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  • Earnings growth the X factor for Asia 15 Apr 2014

    The past two years have been outstanding from the perspective of equity investors but it cannot be assumed that returns of 15% to 20...
  • Is China different? 11 Apr 2014

    It’s tempting to think so. After all, China is the most populous country on earth, it delivered stunning growth rates for some three...
  • The economic cost of Brazil's spending spree 11 Apr 2014

    Brazil has been on a spending spree during the past few years, which, unfortunately, has failed to generate meaningful growth and has led...
  • In service of emerging market consumers 02 Apr 2014

    The Templeton Emerging Markets Group has seen growing consumer demand as a key theme in the development of emerging-market economies and...
  • Value hunting in the US 26 Feb 2014

    After a strong year for developed market equities in 2013, the general market consensus appears to be that developed markets will likely...
  • Looking Beyond Politics in Thailand 21 Feb 2014

    Throughout its history, Thailand has been subject to periods of political instability that have at times given cause for concern among...
  • China’s frozen IPO market thaws 19 Feb 2014

    I have high hopes for China’s equity market in the New Year, the year of the horse. The horse is a very intelligent animal. It is...
  • Can the world decouple from China? 05 Feb 2014

    Not too shabby, all considered. Most readings in Asia ticked up, even as the ISM got knocked down last month. There is, however, a big...
  • Getting Comfortable With Volatility 03 Feb 2014

    Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen significant volatility in the markets, which has spooked some investors, but is also something we...
  • A selective approach to fixed income in 2014 25 Jan 2014

    As we look ahead into 2014, we are optimistic that we could finally see better economic growth in the US. Since 2009, when the US emerged...
  • United Arab Emirates: An Emerging Market Melting Pot 24 Jan 2014

    The investable Middle East/North Africa region known as “MENA” encompasses 11 diverse countries, extending from Oman to Morocco, and...
  • Time to worry about political risk? 14 Jan 2014

    Plenty of challenges lie ahead for investors in Asia. Tapering by the Federal Reserve is an obvious one. Another is the slowdown in China...
  • Outlook for bonds amid rising rate environment 31 Dec 2013

    Global liquidity should continue to increase, in our view, as a number of central banks in developed markets have maintained very loose...
  • Asia equity 2014 outlook: 2013's volatility uncovers 2014's opportunities 31 Dec 2013

    Like today, 2013 started out looking attractive. Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) equity markets then had price to book ratios a little over...
  • Four big Asia themes for 2014 31 Dec 2013

    Investors are in a cheery mood. After all the turmoil over the past year, the hope is, 2014 might shape up to be a better year: tapering...
  • Georgia on my mind 31 Dec 2013

    My team and I recently traveled to Georgia, a small country in the Caucasus Mountains straddling the border between Europe and Asia. Why...
  • Steady, not spectacular, in 2014 17 Dec 2013

    It's that time of the year: a good point for a little introspection. 2013 brought its share of surprises, ups and downs. But markets are...
  • Tapering and the emerging markets 16 Dec 2013

    For much of 2013, the talk in global financial markets has been of a ‘tapering’ of US quantitative easing: whether it would happen...
  • A new blueprint for China's development 16 Dec 2013

    China’s government set out its plans for the rest of the decade in a document called “The Decision on Major Issues Concerning...
  • Patience in Asia 05 Dec 2013

    Investing in a multitude of markets and companies as we do within the Templeton Emerging Markets Group means that at any given point in...
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Investing

Straits Times Index 3,258.01 -
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
- - - - 1074
Hang Seng Index 22,509.64 -
KLCI 1,867.35 -
Nikkei 225 14,542.72 -3.55
South Korea KOSPI 2,005.56 5.19
Updated: 24 Apr 2014 07:12 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)

IR ALERTS

Aztech: 1Q14 Net Profit Up 423% To S$1.68 Million.

23 Apr 2014 11:11

For the first quarter, Aztech Group Ltd registered net profit of S$1.68 million on revenue of S$85.58 million. Revenue improved by 93.0% aga...

Centurion: Sale Of Stock & Fixed Assets Of Summit Technology Australia For A$1.05 Million.

23 Apr 2014 10:29

Centurion Corporation Limited's wholly-owned subsidiary, Summit Technology Australia Pty Ltd, and Discworld Pty Ltd have on 17 April 2014 en...

Mercator: Reported Revenue Of US$75.3 Million And An EBITDA Of US$20.6 Million For FY 2014, Achieving An EBITDA Margin Of 27.4% As Against 24.7% In The Previous Year.

23 Apr 2014 10:22

The revenue for FY 2014 was at USD 75.3 million as against USD 109.1 million in FY 2013. Mercator Lines (Singapore) Limited reported a net l...

Yanlord: Forms Joint Venture With Haimen City In Jiangsu To Develop Eco Hi-Tech City.

23 Apr 2014 10:02

Latest venture capitalizes on the close collaboration and relationship between Jiangsu and Singapore and builds on Yanlord's earlier succes...

CMT: 1Q 2014 Distribution Per Unit Increases 4.5% Year-On-Year.

23 Apr 2014 09:44

CapitaMall Trust's distribution per unit for the period 1 January 2014 to 31 March 2014 was 2.57 cents, 4.5% higher than the 2.46 cents for ...

Blumont: Increase In Offer Consideration For Genesis Resources Takeover Bid.

22 Apr 2014 15:32

Blumont Group Ltd. is increasing the Offer Consideration to 9.5 Blumont Shares for every 2 Genesis Shares, an increase from the initial Offe...

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