US dividends up for the fifth time in Q1, despite currency surge

18 May 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

US payouts made up 56 per cent of the global Q1 total.


Ukrainian and Russian funds top best performing list

6 May 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

Japan funds also rose, while commodities funds saw a drop.


Matthews Asia launches new Japan fund for UK investors

5 May 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

The fund will replicated the bottom-up Matthews Japan fund strategy in use since 1998.

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Retail funds suffer £1.4bn drop in March

30 April 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

UK equity funds saw the largest ever net retail outflow of £963m for March 2015.


Invesco's Dickson replaces Parks on Asian Equity Income

30 April 2015 | By Beth Brearley

William Lam to co-manage Invesco Perpetual Asian Income with Stuart Parks.


Standard Life Investments unveils fourth emerging market debt fund

23 April 2015 | By Philip Scott

The SLI Emerging Market Debt Unconstrained fund will be run by Richard House and Kieran Curtis.


Nikkei 225 Stock Average powers through 20,000 mark

22 April 2015 | By Philip Scott

The TOPIX index hits its highest level since November 2007.


China growth at lowest since 2009

15 April 2015 | By Natalie Holt

Economy has grown at its slowest pace since the financial crisis in 2009.


World Bank predicts slower growth for East Asia Pacific

13 April 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

Developing economies of East Asia will grow by 6.7 per cent in 2015 and 2016.


BlackRock launches first China A share ETF

13 April 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

The fund is open to both Chinese nationals and foreign investors.


Japan’s Nikkei passes 20,000 level

10 April 2015 | By Natalie Holt

Benchmark index has edged past 20,000 barrier for the first time in 15 years.

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Stephanie Flanders: UK election not a major concern for investors

8 April 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

“The UK election matters but not as much as you think,” says Flanders.

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Columbia Threadneedle to double European business by 2020

1 April 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

Chief executive reveals ambitious growth plans for the next five years.


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


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.


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.


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


Reserve Bank of India surprises with rate cut

4 March 2015 | By Philip Scott

Interest rates lowered for the second time this year.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


Asian markets rise following the ECB's announcement on QE

23 January 2015 | By Philip Scott

Hang Seng and Nikkei 225 enjoy gains


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”.


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.


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.


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.


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


Tom Slater promoted to joint manager of Scottish Mortgage investment trust

7 January 2015 | By Philip Scott

Slater joins James Anderson as co-manager.


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.


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.


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.


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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