Capital Connection


  • 'A swift recovery' for oil later this year: Commerzbank  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:24 AM ET

    Eugen Weinberg, Global Head of Commodities research at Commerzbank, says oil prices still have some downside potential, but will see a swift recovery in the second half of 2015.

  • US needs to show leadership by passing TPA: AmCham  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    Trade agreements are essential for the U.S. business community, says Steve Okun, Chairman of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce. He explains what that means for the TPP trade talks.

  • Anticipating QE from the ECB  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:36 AM ET

    Patrick Bennett, FX Strategist at CIBC, expects the European Central Bank to roll out a 500 billion euros purchase program on Thursday and says the move has been baked into the price.

  • Why big iron ore miners are ramping up output  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:24 AM ET

    Ivan Szpakowski, Analyst for Commodities Research at Citi, says the increase in supply among major producers boils down to capex decisions made years ago when prices were much higher.

  • Looking ahead to Beijing's 2015 growth target  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:07 AM ET

    To strike a balance between growth and reforms, Beijing will likely set a range of 7-7.5 percent for its growth target in 2015, says Chi Lo, Senior Economist for Greater China at BNP Paribas Investment Partners.

  • Air Vistara: We are providing value for money  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 12:53 AM ET

    Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO of Air Vistara, says the company's current pricing is the tip of the iceberg for customers.

  • Gibraltar, the next gaming & finance hub?  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 12:39 AM ET

    Albert Isola, the Finance Minister of Gibraltar, outlines the territory's approach towards developing its financial services and gaming sectors.

  • Not surprised by China market pullback: Pro  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 12:08 AM ET

    Nicholas Ferres, Investment Director at Eastspring Investments, says Monday's sharp selloff in Chinese financials isn't a surprise since the sector's recent gains weren't based on fundamentals.

  • Xiaomi should focus on EMs: Pro  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:47 AM ET

    Ajay Sunder, Vice President of Information and Communications Technology at Frost & Sullivan, says the Chinese smartphone maker should focus on emerging markets, as a lack of premium branding means challenges in mature markets.

  • Swiss shock won't deter ECB at all: Citi  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:34 AM ET

    Steven Englander, Global Head of G-10 FX Strategy at Citi, says the surprise move by the Swiss National Bank will not divert the European Central Bank away from its goal of weakening the euro.

  • Lessons learnt from Swiss central bank surprise  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:08 AM ET

    Tai Hui, Chief Asia Market Strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, says the actions of the Fed and European Central bank will have ripple effects on other central banks.

  • Why more wealthy Chinese are going to the UK  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:37 AM ET

    While the requirement investment amount for U.K. investor visas have been raised to 2 million pounds, the amount isn't high enough to deter Chinese investors, says Paul Haswell, Partner at Pinsent Masons.

  • Is Dr. Copper still the litmus test for world economy?  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:17 AM ET

    David Lennox, Resources Analyst at Fat Prophets, says the role of copper in the global economy has diminished over the years so its recent fall may no longer be a true litmus test for the global economy.

  • RBI cuts interest rate - more to come?  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 12:09 AM ET

    Hiroshi Yoh, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Janus Capital Singapore, explains why the Indian central bank could administer more interest rate cuts in the second half of this year.

  • Who is Europe's biggest saver?  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 12:46 AM ET

    Ian Bright, Senior Economist at ING, discusses survey results which showed 1 in 5 European consumers grew their spending in 2014, with the U.K. in the lead.

  • Will record budget rejuvenate Japan?  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 12:31 AM ET

    Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, discusses the effectiveness of a record budget in Japan.

  • Will cheaper oil be here to stay?  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 12:19 AM ET

    Choon Yoon Chou, Investment Director at Aberdeen Asset Management, says current crude oil prices could be "the new level" for the coming years and explains whether that is positive for global growth.

  • Could HK chief's address spark new political tension?  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 12:10 AM ET

    Joseph Cheng, Professor at the City University of Hong Kong, says the chief executive's criticism of the student movement in his policy address could spark a "confrontational situation."

  • Why was Malaysia's three-way bank merger nulled  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 12:31 AM ET

    Jan Bellens, Global Emerging Markets Leader for Banking & Capital Markets at EY, discusses news that a deal to merge CIMB Group with RHB Capital and Malaysian Building Society, has been called off.

  • What Alcoa did right with its restructuring  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 12:15 AM ET

    Alex Latzer, Regional Head for Metals and Mining Research at Kim Eng Securities, outlines the factors that helped Alcoa to beat profit expectations in the fourth quarter.

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