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  • Will Singapore see 'a fascinating decade' ahead?   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:03 AM ET
    Will Singapore see 'a fascinating decade' ahead?

    Michael Schuman, TIME Magazine's business correspondent for Asia, outlines the merits of Lee Kuan Yew's economic policies and discusses the country's political future.

  • Factors that will sway oil prices   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:41 AM ET
    Factors that will sway oil prices

    Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO at Swiss Asia Capital, says the impact of plunging oil prices will likely prompt a supply cutback in the second half of the year, but warns of risks from the U.S. dollar in the near term.

  • Sony's PS4 goes to China: Will it succeed?   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:34 AM ET
    Sony's PS4 goes to China: Will it succeed?

    Ajay Sunder, senior director at Frost and Sullivan, says sales of the PlayStation 4 in China may get a boost from the console's global success, but warns of risks from the limited game selection.

  • Wages to rise in Japan? We'll see: Natixis   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:22 AM ET
    Wages to rise in Japan? We'll see: Natixis

    Luca Silipo, chief economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, says Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe's "soft approach" has thus far yielded little results on wage increases.

  • Easing impact differs for Shanghai, HK shares   Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:11 AM ET
    Easing impact differs for Shanghai, HK shares

    While Shanghai shares responded well to China's monetary easing, markets in Hong Kong did not see the same reaction, says Aadil Ebrahim, VP & portfolio manager at AllianceBernstein.

  • Tracking the rise of 'new crime'   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 1:43 AM ET
    Tracking the rise of 'new crime'

    Craif Richardson, CEO of Wynyard, says the use of social media by terrorist networks poses as huge problems for global security agencies.

  • Heller: US policy 'far from being normal'   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 1:05 AM ET
    Heller: US policy 'far from being normal'

    Robert Heller, former Federal Reserve governor, says the prediction of the federal fund rates indicates a weaker stance on tightening and the Fed may take a longer time to normalize its monetary policy.

  • China housing prices to see modest downside: Pro   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 1:11 AM ET
    China housing prices to see modest downside: Pro

    Carol Wu, head of research at DBS Vickers, expects "moderate downward pressure" on housing prices as Chinese developers focus on selling their unsold inventory, but loosening monetary policy will provide support.

  • Will Netanyahu win Israel's tight election race?   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 1:03 AM ET
    Will Netanyahu win Israel's tight election race?

    Masaki Kakizaki, assistant professor at Temple University, Japan Campus, says incumbent prime minister Netanyahu is in a "strong, advantageous position" to form Israel's new government.

  • Could the opposition win Israeli elections?   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 1:54 AM ET
    Could the opposition win Israeli elections?

    Peter Sluglett, director, Middle East Institute at National University of Singapore, explains why opposition leader Isaac Herzog from Israel's centre-left Zionist Union could win the elections.

  • Japan needs a weaker yen, but why did BOJ hold fire?

    More yen weakness may be necessary to prop up Japan's economy, but with politicians against the idea, the Bank of Japan decided to hold fire on Tuesday, says Philip McNicholas, ASEAN economist at BNP Paribas.

  • Why Conergy is focused on growth   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 1:16 AM ET
    Why Conergy is focused on growth

    When asked about its plans to relist in Frankfurt, Andrew De Pass, CEO of Conergy, says the solar power firm is focused on growing its business as size and scale are essential for any public company.

  • How a weaker euro will help euro zone firms   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 1:36 AM ET
    How a weaker euro will help euro zone firms

    Tom Rogers, senior economic advisor for the Eurozone at EY, discusses how a weaker euro will give many European companies a boost.

  • Maybank expects euro to hit 1.02 next week   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 1:32 AM ET
    Maybank expects euro to hit $1.02 next week

    Saktiandi Supaat, head of global FX strategy at Maybank, says the euro could test resistance levels of $1.02 against the greenback next week. He also outlines his expectations for the Fed's meeting this week.

  • What's next in China's policy toolbox?   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 1:19 AM ET
    What's next in China's policy toolbox?

    Dariusz Kowalcyzk, senior economist & strategist at Credit Agricole, says China's government will likely opt for a cut in the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) to prop up its economy.

  • Tracking OZ Minerals' sale of Sandfire stake   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 1:04 AM ET
    Tracking OZ Minerals' sale of Sandfire stake

    Karl Simich, MD & CEO at Sandfire Resources, discusses news that the miner's majority shareholder OZ Minerals would be offloading its shares.

  • Russia's central bank meeting: What to expect   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 1:46 AM ET
    Russia's central bank meeting: What to expect

    Alicia Garcia-Herrero, chief economist at BBVA, says the Russian central bank will likely cut rates on Friday, but it shouldn't do so because the economy isn't out of the woods yet.

  • Watch out Apple! Swatch joins smartwatch war   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 1:37 AM ET
    Watch out Apple! Swatch joins smartwatch war

    Jon Cox, head of European Consumer Equities at Kepler Cheuvreux, discusses whether the tech-enhanced timepiece unveiled by Swatch on Thursday could threaten Apple's smartwatch line.

  • Euro is seeing a one-day reprieve: RBS   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 1:17 AM ET
    Euro is seeing a one-day reprieve: RBS

    As the U.S. dollar hit speed bumps against the euro Friday, Greg Gibbs, head of APAC Markets Strategy at RBS, advises investors to buy the dips as the reprieve in the euro will be short-lived.

  • China-backed AIIB won't be a rival: IHS   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 1:04 AM ET
    China-backed AIIB won't be a rival: IHS

    Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific chief economist at IHS Global Insight, says the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) won't challenge the Western-dominated World Bank and Asian Development Bank in the region.

About Capital Connection

  • Hosted by Sri Jegarajah from the Singapore Exchange, Capital Connection is your GPS for the fast-paced, international, interconnected world of business and finance. It gives you a reading on Asia's markets mid-day, and sets you up for the European trading day. Which trends are emerging in Asia, and how will they affect European markets? We connect the dots for you on Capital Connection.

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  • Sri Jegarajah

    Based in Singapore, Sri is the co-anchor of CNBC's Capital Connection and an experienced business and financial markets correspondent.

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