Nikkei slumps 2.2% on US data

16 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Japanese shares ended trading down 335.14 in overnight trading.


China inflation drops to 1.6% in September

15 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Inflation in the Chinese economy came close to a five-year low but economists remain unconcerned about deflation risks.


BofA: Investors ditch equities amidst global recovery worries

14 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Exposure to equities has fallen 14 per cent in September following concerns over the end of QE on the global economy.


China exports unexpectedly jump in September

13 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Exports increased by 15.3 per cent compared to the same month a year previous.


Nikko AM bolsters global investment committee

13 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

Nikko Asset Management has promoted London-based Andre Severino head of fixed income for the US and Europe.

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Newton's Pidcock: Why the Fed is likely to roll out QE4 next year

9 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

There is more chance of the Federal Reserve launching a fourth round of QE next year than raising interest rates, Newton’s Jason Pidcock says.


Polar Capital AUM rises despite investors' Japanese market desertion

9 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

Uncertainty about whether the Japanese market will go up or down weighed on Polar Capital’s flows as $425m flowed out of its long-only funds in the half year to 30 September.


M&G's Woolnough: Why the west should not fear deflation

7 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

Western countries could learn a thing or two from the “economic basket-case” that is Japan, M&G Investments’ Richard Woolnough says.


World Bank trims China growth forecasts

6 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

The World Bank has reduced its growth forecast for China for the next two years to account for the governments’ gear change to a more sustainable economy.


GLG soft-closes Japan CoreAlpha after 'significant' Japan liquidity drop

29 September 2014 | By Michael Berry

GLG Partners are soft closing the £3.8bn GLG Japan CoreAlpha Equity strategy due to large inflows and “a significant reduction” of liquidity in the Far Eastern market.


China fines GSK £300m as country head deported and given suspended sentence

19 September 2014 | By Michael Berry

GlaxoSmithKline has been fined 3bn renminbi (£297m) and former China boss Mark Reilly has been given a suspended jail sentence for bribery.


OMGI hires BlackRock's Crabb to lead new Asian equities team

17 September 2014 | By Pamela Morris

The new Asian Equities team will run the Dublin-domiciled $270m Old Mutual Pacific Equity and the $40m Old Mutual Asian Equity funds


China's central bank injects £50bn into top banks

17 September 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Local media reports in China say the central bank is in the process of distributing low-interest loans to the country’s top five state-owned banks.

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AXA IM boost Asia fixed income team with HSBC hires

11 September 2014 | By Pamela Morris

HSBC Global AM associate director for Hong Kong, Honyu Fung joins AXA IM alongside his colleague Jason Pang.


Japan GDP plunges 1.8% in Q2

8 September 2014 | By Pamela Morris

The economy experienced its worst quarterly decline since the 2011 earthquake.


Fidelity launches high conviction Asia Pacific fund

4 September 2014 | By Michael Berry

The Fidelity Asia Pacific Opportunities fund has been run as a pilot for the past two years and will be launched for retail investment on 24 September.

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Japan economy shows signs of stagnation

29 August 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Japanese GDP contracted sharply during Q2 following increase in consumption tax.


Henderson's HINT manager boosts Asia Pacific exposure

15 August 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Ben Lofthouse has added mainly to Chinese equities following signs of reforms in the country’s state owned enterprises.


Japan GDP sees biggest fall since 2011

13 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Economy suffers worst contraction since 2011 tsunami disaster.


Hermes’ Pines cuts India exposure after ‘broad and indiscriminate' rise

11 August 2014 | By Adam Lewis

Jonathan Pines, manager of the Hermes Asia ex Japan fund, is reducing his weighting to India, following what he calls a “broad and indiscriminate” rise in stock valuations.


Will the Nikkei hit 17,000 this year?

7 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Scepticism still surrounds the fortunes of Abenomics and its “third arrow.”


Quilter Cheviot appoints Chinese marketing specialist

7 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Sam Jacobs will work with portfolio advisers and Chinese clients seeking Tier One Investor Visas.


BNY Mellon launches Asian bond fund

1 August 2014 | By Michael Berry

BNY Mellon is to launch a mostly-hard currency Asian bond fund for its Singapore-based Standish fixed income team.


Hargreaves labels Fidelity China Special Sits 'a bargain'

29 July 2014 | By Michael Berry

Hargreaves Lansdown head of research Mark Dampier has called the £604m trust “a bargain” for anyone bullish on the Middle Kingdom.


Invesco Asean Equity co-manager Maggie Lee exits

28 July 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

A fund update confirmed that Lee will depart for personal reasons and fellow co-manager William Yuen will assume sole management of the fund.


JP Morgan Chinese IT appoints LGT's Wong as director

25 July 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Wong also previously worked as deputy chief executive at Invesco Asia.


Winterflood doubts Fidelity China Special Sits strategy and leverage

24 July 2014 | By Michael Berry

Fidelity China Special Situations has taken on too much leverage in an uncertain market and the firm’s ability to analyse small companies in the Middle Kingdom is questionable, Winterflood Investment Trust research says.


Chinese fund groups eye UK launches

21 July 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Three of China’s largest asset managers are mulling UK expansion, according to reports.

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Bestinvest names SLI's Nimmo in Spot the Dog list for first time

19 July 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Three M&G funds made up 55 per cent of the £19.55bn assets on the Spot the Dog list.


Which funds topped Bestinvest’s Spot the Dog list?

19 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Bestinvest has published its latest Spot the Dog report, highlighting 49 underperforming funds running £19.55bn in assets.


BofA ML: Is buying Taiwan a hedge for an autumn correction?

17 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

The prospect of a correction in developed world stockmarkets is growing increasingly likely, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, with Taiwanese equities being identified as a possible hedge for this.


China growth hits 7.5% target

16 July 2014 | By Pamela Morris

GDP growth during the second quarter beat consensus forecasts of 7.4 per cent.

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Nicholls tweaks China Special Sits after Bolton's departure

15 July 2014 | By Michael Berry

Dale Nicholls has maxed out the Fidelity China Special Situations trust’s exposure to mainland A shares as the country prepares to allow greater cross-border trading.

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GLG adds manager to Japan CoreAlpha team

15 July 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Adrian Edwards has been appointed as portfolio manager.


Which Asia and Japan managers are best defending your money?

15 July 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Bestinvest MD Jason Hollands takes a look at which Asia managers and Japan fund managers have performed well when markets have bumpy


Why Apollo is shooting for unloved Japan and emerging markets

14 July 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Apollo Multi Asset Management has spent recent months moving into two areas of the market that have been relatively unloved by investors of late - Japan and emerging markets.


Threadneedle CIO: China has a 50/50 chance of pulling off reform

4 July 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Mark Burgess sees Chinese growth as potentially the biggest challenge for the global market.


Investors move to Asia funds as China confidence grows

30 June 2014 | By Gary Jackson

Fund buyers have been adding to Asia excluding Japanese equities after optimism grew around the outlook for the Chinese economy.


BlackRock wins its first London RQFII licence

27 June 2014 | By Gary Jackson

BlackRock Advisors (UK) has been awarded the Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor licence by the China Securities Regulatory Commission.

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