried about the recent slump in iron ore prices. He also explains why he remains upbeat on China.

  • Tracking the good and bad of a weaker yen  Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, weighs the pros and cons of a softer currency for Japan.

  • Fed remains set for a rate hike by mid-2015: UBS  Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Despite "some hawkish signals" from Thursday's policy statement, the Fed is still most likely to raise interest rates in mid-2015, says Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB.

  • What to expect from this week's FOMC meeting  Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Martin Lakos, Division Director, Wealth Management at Macquarie and Patrick Bennett, FX Strategist at CIBC, debate whether the Fed will change its policy language at the upcoming meeting.

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  • Hosted by Sri Jegarajah from the Singapore Exchange and Helia Ebrahimi 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.

  • Helia Ebrahimi is CNBC’s U.K. Business Editor, featuring on “Squawk Box”, “Worldwide Exchange” and “Closing Bell” in EMEA.


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