Capital Connection


  • 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.

  • Brace for a correction in oil prices  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:32 AM ET

    Victor Shum, Vice President of IHS Energy Insight, expects oil prices to see a correction to the downside due to rising inventories, likely hitting a new low in the second quarter.

  • 'Birdman' wins big at Oscars 2015  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:23 AM ET

    The dark comedy "Birdman" clinched four Oscars on Monday, including best director and best picture. NBC's Jinah Kim reports.

  • For Greek crisis, 'devil is in the details': Pro  Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:06 AM ET

    Martin Lakos, division director at Macquarie, says the list of reforms that Greece has to hammer out on Monday may add risks to global financial markets.

  • Sandfire Resources: Cost reduction is key  Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 12:34 AM ET

    Karl Simich, Managing Director and CEO of Sandfire Resources, says the company is trying to keep production as consistent as possible amid volatile commodity prices.

  • Will more BOJ easing be counterproductive?  Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 12:16 AM ET

    Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, explains why he doesn't expect any additional easing anytime soon.

  • Behind CapitaLand's robust Q4 results  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 12:51 AM ET

    Lim Ming Yan, CEO of CapitaLand, attributes the 187 percent leap in fourth-quarter profits to factors like a pick-up in its Vietnam business and higher gains from its investment properties.

  • Key risk events for the euro this week  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 12:17 AM ET

    Saktiandi Supaat, head of Global FX Strategy at Maybank, says the euro could hit 1.13 to the dollar depending on the ECB meeting minutes due on Thursday and the outcome of Greece's debt negotiations on Friday.

  • Greek debt talks: What needs to be ironed out  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 12:07 AM ET

    Mikio Kumada, executive director & global strategist at LGT Capital Partners, says Greece and its European creditors still need to work on a longer-term solution, which will last after the current bailout program expires.

  • Tracking Greece debt talks: Deal or no deal?  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 12:46 AM ET

    Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas, explains why he's not expecting a deal to be made in Brussels on Monday.

  • Can the Greek debt row ever be resolved?  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 12:33 AM ET

    Steve Goldman, managing director at Kapstream Capital, says Greece and its international creditors will find common ground in the short run, but the same situation could see a repeat until an inevitable default in Greece.

  • Mr Yen: 'Yen won't exceed 120 again'  Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 12:14 AM ET

    Eisuke Sakakibara, former Vice Finance Minister of Japan from 1997-1999, says the Japanese yen is coming within the range of 115-120 against the U.S. dollar as the country sees a sustained recovery.

  • Couples in these countries have money secrets  Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 12:50 AM ET

    Ian Bright, Senior Economist at ING, describes data that shows certain countries like France and Turkey have a high number of couples who hide debt from one another.

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