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  • Here's why dollar king will reign supreme   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:31 AM ET
    Here's why dollar king will reign supreme

    Sim Moh Siong, FX strategist at Bank of Singapore, expects the Fed to raise rates in September, which will help the U.S. dollar to resume its strength after a brief consolidation in this quarter.

  • Why Nomura cut its 2015 GDP forecast for Thailand   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:16 AM ET
    Why Nomura cut its 2015 GDP forecast for Thailand

    Rob Subbaraman, chief economist, Asia ex-Japan at Nomura, says the Bank of Thailand is "overburdened" and more measures to help the economy must come from the fiscal policy and reforms.

  • Could Australia win this year's Eurovision?   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 12:53 AM ET
    Could Australia win this year's Eurovision?

    Amanda Pelman, chair of Australia's Eurovision Jury, discusses whether Australia's Guy Sebastian could win the annual competition. She adds that the Eurovision Song Contest is seeing more diverse and professional talents.

  • Further China easing will help HK markets: Pro   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 12:36 AM ET
    Further China easing will help HK markets: Pro

    Clive McDonnell, head of Equity Strategy at Standard Chartered, expects further easing in China to take Hong Kong markets higher and explains the odds of a correction in the Shanghai Composite.

  • After upbeat Q1 GDP, what will BOJ do?   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 12:18 AM ET
    After upbeat Q1 GDP, what will BOJ do?

    Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says the Bank of Japan will likely keep its monetary policy unchanged following the upbeat first-quarter growth figures.

  • Will China miss 7% growth target? UBS says yes   Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 12:04 AM ET
    Will China miss 7% growth target? UBS says yes

    Donna Kwok, senior China economist at UBS, expects China's economy to expand 6.8 percent this year and outlines her expectations for further easing from Beijing.

  • Expect Turkish central bank to stand pat: Pro   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:42 AM ET
    Expect Turkish central bank to stand pat: Pro

    Piotr Matys, strategist at Rabobank, expects the Turkish central bank to keep interest rates unchanged at this week's monetary policy meeting.

  • Tracking the recent spike in bond yields   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    Tracking the recent spike in bond yields

    To get a sustained rise in bond yields, markets will need stronger data and a change in Fed expectations, says Simon Warner, head of Fixed Income at AMP Capital.

  • RBI rate cut on June 2 is a given: Deutsche Bank   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:23 AM ET
    RBI rate cut on June 2 is a given: Deutsche Bank

    Pratik Gupta, head of Equities, India at Deutsche Bank, says markets will likely be disappointed if the Reserve Bank of India doesn't cut interest rates by 25 basis points next month.

  • This will be a big boost for Japan's growth   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:05 AM ET
    This will be a big boost for Japan's growth

    Following the spring wage negotiations, nominal wage growth in Japan will likely exceed inflation rate for the rest of 2015, says Masakazu Takeda, portfolio manager at Hennessy Japan Fund.

  • Will UK see deflation for the first time in 55 years?

    Brendan Brown, head of Research at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International, outlines his expectations for the U.K.'s April consumer prices.

  • How should Southeast Asia respond to migrant boat crisis

    Syed Hamid Albar, former Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs, says countries such as Malaysia should allow asylum seekers to land on their shores before a serious humanitarian problem emerges.

  • For Indonesia, these are the risks on the horizon   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    For Indonesia, these are the risks on the horizon

    Wellian Wiranto, economist at OCBC, says Indonesia risks seeing a widening in current account deficit in the second quarter, alongside domestic inflation issues.

  • Tracking the plunge in iron ore prices   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 12:19 AM ET
    Tracking the plunge in iron ore prices

    Negative sentiment remains in the iron ore markets due to expectations of more supply coming, says Annalisa Jeffries, associate editorial director, Asia Metals at Platts.

  • Asia, you can now create your burger at McDonald's   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 12:44 AM ET
    Asia, you can now create your burger at McDonald's

    Peter Rodwell, division president for Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa at McDonald's, discusses the unveiling of "Create Your Taste" burger kiosks in Asia.

  • Beijing helped to stabilize property sector: Pro   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 12:37 AM ET
    Beijing helped to stabilize property sector: Pro

    Frank Chen, head of Research, China at CBRE, says a relaxation of tax rules and down payment requirements, alongside policy easing measures, helped to stabilize China's property market.

  • Thai economy grew a modest 0.3% in Q1   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 12:19 AM ET
    Thai economy grew a modest 0.3% in Q1

    Barnabas Gan, analyst at OCBC, says government spending and improved tourist arrivals in Thailand have failed to offset slower growth in private consumption and exports.

  • Why Japan is in deep trouble   Monday, 18 May 2015 | 12:09 AM ET
    Why Japan is in deep trouble

    While income levels in Japan are improving, the government is taking away consumers' spare cash via the sales tax hike, says Robert Medd, partner at GMT Research.

  • After red-hot rally, are China stocks cooling down?

    Dickie Wong, executive director at Kingston Securities, discusses the worries over fresh initial public offerings in the Shanghai market and explains why Hong Kong shares are in need of a pullback.

  • Tracking China's SOE reforms   Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:35 AM ET
    Tracking China's SOE reforms

    Charles-Edouard Bouee, CEO of Roland Berger, says a complete liberalization of state-owned enterprises isn't necessary and explains why Beijing should consider a mixed ownership model.

About Capital Connection

  • Hosted by Sri Jegarajah from the Singapore Exchange, 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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