Capital Connection


  • Why China now prefers 'nuanced' growth objectives  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 12:48 AM ET

    Chinese premier Li Keqiang's work report indicates that Beijing wants more than just "unsustainable, raw growth," says Kerry Brown, director, China Studies Centre at University of Sydney.

  • A look into China's land-grab protests  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 12:45 AM ET

    China's real estate boom hasn't had a positive impact on everyone in the country. CNBC's Eunice Yoon speaks to a land protester in the city of Shenzhen.

  • ECB to offer some stability to the euro: Pro  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 12:34 AM ET

    David Greene, head of Sales at AFEX, outlines his expectations for Thursday's European Central Bank meeting. He adds that the euro could see some stabilization after being hammered overnight.

  • Catalyst for a US correction? Valuations: Pro  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 12:14 AM ET

    Sani Hamid, director of Economy & Market Strategy at Financial Alliance, says U.S. stocks may be nearing a "healthy correction" after a recent bull run resulted in "frothy valuations."

  • As Wall Street rises, US traders venture overseas?  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:43 AM ET

    While the outlook for Wall Street remains optimistic, more U.S. investors are playing a "central bank trade" by moving into markets like Japan, says Tim Edwards, director of Index Investment Strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

  • Why this expert is surprised by RBI rate cut  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:31 AM ET

    Nitin Jain, CEO, Retail Capital Markets, Edelweiss, says the fact that the interest rate cut came so soon after the announcement of India's budget caught stock markets by surprise.

  • Tim Lindsey, professor of Asia Law at University of Melbourne, discusses news that two convicted Australian drug smugglers have been transferred from Bali to a prison island off Java, where they await execution.

  • This can propel Australia's growth  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    Craig James, chief economist at Comm Sec, says strong growth in Australia's housing sector may be able to offset weakness in the mining industry.

  • RBI surprises with interest rate cut, again  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    India's central bank unexpectedly lowered its policy repo rate by 25 basis points on Wednesday, marking the second surprise rate cut this year. CNBC TV18's Ekta Batra has more.

  • How to read RBA's policy decision  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 AM ET

    The Reserve Bank of Australia indicates that it could put rates on hold for the time being and will only opt for further rate cuts, if necessary, says Sean Callow, senior currency strategist at Westpac.

  • Here's why this Nasdaq 5000 is different  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 12:08 AM ET

    Simon Grose-Hodge, head of Investment Advisory, South Asia at LGT Bank Singapore, says a diversification into non-IT plays makes for a stronger Nasdaq Composite.

  • Rebekah Brooks set for News Corp return  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:51 AM ET

    Nearly four years after Rebekah Brooks left Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation as the phone hacking scandal erupted, she is set for a return to the company. CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports.

  • India's budget avoids big bang reforms: Pro  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:42 AM ET

    The decision to roll out capital expenditures and shun "big bang reforms" indicates a "middle of the road" annual budget for India, says Parmod Gubbi, director of Institutional Sales at Ambit Capital.

  • With S6, Samsung still faces 'uphill task': IDC  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:34 AM ET

    While the S6's curve screen sets it apart from its rivals, "incremental improvements" may not be enough to wrestle market share from Apple's iPhone 6, says Kiranjeet Kaur, senior market analyst at IDC Asia Pacific.

  • Invest in Taiwan, says Allianz Global  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:23 AM ET

    Kunal Ghosh, emerging market portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors, outlines the factors that make Taiwan an attractive market.

  • Tracking the NXP-Freescale merger  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    Trip Chowdhry, senior analyst & managing director at Global Equities Research, says the merger allows both firms to leverage on individual strengths and take advantage of cost-cutting.

  • Markets cheer 'renewal story' in StanChart: Pro  Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 12:44 AM ET

    Lachlan Colquhoun, head of Markets Analysis at East & Partners, discusses the rally in Standard Chartered shares Friday after news that Bill Winters has been named as the bank's new boss.

  • India to roll out a 'disciplined budget'?  Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 12:17 AM ET

    Jahangir Aziz, head of EM Asia Economic Research at JP Morgan, says the economic realities of India may prompt the government to refrain from big ticket spending.

  • Pay hikes coming soon in Japan: CLSA  Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    Chris Richter, deputy Head of Japan Research and Senior Analyst at CLSA, expects Japan Inc to start raising wages soon, with Toyota Motor and other carmakers taking the lead.

  • These factors will lift European stocks  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:41 AM ET

    Jeremy Stretch, head of FX Strategy at CIBC, says an improving growth picture and the launch of quantitative easing paint an optimistic scenario for European stock markets.

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