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  • 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.

  • Could UK's Q1 GDP disappoint?   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:53 AM ET
    Could UK's Q1 GDP disappoint?

    George Buckley, chief U.K. economist at Deutsche Bank, outlines his expectations for the U.K.'s first-quarter GDP reading and explains what that means for the Bank of England's monetary policy.

  • Impact of Nepal quake 'close to $5B': Expert   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:42 AM ET
    Impact of Nepal quake 'close to $5B': Expert

    In the absence of tourism income, remittances will be the "lifeline" of Nepal's economy, says Rajrishi Singhal, senior geo-economics Fellow at Gateway House.

  • How will Asia react to Japan's new foreign policy?   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:34 AM ET
    How will Asia react to Japan's new foreign policy?

    ohn Lee, adjunct associate professor, School of Social and Political Sciences at University of Sydney, explains why the Asian region, excluding China, will likely welcome Japan's proactive foreign policy.

  • Here's why Indian shares are taking a breather   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:14 AM ET
    Here's why Indian shares are taking a breather

    Yoon Chou Chong, investment director at Aberdeen Asset Management, Singapore, says Indian shares are taking a breather due to factors like rising valuations and the debate on the minimum alternate tax.

  • Why Apple still has a firm grip on the China market   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:02 AM ET
    Why Apple still has a firm grip on the China market

    The high pricing of Apple's products make them more desirable, much to the dismay of competitors like Samsung which is seeing a drop in influence in China, says Bryan Ma, VP of IDC.

  • Can iron ore prices sustain gains?   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 12:42 AM ET
    Can iron ore prices sustain gains?

    Despite a recent 5 percent surge in prices, Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO at Swiss Asia Capital, Singapore, expects iron ore to head back down on the back of supply concerns.

  • DBS: Q2 to yield better results   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    DBS: Q2 to yield better results

    Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS Group, says the bank's net interest margins in the rest of the year should improve from the first-quarter.

  • Question mark remains over US economy: Pro   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 12:08 AM ET
    Question mark remains over US economy: Pro

    Richard Iley, chief economist, Asia at BNP Paribas, says uncertainties over the U.S. economy mean there won't be any "significant evolution" in the Fed's statement this week.

  • Access top challenge in Nepal: British Red Cross   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 12:04 AM ET
    Access top challenge in Nepal: British Red Cross

    Mark South, Beneficiary Communications Delegate at British Red Cross, says access to rural areas of Nepal remain difficult following a serious earthquake over the weekend.

  • Japan: The country 'only for Japanese'?   Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 12:45 AM ET
    Japan: The country 'only for Japanese'?

    Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says Japan is still being seen as a country only for Japanese and the country's tight immigration policy isn't likely to change soon.

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  • 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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