Capital Connection


  • 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.

  • Takeover of Mosul won't impact oil sector: Analyst     Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Jay Richards, Commodity Analyst at Just Spreads, says oil traders have factored in the takeover of Mosul in light of long-standing conflicts between rival parties.

  • Ian Bright, Senior Economist at ING, says Spain has the greatest chance of winning based on the value of its players.

  • What 500 Startups looks for when investing     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 12:22 AM ET

    Dave McClure, Founding Partner, 500 Startups, says the availability of functional products and a monthly revenue of at least $5,000 are some of the qualities they seek in startups.

  • China is still seeing low inflation: Economist     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Hu Yifan, Head of Research and Chief Economist at Haitong International, explains why consumer inflation figures for the month of May may not reflect actual inflationary pressures in China.

  • Who stands to benefit from ECB stimulus?     Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Philippe Bodereau, MD & Global Head of Financial Research at PIMCO, names the asset classes that may benefit from the European Central Bank's stimulus measures.

  • Don't see China easing anytime soon: UOB     Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Fresh stimulus from Beijing is unlikely in the near term unless the global economy sees a dramatic slowdown or China experiences a huge internal issue, says Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB.

  • Charles Chen-I Hsu, Chairman of Tai Tong Food & Beverage Group, explains why consistency was the firm's main challenge when it started its business in 1990.

  • China can meet 7.5% growth: World Bank     Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 12:24 AM ET

    Karlis Smits, Senior Economist at the World Bank, says a resilient labor market and improving global economic conditions will support China in achieving its 7.5 percent growth target.

  • Can Chinese banks meet new capital rules?     Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    David Marshall, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific Financials at CreditSights, says Chinese banks are "adequately capitalized" to meet capital requirements, but warns of future challenges to growth.

  • This is Westpac's winning currency trade     Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 12:07 AM ET

    Jonathan Cavenagh, Senior FX Strategist at Westpac Bank, says going long on the U.S. dollar is a "winning trade" over the next two to three weeks.

  • Is this the next pharma M&A target?     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Catherine Boyle discusses why U.K.-listed drugmaker Shire is in the spotlight as a possible takeover target in the pharmaceutical sector.

  • Syria election is a 'complete farce': Professor     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 12:23 AM ET

    Jim Gelvin, Professor, History Department at UCLA, explains why the recent presidential election in Syria does not constitute a real election.

  • Angel Gurria, Secretary-General at the OECD, says geopolitical tensions in Asia work against the building of trust and implementation of policies.

  • OECD: It's time to embrace structural reforms     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 12:34 AM ET

    Angel Gurria, Secretary-General at the OECD, highlights the importance for countries to adopt structural changes, rather than just focusing on monetary and fiscal policies.

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  • 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.

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