Capital Connection


  • What Indonesia's Jokowi stands for     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:18 AM ET

    Anies Baswedan, Campaign Manager for Joko Widodo, elaborates on the presidential candidate's stance on issues like fuel subsidies and food security.

  • Mark Hibbs, MD & Portfolio Manager, Adamas Asset Management, says Japan's trade balance is a "structural issue" and explains why the Japanese yen isn't weak enough.

  • Is Samsung facing a double whammy?     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:20 AM ET

    Besides pressure from the upcoming iPhone 6, Samsung is facing challenges from the low-end smartphone market, says Bob O'Donnell, Founder and Chief Analyst, Technalysis Research.

  • What India needs to address in its budget     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:10 AM ET

    Nizam Idris, MD, Head of Strategy, Fixed Income & Currencies of Macquarie, picks infrastructure, fiscal consolidation, inflation and revenue widening as the four key issues in India's budget.

  • London 7/7 bombings: 9 years on     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 12:43 AM ET

    David Lea, Senior Analyst, Europe, Control Risks, says terrorism in Europe may changed a little since 2005 but extremists still exist within the U.K.

  • BOJ taking a 'wait and see' approach: BofA     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 12:07 AM ET

    Masayuki Kichikawa, Chief Japan Economist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says the Bank of Japan's comments indicate that it maintains a "cautiously optimistic" view on the country's economy.

  • Marc Saluzzi, Chairman, The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry, says it aims to become the investment hub for Chinese firms in Europe.

  • Sean King, Vice President at Park Strategies, says Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to South Korea isn't about North Korea but rather, it is an "anti-Japan and U.S. play."

  • Hurricane Arthur intensifies     Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 12:31 AM ET

    Mike Seidel, Meteorologist & Field Reporter for The Weather Channel, tells CNBC the latest developments of the Hurricane Arthur from Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

  • Changi Airport's plans for growth     Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 12:21 AM ET

    Liew Mun Leong, Chairman, Changi Airports Group, says the Singapore airport had a good year in 2013 for receiving 54 million passengers. He later outlines future plans for two more terminals.

  • Will there be further action from the ECB?     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:34 AM ET

    Jonathan Webb, Head of FX Strategy, Jefferies Bache and Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank, discuss their expectations for Thursday's European Central Bank meeting.

  • Relax, oil supply won't see shortage: Pro     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:13 AM ET

    Azlin Ahmad, Editor of Argus Media Limited, says the resolution of Libya's oil crisis has quelled the supply fears brought about by the instability in Iraq.

  • The risks of Japan's new defense policies     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    Tina Burrett, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Sophia University, says the reforms may incite a negative response from Beijing. She also explains why it could endanger Japanese democracy.

  • Why markets won't like a strong US jobs report     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    If the U.S. economy creates more than 300,000 jobs, that could spark concerns about a sooner-than-expected interest rate hike, says Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB.

  • Aussie dollar rises after RBA statement     Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    As the Australian economy recovers, the central bank will be more likely to let the Australian dollar appreciate, says Andrew Abrahamian, Head of FX Strategy at Compass Global Markets.

  • Default is a minor issue for Argentina: Pro     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    Steve Goldman, Managing Director at Kapstream Capital, says Argentina has the "willingness and ability" to make payments to holders of its restructured debt.

  • This could spur the BOJ into action     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Following Japan's May industrial production report, the Bank of Japan will be looking at whether companies are investing again, says Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute.

  • Taiwanese protest trade deal with China     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 12:42 AM ET

    Taiwanese protesters are worried that a trade deal will hurt businesses and increase political influence from Beijing, says Joseph Cheng, Chair Professor of Political Science at City University of Hong Kong.

  • Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, says investors should focus on the better-than-expected retail sales report instead of household spending.

  • US first-quarter GDP is a 'rear-view mirror': Pro     Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    King Lip, Chief Investment Officer at Baker Avenue Asset Management, discusses the poor reading of the U.S. economy in the first quarter and outlines the hurdles ahead.

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  • Based in Singapore, Sri is the co-anchor of CNBC's Capital Connection and an experienced business and financial markets correspondent.

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