Capital Connection


  • Safer Than Property, More Valuable Than Gold?     Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 12:21 AM ET

    Keith Heddle, Investment Director at Stanley Gibbons says rare stamps are the best alternative asset class to put your money in, with average annual returns of 11% in the last 40 years.

  • RBA Needs More Time to Judge Recovery: Pro     Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    Tony Farnham, Economist & Analyst at Patersons Securities explains why the Australian central bank needs to sit back for a while to judge the extent of the recovery in retail and housing sectors.

  • Australia Holds Fire on Rates, but for How Long? Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 12:31 AM ET

    The Reserve Bank of Australia left its interest rate steady at a record low on Tuesday and analysts it could ease monetary policy soon.

  • Here's How China Escaped Poverty So Quickly     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    Read how many in China have climbed out of the poverty pit by unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Assessing Europe's Labor Pains     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 12:32 AM ET

    More than 80 countries are recognizing their labor movements with a national holiday. But for the millions of unemployed Europeans, the celebrations won't help the pain. CNBC's Robert Sawatzky reports.

  • Negative Sentiment in Europe is Contained     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 12:50 AM ET

    James Ashley, Senior Economist at RBC Capital Markets says although Europe continues in recession, sentiment is contained and there is always the ECB's OMT as a backstop.

  • Little Choice but Big Easing for BoJ: Expert     Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:30 AM ET

    Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, tells CNBC that the BoJ had to pull out all the stops after building up expectations for Thursday's decision so much over the past few weeks.

  • BoJ's Risky Asset Purchases Essential: Expert     Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 12:20 AM ET

    Craig Chan, head of FX strategy, Asia ex-Japan at Nomura, tells CNBC that the BoJ's policy of risky asset purchases is essential to prevent a significant fall in dollar/yen.

  • Asia Cuts Losses to End Mixed After Cyprus Scare Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 4:04 AM ET

    Asian markets eased off their lows to close mixed on Tuesday after comments from the Eurogroup president about using the Cypriot "bail-in" as a template for future deals spooked investors while Shanghai shares led losses over liquidity fears.

  • Australia's Labor Party Anticlimax     Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 1:50 AM ET

    Peter Chen of the University of Sydney says the near-embarassing result of Prime Minister Gillard's leadership vote reveals the state of disarray in the ruling Labor party.

  • Asia Enjoys Relief Rally Ahead of Cyprus Vote Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 4:10 AM ET

    Asian markets licked their wounds on Tuesday after the previous day's sell-off on hopes that Cyprus's upcoming vote on the bank deposit levy will pass through parliament and secure the island's financial rescue.

  • Markets Are Ignoring North Korea's Nuclear Test     Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 12:10 AM ET

    Daniel Harden, Senior Commercial Dealer, Global Reach Partners says financial markets are shrugging off North Korea's nuclear test to focus on upcoming risk events.

  • The Fight For Supremacy in Tech Arena     Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 12:20 AM ET

    Bryan Ma, Associate Vice President at IDC Asia Pacific, compares the future challenges of Apple and Samsung in the crowded smartphone space.

  • North Asia Vs South East Asia     Friday, 25 Jan 2013 | 12:05 AM ET

    Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia, explains that the key to the better balanced Asia depends on the export figures of North Asia and the cooling down of South East Asia market.

  • Bhaskar Laxminarayan, Chief Investment Officer of Bank Pictet & Cie, Asia comments on Rio Tinto's management reshuffle, but adds that he is not very positive on the materials sector because of tepid rebound of Chinese economy.

  • Bhaskar Laxminarayan, Chief Investment Officer of Bank Pictet & Cie, Asia says he advises clients to invest in quality names in European energy, retail and luxury sectors as he sees good value there.

  • Bhaskar Laxminarayan, Chief Investment Officer of Bank Pictet & Cie, Asia says Chinese economy has bottomed out and will grow at around 8% annually over the long term.

  • High Demand for Battersea Power Station Homes     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 12:45 AM ET

    Rob Tincknell, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company, tells CNBC why there is such high demand for the development of Battersea Power Station.

  • Nicholas Ferres, Investment Director, Global Asset Allocation, Eastspring Investments says he is playing the China recovery story through global mining stocks.

  • Peter Griffin, Head of Global Risk Assessment and Sovereign Fixed Income, Global Interest Rates gives his view on the Fed's minutes, plus what he thinks the U.S. central bank is likely to do in the months ahead.

About Capital Connection

  • Hosted by Sri Jegarajah from the Singapore Exchange and Carolin Roth 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.

  • Carolin Roth is based in London and is an anchor for "Capital Connection".


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