Emerging Asian equities have stormed into 2017, having lagged other emerging markets throughout 2016 despite some attractive valuations.
Country indexes serve as important indicators for the health of the countries’ economies. In Singapore, you would logically look to the Straits Times Index (STI) as a gauge of how well the state of the local economy is in. Likewise, other countries have their own indexes.
2017 is shaping up to be a year of heightened uncertainties in major economies, and the World Bank projects a marginal uptick in global growth to 2.7% from last year. Further, this growth forecast has yet to account for any potential fallout from global policy shifts in major economies.
Have you made your new year’s resolutions yet? It’s OK if you haven’t, or if you have already broken any of them. Resolutions are merely a statement of intent.
Emerging markets is the sexy buzzword in the investing world. The promise of higher returns, exciting growth potential, and fantastic bar stories, is enough to convince many of the need to get in on the action.
Ever fancied yourself as a football manager? Maybe you thought you could do better when you saw Mourinho substituting Fellaini on to defend a winning position or when Arsene Wenger refused to splash the cash on a star striker yet again or even when Pep Guardiola rested Sergio Aguero against Barcelona? Investing could be much like managing your own football team.
A few years ago it would have seemed bizarre to talk of deglobalisation.But at seven years and counting, we are currently experiencing the longest period of stagnation in the pace of global economic integration in over 70 years.
Find out how the experts at Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited sees the challenges and opportunities of investing in a world shaken up by the unexpected return of political risk in developed economies.
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