Capital Connection


  • RBI surprises with interest rate cut, again  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    India's central bank unexpectedly lowered its policy repo rate by 25 basis points on Wednesday, marking the second surprise rate cut this year. CNBC TV18's Ekta Batra has more.

  • How to read RBA's policy decision  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 AM ET

    The Reserve Bank of Australia indicates that it could put rates on hold for the time being and will only opt for further rate cuts, if necessary, says Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac.

  • Here's why this Nasdaq 5000 is different  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 12:08 AM ET

    Simon Grose-Hodge, head of Investment Advisory, South Asia at LGT Bank Singapore, says a diversification into non-IT plays makes for a stronger Nasdaq Composite.

  • Rebekah Brooks set for News Corp return  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:51 AM ET

    Nearly four years after Rebekah Brooks left Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation as the phone hacking scandal erupted, she is set for a return to the company. CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports.

  • India's budget avoids big bang reforms: Pro  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:42 AM ET

    The decision to roll out capital expenditures and shun "big bang reforms" indicates a "middle of the road" annual budget for India, says Parmod Gubbi, director of Institutional Sales at Ambit Capital.

  • With S6, Samsung still faces 'uphill task': IDC  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:34 AM ET

    While the S6's curve screen sets it apart from its rivals, "incremental improvements" may not be enough to wrestle market share from Apple's iPhone 6, says Kiranjeet Kaur, senior market analyst at IDC Asia Pacific.

  • Invest in Taiwan, says Allianz Global  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:23 AM ET

    Kunal Ghosh, emerging market portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors, outlines the factors that make Taiwan an attractive market.

  • Tracking the NXP-Freescale merger  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    Trip Chowdhry, senior analyst & managing director at Global Equities Research, says the merger allows both firms to leverage on individual strengths and take advantage of cost-cutting.

  • Markets cheer 'renewal story' in StanChart: Pro  Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 12:44 AM ET

    Lachlan Colquhoun, head of Markets Analysis at East & Partners, discusses the rally in Standard Chartered shares Friday after news that Bill Winters has been named as the bank's new boss.

  • India to roll out a 'disciplined budget'?  Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 12:17 AM ET

    Jahangir Aziz, head of EM Asia Economic Research at JP Morgan, says the economic realities of India may prompt the government to refrain from big ticket spending.

  • Pay hikes coming soon in Japan: CLSA  Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    Chris Richter, deputy Head of Japan Research and Senior Analyst at CLSA, expects Japan Inc to start raising wages soon, with Toyota Motor and other carmakers taking the lead.

  • These factors will lift European stocks  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:41 AM ET

    Jeremy Stretch, head of FX Strategy at CIBC, says an improving growth picture and the launch of quantitative easing paint an optimistic scenario for European stock markets.

  • European shares will outperform US: StanChart  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:15 AM ET

    Manpreet Gill, senior investment strategist at Standard Chartered, says European equities will likely outperform their U.S. counterparts due to factors like the ECB's quantitative easing.

  • Austerity vs reforms: Which matters more?  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:48 AM ET

    There are now more flexibility when it comes to austerity rules in Europe as countries realize the importance of structural reforms, says Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank.

  • Chinese shares brush off better-than-expected data  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:33 AM ET

    Dickie Wong, executive director at Kingston Securities, says Chinese shares may be losing steam in the Year of the Sheep, with better-than-expected data failing to spur markets on Wednesday.

  • Take the gamble on European stocks: Expert  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:17 AM ET

    Puru Saxena, CEO of Puru Saxena Limited, expects European equities to do well over the next 1 year due to the ECB's quantitative easing, but warns of currency risks.

  • 'For markets, Greece is off the table': Pro  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:40 AM ET

    Ulrich Leuchtmann, head of FX Research at Commerzbank, says European markets regard the Greek crisis as solved and attention now turns to what the Fed will do with interest rates.

  • Atlas Iron: Seeing success in cost cuts  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:32 AM ET

    Brinsden Ken, managing director of Atlas Iron, says its cost-cutting program has generated "substantial success" and the Australian miner will do more to lower its operating costs.

  • A dovish testimony from Yellen? Unlikely: Pro  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:07 AM ET

    Toby Lawson, managing director of Futures and Options Execution for APAC at Societe Generale Newedge, says the Fed remains on course for a rate hike at the start of the third quarter.

  • 'Greece's Syriza is walking a tight rope': DBS  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:44 AM ET

    Radhika Rao, economist at DBS, says the final deal between Greece and its creditors may not fulfill the hopes of Syriza's supporters. She also outlines her expectations for the reform list that Athens will hand in on Monday.

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