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New York beats London as top finance centre, again

23 March 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

New York has been in the top spot for two years

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Aberdeen targets China growth with fund launch

12 March 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

Aberdeen AM launches new China A share fund and makes a £60m residential purchase.

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M&G reports record £446m profit but UK outflows rise £1bn

10 March 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

Company has made profit for the fifth year in a row despite £1.7bn net outflows.

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Asian shares rise ahead of US payroll update

6 March 2015 | By Philip Scott

Japan’s Nikkei moves to new high as China remains static

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Reserve Bank of India surprises with rate cut

4 March 2015 | By Philip Scott

Interest rates lowered for the second time this year.

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Australia posts GDP growth of 2.5% for 2015

4 March 2015 | By Philip Scott

Fears are rising that pain lies ahead as a result of troubles engulfing the mining sector

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India's Modi prepares 'once in a generation' Budget

27 February 2015 | By Philip Scott

Neptune India fund manager Kunal Desai is hoping for pro-growth and investment policies.

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Japan’s Nikkei index jumps to 15-year high

27 February 2015 | By Philip Scott

Year-to-date the market is up by 9 per cent

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Morningstar demotes Aberdeen EM and Asia Pacific funds

26 February 2015 | By Michael Berry

Morningstar has downgraded Hugh Young’s Aberdeen Asia Pacific Equity and Devan Kaloo’s Emerging Markets Equity strategies to silver because of their formidable size.

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Fidelity's Nicholls buys 'hated' Chinese property for Special Sits trust

25 February 2015 | By Michael Berry

Fidelity China Special Situations manager Dale Nicholls has been buying “the most hated asset class in the world”: Middle Kingdom property companies.

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China's manufacturing sector edges back into growth territory

25 February 2015 | By Philip Scott

February’s flash HSBC/Markit manufacturing PMI increases to 50.1, taking the sector to a four-month high.

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Asian markets hold their nerve as concerns grow over eurozone woes

13 February 2015 | By Philip Scott

Japan Nikkei 225 index however falls flat after Thursday’s gains.

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GAM unveils India fund run by New Horizon's Madhav Bhatkuly

4 February 2015 | By Michael Berry

GAM Asset Management has launched an India fund run by Mumbai-based investment adviser New Horizon.

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Allan Liu calls it a day after 27 years at Fidelity

3 February 2015 | By Michael Berry

Allan Liu is retiring from Fidelity after 28 years’ service in the east and will soon hand over his €2.75bn East Asia Sicav to Dhananjay Phadnis.

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Who are the winners and losers from the oil price slide?

2 February 2015 | By Adam Lewis

Described as a game changer for global markets, the dramatic fall in the price of oil is creating a distinct group of winners and losers. 

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China's manufacturing sector still struggling to return to growth

23 January 2015 | By Philip Scott

Latest PMI reading however illustrates minor improvement across the industry.

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Asian markets rise following the ECB's announcement on QE

23 January 2015 | By Philip Scott

Hang Seng and Nikkei 225 enjoy gains

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IMF slashes global growth forecast to 3.5%

20 January 2015 | By Andrew Knight

Global growth revised down by 0.3 percentage points, but the US is still the “teacher’s pet”.

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OMGI hands Diamond Lee Greater China Equity fund

20 January 2015 | By Adam Lewis

 OMGI brings Greater China Equity fund inhouse and hands management to new recruit Diamond Lee.

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F&C’s Paul Niven to scale down global high yield position

15 January 2015 | By Andrew Knight

Uncertainty regarding the timing of interest rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve has convinced F&C’s Paul Niven to move his global high yield position from overweight to neutral.

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Can India maintain status as the number one emerging market?

9 January 2015 | By Adam Lewis

In a year when attention shifted back towards emerging markets it was India that led the way.

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Asian stocks follow US gains as China inflation hovers near five-year low

9 January 2015 | By Philip Scott

Markets expecting strong US employment numbers update on Friday

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Tom Slater promoted to joint manager of Scottish Mortgage investment trust

7 January 2015 | By Philip Scott

Slater joins James Anderson as co-manager.

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Japan to cut business tax from April

30 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

Japan’s ‘third arrow’ has been put to the bow, with a business tax cut planned to shave 2.51 percentage points off the rate from next year.

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JPMorgan Asian drops performance fee and puts managers on notice

24 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

JPMorgan Asian investment trust has scrapped its performance fee and has put the management team on final notice after a year of abject returns.

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Is Japanese debt a ticking time bomb?

22 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

Abenomics crashes on sending the Topix higher and higher to investors’ glee, but an implicit bet on the creditworthiness of Japan accompanies the trade.

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Indian funds dominate in 2014

22 December 2014 | By Adam Lewis

Indian funds dominate the list of the top performers of 2014, with nine out of the top 10 all invested in the subcontinent, according to FE.

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China revises up its 2013 economic size by 3.4%

19 December 2014 | By Philip Scott

Revision is not expected to have a material impact on growth this year.

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Global markets bounce after Fed's change in tone on monetary policy

19 December 2014 | By Philip Scott

Asian markets rally overnight following the Fed’s latest update

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Aviva Investors offloads Asia Pac property business

17 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

JP Morgan Asset Management has bought the Asia Pacific property business from Aviva Investors.

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Abe retains super majority in Japan snap election

15 December 2014 | By Adam Lewis

Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party has retained its House of Representatives majority following the recent snap election.

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RWC to open Nissay Japan fund to wholesale market

11 December 2014 | By Adam Lewis

RWC is to launch a Ucits version of an institutional Japanese fund it has run in association with Japan-based Nissay Asset Management since 2005.

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Cheap Europe entices F&C multi-asset's Niven

10 December 2014 | By Adam Lewis

Improved macro data coming out of Europe has lead F&C’s head of multi asset Paul Niven to adopt an overweight stance in the region on short-term view.

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Japan's recession worse than expected but a return to growth likely

8 December 2014 | By Adam Lewis

GDP declined at an even faster pace than expected falling by 0.5 per cent in Q3.

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Why Newton’s Jason Pidcock is holding more cash than ever before

2 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

Newton Asian Income manager Jason Pidcock says he is “relatively cautious” on Asia and is holding 7 per cent in cash, a high drag on an income fund.

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Moody's downgrades Japan due to 'third arrow' doubts

1 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

Moody’s has downgraded Japan one notch to A1 citing doubt about the timing and effectiveness of its monetary stimulus and uncertainty of reducing its deficit.

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Japan core inflation falls to 0.9%

28 November 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Japanese core inflation fell to a 13-month low of 0.9 per cent in October with not long to go before a vote on a rise in sales tax.

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OMGI takes on Ignis Asian equities man Diamond Lee

26 November 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Old Mutual Global Investors has appointed ex-Ignis Asian equity fund manager Diamond Le as portfolio manager on its Asian equities team.

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BoJ board members warn of stimulus risks

25 November 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

BoJ members warned last month of the potential costs of further monetary easing.


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