Capital Connection


  • 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."

  • Asian markets traded mixed on Thursday, with Tokyo continuing to outperform on speculations of a delayed sales tax hike and snap elections.

  • Data deluge shows China still slowing: Pro  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Shen Jian Guang, Greater China Chief Economist at Mizuho Securities Asia, discusses the raft of economic indicators released late Thursday and outlines the PBoC's next step.

  • Why Singtel's upbeat Q2 profit can be sustainable  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    Chris Lane, Senior Research Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, expects the robust jump in Singtel's second quarter profit to last on the back of rising currency stability in Asia.

  • Will Japan's Abe postpone the sales tax hike?  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, discusses speculation over a delay in the sales tax hike and explains why Monday's GDP figure could see a negative surprise.

  • Mobile games to propel Tencent's growth: Analyst  Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 12:34 AM ET

    Ahead of Tencent's third quarter earnings report due on late Wednesday, Henry Guo, Senior Research Analyst at JG Capital, discusses his expectations.

  • RBI rate cut in December? This expert says unlikely  Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    Gaurav Mehta, VP of Institutional Equities at Ambit Capital, says a rate cut in December is unlikely as it's too early for the Indian central bank to declare victory on inflation.

  • Japanese shares rally on weak-yen boost  Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    Reports about a possible delay in the consumption tax hike is lifting dollar-yen and Japanese equities on Wednesday, says Jonathan Cavenagh, Senior FX Strategist at Westpac.

  • How much momentum does the Ali-conomy have?  Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 12:23 AM ET

    Thomas Chong, Director and Head of China Internet Research at Citi and Jeff Walters from Boston Consulting Group, discuss how Alibaba can sustain its ecosystem.

  • Why Japan won't go for a second sales tax hike  Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 12:07 AM ET

    A second sales tax hike in Japan is unlikely as the recent fall in consumer confidence has been " too big a knock for the economy", says Richard Martin, MD at IMA Asia.

  • Dollar 'to lick wounds for a while': Westpac  Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 12:45 AM ET

    The U.S. dollar may take some time to recover following the worse-than-expected nonfarm payrolls data last week, says Sean Callow, Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank.

  • VTB Bank: Weak ruble not a problem for Russia  Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 12:33 AM ET

    Andrey Kostin, President & Chairman of the Management Board at VTB Bank, explains why the Russian economy is "comfortable" with a weak currency.

  • The EMs that are most at risk of a Fed rate hike  Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    Ricardo Adrogue, Managing Director at Babson Capital Management, says South Africa and Brazil are two of the countries that are most likely to be burned by a U.S. rate hike.

  • Why the stock connect may give yuan a boost  Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 12:08 AM ET

    Dariusz Kowalczyk, Senior Economist & Strategist at Credit Agricole, says the HK-Shanghai trade link will fuel a rise in China's capital inflows, underpinning strength in the renminbi.

  • 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall  Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 12:45 AM ET

    This November sees the 25-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. David Lea, Western-Europe Analyst at Control Risks, discusses the events and exhibits commemorating the anniversary.

  • OW Bunker at risk of bankruptcy after fraud claims  Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    Danish fuel ship supplier OW Bunker is warning that it may go bankrupt. Yaw Yan Chong, Director, Oil Research & Forecasts in Asia at Thomson Reuters, discusses the implications.

  • US to see 250-255,000 jobs for October: UOB  Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 12:08 AM ET

    Ahead of October's U.S. nonfarm payrolls report, Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, outlines his expectations and discusses whether the data will reflect further wage growth.

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