Capital Connection


  • 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.

  • Euro - 'a case of steady decline': Westpac  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 12:14 AM ET

    Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac, says upside for the currency could be limited amid growing expectations for easing in Europe and divergence in global central bank policies.

  • Buy into euro zone equities? This expert says yes  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 12:03 AM ET

    Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, explains why he's overlooking simmering uncertainty in Greece to be overweight European equities.

  • ECB stimulus 'very likely' in January: Pro  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 12:45 AM ET

    Christian Schulz, Senior Economist at Berenberg Bank, says the European Central Bank will likely announce new asset purchases - corporate and sovereign bond purchases - at its meeting on January 22.

  • Why rising interest rates won't hurt REITs  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 12:33 AM ET

    Victor Yeung, Chief Investment Officer at Admiral Investment, says the key factor determining growth for REITs in 2015 will remain on management actions like acquisitions and restructuring.

  • Morningstar tracks resources sector  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 12:14 AM ET

    Matthew Hodge from Morningstar, expects iron ore prices to be at $70-75 per tonne in the long run and maintains bias towards bigger miners like Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.

  • WTI at $68 this year? Macquarie thinks so  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 12:03 AM ET

    Martin Lakos, Division Director at Macquarie Private Wealth, says oil prices can stage a "significant rally at some stage this year" and explains why he remains in favor of U.S. and Chinese markets.

  • Greg Waldron, Asia Managing Editor at Flightglobal, says the Airbus A320 jet is a "well-equipped modern aircraft" and discusses AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes' crisis management skills.

  • Why Fed's first rate hike will be 'symbolic'  Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 12:40 AM ET

    Wong Sui Jau, General Manager at fundsupermart.com, expects the Fed's first rate hike to be small and gradual, as inflationary concerns have been tamed due to lower oil prices.

  • Oil selloff has been overdone, says this expert  Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 12:31 AM ET

    Andrew Su, CEO of Compass Global Markets, expects oil prices to consolidate above $50 a barrel this quarter despite soft fundamentals remaining.

  • Invest in Asia's fixed income market in 2015: Pro  Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 12:18 AM ET

    Viktor Hjort, Head of Fixed Income Research & Global Corporate Credit Strategy at Morgan Stanley, says Asia's fixed income space looks attractive due to expectations for the region's central banks to cut interest rates.

  • ECB will take action soon: Pro  Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas, expects the European Central Bank to unveil easing measures this month and explains his target of 117.60 for the euro.

  • China's BAIC makes dismal debut in HK  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    The mainland's number 5 carmaker BAIC saw a tepid debut on the Hong Kong markets on Friday. CNBC's Emily Tan reports.

  • Tracking volatility in oil markets.  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:37 AM ET

    Juerg Kiener, MD and CIO at Swiss Asia Capital, explains when there could be a supply response to the ongoing slump in oil prices.

  • Is Asia at risk from oil rout contagion?  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory for South Asia at LGT Bank, says there are contagion risks as the collapse in oil prices makes financing more of an issue for emerging Asia.

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