Capital Connection


  • Fortescue's cost cutting measures pay off  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:19 AM ET

    Nev Power, CEO of Fortescue Metals Group, says the firm's focus on cost cutting and a weak Aussie dollar helped the miner to offset falling iron ore prices. He also explains what that means for the firm's dividend payout for 2015.

  • Why US equities are the place to be  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:08 AM ET

    With the Fed indicating that a rate hike may come later, the strength of U.S. stocks will be prolonged, says Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partners.

  • European real estate: All about high value?  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:43 AM ET

    Chris Brooke, Executive MD at CBRE Consulting, says core high value assets in major financial cities across Europe remain the key focus for investors.

  • Singapore easing: Is there more in store?  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:17 AM ET

    Todd Elmer, Currency Strategist at Citi, says investors are wondering what the surprise move by Singapore's central bank means for broader asset markets and future policy direction.

  • China was a highlight in Apple results: IDC  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:06 AM ET

    Bryan Ma, Vice President of IDC, expects Aple's strong sales in China to continue due to the Lunar New Year holidays.

  • The most valuable Chinese brands are...  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:40 AM ET

    David Roth, CEO for EMEA and Asia at WPP's The Store, discusses the firm's survey which sees Tencent beating internet behemoth Alibaba to become the mainland's most valuable brand.

  • Ahead of US FOMC meeting, what to expect  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:15 AM ET

    Andrew Abrahamian, Head of FX Strategy at Compass Global Markets, says the Fed will likely strike a positive tone at this week's policy meeting amid a strong U.S. economy.

  • Here's why you shouldn't worry about Greece  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:06 AM ET

    Malcolm Wood, Head of Investment Strategy at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, says the uncertainty in Greece does not pose as a big risk to the euro zone amid factors like cheaper oil and quantitative easing.

  • US-India nuclear trade 'looks promising': IHS  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:35 AM ET

    Rajiv Biswas, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at IHS Global Insight, says the breakthrough in nuclear trade talks will mean more U.S. involvement as India develops its energy sector.

  • Obama heads to Saudi Arabia to meet new king  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:32 AM ET

    U.S. president Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet the nation's new king. Originally, vice president Joe Biden was to have made the trip. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • What will bring the euro down to $1.10  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:11 AM ET

    Jonathan Cavenagh, Senior FX Strategist at Westpac Bank, expects the euro to stay weak following the ECB's bond-buying program, but the Fed's policy decision this week will determine whether the currency hits $1.10.

  • Box to make NYSE trading debut on Friday  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:48 AM ET

    Cloud storage company Box's road to an initial public offering has not been smooth. CNBC's Josh Lipton takes a look at the competitive cloud business.

  • Why Draghi's proactive approach is a good change  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:34 AM ET

    By delivering more than expectations, Mario Draghi has proved that he's one of the most effective central bankers in the history of ECB, says Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading for Asia at Nordea Markets.

  • 'Saudi has entered a new era': Stratfor  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:20 AM ET

    Kamran Bokhari, Advisor on Middle Eastern & South Asian Affairs at Stratfor, explains why the oil-rich nation has entered a "new era fraught with perils."

  • 'ECB QE is good news for European assets': Pro  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:11 AM ET

    Don Hanna, Asia Managing Director at Hanna-Roubini Global Economics, discusses the larger-than-expected stimulus unveiled by the European Central Bank on Thursday and its impact on European assets.

  • This can fuel growth in Europe (and it's not QE)  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:44 AM ET

    John Calverley, Head of Economic Research at Standard Chartered, says a faster adoption of technology can fix issues such as an inflexible labor market in Europe, thereby lifting growth.

  • Draghi needs to walk the talk: Expert  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas, expects the ECB to roll out a bond-buying program worth a minimum of 500 billion euros and outlines the European stocks that he likes.

  • Infosys: Not worried about US politics, stronger dollar  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:51 AM ET

    Vishal Sikka, CEO of Infosys, explains why he isn't worried about rising collision between the Democrats and Republicans, as well as the possible impact of a strengthening U.S. dollar.

  • Why Sorrell remains a 'Chinese bull'  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:35 AM ET

    Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, outlines his optimism on China's economy and discusses the significance of Chinese premier Li Keqiang attending the World Economic Forum at Davos.

  • Cheap oil fueling BOJ optimism: HSBC  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:31 AM ET

    Despite inflation likely to stay low in the coming months, the Bank of Japan remains optimistic that cheaper oil can boost Japan's economy, says Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC.

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