Capital Connection


  • Obama heads to Saudi Arabia to meet new king  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:32 AM ET

    U.S. president Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet the nation's new king. Originally, vice president Joe Biden was to have made the trip. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • What will bring the euro down to $1.10  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 12:11 AM ET

    Jonathan Cavenagh, Senior FX Strategist at Westpac Bank, expects the euro to stay weak following the ECB's bond-buying program, but the Fed's policy decision this week will determine whether the currency hits $1.10.

  • Box to make NYSE trading debut on Friday  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:48 AM ET

    Cloud storage company Box's road to an initial public offering has not been smooth. CNBC's Josh Lipton takes a look at the competitive cloud business.

  • Why Draghi's proactive approach is a good change  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:34 AM ET

    By delivering more than expectations, Mario Draghi has proved that he's one of the most effective central bankers in the history of ECB, says Jesper Bargmann, Head of Trading for Asia at Nordea Markets.

  • 'Saudi has entered a new era': Stratfor  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:20 AM ET

    Kamran Bokhari, Advisor on Middle Eastern & South Asian Affairs at Stratfor, explains why the oil-rich nation has entered a "new era fraught with perils."

  • 'ECB QE is good news for European assets': Pro  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:11 AM ET

    Don Hanna, Asia Managing Director at Hanna-Roubini Global Economics, discusses the larger-than-expected stimulus unveiled by the European Central Bank on Thursday and its impact on European assets.

  • This can fuel growth in Europe (and it's not QE)  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:44 AM ET

    John Calverley, Head of Economic Research at Standard Chartered, says a faster adoption of technology can fix issues such as an inflexible labor market in Europe, thereby lifting growth.

  • Draghi needs to walk the talk: Expert  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas, expects the ECB to roll out a bond-buying program worth a minimum of 500 billion euros and outlines the European stocks that he likes.

  • Infosys: Not worried about US politics, stronger dollar  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:51 AM ET

    Vishal Sikka, CEO of Infosys, explains why he isn't worried about rising collision between the Democrats and Republicans, as well as the possible impact of a strengthening U.S. dollar.

  • Why Sorrell remains a 'Chinese bull'  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:35 AM ET

    Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, outlines his optimism on China's economy and discusses the significance of Chinese premier Li Keqiang attending the World Economic Forum at Davos.

  • Cheap oil fueling BOJ optimism: HSBC  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:31 AM ET

    Despite inflation likely to stay low in the coming months, the Bank of Japan remains optimistic that cheaper oil can boost Japan's economy, says Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC.

  • '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.

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