Capital Connection


  • All eyes are now on India's government: Edelweiss  Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    Rashesh Shah, Chairman & CEO at Edelweiss, says the key focus for India now is how the new administration plans to bolster its economy.

  • Pause in Iraq oil production is unlikely: Pro  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 12:34 AM ET

    Jonathan Barratt, Chief Investment Officer at Ayers Alliance Securities, says militants won't disrupt oil production in Iraq as that may invite intervention from the U.S. and Iran.

  • How will higher US rates impact Asia?  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Andrew Freris, CEO at Ecognosis Advisory, says higher interest rates in the U.S won't necessarily hit local rates in Asia.

  • Union Gaming Group downgrades Macau sector  Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 12:42 AM ET

    Grant Govertsen, Principal Analyst, Union Gaming Group, says politics in China paint a "flat or negative" long-term outlook for Macau's market.

  • Expect a rate cut from BOT: Morgan Stanley  Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 12:34 AM ET

    Deyi Tan, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Research, says a sluggish growth forecast may prompt the Bank of Thailand to announce a 25 basis point rate cut on Wednesday.

  • Are markets overestimating Japan's recovery?  Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    Takuji Okubo, Principal & Chief Economist at Japan Macro Advisors, says low wages and a cut in pension may weigh on consumer spending in the months ahead.

  • Foresee a more hawkish Fed ahead: Expert  Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Dodge Dorland, Chairman & Chief Investment Officer at Landor & Fuest Capital Managers, explains why the Fed will likely adopt a more hawkish stance moving forward.

  • Why RBA will stand pat on rates until 2015  Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 12:38 AM ET

    Ben Jarman, Senior Economist at JP Morgan, expects the Reserve Bank of Australia to hold off on rate hikes until the third quarter of 2015 due to benign wage growth.

  • Inflation remains key for the Fed: Nomura  Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 12:19 AM ET

    Unless inflationary pressures increase, a hike in the Fed's projections any time soon is unlikely, says John Gorman, Head of US Dollar Rates Trading, APAC, Nomura Securities.

  • What next for Ukraine after Russia cuts off gas?  Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Moscow's decision to cut off Ukraine's gas supply is a "demonstration of power," says Robert McFarlane, Co-Founder, United States Energy Security Council.

  • Brazil's October election is still a tight race: Pro  Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    Nick Ferres, Investment Director, Global Asset Allocation at Eastspring Investments, outlines the advantage that President Rousseff has, but warns of risks from the recent drought.

  • China won't over-stimulate the economy: Moody's  Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    Alaistair Chan, Economist at Moody's, says Beijing is wary of the problems in its economy and will hence opt for the "bare minimum" to keep growth going at 7 to 7.5 percent.

  • Why Brent prices won't breach $120  Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    David Lennox, Resource Analyst at Fat Prophets, says the logistics chain for oil is capable of covering any declining production from Iraq.

  • How the UK plans to ban currency rigging  Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 12:34 AM ET

    Bill Nosal, Global Head of Product Management at SMARTS, discusses George Osborne's plans to make rigging currency markets a crime in the U.K..

  • China's consumer sector remains robust: Pro  Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    Ben Simpfendorfer, Managing Director & Founder, Silk Road Associates, discusses the health of China's consumer sector and explains how firms are adapting to more discerning tastes of the Chinese.

  • Qatar central bank: Don't worry about overheating  Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 12:33 AM ET

    Khalid Al Khater, Director, Department of Research and Monetary Policy at Qatar Central Bank, outlines how the government has taken steps to contain overheating in its economy.

  • Why England won't win the World Cup  Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 12:23 AM ET

    Players of this year's English national team lack "basic skills" and "a little twinkle that can turn a match around", says David Buik, Market Commentator at Panmure Gordon & Co.

  • Expect RBNZ to remain hawish: Economist  Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    Nick Tuffley, Chief Economist at ASB Bank, expects the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to continue hiking rates. He also discusses how migration may impact inflation.

  • Nissan: We still have confidence in Thailand  Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 12:43 AM ET

    Despite ongoing political crisis, Thailand has a "good underlying economy" and will be one of the outperformers in Southeast Asia in the long run, says Andy Palmer, Chief Planning Officer at Nissan.

  • Singtel's Amobee goes on buying spee  Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 12:23 AM ET

    Mark Strecker, CEO, Amobee, discusses its purchase of advertising solution firms Adconion Media and Kontera Tech for $209 million and $150 million, respectively.

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