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  • Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

    Chinese shares plummeted on Tuesday, while their counterparts in Sydney witnessed volatile trade following the Reserve Bank of Australia's rate cut.

  • Tracking Saudi Arabia's economic diversification   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 12:47 AM ET
    Tracking Saudi Arabia's economic agenda

    With falling oil prices and a regional power play underway, the task of diversifying Saudi Arabia's economy is seen with increasing urgency.

  • Is the RBA's easing cycle over for now?   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    Is the RBA's easing cycle over for now?

    Paul Bloxham, chief economist for Australia & NZ at HSBC, says upbeat comments from the Reserve Bank of Australia means the central bank could keep rates on hold for the rest of 2015.

  • Indian Fin Min: MAT is a 'legacy issue'   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 12:17 AM ET
    Indian Fin Min: MAT is a 'legacy issue'

    Speaking to CNBC at the Asian Development Bank's annual meeting in Baku, Arun Jaitley, minister of finance of India, discusses the controversy surrounding the minimum alternative tax.

  • Don't count on BI to prop up growth: Nomura   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 12:13 AM ET
    Don't count on BI to prop up growth: Nomura

    As much as Bank Indonesia wants to support growth, the central bank's hands are tied amid higher inflation, says Euben Paracuelles, executive director & South East Asia economist at Nomura.

  • Be conservative in China stocks, says this expert   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 12:05 AM ET
    Be conservative in China stocks, says this expert

    Sam Le Cornu, co-head Asian Listed Equities & Head of Investments at Macquarie Asset Management, says the rally in mainland markets is anchored on a liquidity rush, instead of being fundamentally-driven.

  • Worker at small parts manufacturing factory in China.

    Asian shares pared losses and edged up on Monday, as less-than-stellar data from China fueled bets of further support measures.

  • Here's why the iron ore rally is losing steam   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 12:41 AM ET
    Here's why the iron ore rally is losing steam

    David Lennox, resource analyst at Fat Prophets, says iron ore supply remains adequate despite major producers announcing plans to shut down future productions.

  • Tracking the outlook of China, Indonesia   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 12:32 AM ET
    Tracking the outlook of China, Indonesia

    Kunal Ghosh, emerging market portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors, outlines his expectations for easing from China and explains why investors should be careful of Indonesia for the time being.

  • Indonesia: No longer Asia's market darling?   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 12:20 AM ET
    Indonesia: No longer Asia's market darling?

    Sani Hamid, director, Wealth Management, Economy & Market Strategy at Financial Alliance, says Indonesian markets will likely see profit-taking for the next 12-24 months amid a looming U.S. rate hike.

  • Not worried about deflation risks in China: Pro   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 12:02 AM ET
    Not worried about deflation risks in China: Pro

    Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at Capital Economics, says China's persistent low inflation is driven by low import prices, which are beneficial for most consumers and firms.

  • Is Africa on the cusp of a property boom?   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 12:44 AM ET
    Is Africa on the cusp of a property boom?

    Peter Welborn, chairman of Africa at Knight Frank, discusses the sustainability of investments going into Africa's real estate sector.

  • After soft US GDP, will the dollar rally end?   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 12:34 AM ET
    After soft US GDP, will the dollar rally end?

    Amid renewed concerns over the U.S. recovery, investors are unwinding their long dollar positions across all currencies, says Wayne Gordon, executive director, portfolio strategist at UBS Wealth Management.

  • The sharp move in German bunds means...   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 12:15 AM ET
    The sharp move in German bunds means...

    The sharp jump in German government debt on Wednesday means Europe is seeing "a more constructive environment" now, says Don Hanna, Asia managing director at Hanna-Roubini.

  • Here are the bright spots in Asia   Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 12:06 AM ET
    Here are the bright spots in Asia

    Rob Subbaraman, chief economist, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura, says India and Philippines are the two Asian countries which have the most growth potential.

  • No evidence that Gulf carriers get subsidies: Pro   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 12:43 AM ET
    No evidence that Gulf carriers get subsidies: Pro

    Mohshin Aziz, aviation analyst at Maybank Investment Bank, discusses the allegations by the U.S. airlines that the Persian Gulf carriers received subsidies worth $42 billion since 2004.

  • 'Moderate' US rate hikes will pose less risks: Pro   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 12:34 AM ET
    'Moderate' US rate hikes will pose less risks: Pro

    If the Fed communicates a "moderate" tightening program, then a U.S. rate hike will be less of a risk for wider markets, says Adam McCabe, head of Asian Fixed Income at Aberdeen Asset Management.

  • How the Fed could induce more dollar weakness   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 12:23 AM ET
    How the Fed could induce more dollar weakness

    David Forrester, senior vice president, G10 FX Strategy at Macquarie, says markets seem to be pricing in a post-September rate hike and if the Fed confirms this on Wednesday, the greenback will soften further.

  • Samsung earnings: The good and the bad   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 12:19 AM ET
    Samsung earnings: The good and the bad

    Manoj Menon, partner & MD at Frost & Sullivan, says Samsung's first-quarter results exemplify its successful diversification, but it will need to rework its strategy in the wearable space.

  • Will 'Bali Nine' executions spark trade sanctions?   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 12:06 AM ET
    Will 'Bali Nine' executions spark trade sanctions?

    Taimur Baig, chief economist, Asia at Deutsche Bank, expects "cool heads to prevail" when it comes to economic and trading ties between Indonesia with both Brazil and Australia.

About Capital Connection

  • Hosted by Sri Jegarajah from the Singapore Exchange, Capital Connection is your GPS for the fast-paced, international, interconnected world of business and finance. It gives you a reading on Asia's markets mid-day, and sets you up for the European trading day. Which trends are emerging in Asia, and how will they affect European markets? We connect the dots for you on Capital Connection.

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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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