Capital Connection


  • Don't be too happy about Thai Q2 GDP yet: Pro     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Santitarn Sathirathai, Head of Southeast Asia and India Economics Research at Credit Suisse, outlines the domestic and external factors that will likely impact the Thai economy.

  • Best days of sterling are just ahead: NAB     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    Ray Attrill, Co-Head of FX Strategy at National Australia Bank, explains why the sterling will struggle to hit a high of 1.70 against the U.S. dollar.

  • Situation in Iraq remains delicate: Expert     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 12:43 AM ET

    Johannes Benigni, Founder & Managing Director at JBC Energy, explains why the stepping down of Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is unlikely to be an immediate solution to the Iraq crisis.

  • Here's the downside to Malaysia Q2 GDP     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Philip McNicholas, ASEAN Economist at BNP Paribas, says the robust second quarter growth in Malaysia's manufacturing and mining sectors may not be sustainable.

  • Japan's energy debate rages on     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    Kyle Cleveland, Associate Professor of Sociology at Temple University, says there's a widespread anti-nuclear sentiment in Japan and discusses how this will be a challenge for Prime Minister Abe.

  • Why geopolitics barely trouble global markets     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Sani Hamid, Director, Wealth Management, Economy & Market Strategy at Financial Alliance, explains why geopolitical events have failed to spook global financial markets.

  • What to expect from ThyssenKrupp Q2 results     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 12:46 AM ET

    Alessandro Abate, Head of European Steel Equity Research, JP Morgan, expects the German steel-making firm to see a significant improvement in quarterly margins on the back of rising demand.

  • What's behind Lenovo's 23% rise in Q1 profits     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 12:34 AM ET

    Nicolas Baratte, Head of Technology Research at CLSA, says the Chinese PC maker benefited from impressive gains in market share and a recovery in the enterprise market.

  • Why the BI will leave rates on hold for 2014     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 12:13 AM ET

    Daniel Martin, Asia Economist at Capital Economics, says Indonesia's troubled current account balance will likely lead the Bank Indonesia to hold rates steady for the rest of the year.

  • Fed won't bring forward rate hike: Expert     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    Ahead of key central banks' events this month, Dodge Dorland, Chairman & Chief Investment Officer at Landor & Fuest Capital Managers, discusses his expectations for a Fed rate hike.

  • Cathay Pacific continues to outperform: Citi     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:36 AM ET

    Michael Beer, Vice President, Asia Pacific Transportation and Infrastructure at Citi Equity Research, discusses the airline's robust first half results.

  • Why the dollar-yen uptrend isn't sustainable     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:24 AM ET

    Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank, says low yields in the U.S. Treasurys and a lack of action from the Bank of Japan will drive the dollar-yen pair lower.

  • These factors hurt Japan's growth in Q2     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    Masayuki Kichikawa, MD & Chief Japan Economist at BoA Merrill Lynch, says the sales tax hike and bad weather in June hurt Japan's economy in the second quarter.

  • Suncorp: 4-6% growth in 2015 is achievable     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Steve Johnston, CFO at Suncorp Group, discusses the firm's target to achieve up to 6 percent growth next year and plans to deliver a 10 percent return on its stock.

  • India July CPI seen higher at 8.1%: JPMorgan     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:45 AM ET

    Sajjid Chinoy, India Economist at JP Morgan, says India could see an ugly inflation picture in July on the back of surging food prices.

  • Here's the bright side to Singapore Q2 GDP     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    Singapore's second quarter growth data allayed concerns of a possible technical recession, says Euben Paracuelles, Executive Director and Southeast Asia Economist at Nomura Singapore.

  • Apart from geopolitics a huge capital outflow from Russia's foreign exchange reserves also weighs on its currency, says Mirza Baig, Head of Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Strategy, Asia at BNP Paribas.

  • Vivek Vaidya, Vice President, Automotive at Frost & Sullivan, says an increase in sales in China, along with a revival in India's economy, will boost Tata Motors' first quarter performance.

  • Turkish Prime Minister Recip Erdogan claimed over 50 percent of the votes to become the country's first elected president on Sunday. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports from Istanbul.

  • Why inflation data may not spur PBOC easing     Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    Louis Kuijs, Chief Economist at RBS, says China's inflation data play a smaller role than debt levels in determining whether the People's Bank of China takes on easing measures.

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