Capital Connection


  • BOJ leaves door open for more easing: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:19 AM ET

    Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory at LGT Bank, says central bank governor Haruhiko Kuroda has proved that he's committed to unleashing more stimulus.

  • ECB likely to purchase SSAs: Nordea     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:10 AM ET

    Jesper Bargmann,Head of Trading in Asia at Nordea Markets, explains what more stimulus from the central bank means for the euro.

  • Medibank: Why we're focused on cost-saving     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:38 AM ET

    George Savvides, CEO at Medibank, outlines the insurer's plan to achieve profit expectations outlined in the prospectus amid headwinds in the sector.

  • When will the BOJ take the next easing step?     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    With board members expecting inflation to stay near 1 percent until first half of 2015, the BOJ could ease further then, says Masayuki Kichikawa, MD & Chief Japan Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

  • Why Sony needs to 'go back to basics'     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:24 AM ET

    Rob Enderle, President and Principal Analyst at Enderle Group, discussses Sony's progress in its restructuring plan and explains why the firm's content business could be its weakest link.

  • This episode of "Inside China" takes a look at the buzz in Shanghai, China's financial capital, after the start of a historic stock connect program.

  • Tracking the possibility of an OPEC output cut     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    Andrew Su, CEO at Compass Global Markets, outlines his expectations for the upcoming OPEC meeting and explains how that will move oil prices.

  • Steve Brice, Chief Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered, explains why Monday's rally in Asian markets following a surprise rate cut in China won't be sustainable.

  • After PBOC cuts rate, what's next?     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Dariusz Kowalczyk, Senior Economist & Strategist at Credit Agricole, expects the Chinese central bank to cut rates again in the first quarter of 2015 and reduce the reserve requirement ratio.

  • Gold bears to take hold in the near term: Pro     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:43 AM ET

    Mark O'Byrne, Executive and Research Director at GoldCore, says waning support for the Swiss referendum could be a headwind for gold prices in the short run.

  • Andrew Colquhoun, Head of Asia-Pacific Sovereigns at Fitch Ratings, explains why the agency plans to review Japan's ratings by end of 2014. The country is currently rated A+ with a negative outlook.

  • US vs global markets: Who is outperforming?     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    While foreign markets offer cheap valuations, they continue to underperform U.S.-based assets and U.S. markets. says Meb Faber, CIO at Cambria Investment Management.

  • Here's why the Nikkei is a good bet     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    Nicholas Ferres, Investment Director of Global Asset Allocation at Eastspring Investments, says Japanese equities look favorable on the back of cheap valuations and improvements in corporate earnings.

  • Japan's lower house dissolved for snap polls     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of parliament, but has yet to set a date for the elections. CNBC's Kaori Enjoji has more.

  • Euro zone November flash PMI will improve: Pro     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Tom Rogers, Senior Economic Adviser to the EY Euro zone Forecast, says markets can expect improvements in the preliminary reading of euro zone's factory activity on Thursday.

  • Yen's depreciation: boon or bane?     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    Mark Hibbs, Partner & CIO at Adamas Asset Management, says a weaker yen will give Japan's policymakers time to push through reforms, but warns of risks in slow wage growth.

  • Beijing, time to unleash aggressive easing: Pro     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:05 AM ET

    After a raft of soft data, Kevin Lau, Senior Economist at Standard Chartered, says Beijing needs to step up stimulus with "traditional measures" like cutting its policy deposit rate.

  • Cheap oil to boost AirAsia Q3 profit: Analyst     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:41 AM ET

    Ahead of AirAsia's third quarter earnings due late Wednesday, Mohshin Aziz, Aviation Analyst at Maybank, says recent cheap fuel prices could lift the carrier's net profit by 15 percent.

  • Does the Keystone pipeline really matter?     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:34 AM ET

    Jason Feer, Head of Business Intelligence at Poten & Partners, discusses the significance of the Keystone XL pipeline following the rejection of the bill by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

  • The good and bad of Japan's tax hike delay     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Junko Nishioka, Chief Japan Economist at RBS, says a delayed sales tax hike will boost GDP by 0.5 percent in the near term, but warns of negative market implications in the long run.

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