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  • Winds of change in Saudi Arabia's investment climate

    Winds of change in Saudi Arabia's investment climate 14 Aug 2014

    The winds of change are blowing in Saudi Arabia, carrying the potential to dramatically shift the investment climate there.
  • The limits of monetary policy

    The limits of monetary policy 14 Aug 2014

    It’s tempting to think that central banks are all-powerful. Swift action by Fed chief Bernanke and his peers in other countries rescued...
  • Poland's Growing Prosperity

    Poland's Growing Prosperity 14 Aug 2014

    When I first traveled to Warsaw over 20 years ago, it was a grey and forbidding place with drab shop windows, a holdover from the...
  • Capital Markets Reform in China: Gaining Momentum

    Capital Markets Reform in China: Gaining Momentum 21 Jul 2014

    Reform efforts in China seem to be gaining momentum. The big question is whether these reforms will buoy investor confidence, and...
  • The Fed's one thing, the BoJ  another

    The Fed's one thing, the BoJ another 16 Jul 2014

    Don’t fight the Fed. Especially if you sit in an emerging market. This lesson has been learned, repeatedly, the hard way.
  • 2015 India budget

    2015 India budget 14 Jul 2014

    India’s new Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s unveiled his budget for FY14/15 today. While there was no big bang, the overall tone was...
  • How big are emerging markets?

    How big are emerging markets? 09 Jul 2014

    Statistical studies of gross domestic product (GDP) in emerging markets have been in the news recently. Early in April, a rebasing of...
  • Asia's winds of change are really  picking up

    Asia's winds of change are really picking up 09 Jul 2014

    Something is stirring. Politicians are talking about reform. Of course, that’s standard fare for anyone seeking or occupying higher...
  • Time to broaden horizons in Europe

    Time to broaden horizons in Europe 07 Jul 2014

    The last two years in European equities have been dominated by recovery and value trades. These areas of the market suffered a sharp...
  • Modi’s moment: The reforms India needs to tackle

    Modi’s moment: The reforms India needs to tackle 03 Jul 2014

    It’s easy to get lost in the flurry of policy commentary and reform proposals spewing out of New Delhi these days. Prime Minister Modi...
  • Emerging markets: Mid-year update

    Emerging markets: Mid-year update 02 Jul 2014

    As I’ve often said, investing in emerging markets requires patience, long-term perspective, and selective stock-picking. I think many...
  • Summer bounce

    Summer bounce 02 Jul 2014

    Not too shabby. After a disappointing run, PMIs across Asia are heading up. China’s manufacturing sector is expanding again, helping to...
  • Commentary on Japanese Equities

    Commentary on Japanese Equities 30 Jun 2014

    We remain positive on the outlook for Japan’s economy and stock market as we believe the changes in policy by both the Bank of Japan and...
  • Here comes the Chinese

    Here comes the Chinese 27 Jun 2014

    For all the worries about China’s growth, and the impact of a slowdown on the rest of the region, there is at least one sector that is...
  • Economic Insights

    Economic Insights 19 Jun 2014

    DO CONSUMERS DRIVE THE U.S. ECONOMY? Yes and no. Certainly, end sales are what make an entire production line worthwhile.
  • Mexico's Road to Reform

    Mexico's Road to Reform 19 Jun 2014

    Many investors had high hopes for Mexico’s market this year given an improving global economic outlook and a slate of planned domestic...
  • Bank of England sends mixed messages to markets

    Bank of England sends mixed messages to markets 19 Jun 2014

    The minutes from the latest Bank of England (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting warned that there is a rising risk that interest...
  • A Quarter Century of Emerging Markets Investing

    A Quarter Century of Emerging Markets Investing 19 Jun 2014

    At one time or another, every country could have been classified as “emerging.” Back in the 1800s, the Western part of the United...
  • India at risk of poor rains

    India at risk of poor rains 12 Jun 2014

    For all its achievements in recent decades, with soaring hightech exports and a burgeoning middle class, India’s economy remains...
  • Asia Economics and FX Comment

    Asia Economics and FX Comment 09 Jun 2014

    It wasn't exactly a bazooka that Mr. Draghi pulled out of his pocket yesterday. True, it sounded impressive enough, with the ECB being the...
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Investing

Expert's Views
Straits Times Index 3,298.09 1.52
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
1,291.7M 852.1M 180 224 724
Hang Seng Index 23,837.07 -118.42
KLCI 1,840.19 -5.86
Nikkei 225 16,205.90 -115.27
South Korea KOSPI 2,028.91 -10.36
Updated: 23 Sep 2014 17:06 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)

IR ALERTS

a-iTrust: S$50 Million Term Loan Facility Due 2017 From Mizuho Bank.

23 Sep 2014 17:45

Ascendas India Trust has secured a new S$50,000,000 term loan facility maturing in 2017 for refinancing existing borrowings and general corp...

COSCO: Secures US$230 Million Offshore & Shipbuilding Contracts.

23 Sep 2014 17:11

COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited is pleased to announce that shipyards, which are subsidiaries of the Company's 51% owned subsidiary CO...

ECS: Controlling Shareholder Announced Public Float Below 10%.

23 Sep 2014 10:08

ECS Holdings Limited's controlling shareholder, VST Holdings Limited, informed that the number of shares held in public hands has fallen bel...

Trek: In Talks With Potential Partners For Collaboration On Technology & Commericalisation.

23 Sep 2014 10:02

Trek 2000 International Ltd has entered into discussions with potential partners on collaboration opportunities regarding joint technologies...

Swiber: Exercised 209 Million Share Options In Vallianz At S$0.055 Per Option.

23 Sep 2014 09:57

Swiber Holdings Limited has exercised 209 million share options in Vallianz Holdings Limited at the exercise price of S$0.055 per Option pur...

CNA: Shares In Urbanise Publicly Listed On ASX.

22 Sep 2014 18:14

CNA Group Ltd., a long standing shareholder in Australian Urbanise.com Ltd, is pleased to announce that Urbanise has debuted its trading on ...

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