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Economic Indicators| Apr 17, 2014

Indian election sees 814m go to polls

Election expected to trigger major reforms if popular opposition leader takes power

Emerging Markets| Apr 16, 2014

India managers pin their hopes on BJP win

Hopes for new start after years of ‘politicking’ within Indian coalition government

Economic Indicators| Apr 16, 2014

Chinese growth slows again in first quarter of 2014

Economy in China expands by 7.4 per cent, above expectations but slowest rate of expansion since 2012.

Apr 10, 2014

Baillie Gifford notes ‘surprising’ drop in Japan confidence

Sarah Whitley says market still strong in spite of a significant fall in the Japanes stockmarket this year.

ETFs & Trackers| Apr 10, 2014

Fidelity adds four trackers to FundsNetwork range

Japan, Asia, Europe and emerging markets index trackers launched for platform-based range.

Apr 09, 2014

Japan tax rise an opportunity to ‘sell rumour, buy the fact’

Japanese managers say expected tax rise is priced in and that economy is buoyant.

Analysis & Opinion

Apr 07, 2014

Expect more volatility for Japan’s economy

Too many false dawns means market sentiment remains jumpy.

From Special Report: Hunt for Income - March 2014| Apr 01, 2014

Income strategies can be a profitable way to play Asia

In spite of a short-term performance collapse, there has been no huge withdrawal of retail money from Asian funds.

Mar 31, 2014

Looking beyond the usual suspects

Emerging markets may be gaining traction in Asia Pacific, but developed ones won out in 2013.

Mar 24, 2014

Fund Review: Liontrust Asia Income

Manager finds value in Asia in spite of market headwinds

Recent Articles
  1. Apr 16, 2014

    SLI Japanese Equity Growth gets sterling hedge

    Standard Life Investments has introduced a new share class for its Japanese Equity Growth fund that hedges out the movement of the yen.

  2. Dalton’s Yoshimi highlights impact of foreign investors
    Equities| Apr 08, 2014

    Dalton’s Yoshimi highlights impact of foreign investors

    Dalton fund manager says influence of overseas investors in Japanese market is biggest change he has seen in his career.

  3. Threadneedle cuts equity overweight amid China “bubble” fears
    Emerging Markets| Apr 08, 2014

    Threadneedle cuts equity overweight amid China “bubble”...

    Threadneedle’s Mark Burgess claims there is a “burgeoning Chinese credit bubble” as the firm sells out of Asian equities.

  4. Japanese market falls as BoJ resists stimulus call
    Apr 08, 2014

    Japanese market falls as BoJ resists stimulus call

    Japanese markets fall as the country’s central bank chooses a wait-and-see approach on effects of recent consumption tax rise.

  5. SLI launches hedged share class for Japan fund
    Apr 02, 2014

    SLI launches hedged share class for Japan fund

    Standard Life Investments Japanese Equity Growth fund given new share class that hedges out the currency movements in the yen.

  6. Two more trusts cut fees to remain competitive post-RDR
    Investment Trusts| Apr 01, 2014

    Two more trusts cut fees to remain competitive post-RDR

    Investment trusts managed by Schroders and Montanaro Asset Management join the trend of trust fee cuts.

  7. First State cuts fee on five specialist funds
    Equities| Apr 01, 2014

    First State cuts fee on five specialist funds

    Annual charge on five funds, including Peter Meany’s £861.1m First State Global Listed Infrastructure, lowered from 0.85 per cent to 0.75 per cent.

  8. Investors abandon US and Asian equities for UK focus
    UK| Mar 31, 2014

    Investors abandon US and Asian equities for UK focus

    IMA fund sale stats show investors are favouring IMA UK All Companies funds, while property continues its renaissance.

  9. Triple launch for ethical specialist Alquity
    Emerging Markets| Mar 31, 2014

    Triple launch for ethical specialist Alquity

    Alquity to bring three funds for major hires to UK retail market.

  10. Stock calls boost Baillie Gifford Japan Trust
    Investment Trusts| Mar 28, 2014

    Stock calls boost Baillie Gifford Japan Trust

    Investment company reports a 3.8 per cent increase in NAV per share compared with 2 per cent decline in Topix in six months to February 28.

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