Capital Connection


  • Why ECB's latest move is better than QE     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Buying asset-backed securities will get lending going and could be more effective than full-blown quantitative easing, says David Forrester, G10 FX Strategy at Macquarie.

  • No need for BOE to hike rates: Pro     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 12:53 AM ET

    Brendan Brown, Head of Research at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International, expects the Bank of England to leave rates unchanged on Thursday.

  • China's property sector: Good and bad cities     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Lee Wee Liat, China Property Analyst at BNP Paribas, says more than half of Chinese cities have unhealthy supply and demand dynamics.

  • Bhaskar Laxminarayan, Asia Chief Investment Officer at Pictet Wealth Management, discusses his main concern for China. He later explains why he prefers Southeast Asian and Indian markets.

  • Why the BOJ held back on easing     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    Masayuki Kichikawa, MD & Chief Japan Economist at BoA Merrill Lynch, says the central bank is banking on corporate profitability and wage growth to lift spending.

  • Why markets are ignoring Modi's reforms     Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    Jahangir Aziz, Head of EM Asia Economic Research at JP Morgan, says markets have neglected reforms that have taken place under the Modi government thus far.

  • Australia to see below-trend growth: Pro     Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    Savanth Sebastian, Equities Economist at CommSec, highlights the weak contributors in Australia's second-quarter growth report.

  • Are cocoa prices running 'too far too fast?'     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    After seeing a rise of nearly 20 percent year to date, cocoa prices may see a taper soon, says Avtar Sandu, Senior Manager, Commodities at Phillip Futures.

  • RBA leaves interest rates on hold at 2.5%     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Tony Farnham, Economist & Analyst, Patersons Securities, explains why the Reserve Bank of Australia is worried about China's property sector. He later discusses his outlook on Australia.

  • Ahead of ECB, euro will stay near 1.31: Expert     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    Ahead of the European Central Bank's policy meeting, Jeffrey Halley, Senior Manager FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets, says the euro will see a "slow grind down" against the greenback.

  • Ben Collett, Head, Japan and Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, says Japanese stocks are poised for gains until year-end but investors should enter the market after Wednesday's cabinet reshuffle.

  • Why oil prices will defy the bears soon     Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:46 AM ET

    Greg Smith, Group CEO at Global Commodities, says renewed tensions in Ukraine will fuel concerns of a supply disruption and that will lift oil prices higher in the weeks ahead.

  • After stripping out the base effects, the underlying trend in the inflation data does not reflect a downtrend, says Euben Paracuelles, Executive Director and Southeast Asia Economist at Nomura.

  • Why Hong Kong will accept China's ruling     Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    Robert Chow, Spokesman, Alliance for Peace and Democracy, says Beijing has always been clear about the degree of autonomy it will give Hong Kong. He also discusses the response from the city's citizens.

  • Louis Kuijs, Chief Economist, Greater China at RBS, says August's manufacturing data reflect a renewed slowdown in China amid persisting domestic risks and slowing global trade.

  • Mohshin Aziz, Aviation Analyst at Maybank Investment Bank, hopes that Malaysia Airlines can provide details on its staff and capacity reduction at the announcement of restructuring plans late Friday.

  • What's needed to spur further easing from ECB     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, discusses his expectations for the euro zone inflation data due late Friday and how that will affect the European Central Bank's easing timeline.

  • How Ivory Coast steps up guard against Ebola     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:43 AM ET

    Jean Louis Billon, Minister of Commerce at Ivory Coast, says its economy has not been affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and outlines the preventive measures the country has implemented.

  • Evolution Mining's golden turnaround     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:33 AM ET

    Jake Klein, Executive Chairman at Evolution Mining, discusses how the miner returned to profitability for the financial year despite difficult trading conditions and a slump in gold prices.

  • Thailand can see 2% growth this year: Expert     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:25 AM ET

    Kobsak Pootrakool, Executive Vice President at Bangkok Bank, explains why he is confident that Thailand can see better economic growth by year-end.

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