Capital Connection


  • US vs global markets: Who is outperforming?  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    While foreign markets offer cheap valuations, they continue to underperform U.S.-based assets and U.S. markets. says Meb Faber, CIO at Cambria Investment Management.

  • Here's why the Nikkei is a good bet  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Nicholas Ferres, Investment Director of Global Asset Allocation at Eastspring Investments, says Japanese equities look favorable on the back of cheap valuations and improvements in corporate earnings.

  • Japan's lower house dissolved for snap polls  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of parliament, but has yet to set a date for the elections. CNBC's Kaori Enjoji has more.

  • Euro zone November flash PMI will improve: Pro  Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Tom Rogers, Senior Economic Adviser to the EY Euro zone Forecast, says markets can expect improvements in the preliminary reading of euro zone's factory activity on Thursday.

  • Yen's depreciation: boon or bane?  Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    Mark Hibbs, Partner & CIO at Adamas Asset Management, says a weaker yen will give Japan's policymakers time to push through reforms, but warns of risks in slow wage growth.

  • Beijing, time to unleash aggressive easing: Pro  Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    After a raft of soft data, Kevin Lau, Senior Economist at Standard Chartered, says Beijing needs to step up stimulus with "traditional measures" like cutting its policy deposit rate.

  • Cheap oil to boost AirAsia Q3 profit: Analyst  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:41 AM ET

    Ahead of AirAsia's third quarter earnings due late Wednesday, Mohshin Aziz, Aviation Analyst at Maybank, says recent cheap fuel prices could lift the carrier's net profit by 15 percent.

  • Does the Keystone pipeline really matter?  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:34 AM ET

    Jason Feer, Head of Business Intelligence at Poten & Partners, discusses the significance of the Keystone XL pipeline following the rejection of the bill by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

  • The good and bad of Japan's tax hike delay  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Junko Nishioka, Chief Japan Economist at RBS, says a delayed sales tax hike will boost GDP by 0.5 percent in the near term, but warns of negative market implications in the long run.

  • Behind Discovery's acquisition of Prudential Health  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:46 AM ET

    Adrian Gore, Founder & CEO at Discovery, discusses the South African health insurer's move to purchase the remaining 25 percent stake in Prudential Health it does not already hold.

  • Why the dollar-yen is no longer a one-way bet  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Steven Saywell, Global Head of FX Strategy at BNP Paribas, explains why the dollar-yen could see a period of two-way price action in the near term.

  • China's property seeing a turnaround: CLSA  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:19 AM ET

    Nicole Wong, Regional Head of Property Research at CLSA, says China's real estate market is turning around as Beijing's supportive policies kick in.

  • Is HK's 'Umbrella Movement' coming to an end?  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:14 AM ET

    Hong Kong has started to clear part of a protest site that has been occupied by protesters for nearly two months. CNBC's Bernard Lo reports.

  • Can Japan's grim GDP work to Abe's advantage?  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:07 AM ET

    Mikio Kumada, Executive Director and Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partners, explains why the country's recent weak GDP is part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's political agenda.

  • Wendy Liu, Head of China Equity Research at Nomura and Eddie Tam, CEO & CIO at Central Asset Investments, discuss the uneven trade volumes following the launch of the Shanghai-HK trade link.

  • Luca Silipo, Chief Economist at Natixis, explains why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policies won't be the remedy to Japan's economic woes.

  • China's Xi addresses Australian parliament  Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 11:57 PM ET

    During an address to the federal parliament, Chinese president Xi Jinping lauded Australia for hosting a successful G-20 and reaffirms the flourishing ties between the countries.

  • Pedestrians look at an electronic stock board displaying the figure of the Nikkei 225 Stock Average, center top left, and the exchange rate of the yen against the U.S. dollar, center top right, outside a securities firm in Tokyo, on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

    Asian bourses finished mixed on the last trading day of the week.

  • Why is Tata Motors struggling in India?  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 12:40 AM ET

    Mohit Arora, Executive Director at J.D. Power and Associates, explains why Tata Motors is struggling in its domestic market and outlines a possible growth strategy for the Indian company.

  • Falling oil prices a tailwind for US retail sales?  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 12:18 AM ET

    Ahead of U.S. retail sales for October due late Friday, Andrew Keene, Founder & CEO at Keene on the Market, explains why he expects figures to be "pretty strong."

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