Capital Connection


  • Will record budget rejuvenate Japan?  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 12:31 AM ET

    Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, discusses the effectiveness of a record budget in Japan.

  • Will cheaper oil be here to stay?  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 12:19 AM ET

    Choon Yoon Chou, Investment Director at Aberdeen Asset Management, says current crude oil prices could be "the new level" for the coming years and explains whether that is positive for global growth.

  • Could HK chief's address spark new political tension?  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 12:10 AM ET

    Joseph Cheng, Professor at the City University of Hong Kong, says the chief executive's criticism of the student movement in his policy address could spark a "confrontational situation."

  • Why was Malaysia's three-way bank merger nulled  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 12:31 AM ET

    Jan Bellens, Global Emerging Markets Leader for Banking & Capital Markets at EY, discusses news that a deal to merge CIMB Group with RHB Capital and Malaysian Building Society, has been called off.

  • What Alcoa did right with its restructuring  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 12:15 AM ET

    Alex Latzer, Regional Head for Metals and Mining Research at Kim Eng Securities, outlines the factors that helped Alcoa to beat profit expectations in the fourth quarter.

  • How to position for more volatility this year  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 12:06 AM ET

    Apart from stocks, Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered, recommends that investors look at diversified income assets, as 2015 may bring more volatility compared to last year.

  • India December CPI to see 'slight bounce': DBS  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 12:41 AM ET

    Radhika Rao, Economist at DBS, expects India's consumer price index for December to see a slight bounce up to 5.3 percent, from 4.4 percent in November, due to base effects.

  • Freya Beamish, Economist at Lombard Street Research, explains why China's competitiveness in many markets, including the auto sector, is in a "difficult situation."

  • Matthew Hegarty, Analyst at Pinnacle International, compares the performances of India and Indonesia amid plunging oil prices.

  • Steve Pelayo, Regional Head of Technology Research for Asia-Pacific at HSBC, explains why firms like TSMC and Delta can be viewed as the "common denominators" of the "Internet of Things" revolution.

  • French gunmen could be linked to Al-Qaeda: Pro  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 12:36 AM ET

    Colin Chapman, President, New South Wales, Australian Institute of International Affairs, suspects Al-Qaeda is behind the attack of satirical French publication Charlie Hedbo.

  • Political change in Sri Lanka: What's next?  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 12:22 AM ET

    Incumbent President Rajapaksa has conceded defeat in the presidential elections. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director at the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, discusses the factors shaping the political change.

  • US rate hike isn't doom for Asia: Fidelity  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 12:15 AM ET

    Asia has the ability to self-sustain, which makes a return of 2013's taper tantrum unlikely as the Fed moves closer to a rate hike, says Medha Samant, Investment Director of Asian Equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment.

  • Expect 270,000 US jobs in December: ANZ  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 12:03 AM ET

    Khoon Goh, Senior FX Strategist at ANZ, explains his optimism for the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report due Friday.

  • Management overhaul at Samsung? Not so fast: Pro  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 12:39 AM ET

    With Chairman Lee Kun Hee still hospitalized, a major revamp of Samsung's senior management won't be announced soon, says Nam Hyung Kim, Director at Arete Research Asia.

  • Taper tantrum won't repeat in Asia: JPMorgan  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 12:24 AM ET

    Geoff Lewis, Global Market Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, explains his optimism for Asian economies to withstand potential rises in U.S. interest rates.

  • Will Paris shooting spark backlash on Muslims?  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 12:06 AM ET

    While simmering distrust of Muslims in France may worsen, there is also a reassertion of French ideals like tolerance, says Tom Gerety, Collegiate Professor of Law and Humanities at New York University.

  • Hunt for gunmen in France continues  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    French police have identified all 3 gunmen as French Nationals, saying that one has turned himself in, while the other two are still at large. CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi reports from Paris.

  • Are self-driving cars about to get real?  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 12:45 AM ET

    Mark Hung, Vice President of wireless technologies and research at Gartner, says refinements need to be made for driverless cars to actualize and explains his concerns about the security of "internet of things."

  • Tight presidential election set in Sri Lanka  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 12:31 AM ET

    Rajiva Wijesinha, Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament, explains why President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is running for a third time, will see stiff competition from his former health minister, Maithripala Sirisena.

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