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Postby winston » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:03 pm

Richest Asian Families 2016: Top 20

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Postby behappyalways » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:02 pm

US rate rise: Should Asia worry?
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Postby winston » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:45 pm

<Research Report>Nomura Downgrades PRC Mkt to Neutral; Turns Cautious on Asian Stocks

Nomura, in its Asia Strategy report, said Asian equities faced downside risks from a higher cost of capital, foreign fund outflows, moderating commodity prices and cyclically rising China risks.

The broker said risk-reward is beginning to look more unfavourable now. Thus, having held a tactical Neutral recommendation on Asia ex-Japan equities since 15 August 2016, Nomura is now downgrading its recommendation to Cautious, expecting downside of up to 10% over the coming months.

The broker also downgraded Chinese stocks to Neutral. Despite the rising China risks visible from November 2016, the broker kept the rating Overweight in China equities (MSCI China) given the unique boost from Stock-connect flows into Hong Kong.

In recent days, though, market reaction to connect flows has been more mixed. The broker upgraded Korean stocks to Overweight as tech firms' earnings increased, and kept the rating Underweight on Hong Kong stocks.

Source: AAStocks Financial News
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Postby winston » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:28 am

Strong SE Asian Growth ?

Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth would accelerate to 4.4% this year and 4.5% in 2018 from the estimated 4.2% in 2016.

Singapore’s GDP growth was also expected to improve, rising to 2.5% in 2017 and 2.3% in 2018 from the projected 2% in 2016.

The group expected Indonesia’s GDP to remain stable at 5.1% this year before improving to 5.3% next year from 5.1% in 2016, while Thailand’s economy was expected to grow 4.5% in 2017 and 2018 from 3.5%.

The Philippines’ GDP growth, on the other hand, was expected to slow to 6.4% this year and 6.5% in 2018 from 6.8% in 2016.



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Postby behappyalways » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:47 pm

Bouncing back

Asia’s exports rebound

Trade figures augur well for the global economy


IT IS easy to be downcast about the state of global trade. It has faced stiff headwinds in recent years: in 2016, for the first time in 15 years, it grew more slowly than the world economy. Regional and global trade deals are going nowhere, slowly. And America’s new president has promised to protect his country from trade-inflicted “carnage”.

Amid all this gloom, optimism seems foolhardy. But in Asia’s export dynamos, trade is picking up steam. In January, Chinese exports rose year-on-year for the first time in ten months; South Korean shipments have increased for three months in a row. Surveys reveal strong export pipelines in Japan, Singapore and Taiwan.

Healthy order books for Asia’s manufacturers normally bode well for global trade and indeed the global economy. It is too soon to declare a definitive upturn in global trade, but it looks like more than a blip (see chart).

The simplest explanation for the rebound is that global demand is itself on solid ground. Global growth is still slower than before the financial crisis of 2008, but is heading in the right direction. Both the IMF and the World Bank think it will speed up a bit this year. Investors have turned more bullish: the MSCI all-world index, which covers 46 different markets, hit a record high this week. The rebound in Asian exports is more reason for bullishness.

Structural changes may also be at play in Asia. A much-cited factor behind the slowdown in global trade in recent years has been China’s tightening grip on complex supply chains. As more production takes place inside a single country, fewer cross-border transactions are needed to produce final goods. Yet this consolidation within China is starting to meet more friction.

China is still aiming for a bigger share of high-tech industries, but less-developed countries in Asia are scooping up more of its low-end manufacturing, and wealthier markets are also fighting back. Over the last nine months of 2016, China’s export performance trailed the rest of Asia.

Nevertheless, there are good reasons to restrain the optimism. The rebound in exports from Asia’s commodity producers such as Indonesia and Malaysia is mainly the result of higher prices for oil and metals. Growth in their trade volumes has been much slower. For Asia’s high-tech economies, the rebound’s durability hinges on the fickle tastes of consumers.

Both Samsung and Apple are expected to launch shiny new gadgets this year. Semiconductor makers around the region have gone into overdrive in anticipation. If demand falls short of expectations, exports of electronics will quickly dive again.

And looming large over all these trends is Donald Trump. Fears that he might declare China a currency manipulator in his first few days in office came to naught. But his threats during the election campaign to slap heavy tariffs on Chinese products still linger in the background. A trade war would be unwelcome at any time. If it came just when the world was breaking free from a long slump in global trade, the irony would be all the more cruel.

Source: The Economist
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Postby behappyalways » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:22 pm

Be prepared: Asia braces for impact of more US rate rises
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Postby winston » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:19 am

Asian Equities

Even after the Federal Reserve‘s rate hike last week, foreigners continue to buy Asian markets.

Foreigners have net bought $13.7 billion of Asian stocks this year, up sharply from $5.5 billion for the same period last year.

Source: Barron's Asia
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Postby winston » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:08 am

Long-Awaited 'Asian Century' Might Never Come

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Postby winston » Tue May 09, 2017 11:48 am

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IMF singles out Asia's top problems: aging population and productivity

Source: CNBC

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/08/imf-warn ... ivity.html
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IMF singles out Asia's top problems: aging population and productivity

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