Capital Connection


  • 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.

  • BOJ meeting was a 'non-event': UOB  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, says the BOJ was unlikely to do more after massive stimulus in October. He later discusses possible actions that the central bank could take next year.

  • Greece faces crisis as snap election looms Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:54 AM ET
    Greece's parliament building

    An early general election in Greece is looking more likely than ever after the government failed to win the first round of a presidential vote.

  • Can Greek PM Samaras garner enough support?  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:42 AM ET

    David Lea, Senior Analyst at Control Risks, explains why Greek Prime Minister Samaras may not be able to gather enough votes for his preferred presidential candidate Stavros Dimas.

  • China continues to put the squeeze on Macau casinos  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:19 AM ET

    Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit this weekend, authorities are cracking down on illicit fund flows into Macau from the mainland. CNBC's Emily Tan has more.

  • Are Beijing's property measures working?  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:13 AM ET

    Alan Jin, Property Analyst at Mizuho Securities Asia, discusses the effectiveness of Beijing's measures and analyzes the issue of housing affordability in China.

  • Here's the main takeaway from Fed  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Don Hanna, Asia Managing Director at Hanna-Roubini Global Economics, says the Fed's key message is that the labor market, inflation and financial conditions will be key to when the Fed raises interest rates.

  • Cheap oil offers mixed blessings for Asia  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:46 AM ET

    While oil exporters like Malaysia will suffer, lower energy prices are positive for the fiscal positions of a majority of Asian countries, says Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific Chief Economist at IHS Global Insight.

  • Why the selloff in Thailand 'doesn't make sense'  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:34 AM ET

    Jalil Rasheed, Investment Director at Invesco, says the recent selloff could be due to rumors about a leadership change. He adds that Thailand will benefit from cheaper oil as it is a net oil importer.

  • Why Asia's firms aren't primed for digital disruption  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:24 AM ET

    Dane Anderson, Research Director at Forrester, says factors like a lack of clear leadership impede Asian firms from harnessing the positive impact from digital disruptions.

  • Expect Fed to be 'slightly hawkish': Nomura  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:08 AM ET

    Craig Chan, Head of FX Strategy at Nomura, says markets expect the phrase "considerable time" to be revised in the Fed's policy statement, but warns that a rate hike won't be an imminent event.

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